VirtualOffiCenters/OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
As you're reading this, I am
at the 30th annual Global Workspace Association Conference in Las Vegas finding out the latest and greatest in workspace solutions on behalf of our members. Before leaving, I inked a deal to put in a new billing system for 2017 that will integrate our sales systems, billing and an eCommerce component. Yes! We are already planning new things for our members next year. 

Speaking of new, new for this month: The Walk & Talk Conference Room! My word for October is MOVE! Did you know that walking while working can actually trigger your brain to be 60% more innovative? T hat a sedentary life style is more dangerous than smoking? Walking just 15 minutes per day can increase your life span by 3 years. What if you could walk more while at the office? You can! Have you seen a walk desk or full work/walk desk station? Stop into our Minnetonka location to see for yourself. We have put in 2 new Active Stations! My treat to all members is  one free hour in our NEW Walk & Talk Conference Room this month. Schedule a two person meeting ($30/hr) or use a single walk desk ($20/hr) and WALK Awesome while you WORK Awesome. This is a great new experience and one that NO ONE in the Twin Cities offers. Book online or with your OffiCenters team member (must meet terms of use). Have fun and get fit!

We have more FREE treats planned for our members in October. Mark your calendar for the New Business MN Small Business Advisory Board Reception on October 12, Google Day and Thirsty Thursday on October 20, and PowerLunch on October 27. All of these events and more are listed to the right with registration only one click away!
Featured Stars
Laurent Hage,  Princi-
pal at Active Station, is on a mission to promote and support wellness in the office 
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Pat Fleischaker,  Presi-dent of Rose-Fleischaker Associates, offers 64 years of combined experience in building materials.  MORE
True Connection
Ted Christopher
Deirdre Van Nest
Ted Christopher,  CEO of Verterra Energy, Inc.,
will be featured Oct. 29 on CBS's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca. 
Deirdre Van Nest, Owner of  Accelerated Performance shares how she found her own version of Cheers after joining OffiCenters.  MORE
In the Spotlight
Walk & Talk! Now at Minnetonka OC  

The thought of using a treadmill while working can be intimidating, as many people question the ability to be productive while walking. However, data indicates that more activity throughout the, day such as standing or walking, can lead to increased workplace productivity as well a number of health benefits! Stop in and check out our new Walk & Talk Conference room at Minnetonka. With two Active Station walking desks, you can schedule a meeting or use one for yourself. Walking desks have a 48" desktop that has been sized perfectly to use while walking on the treadmill. They also include an integrated control console allowing you to easily change speed, track distance, and count calories with the simple push of a button. Best of all, when you give it a try this month, your first hour will be FREE! Get up and walk!
Welcome Tillie! 

Congratulations to Megan, Office Service Specialist at International Plaza, on the birth of her baby girl!
Natalia Yvonne Bono
arrived Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6:16PM weighing 7lbs 6oz and 20" long. Mom & baby are doing great! 
Verterra Energy on
Innovation Nation

Congratulations to Union Plaza member Verterra Energy, Inc. featured on the 3rd season of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation.  This Saturday morning show on CBS showcases present-day change-makers from all over the world who are creating solutions to real needs. Each episode presents stories related to the process of innovation and includes one story on The Henry Ford - its Archive of American Innovation, its unique visitor experiences and its unparalleled expertise. Tune in at 10AM CST on October 29!

CARING BY SHARING! VirtualOffiCenters, Patricia Darke & Associates and cabi sponsored Share What You Wear, held on Sept 15 at France OffiCenter. Liz Schmillen previewed cabi's fall fashion line, with 50% of the sales going to OneCommunity member Ready for Success, in addition to 35 bags of gently used professional clothing attendees donated to the cause.

A REEL CATCH! On August 23, we were sponsors in the Fishing for Life Tournament Fundraiser and guess what?! The winning catch came from our boat! Congrats to Willie May Rogers and her pro angler Tom Goodrich on snagging the 16" prize winning bass! Any day fishing is a good day!

October 6, 9-10AM
FREE Monthly Networking

October 7
Happy Birthday to Jill! 

October 9
Hey Lea, Happy Birthday! 

October 10
Columbus Day / No US Mail

France UnCorked
FREE Monthly Networking

October 15
Minnesota Wild Home Opener!

October 17
National Boss's Day
Have Your Best Holiday Season Ever
Speaker: Trygve Olsen, BizzyWeb 

Thirsty Thursday: Business & Brews
FREE Monthly Networking 

PowerLunch, Live at Park
Speaker: Mary Schmid
Charge What You're Worth and Widen Your Financial Pathway

October 28
BlackJack Friday - Stop in & PLAY!

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Ataraxis, LLC
Guardian Counsel Law
Inkers Inc.
IT Directions
MediChoice Insurance
Miller Law Office
M.J. Austin Law, PLLC
The Wilkes Group
World Financial Group

27 years
Jeanne Schur 
11 years
Joe O'Brien, IVO Networks
8 years
Dave Radant, Reliable Mortgage
Mary Melbo
7 years
Chris Kuhlman, Kuhlman Law
James Davies, Wells Foundation
6 years
Bobbie Heiligman, Car Donation Foundation
5 years
Phil Isika, iTchnologies
Rich Ohlenberg, Ohlenberg Law 
Rob Benson, Sparklogix

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

Josh Newville, with Madia Law, featured in Bench & Bar of MN! 
Read article HERE
Minnetonka OffiCenter featured by Preferred Office Network as their Preferred Location Spotlight 

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