OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
It's my favorite time of year and a month that is full of celebration at OffiCenters. Did you know that we have a luncheon at every one of our centers in December?  And that we serve the same lunch to all of our members? That's why my staff and I call it Lasagna-palooza! Every year about this time, I prepare for the parties, buy the wine, order the food, get the desserts and all of our holiday gear in order so that everyone can get their jingle on. Or should I say I did all this with my dad and Joe. This year my number one elf will be sadly missed at the lunches as even last year, in his final days, he made it to two of our parties. He would be so disappointed if we don't make these lunches a huge turnout so RSVP today and we can tip a glass to my dear dad. Our last party will be held at the newly remodeled Union Plaza! It should be finished by then and I'm excited to show off the new coworking spaces. And on that day, December 19, we will have the annual Ugly Sweater Contest. Everyone is invited, especially if you need more lasagna and holiday cheer. You are not limited to one party!

In the spirit of giving, we featured our OneCommunity Partners in the newsletter this month. If you want to choose a worthwhile charity, they are very deserving. This year, Hats and Mittens join our group and we are looking for items for both young & older children. Bring in new hats and mittens to your holiday lunch so that we can donate together for this worthy Minnesota cause.

Our staff party will be on Wednesday, December 13 and we will close the workspaces at 4PM in order to let our staff gather and celebrate the season. Mark your calendars for that day and see the rest of our holiday hours posted to the right and throughout the centers.

Rumor has it that Woodbury may be started around the middle of this month with an anticipated move in date of March 1. Things take time and we want to get it right! Thanks for a wonderful 2017. All of us at OffiCenters wish you a great holiday season and a healthy 
and prosperous 2018. Let's make this a December to remember.
Featured Stars
Girls In Action motivate mentor, engage, educate and empower girls locally and globally to succeed in school and life. MORE
Bunny Besties brings the magic of the therapy rabbit, that are just too hoppin cute to miss, to those in need in our community.   MORE
True Connection
Positive Coaching Alliance brings the power of positive to youth sports through partnerships with local schools and sports organizations.  MORE
MN 501(c), nonprofit and charitable organizations can benefit from the community collaboration that happens in our spaces. This defines ONECOMMUNITY.  MORE
In the Spotlight
Fresh Look for Fresh Stop Cafe!

Park Place East has a new look to their Fresh Stop cafe! Conveniently located on the first floor, their remodel includes a redesign and new seating layout. The Fresh Stop Cafe still offers all of your breakfast or lunchtime favorites as well as tasty snacks for a workday break. Stop in today!

The first floor cafe in Bell Plaza will also be receiving some cosmetic updates yet this year. In addition to new modern finishes throughout the cafeteria, watch for comfortable new furniture that will be arranged to give the space a more open feeling, coming soon! 
Are You Ready for Some Football?!

We are the "Bold North". It's who we are, what we do, and how we do things and this February we are coming together to spot-light Minnesota on the biggest stage in the world for Super Bowl LII. We will throw caution to the wind-chill during a 10-day party that highlights the amazing sports scene and bustling energy that our state offers and is capped off by the big game on Sunday, February 4. The Twin Cities metro will be alive with activities, many of which are free or low-cost, welcoming fans and families alike to be part of the Super Bowl fun. And it should come as no surprise that OffiCenters will have several exciting events planned for our members during Super Bowl week. Click  HERE for events and information. 
OffiCenters has always believed in giving back
to our local communities. We're proud of our giving tradition and it's in this spirit that we'll donate the funds used for Donut Day on December 13, 20 and 27 to our OneCommunity Partners. We are thrilled to announce our newest Member Hats & Mittens, a local non-profit committed to "help spread the warmth" for Twin Cities children. You'll find collection boxes in all of our spaces. Bring in a hat & mitten set or a cash donation ($10 buys a new set) and help us warm the head, hands and heart of kids  throughout our state. Once again, we are supporting Christmas in the City by adopting a family in need and providing them with a special holiday and, as always we will make our annual 
contribution to  Second Harvest Heartland  on behalf of OffiCenters and our members. Whether  you donate things or money or time, giving back, especially during the holidays, is the best gift you can give yourself. The old adage, "it's better to give than receive" is true!

2017-18 Power Series

TIPS Innovation and Problem Solving 

International Plaza Holiday Luncheon

December 6, 8:30-10:30AM
Donut Day, Informal Networking

December 6, 2-4PM
International Plaza Tenant Party

December 7, 7-9:30AM
Bell Plaza Holiday Breakfast

December 7, 12-1PM
Park Holiday Luncheon

December 8
Happy 3rd Anniversary, Ashlie!

December 12
Tina celebrates 6 years with OC!

TIPS Innovation and Problem Solving

December 13, 7:30-9AM
Park Place East Holiday Breakfast

6 Steps to Building a Better Business

Minnetonka Holiday Luncheon

Union Plaza Holiday Luncheon and Ugly Sweater Contest!

BG Retail, LLC
Counselor Reality 
Kristen Kent-Huntley
Listen to Succeed
Smart Latitude Franchise Consulting 
Speaking Mastery International 
Weber Group

30 years
Karen Larsen, Larsen Financial 
18 years
Quinn Karpan, Evergreen Shipping
12 years
Robert Hartnett
10 years
Maury Beaulier, MN Lawyers
9 years
Alex Thiele, Lion's Lynk
8 years
Jonathan Paradeau
Dave & Lois Toohey, Investor's Financial Group  
5 years
TOJ Financial
Steven Press, Press Law Office

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

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