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Upcoming Events
February 22: Legislative Issues Breakfast
Get an update from our elected officials on current bills and issues being discussed at the Capitol. Our state Representatives and Senators will be in attendance to share their thoughts and answer your questions W e will get the chance to hear from elected officials Melissa Franzen, Steve Elkins, Lourie Pryor, and Steve Cwodzinski.  Breakfast will be provided.


DATE & TIME: Friday, February 22, 7:30-9:00am
LOCATION: Boulay, 7500 Flying Cloud Dr #800, Eden Prairie
COST: $20 for members, $35 for non-members
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February 27: B@B
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. 

Facilitator: Stacey Steen-Noor

Speaker: April Greene- Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Event Sponsors:Fairway Independent Mortgage Company- Dominic Des Marais, Bethesda Lutheran Communities & Panera 

The program will adjourn at 8:30, but attendees are welcome to continue to network afterward. Breakfast is included in the price.

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 27, 7:30-8:30am
LOCATION: Hellmuth & Johnson- 8050 W. 78th Street, Edina. 4th floor
COST: $13 for members, $18 for non-members
$5 additional charge for registrations after noon on Tuesday and walk-ins
February 28: Maximize Your Membership
Join us for an informational meeting and learn how to Maximize Your Membership! Whether you are relatively new to the Chamber or just haven't been engaged in Chamber activities, come hear about the benefits and opportunities that are open to you and your staff. We will offer you step-by-step instructions on how to get involved, define the programs and benefits and show you how to navigate our website. 

DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 28, 8:00-9:00am
LOCATION: Chamber Offices- 10925 Valley View Rd., Eden Prairie
COST: FREE. We ask that you register for planning purposes.
March 1: Business Success Series - Part IV
Join us for the fourth part of our Business Success Series hosted and sponsored by Boulay. The speaker for this seminar will be Pat Devine with LTR Digital Group . In this seminar, we will explore the need for understanding of the sales process and the buyers mindset, branding, and the effectiveness of your website when you need to develop your digital marketing plan. There are so many different directions you can go with your digital marketing, how do you know what is best for you? We will take the first half of this session discussing those areas and help you define what is best for you. The second half of the session will be an "un-conference" from the standpoint that YOU will have the opportunity to direct the type of content presented. 

DATE & TIME: Friday, March 1, 8:00-9:30am
LOCATION: Boulay, 7500 Flying Cloud Dr #800, Eden Prairie
COST: $20 for members, $25 for non-members
March 7: Power Hour at Bowlero
Join us for a fun networking opportunity consisting of conversation, appetizer, drinks, and more!  









DATE & TIME: Thursday, March 7, 4:50 - 5:30pm
LOCATION: Bowlero- Eden Prairie
COST: Free for members, $15 for non-members
March 13: B@B
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. 

Facilitator: Dominic Des Marais

Speaker: Tyson Kuhn- New York Life

Event Sponsors: Fairway Independent Mortgage Company- Dominic Des Marais and David Anderson- Anderson Business Law and Panera 

The program will adjourn at 8:30, but attendees are welcome to continue to network afterward. Breakfast is included in the price.

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 13, 7:30-8:30am
LOCATION: Hellmuth & Johnson- 8050 W. 78th Street, Edina. 4th floor
COST: $13 for members, $18 for non-members
$5 additional charge for registrations after noon on Tuesday and walk-ins
March 14: EPC Women Progressive Luncheon
We are excited to be partnering with the Twin West Chamber of Commerce for this Progressive Luncheon! A connection-building event you won’t want to miss! Move to different tables for each course and meet new contacts while incorporating conversation opportunities offered by the Moderator. With over 100 attendees last spring, this event is sure to be a success. Arrive at 11:00 for networking followed by a three-course lunch. Men are invited and welcome to attend.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, March 14, 11:00 - 1:00pm
LOCATION: Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
COST: $40 for members, $55 for non-members
Mark Your Calendars
Save the Date:

Home, Landscape, and Garden Expo (Saturday, March 16)
The EP Chamber's annual Home, Landscape, and Garden Expo will take place on Saturday, March 16th from 9:00-3:00pm at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. There will be giveaways, kids activities, and a vast amount of exhibitors to see. There are still booths available so if you are interested in having one, please contact Paige at paige.nault@epchamber.org for more information.
BEER Breakfast: Regional Cooperation- Why Communities Should Collaborate.
David Beurle is a world-renowned expert on community, regional and organisational economic revitalization. His work extends from the local and regional, through to Corporate and Governmental levels with a focus on ‘future thinking’ and long-term planning.
He specializes in creating innovative future planning approaches for use in regional and organisational settings. He developed the groundbreaking Future Game as a widely used planning and workshop tool, which has been successfully used across the world in community, regional, industry, corporate and governmental settings. He pioneered the application of Scenario Planning to regions and rural industries around the world. Having worked in the field of regional and community planning/revitalization for over 20 years, he is a leader in the field of regional and organisational development.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Promotion Select!

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 8:00-9:30am
Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members
50th Anniversary Dinner (Thursday, April 18)
Help us celebrate 50 years with dinner, music, cocktails, and some words from John Wiehoff, CEO of C.H. Robinson. More details to come!
Thank You Annual Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Boulevard Wealth Management
Edward Jones Investments- Zane Birky
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis
Xcel Energy
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