OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
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Notes From Lori
Hooray, it's May! And we are coming off of the busiest month I have ever had. April saw us finish up two remodels (well, almost). Check out the new coworking space in our Edina location. It is a great place to hang out and work. I personally closed on 3 properties, did a major move and had a birthday. My insight tip: Moving is no fun but settling in is awesome. I thought perhaps we could rest and breathe a little in May and then I looked at the calendar. NOPE! Not this month.

We have a huge number of new members moving in May 1 (that's today)! Welcome to OffiCenters and make sure you check out all of the new benefits of being part of a Work Awesome Community.

We are jammed packed with events. There are three OneCommunity events on the horizon: May 3 is our Girls Taking Action I AM Breakfast and fundraiser. Next up is the Randy Shaver Gala & Golf Classic on June 2 and 3, followed by the Annual Gala for Depart Smart on June 6. So many opportunities for you to support one of our OneCommunity partners.  Spring is in the air and good weather brings out members in droves. We're expecting a record number of networkers for  Park CONNECT tomorrow and at France UnCorked Bi-Monthly Meet and Greet. A special invitation goes out to all of our new members as this is the event where we "cheers" to you and you get the opportunity to introduce yourself to our community. And, we will have to order "super-sized" pizzas on May 21 for all of the Slice of Woodbury networkers, where we average over 30 members attending each month!

We can Work Awesome in May and take an extra day over Memorial weekend to regroup and catch up before we flip the calendar to June. Enjoy the warmer weather and I hope to see you all in the workspaces this month.
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In the Spotlight
The Winner is . . . (Drum Roll, Please)

OffiCenters 2018 Awards were given out on April 22 to kick-off Administrative Professionals Week. We rolled out the red carpet at our newly remodeled Edina OffiCenter and our team was treated to a "Happy Hour" celebration in appreciation for being crazy good at what they do every day. Individual awards were given out to our General Manager Amanda for VIP, Carly, Office Service Specialist from Woodbury, won Rookie of the Year and Tina from International Plaza won Manager of the Year. Our Park OffiCenter staff took home the Team Spirit Award and team Edina OffiCenter was presented with the Community Spirit Award. The top honors for 2018, Center of the Year, was handed out to Jan and Nancy from Minnetonka OffiCenter! Congratulations to all of the well-deserved winners. But, like always, the biggest winner of the night was OffiCenters! We think our team is the best in the industry and want to thank them all for never working average, and always Working Awesome!
MN is Blooming This Spring  

The Land of 10,000 Lakes is home to some truly magnificent gardens. With options like the  Normandale Japanese Garden  in Bloomington to  Duluth's Rose Gardennot to mention the  Como Park Conservatory  - flower lovers will never wonder where to find their favorite blooms. Another great option is the enormous Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This 1200-acre are is home to one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in all of Minnesota. Thanks Only in MN for putting out this list of spring gardens that shouldn't be missed!
OneCommunity Member Randy Shaver Cancer & Research Fund is kicking off their  2019 Golf Classic with an evening Gala on Sunday, June 2nd from 5PM to 10:30PM at the Medina Entertainment Center. The event will include an  amazing silent auction, the Shaver Spotlight live auction plus fun games and activities throughout the evening. B uy your Individual tickets for the Gala Event HERE  now as we have a limited number available! (Golfing is separate). 
Then, Monday, June 3rd's golf tournament at Rush Creek is a double shotgun, with morning play beginning at 7:30AM and afternoon at 2:00PM. The play is best ball scramble. Tee Off to help support cancer research and funding!

Join OneCommunity Member   Depart Smart at their Annual Gala  on June 6. Celebrate the travel safety movement that Depart Smart is leading. Their Travel HEROS Safety Training  has directly helped multiple travelers avoid injury, illness, or death abroad, and has given peace of mind to countless others. Do you know 18 per 100,000 students die studying abroad each year? The World Health Organization cites 10 per 100,000 as critical. We invite YOU to help change this statistic.

May 1, 2019
Happy Birthday to Sue!!
Happy May Day

Park CONNECT Free Monthly Networking Group

Girls in Action 'I AM' Breakfast
OffiCenters a Bronze Sponsor

May 3
May the Fourth be with you (a day early) Bonus BlackJack Friday! 

May 5
Cinco de Mayo!

May 12
Mother's Day
Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure
 
France UnCorked Bi-Monthly FREE Networking Meet & Greet 
 
May 18
Armed Forces  Day
National Pizza Party Day

Slice of Woodbury 
Free Networking & Pizza Lunch



PowerLunch, live at Park
Speakers: Charlie Goldstein
Topic: Hiring for the Solo-preneur

May 31
BlackJack Friday! Stop in and PLAY!
Arbor Day

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Erol Zeren
Liberty Tax 
Tracy Handt


26 years
John Benson, Benson and Loesch
24 years
Bud Sandberg, Wals & Associates
15 years
Mark Strangis, Strangis Wealth Management
10 years
Bob Silhacek & Michael Wise, Turning Point Management Advisors LLC
Chad Jamrozy, Responsibill  
Coleen TeBockhorst, Bay Equity
Kim & Wally Piroyan, Indelible
9 years
David J. Geslin
8 years
Dave Meyer, BizzyWeb
Shane Kelley, Kelley Business Law
7 years
Emmanuil Gendler, Sir Speedy
Jeff Brandt, Storyboard Films
Jim Jurewicz, The Brainstorm Company
Paul Terrizzi, IndigoOne
Randy Burg, National Realty Guild
6 years
David Balmer, Balmer Law Firm
Eric Mitchellette, Strategic Business Coach
Paul Cimmerer, Cimmerer Consulting
Regina Barr, Red Ladder Inc.
Tim Brink, GenNext Biotect

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


Anne Pryor's Lovitude Soul Paintings exhibit, SPLASH: An Exploration in Color, is on display at the  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. To view and/or purchase her original Soul Paintings during the exhibit you can visit the CafĂ© Gallery from May 2 - July 7, with 50% of all proceeds to benefit the Arboretum. This is the first time that she has offered her original Soul Paintings for sale to the public , 10 paintings will be for sale.


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