OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
AUGUST IS COWORKING MONTH and we are giving you a reason to celebrate every day. I guarantee if you take advantage of all events & collaboration opportunities this month, you will end with even MORE connections, MORE ideas and MORE to your bottom line.
I am extremely proud and relieved to tell all of you that we are tightening up our company branding focus. I've gone back and forth trying to decide, are we OffiCenters or VirtualOffiCenters? I have always said that business owners must be decision makers? We are going back to our original name from 1981 and OffiCenters will be our unified brand. We are working to consolidate our web presence into ONE dynamic site. This month I am proud to debut our new logo, colors and tag line. TADA! Thanks to Will Yazdani for giving us a fresh perspective and new look.
Get ready Union Plaza OffiCenter! We'll start swinging hammers at the end of the month to bring you a new look, new lighting, booths, more coworking seats, and micro-offices! The plan is amazing. We are also close to finalizing the floor plan for Woodbury OffiCenter! Our newest center will focus on smaller micro-offices and the d├ęcor will be industrial, complete with corrugated steel walls, concrete counter tops and graffiti art. The space is dog friendly and we will host a monthly "Yappy Hour" where you can bring dogs, if they're socialized.
We have so much to celebrate as our membership approaches 1200 individuals! Your referrals have been our #1 source of leads and this is DOUBLE referral month for any virtual plan or full-time workspace. Your generosity and genuine enthusiasm has helped build membership and ensures that our community constantly has a work awesome experience.
Our Summer Fiesta on August 17 is the party to end all OffiCenter parties! It is my thanks to all of you for your help in building workspaces that go beyond my wildest dreams. On August 22, we partner with OneCommunity member Jesus in the City Ministries for their 7th Annual Fishing for Life Fishing Tournament. Come out, drop a line and enjoy a Walleye Shore Lunch on White Bear Lake. We'll end the month with a DILLY of a day on August 31, which is also a great way to honor my Dad who was the official OffiCenter Ambassador. It would have been his 89th   birthday. He always loved a party, and ice cream! Check out the calendar as there are just too many events to mention. I'll be seeing you in the workspaces, at networking events, the Summer Fiesta, fishing tournament, BlackJack Friday, donut days and Dilly Day and just hanging out in the workspace. Let's have some fun while we cowork and collaborate.
Featured Stars
Brian Bennett, a 6 year member of our business community, shares past milestones and why OC
is the perfect fit. 
Daniel Johnson, VP of Sensurion Aerospace, has 25 years of experience in aviation, sensor systems & communications. MORE 
True Connection
Ellie Vilendrer, Founder
& CEO of Vilendrer Law, PC, advises  in corporate, intellectual property, and employment law.  MORE
We have launched our new member portal (&APP) and are thrilled to offer you even more ways to connect with our community. MORE
In the Spotlight
We're Celebrating All Month!
It's time to celebrate how you choose to WORK AWESOME! August is CoWorking month and we packed our calendar with networking opportunities, and workshops to help you collaborate with like-minded business professionals. What's a celebration without a party? Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on August 17 for our Summer Fiesta. We also want to mark the month by offering a promotion to those interested in trying out CoWorking. Invite your friends and family to come in and work FREE on Fridays in August. And, a promotion for any new members, sign-up on any Monday in August and get your second month free. Finally, a promotion for our members, d ouble referral bonus for the entire month! The month long celebration will end on August 31 with a cool DQ treat to cap off what's sure to be a, "Dilly of a Month"!
One New Look for OffiCenters!

Our in-house graphic designer, Will Yazdani, put his spin on our old logos and created one unified new look for OffiCenters. We love it and hope you do too! If your company needs a new logo or a refresh, we can help! Will is a recent UMD graduate and is ready to help you plan, create and analyze visual solutions for your communication needs.
Fishing for Life &
Bill Spiess Lunch

August 22 is the Fishing for Life Tournament! Not able to sponsor a boat or fish? You can still join the fun! Stop by the White Bear Lake VFW between 12:30-2PM for the Bill Spiess Walleye Shore Lunch, sponsored by OffiCenters. Your $15 donation for lunch will support our OneCommunity member Jesus In The City and help with their annual Christmas outreach program. Click HERE to learn more about their efforts or get involved. 

Free Monthly Networking Group

August 8, 5-6PM
France UnCorked
Meet & Greet our new members!

Content Marketing Webinar 

August 15, 10-11:30AM
Grow Your Business with Google AdWords & PPC @ International

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Kelsey! 

Fishing for Life Tournament &
Bill Spiess Shore Lunch

PowerLunch, live at Park
Speaker: Zaylore Stout, Attorney
Topic: "10 Employment Pitfalls: Where HR and the Law Intersect"

August 25
BlackJack Friday - Stop in and PLAY!

August 29
Happy 1st Anniversary to Sue!

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Creative Wingman
HealthWins Consulting
Legal O2
Ocean of Violets
Scout Insurance Group
Snap Flip

19 years
Lorrie Alden, Accounting System Resources
17 years
Ed Kessek, Kessek Properties 
15 years
James Monchamp, Minneapolis Johnson-O'Malley
7 years
Don Hoffer, Don Hoffer Agency 
Jessica Bernier, Realty Group
Mohamed Guled, Dauus Co. 
6 years
Carlos Figuero, Elite Personnel Resources
Chuck Rauenhorst, Rauenhorst Recruiting
George Bakalov, Executive Solutions
Michael Thannert, Whizkids
Perry M Smith & Associates 
Rebecca Amstutz, Perpetual Motion
5 years
John M. Hughes
Deborah Yungner, Erbus
Craig Johnson, Craig Johnson of IFS

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

Thomas Puff, named to "People on the Move in Phoenix" list! MORE
Darren O'Donnell, with INVEST, on your recent marriage!

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