Stevie Ray Luncheon- Networking Work Shop
Join us for a fun,engaging and educational luncheon with Stevie Ray on  Thursday, November 15th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Olympic Hills.

Creating Connections: Networking for Professionals
Sure, at the end of the networking event you got your business card into everyone’s hand, but have they called you yet? Real networking is about making contact, not just getting contacts. Don’t let chance determine your success, practice effective techniques so you are ready for the next opportunity. If you are one of the many who hate networking, this session will help you feel more comfortable and at ease when representing yourself or your organization.

Creating Connections is an interactive workshop that puts you on your feet and on the spot. You will learn: 
  • How to capture someone’s attention.
  • How to avoid hovering around only the people you know.
  • To move smoothly in and out of conversations
  • To identifying solid prospects
  • To set goals for networking at professional events

Stevie Ray has been a nationally recognized speaker and trainer for nearly 30 years, helping Fortune 500 companies and small organizations alike improve communication skills, teamwork, innovative thinking, leadership, and customer service. He is the Executive Director of Stevie Ray’s Improv Company in Minneapolis, a company that has provided training and entertainment since 1989.


Record Number of Businesses and Students attend the Career Expo

The Chamber's Third Annual Career Expo on Tuesday, October 23rd was a hit! As the first year that included colleges, the attendance was higher than ever and the 900 high school students that attended had a once-in-a-lifetime experience networking with companies and colleges from all over the Midwest.

“I think that this College & Career Expo really helped me step out of my bubble and let me take a risk. This has shown me that I can do this and be confident. This experience has helped me connect with many different careers.”
-EP Student
The Chamber's Career Expo draws over 60 exhibitors including 9 colleges, and 900 students!
Chamber Member- Todd Loudenslager, Luebeck Wealth Management, discusses career opportunities with students.
Superintendent Josh Swanson and Karen Brettingen, Senior Intern Coordinator/DECA Advisor help direct students to area businesses, colleges and entrepreneurs at the Career Expo.
October 24: Business@Breakfast - Guest Day!

Business@Breakfast is a great opportunity for businesses that depend on referrals and one-on-one interaction to make meaningful and lasting connections. Attendees should come prepared with a stack of 35-50 business cards and a 30-45 second commercial about their business. Arrive at 7:15 for 15 minutes of networking before we hear from each participant. 
 
Event Sponsors: Fairway Independent Mortgage Company- Dominic Des Marais, Panera 

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 - 8:30 AM
LOCATION:   Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC (8050 W 78th Street, Edina)
COST: $10 for all in attendance

If you have any issues with online registration, please e-mail your registration to lori.brown@epchamber.org or call (952) 944-2830.
A Message from the President of the
Minnesota Chamber
Policy tour, grassroots at foundation of Minnesota Chamber advocacy
 
By Doug Loon
 
Speaking with a single voice is at the heart of the statewide business community’s success at the Capitol. The Minnesota Chamber is proud to lead that conversation in conjunction with our 2,300 members and our local chamber partners. We are well underway in shaping our agenda for the 2019 Legislature, which convenes Jan. 8.
 
The Minnesota Chamber represents companies of all sizes and types across the state. Our common goal is to advance and enact public policy that will help grow all our businesses and the overall state economy.
 
Our agenda is only as strong as it resonates with our members. That process begins in October with our  statewide policy tour . It’s an opportunity to network with your peers, discuss public policy changes to help business grow jobs, and to learn how to engage in our grassroots efforts.
 
In addition, the Minnesota Chamber is distinctive among state chambers in our relationship with local partners. Forty-plus local chambers are formal members of the Chamber Federation by adopting shared legislative priorities. These partners expand our reach across the state and are on the front lines when we issue a “call to action.”
 
Our policy team is your full-time government affairs team at the State Capitol. Whether you are located 30 miles or 300 miles from the Capitol, your voice is amplified as a member of the Chamber Federation. You have a front-row seat to daily deliberations in the Legislature. You have access to key policy-makers.
 
While many trade associations represent interests specific to their industries, the Chamber Federation is unique. The shared Chamber agenda reflects the broad range of issues that are on the radar of all businesses – no matter their size, type or location – and have a dramatic impact on their bottom lines.
 
