OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
It's going to be a fun & fantastic fall! As we enter the 4 th Quarter of 2018, I can feel the winds of change in the air. I was hoping to make it official and announce that we are taking a 7 th location. I think seven is a lucky number but I probably cannot tell all of you the details until the end of the week. This means dust will be flying as we take on a huge renovation, add 3 new staff and over 70 new members to our OffiCenter community. Good news coming, so stay tuned.
My biggest news of the month is that our Assistant and Project Manager, Amanda Johnson, starts her new role as General Manager of OffiCenters today! I am so proud of the work that Amanda has done. She has been integral in our remodels, the new Woodbury location and "Project 7". I could not keep calling her a Project Manager as her hand is in every aspect of the business. Please join me in celebrating Amanda's promotion. The future is bright for this young woman.
October is going to be a frightfully fun-filled month. Join us for networking at Park this Thursday from 9-10AM. And, later in the month we are hosting a SLICE of Woodbury and Union Plaza Networking. On October 10 at International Plaza we are having an UN-Surprise birthday celebration as two of my team members recently celebrated MAJOR, and I mean REALLY MAJOR, birthdays. Celebrate Tina and Lea with a cake extravaganza! These two people are the biggest cake lovers I know! Important to note: We are not allowed birthday candles because of the fire ordinance in the city of Bloomington, so cake and off-key singing will be the order of the day! We'll wrap up the month with an Oktoberfest themed Thirsty Thursday networking event at Minnetonka in conjunction with New Business Minnesota on October 18 and then PowerLunch on October 25 at Park. Make sure you have plenty of business cards on hand!
Thanks to so many of you for playing BlackJack this past Friday. It was a great way to close out September. This month we will end with a lot of hocus-pocus as everyone in our community will take home a Hundred Grand for Halloween. That's a trick AND a treat. I will see you in the workspaces!
Featured Stars
Cathy Paper,  Founder of RockPaperStar, launches people, businesses and products to nationwide status.  MORE
Matt Brenengen, Pres.
of Brenengen Law Offices, has handled personal injury and insurance claims for over 20 years. 
True Connection
Ken Singleton & Linda Moss, Singleton & Moss Custom Goldsmiths, offer customized, one-of-a-kind jewelry.  MORE
Michelle Bonahoom and Deb Sauder, together are making an impact for small to mid-size businesses in Minnesota.  MORE
In the Spotlight
The Results are IN!

Thanks you to all of you for participating in our member survey. I am pleased that our membership is providing you with a Work Awesome experience. Here are the results, measured by the number of TRUE responses in our sampling.

* 85% I have increased my productivity
* 88% I feel less isolated
* 75% I have increased my bottom line
* 97% I am likely to refer friends/family to OffiCenters
* 100% OffiCenters is a good value for my business

Based on these results, it will come as no surprise that our number one source of new leads is still from our community. Our promise to you is that OffiCenters will continue to provide you, and your family and friends, innovative work space solutions at the best value in the Twin Cities!
LOVITUDE Kits,  Help US Make a Difference

saw a post on Facebook recently from one of our members, Anne Pryor. Anne shared that she keeps "Lovitude" kits in her car to give to any person in need. Anne has a company that combines her love of art and painting with LOVE and GRATITUDE. I was inspired! Anne and I hatched a scheme to try and make 300 kits and distribute them to the homeless community in Minneapolis. Then, I talked to my friend Michael Pilla with Jesus in the City Ministries. He told me that we have so many homeless people in the city and his group does outreach there 3 times per week.

What was my next step? I got Anne & Michael together and talked with Dr. Verna Price. Her Girls in Action team would like to help, too. Together, we took the challenge!

  • WOOL socks for Men and Women
  • Soft Chew Power Bars
  • Skittles (homeless favorite candy)
  • Tooth brushes
  • Travel size toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, soap or hand sanitizer
  • Wash cloths or Wet wipes
  • Large Zip Lock bags
OffiCenters will provide the space to assemble the items. Anne will add a lovitude card for a message. Michael will help us with distribution and YOU can help with donations, packing, distributing or moral support.

We are targeting October over MEA weekend as the Girls in Action team members will be out of school to help us pack. Can you help us meet this challenge? Sign up to help. Our goal is 300 Lovitude Kits. I think we can do MORE! Will you Help US make a difference?
5,000,000 Meals
1 Good Cause

Feed My Starving Children is hosting a 4 day MobilePack at HealthEast Sports Center in Woodbury, and needs our help! Join Team OffiCenters on Thursday, October 4 from 12-2PM as we help pack the more than 5 million meals needed to feed 14,000 kids for a year! We look forward to seeing you at this fun-filled, community inspired weekend! Get registered or learn more HERE.
Slice of Woodbury Networking Group

Free Monthly Networking Group

Join Team OffiCenters & support Feed My Starving Children @ their MobilePack event in Woodbury! 

October 4, 2-6PM
MN Women's Small Business Expo
Stop by our table and say hi! 

October 7
Happy Birthday, Jill!

October 8
Columbus Day, NO U.S. Mail Service

October 9
It's Lea's Birthday! 

October 10

October 13
Lesli's celebrating a Birthday! 

Slice of Woodbury, Networking & Pizza. Free & Open to Everyone!

October 16
National Boss's Day!

Business and Brews - Report from the Board followed by Oktoberfest!

Slice of the North Loop, Networking & Pizza. Free & Open to Everyone!

October 25, 12-1PM

October 26
BlackJack Friday - Stop in and PLAY!

October 27
Make a Difference Day!

October 31
BOO! Happy Halloween!

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Calhoun Financial Planning and Management
Karen Britten
Mindful Legal Group, LLC
My Corporate Business Services

29 years
Jeanne Schur
13 years
Joe O'Brien, IVO Networks
12 years
Darryl Gullickson
10 years
Dave Radant, Reliable Mortgage
Mary Melbo
9 years
Cathy Paper, RockPaperStar
Eric Lucas, The Oxygen Plan
8 years
Loren Dorshow, Car Donation Foundation
Matt Engel, Engel Law Firm
Ron Rouse Photography
7 years
Anne Pryor, 
Right Path Careers 
Phil Isika, iTchnologies
Rich Ohlenberg, Ohlenberg Law
Rob Benson, Sparklogix
5 years
Judy Zimmer, Coachology
Trena Bolden-Fields
Potach Law Firm

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

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