OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
It's a dilly of a day as we kick off CoWorking Month!  International CoWorking Day is August 9th so it is no coincidence that we scheduled the Woodbury Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting that day. But, we needed a whole month to celebrate our flexible collaborative workspaces! Stop in today for Dilly Bars at any of our six or seven locations.

Check out our event calendar as we have something happening every day this month including our ever popular networking events, Lunch and Learn sessions, our first Yappy Hour (where you can network with your pooch), a OneCommunity fishing tournament with a walleye shore lunch honoring our dad and (can I remind you again?) our Woodbury Grand Opening celebration. You have so many opportunities to join the fun, cowork and collaborate. We have a new survey coming your way with prizes to the staff for member participation. Also, would you please submit an entry in our Social Media contest where you can tell us why you love to Work Awesome?

Mondays are BOGO for anyone who signs a coworking contract this month. Pay for one month and the second month is free! This also applies to new private office members who sign a one year agreement. We are so happy about coworking month that we've scheduled a Happy Hour EVERY Friday. Looks like a lot of wine in our future!

August is a month for fun and surprises and let me mention that we are taking over a new location in Edina starting TODAY! Will seven be our lucky number? Stay tuned and I plan to see a lot of you this month.
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In the Spotlight
August is a Month to Celebrate You
and Your Choice to Work Awesome!

A few years back we stumbled upon an international holiday celebrated annually on August 9, International CoWorking Day, a day to celebrate coworking, collaborating and being part of a (Work Awesome) community. The origins of this holiday dates back to August 9, 2005 when software engineer Brad Neuberg blogged, "This is the first week of coworking, something that I am setting up." In his blog post he invited "free Spirits" and creators to "come together in community, sitting at tables or relaxing on couches as we do our work". He went on to say, "Even though each of us is doing separate work, perhaps programming or writing a novel, we can feel each other's presence, run ideas by the community, or take breaks at the water cooler."

The only problem with International Coworking Day was that we couldn't figure out to celebrate all of the "awesomeness" associated with working in a shared office space on just one day. So last year we expanded coworking day to the entire month of August where we celebrate how you choose to Work Awesome as part of our collaborative community.

This year, CoWorking Month is bigger and better than ever! Not only are we offering our monthly Park Connections Networking Group and PowerLunch, but we have added additional workshops geared at helping you grow your business. We have YAPPY and Happy Hours, opportunities for you to update your professional headshot and the ability to bring-a-friend to work FREE on Fridays in August. Plus, if they sign an agreement one of the four Mondays in August, they will get their second month FREE and you'll get a double referral bonus. All of this and so much more as you can see in our events listed on the right.

The highlight of the month will be our Woodbury OffiCenter Grand Opening on August 9, International CoWorking Day . . . how did that happen? Register now to join us in our first space east of the Mississippi. The ribbon cutting will be at 3PM, followed by a networking PARTY including food from Blue Coconut BBQ food truck and music by Scottie Miller. It's time to PARTY AWESOME in Woodbury!

OneCommunity Member Print Arts Midwest is offering professional head shots at every OffiCenter location during CoWorking Month for only $35! No need to schedule an appointment, just attend any of the six events listed above and get your picture taken! 

Park CONNECT Free Monthly Networking Group

Yappy Hour at Woodbury OffiCenter

Business Tax Law Lunch Seminar

Happy Hour at France OffiCenter

Understanding Google Analytics
Speaker: Ben Theis, Skol Marketing

Thirsty Thursday: Business & Brews Free Networking Event

Happy Hour at International Plaza

Fishing For Life Tournament & 2nd Annual Bill Spiess Shore Lunch

Happy Hour at Union Plaza

August 29
Happy 2nd Anniversary, Sue!

August 31
BlackJack Friday - Stop in and PLAY!
Happy 1st Anniversary, Michelle!

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Alex Trevino Law, PLLC
CPA Partners
Dr. Jan Johnson, Ph.D., L.P.
Deschutes Roofing 
Everest Home Inspectors 
Fresh Finance LLC
On Track Communications
Petermann Enterprises
Rock Creek LLC 
Saxby Business Development
Spicer Benefit Solutions 
Stovall & Associates
The Bankable Author
The Michael Anderson Agency

20 years
Lorrie Alden, Accounting System Resources
9 years
Sarah Fisher, Fisher Law Firm
8 years
Don Hoffer, Don Hoffer Insurance
Jessica Bernier, Realty Group
7 years
Carlos Figuero, Elite Personnel Resources
Chuck Rauenhorst, Rauenhorst Recruiting
Perry Smith, Perry M. Smith & Associates
Rebecca Amstutz, Perpetual Motion
6 years
Craig Johnson, Craig Johnson of IFS
Deborah Yungner, Erbus
Jeremy Byellin, Byellin Law
John M. Hughes
5 years
Amanda Porter, Porter Law
Ben Rischall, Rischall Financial
Bill Brady, First Class Recoveries
Bob Thorbus, ARC Suppression
Brady Benson, AquaMedix Corp.
Cassandra Brashier, ClearStep
Chris Maccarrone, Passur
Christopher Ward, Ward & Associates
Deb Kippen, OSHA
Eric Wagner, Provident Financial
James Batchelor, Batchelor Law Firm
Jan Lund, Young Whalen
Jeff Domas, A+ Securities
Jeff Nelson, PSC Alliance
JoAnn Segarra, ONLC
Joe Slater, CSI Leasing
John Nelson, Central Consulting
Kristen Matsunaga, Global VAT Solutions
Louise Rogness, Rogness and Field
Mark Enderson, The Whale Club
Nancy Crandall, Justice Connections
Nancy Kampa
Pierre Tarrene, PHPT, LLC
Sam Schulte, Schulte & Company
Sandy Burch, Integrity Court Reporting
Steve Rajavouri, REI Real Estate & Property Management
Steve Ruckdaschel, American Marketing & Publishing
Susan Trevathan, Community Title
Zenith Koy, Transamerica

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

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