We track everything from taxes, transportation and health care to education/workforce, environment and energy policy. Our efforts are as important to a Main Street business Worthington or an industrial park tenant in Warroad as it is to a precision manufacturer in Monticello or a Fortune 500 company in Minneapolis.
 
Our professional lobbying team has a distinguished record in shaping public policy; the credit goes to our statewide grassroots network. Local chambers of commerce, as well as a diverse Minnesota Chamber membership, are central to delivering results.
 
Please join us on our statewide policy tour at a location near you, and make your voice heard in the 2019 legislative session. Hear what Minnesota companies are forecasting for growth and what it means for the Minnesota Chamber's legislative agenda to grow our economy together.
 
Doug Loon is president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce: www.mnchamber.com .
Ribbon Cuttings
Eden Prairie Montessori - South Campus
Insight Vision Care
Kontor Cowork
Gunnar Electric
Eaton Corporation
Welcome New October Members!
Julio Silva
8201 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Samantha Schmalz
548 Prairie Center Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Amber Hammers
17995 Linwood Court
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Laurie LeBon
6350 Point Chase Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Tyson Kuhn
3600 Minnesota Blvd., #100
Edina, MN 55435

Tyler Kleinhuizen, CSCS, CARPT
12990 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344


Dave Doherty
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

November Events
TODAY

Garden By The Woods After Hours Workshop- Free (4:30pm) - Let’s kickoff the Holiday Season! Stop in for a fun networking opportunity that will get you in the Holiday spirit. 
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Wednesday, November 14

Business @ Breakfast (7:30am) - Speaker: Kristy Bican with Coldwell Banker Burnet- Edina. Business@Breakfast is a great opportunity for businesses that depend on referrals and one-on-one interaction to make meaningful and lasting connections. 
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Greece Trip Informational Meeting (5:00pm)- Come learn about our trip to Greece!
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Thursday, November 15

Stevie Ray Luncheon- Networking Work Shop (11:30am) - Join us and members from the Waconia and SouthWest Metro Chambers for a fun,engaging and educational luncheon with Stevie Ray!
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Tuesday, November 20

Fran Tarkenton's One More Customer - Giftology (11:45am) - Bring a bag lunch and come listen to this month's One More Customer Webinar on Gifting.
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Wednesday, November 28

Business @ Breakfast (7:30am) - Speaker: Vicki Fox with Creation Chiropractic. Business@Breakfast is a great opportunity for businesses that depend on referrals and one-on-one interaction to make meaningful and lasting connections.  
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Thursday, November 29

Maximize Your Membership (8:00am) - Join us for an informational meeting and learn how to Maximize Your Membership!
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Member2Member Discounts
Discounts from other member businesses are a great perk of being a chamber member. All employees of any Eden Prairie Chamber member business automatically qualify for these pre-set discounts.

Do you have an offer you'd like included in this program? Email your Chamber member-exclusive offer in 50 words or less to Lori Brown at lori.brown@epchamber.org.
Ambassador of the Quarter
David Anderson, Anderson Business Law, LLC
Thank you, David for your continued commitment to our Chamber. You have been a valuable member of the Ambassador Committee and a great help welcoming new members and helping them get connected. David has been a member for 15 years and is one of the reasons our Chamber boasts such an active, welcoming environment.

Anderson Business Law has extensive experience in representing business owners in a wide variety of transactions, ranging from commercial leases and purchase agreements, to large and complex merger and acquisition deals.

A nationally published author and speaker on topics covering business law, litigation and deals, business attorney David Anderson has successfully represented business owners in deals and disputes, including litigation in Minnesota and federal courts, since 1981.

Office Depot Discounts
The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Office Depot for an exclusive member benefit.

Interested in special discounts and savings? Text "EdenSPC" to 555-888 to get a Chamber Store Purchasing Card and receive exclusive member pricing.
Guest Attendance Policy
Our Chamber works to provide a wide variety of programs to benefit our members each and every year – typically over 100 events and programs! We encourage our members to bring guests and business people that are prospective members to learn about the Chamber and get a first-hand experience of how they would benefit by being a member. 

To respect and honor our members' investment, and because our programs are designed for our members, our policy is that guests can attend two events within the year. After that, we hope they find value in our Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce and choose to join. 

If you have any questions about this, please call Pat MulQueeny at the Chamber at 952-944-2830 or e-mail pat.mulqueeny@epchamber.org.
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