YPro Newsletter
April 2019
Meet the YPro Committee
Bergit Nerheim, R.F. Moeller Jeweler
Q: What is your favorite part of being on the SPACC YPro Committee?

A: I love collaborating with people that I wouldn’t have otherwise met and brainstorming innovative event ideas for YPro! It’s fun to work with the events team to think up ideas that we haven’t tried before and incorporate SPACC member companies that you wouldn’t always think of for networking events. 

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: I sing in a professional choir called MPLS (imPulse) that a good college friend of mine started 5 years ago. We perform in unique venues (like a planetarium, a pool, and a distillery) and sing music by living composers (our next concert has a song by Dessa!).

Q: Who inspires you professionally and why?

A: One of my good friends from Gustavus is an incredible advocate for herself – both her career needs and work/life balance needs. Her roles have been tailored to the type of work she wants to be doing and the work schedule and location that works best for her family. She’s also an incredible networker and is great at making connections. 

Q: Any tips for networking?

A: There’s a great Dale Carnegie principle of “Become genuinely interested in other people.” I think the key to networking is listening and having genuine responses to what you hear (no “Oh yeah.. Uh huh…” while eyeing the room to see who else to talk to.) It’s amazing how impactful a “Tell me more about…” follow up sentence can be!

Q: What skills have you found essential for success? 

A: It may sound cliché, but I have found that being honest and kind are are the best tools for success. You can still negotiate and make your case while being kind. And honesty, as they say, is always the best policy.

Q: What one thing would you do if you knew you were guaranteed to succeed? 

A: I’d be a beekeeper! I love bees!

Click here to see the full list of YPro Committee Members 
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 24
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Get a front seat to career advice from local business and government leaders! After a short panel discussion, executives will host a table where you can ask questions and gain valuable wisdom from their career experiences.

Panelists Include:
Dave Boden, President/CEO at Hiway Federal Credit Union
Acooa Ellis, Senior VP of Community Impact at Greater Twin Cities United Way
Tina Hoye, President/Principal at NTH, Inc.
Deputy Mayor Jaime Tincher, City of Saint Paul
In partnership with Leadership Saint Paul Masters (Alumni), young professionals are welcome to spend a day building with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. No experience in home building needed - just a good attitude and be willing to pitch in where directed!
Thank you to our 2019 YPro Event Sponsors!
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SPACC Member Highlight
Majestic Oaks Golf Club is a 45-hole public golf facility that offers a full service experience to players of all ages, seven days a week! Also home to a gorgeous clubhouse with three banquet rooms, two waterfront ceremony sites and an expansive event lawn that where a variety of activities can be hosted. Looking for a great location to host your next company golf tournament? Look no further! Majestic Oaks also has a talented team of PGA professionals as well as event and tournament management services. Located 30 minutes North of Downtown St. Paul at 701 Bunker Lake Blvd NE, Ham Lake.