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Notes From Lori
Happy Halloween! It's scary how this year is flying by and here we 
are just two months until year end. There is still time to finish strong!
Thanks for your support while I've been working from home and tending to my folks. My dad broke his back and spent most of October in the hospital and rehab center. Hopefully he is on the road to recovery. 

November is the perfect time of year to count our many blessings. This year we expanded at France OffiCenter, moved to our NEW Minnetonka location, and if all goes as scheduled, Park WILL FINALLY be completed this month. You will see the finishing touches in the next couple of weeks as the booths are scheduled to be here any day. I could write a book on how a seven week project turned into a SEVEN MONTH disaster! Thanks for your patience as we wrestled with the City of St. Louis Park and the new Fire Marshall. He will not be invited to our Re-Grand Opening Party. Speaking of parties, mark your calendars in December for our famous Lasagna-palooza Holiday Luncheons. These events are the most well attended of the year and our way of saying thanks for your business, your trust and your friendship. 

Now that the weather is starting to turn chilly, remember it's always warm and sunny in any of our workspaces. Looking forward to seeing you at our events this month! I wish you a Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and great food. Be safe and take time to count your blessings, as well. 
Featured Stars
Innovator
Milestone
Sissy Ruhl,  President
of Trailhead Consulting, helps get young adults on the right trail by reaching their full potential. MORE 
Joe Varno,  Financial Ad- visor at Varno + Company, shows clients how to make every dollar work smarter, faster and safer. MORE
Success
True Connection
Bob Thorbus,  Chief Executive Officer at Arc Suppression Technologies, shares about being a MN Cup finalist.  MORE
Juan Ramirez,  "The Cookie Man" of Marcelita's Cookies, shares why joining VOC was perfect for their business.  MORE
In the Spotlight
Meetup with US!

We've heard your call for OC/VOC to become part of the Meetup community and finally, your call has been answered. Just last week our Meetup page was approved and this is our official announcement that our events are now on Meetup and open to their entire community. Why now, you ask? Meetup is organized around the simple idea that when like-minded people get together to teach, learn, explore and collaborate on things that matter, we are all at our best. Our networking groups  facilitate community building and community connections and are a perfect fit for Meetup. Help us get the word out. Tell a friend, bring in a friend. As always, YOU are our biggest advocates and for that we are forever thankful!  
PowerLunch News

We are in the process of selecting our PowerLunch Speakers for 2017. We have a few spots left and we are looking to fill them as soon as possible. If you are a speaker and feel like you have relevant or interesting topic to share with our community, then we want to hear from you! Connect with an OffiCenters staff member at any of our locations and they will put you in touch with our team to schedule. Don't wait, our popular PowerLunch series fills up fast!
Can't Miss Event!

November 17 marks our final PowerLunch presentation of the year. Are your healthcare costs rising? Is healthcare a concern for you? Insurance expert Don Hoffer will be speaking on: Changing Benefits for a Changing World, and will give information, provide solutions and answer all of your benefits questions. Register now to learn best practices from one of the best in the insurance industry!
Save The Date!

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
We don't care if you've been naughty or nice, everyone is WELCOME to attend our traditional Italian Lasagna Holiday Luncheons, catered by Yarusso Brothers. Mark your calendars now and we'll see you at our best attended events of the year! 

Jingle and Mingle with us from 12-1PM on: Dec. 6th at International Plaza, 8th at Minnetonka, 13th at France, 15th at Park and 20th at Union Plaza




GIVE TO THE MAX DAY is Thursday, November 17! This 24 hour online giving spree has become a big day for the several thousands of Minnesota schools & nonprofits, raising over 18 million dollars last year. Give to the Max Day is put on by GiveMNwho created a one-stop shopping website with the idea that people will make a donation to their favorite causes and then discover other Minnesota charities to support. Get involved HERE.

November 3, 9-10AM
Park CONNECTIONS
FREE Monthly Networking

November 6
Daylight Savings Time Ends



Google Analytics 2.0
Speaker: Ben Theis, Skol Marketing 

November 11
Veterans Day / No US Mail

November 12, 8AM-12PM
You Are Worth It: What Are You Waiting For?

November 15, 11AM-12PM
Learn What Your Customers Want 
Speaker: Dave Meyer, BizzyWeb 



November 15
National Clean Your Refrigerator Day

November 17, 12-1PM
PowerLunch, Live at Park 
Speaker: Don Hoffer
Topic: Critical Healthcare Seminar

Thirsty Thursday: Business & Brews
FREE Monthly Networking 

November 17
Give to the Max Day

November 23
It's BlackJack Wednesday?!



November 26
Shop Small Saturday

November 28
Cyber Monday
 
Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Cohlab Digital Marketing
Rattan Technologies
RQR Partners LLC


16 years
Bernie Mackell, Mactavish Benefits 
Charlie Roach, Roach Law Office
15 years
Bob Tetzloff
14 years
Beth Coleman, Minnesota Optometric Association
10 years
Ryan Ahlberg, Ahlberg Law
9 years
Joe Varno, Varno + Company

Thank You members for your support and friendship throughout the years! Happy Anniversary!  


Last week, The Firefly Sisterhood celebrated its 300th match! MORE
Phil Ruce of Stone Arch Law on the birth of your baby girl Evelyn!
 

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