OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
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Notes From Lori
Back to Work! It seems to be the motto of September in Minnesota. Our community is getting serious. We have had more people coming in to tour and sign agreements because we all know that the number of days with great weather is quickly dwindling. Traditionally, back to school and back to work go hand in hand so it is a great time to REFOCUS and plan to close this year off strong. I am attaching a survey that I hope all of you will fill out over the next 2 weeks. We will be reminding you in our workspaces and the teams at each center will be in a contest to see who gets the most participation. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete, so please help out with this member survey.

REFOCUS AND RECONNECT this month at some amazing networking and educational seminars. This Thursday we have two great events: Good Morning Woodbury which is a chamber networking event and also our best networking group ever: Park Connect. We are bringing a Slice of Woodbury Pizza Lunch & Networking back by popular demand on September 18. This event has been such a success that we are doing it at Union Plaza with A Slice of the North Loop on September 25. I know that I want to attend France UnCorked this month as one of our members is showcasing her business by giving us a Wine Tasting featuring Argentinian Wines. This event is free and will be a fun way to meet all of our new members. I am off to Austin, Texas next week for the Global Workspace conference where I get to brag about all that is going on in Minnesota.

Thanks to all of you who sent love, support and condolences on the loss of my mom just 4 days short of her 90th birthday. Caring for a loved one in their home is tough and REFOCUS is my game plan too. I am so happy to have new projects in Woodbury (the podcast room is coming) and Edina to keep me busy. Also, Park OffiCenter members, get ready! There is a major remodel in the works before the end of the year. What was I just saying about closing the year strong? Let's CONNECT and do it together.
Featured Stars
Scott Soderberg, of
Soderberg Law Firm LLC, has practiced law in MN since 1997, representing injured workers.   MORE
Ryan Tansom, Co-Founder of GEXP Collaborative, has a passion to change the way business owners exit their company(s).  MORE
True Connection
Jenna Eisenmenger, Attorney at Heimerl & Lammers, is committed
to doing what's best for MN families.  MORE
OffiCenters made our official connection to the business community in Woodbury at our Grand Opening August 9.  MORE
In the Spotlight
We'd Love to Hear Your Feedback!

We are asking you to take this survey because you are part of our Work Awesome Community at OffiCenters. We actively use feedback from our members to improve and provide you with the best possible service. Based on our past experience the survey will take less than 3 minutes to complete and your participation will help your home base OffiCenters Team win a contest. Also, YOU can win! One member from each location will $100 cash. We must have your completed survey by September 14 to be eligable to WIN!  Click here to start the survey!

Participation in the survey is completely voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential. If you have any questions or any difficulty with the link please contact us by email or phone. Finally, thank you for providing your feedback. We appreciate the time you have taken and will actively use it to improve our service to you.
Wine-ing Allowed at France UnCorked!

This month's France UnCorked is being hosted by Rebecca Duvik from eDirect Wines, the online retailer that carries a full line of Piattelli Vineyards wines (an Argentinian brand owned by a Minnesota family). If you aren't familiar with Argentinian wines, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the value ($15-30/bottle) and quality. Most of the wines are rated 90+ points by wine top critics and most are red dry wines, meaning they are oaky and fruit forward without being sweet. Rebecca will have samples of: Malbec, Cabernet, Red Blends, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Rose, Ancellotta, Torront├ęs and Chardonnay. We hope you can join us for networking next Tuesday. Sounds like France UnCorked will be a tasty experience this month!
France's Fab Four!

On Wednesday, August 15, a new member stopped in to pick up keys at France when he collapsed in the lobby. Another member, who had recently taken a CPR course, performed CPR while the building security guard brought up a defibrillator. Jade, OC staff member, stayed on the phone with the 911 operator who gave lifesaving instructions to the assembled team. Our other OC staff person, Fay kept the group calm and directed the other members to stay clear of the area. The EMT's came and he was taken to the hospital where he made it through a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery. Slowly, but surely, he is recovering. His coworkers and family shared that they don't think he would have made it without the help he received from the first responders at OffiCenters. We are happy this story ended well and are grateful to the Fab Four: Jade, Fay, Mike and Bob. You can all add "Super Hero" to your job description!
On August 21, we sponsored a boat and the 2nd annual Bill Spiess Memorial Shore Lunch during the JITC Fishing for Life Tournament. Fishing for Life hosted 65 events in the past year, helping 2,500 families and over 300 veterans. We are proud to help such a worthy group with our OneCommunity Partner, Jesus in the City Ministries .
This year we will be a silver sponsor of the St. Ambrose of Woodbury Saw Fest. This Fall Festival will feature carnival rides, games for all ages, great food and live entertainment for all. Being new to Woodbury, we feel like this One-Community partnership will help our exposure in this vibrant community. Saw Fest is held September 21-22. Click HERE for more information.

September 5
Paige celebrates 1 year of service!

Good Morning Woodbury Area 
Join us for networking before work!

September 6, 9-10AM

Free Monthly Networking Group

September 7
Stand Up to Cancer Day

September 9
Vikings Home Opener! SKOL!

September 10
Happy 17th Anniversary, Ana!
Jan celebrates her 5th Anniversary!

September 11
Patriot Day

September 12
Happy Birthday, Tina!

September 17
Happy 6th Anniversary to Amanda!

September 18, 10AM-12PM
International Plaza Flu Shot Clinic

September 19, 10:15AM-12PM
Bell Plaza Flu Shot Clinic

WINspired Luncheon @ Minnetonka
Strength of Women Entrepreneurs

Slice of Woodbury Networking & Lunch! Free & Open to Everyone!

September 21-22
SawFest @ St. Ambrose, Woodbury
OffiCenters/Event Sponsor 

Conquer & Connect Retreat
OffiCenters/Event Sponsor

September 22
Welcome, Fall!

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Lesli!

Get Unstuck @ Woodbury
Mini Mastermind Experience w/WIN

PowerLunch, Live at Minnetonka
Speaker: Debra Peteler
Topic: Five Modalities to Improved Business Communication

September 28
BlackJack Friday - Stop in and PLAY!

James J. Hill Center
A Great Northern Evening
OffiCenters/Event Sponsor

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Alex Norris
Carol Pitz Consulting
Corporate Psychologists LLC
Dave Scanlon
Family Preservation Foundation 
High Fidelity Transcription
Larissa Tiede
Twin City Bail Bonds
Visionario Inc. 

25 years
John Benson
Pat Fleischaker, Rose Fleischaker & Associates 
23 years
Mike Hoverson, Hoverson Law Office
12 years
Darryl Gullickson
11 years
Peter Brehm
9 years
Tom Puff, Venture Law Resources
7 years
Dan Lindgren, General Mortgage Corp
Kent Peterson, Mediation One
6 years
Howard Sussman, Sussman Law Office
Susan Jackson, Easy Street Realty

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

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