Member Brief Bytes
WHO'S THAT MEMBER BUSINESS/BUILDING?
Be the fastest finger!

WHO'S THAT MEMBER BUILDING

The answer to this one is a mouthful. Don't want to have to pull it out of you!

The winner of last week's business was Christine Henne with Otto & Associates guessing Artisitc Me! It's a great time of year to get in and create something for gift giving this holiday season!

Email me your guess at Sue@BuffaloChamber.org
GOOD AFTERNOON BUFFALO
APPLEBEE'S 1600 Hwy 55 E, Buffalo
TOMORROW 4:30-6 p.m.

Come enjoy some casual networking at Applebee's! It's a great way to meet people, share about your business and enjoy a tasty beverage and appetizer or meal!
DISCOVER THE LEADER WITHIN

Fall FEEDBACC Training
( F orums for E ngagement & E ducational D evelopment by the B uffalo A rea C hamber of C ommerce)

Two Day Mini-Conference
Thursday, November 7th, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and
Friday, November 8th, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
(includes lunch on Friday)
Bison Creek Entertainment Center, 1207 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo
$150 for members/$200 non-members
One of the goals since I have sat in this chair, is to provide quality education in an effort to help make our member businesses more successful! This is one of those trainings that should do just that!

Though it may sound costly, Dr. Robert Sicora, a Buffalo native, is giving us his consultation time for free! This is a great savings - an opportunity like none other! The cost covers the use and results of the profile/assessment piece. Robert has 20+ years of consulting experience and travels the globe sharing his expertise on organization and leadership development and process management. He has worked for Carlson Companies, Cargill, Pillsbury and now us!!

This training will be great for anyone who leads of team of 1 or 21! It will help you discover how to be a better leader - and how to interact with others and their leadership style. Read more below! I took the assessment and it's amazing what you discover about yourself!

The training is an afternoon and morning, so that the assessment results can be discussed on day 2. IT's a time commitment well worth it to get training that won't often come your way!

Please register you and your staff - it's an invaluable investment in your business! Register by Monday, November 4th!
PRIME ADVERTISING
CHAMBER DIRECTORY/COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE

Reminding you that representatives from PRIME Advertising will be calling on you to see whether you want to advertise in our Directory. I have heard that another sales company might be calling on our members. You should only be hearing from Alicia, Charmein, Katie, Sara or Marilyn from PRIME so disregard any other company that might be wanting of your time!

Remember this guide goes out to over 15,000 in Buffalo, Hanover, and Montrose and is seen digitally on our website as well as the City of Buffalo's. Last year we had over 9,000 people look to our business listings on our website to find YOU!
NOT THAT WE WANT TO TALK WINTER BUT.....

Yes - we will be hosting the Kites on Ice kite festival again this year and every year! It will become the Buffalo Days of winter for our community! If you missed attending last year, be sure to come this year. If you want to get involved with volunteering or hosting a winter game or activity contact us. Is you would like to be a part of hosting the event, we have sponsorship opportunities!

Thank you to our those who have already stepped up to be our premier sponsors:
Buffalo Rotary, Allina Health/Buffalo Hospital, Buffalo Lions and Insurance Center of Buffalo !

We are working to make this year and every year after bigger and better! We had -14 temps last year and still estimate we had over 2,000 people. We can only hope for warmer weather and many more people this year! We would love for you to be a part of i t!
GOOD MORNING BUFFALO
Coldwell Banker Burnet


Was a great turn out at Coldwell Banker! We learned about what home buyers see as priority, which has changed some over the years! We had several people networking well after the event, so thank you Kelly and Tracie for being great hosts to your fellow Chamber members! Connections were made and that's what it's all about!
GOOD TO KNOW
IF YOU PILES - YOU DON'T HAVE FILES!

Hear a message on organization from Kit Welchlin!

CHAMBER MEMBER /COMMUNITY EVENTS
Despite the weather - was a great turn out at both the Police Dept and Fire Dept Open Houses this weekend! I even got out to enjoy it with my grandsons!
SHOP LOCAL!
ENJOY THE FALL LADIES DAY OUT!
THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th!

Over 25 shoppes/eateries participate in making your day grand! Every retailer is offering up some special things and each has a prize drawing. You could win more than once! Support your local independently owned retailers!
LOOK AT ALL THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP IN THE
WONDERFUL ARTS WORLD OF BUFFALO!

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ARTISTS AND MAKE THIS A PART OF YOUR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE ON SATURDAY! THEN HIT THE BCT & BCO NEXT WEEKEND!
BUFFALO COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA OPEN THEIR 25th SEASON

Brass Spectacular
Sunday, October 27th 2 p.m.
Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center
877 Bison Blvd, Buffalo

Come hear the BCO brass section, the Buffalo High School Jazz Ensemble and Bob Baca as guest on the trumpet! Baca is a Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as legendary singers Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Also Buffalo's own Joyce Lyons will be a guest jazz vocalist. Lyons is a resident of Buffalo, but has spent over thirty years performing in New York. She is currently the vocalist for the West Metro Big Band and is a board member of the Central Minnesota Arts board.

Ranging from the Renaissance era to contemporary jazz, this concert has a variety of pieces sure to entertain music lovers of all types! Every piece in the program will highlight the brass, as hinted by the title of the concert. One such piece is Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canzon duodecimi toni, from Sacrae Symphoniae, the composition that made Giovanni’s name. The piece features a double brass choir, which meant that if played in a Renaissance church, the two ensembles would be separated by the audience and would perform music facing each other. Bach’s famous Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring will also be performed, in an arrangement that features a trumpet solo performed by Baca. The concert will close with a piece that was dedicated to and was commissioned by Doc Severinsen: Frank Proto’s A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra.

● 1:00 pm Conductor’s Chat with the BCO’s new conductor Hisham Bravo Groover
● 1:30 pm Bravo Strings of Montrose Showcase concert
● 2:00 pm BCO Concert begins

Tickets for the Sunday, October 27th concert at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center are available now at Buffalo Books, online at BCOMN.org and at the door. Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students and children are free. Save $1 on a single ticket purchase when bought in advance.
IT'S TIME TO GET OUT AND VOTE - AND YOU CAN VOTE EARLY!

If you live in the Buffalo School District - you have received information about the upcoming Operating Referendum. Students are our future leaders and business owners in our community. We want them to have a good education and want them to stay or return to Buffalo as future business leaders as you all are! We also want Buffalo to continue to be a place that people want to live, and having a quality school district is a key factor in that decision. The District is making it easy to vote - even mailing your early voting ballots! Otherwise polling places are Buffalo High School, Hanover City Hall and Montrose Community Center on Tuesday, November 5th from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. If you have questions please call 763-682-0877 or email your questions!
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