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neXus A monthly newsletter from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

March 2011

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President’s Perspective You get from the Chamber what you put into it!

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Chamber 101 sounds about as exciting as that Basket Weaving 101 course you took in high school or college when you needed those last few credits to graduate. But unless you are in the basket weaving business, you probably didn’t get a lot out of the course. Chamber 101, on the other hand, is exactly what you need to make the most of your Chamber investment.

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just the tool you’ve needed to accelerate your business success. And if you don’t find what you are looking for, ask us! We are a member-led organization, so when you ask, we do our best to deliver. To make sure you don’t miss the next Chamber 101, check out our Events page at saintpaulchamber.com. You can even bookmark events so that you receive alerts in your email as they get closer. Don’t miss the opportunity to get the most from your Chamber membership. Your success is our objective.

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Downtown Saint Paul’s

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45th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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Once a year the streets of Downtown Saint Paul flood with shades of green, boisterous Irish chants and the ever so spirited pub crawlers. It is a time when the Irish and Irish at heart come together for a wee bit of fun. What is this wonderful event? None other than Saint Paul’s Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade! In honor of Saint Patrick, the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, lads and lassies from around the area come together to celebrate Irish history and culture. As soon as the clock

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strikes noon, it is truly a sight to see as parade participants and onlookers congregate along the streets of Fourth and Sibley and proceed west on Fourth Street to Rice Park. TheSPACC hospitable FONTS atmosphere of Downtown always hits record levels as pubs welcome large crowds in a gracious fashion. And no PRIMARY parade is HUMANIST 521 BT complete without a few of these Irish sightings: men in kilts, green face paint, leprechauns, dogs with green fur, shamrock SECONDARY ITC Caslon 224 Book/Ita sunglasses, and the all too popular, “Kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt. FONTS The Saint Patrick’s Day parade is an opportunity forPC/WEB families Helvetica and businesses alike to exhibit their name or Irish heritage. Neue Thin Helvetica Light At last year’s parade, Regions Hospital joined the festivities with its popular slogan, “Take me to Regions,” which was printed onto green beaded necklaces and several other promotional items. Regions staff were


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also accompanied with quite the crowd pleasers— pms 410 pms 7508 Mascots Petey P. Cup and Reege—whose playful uncoated antics energized and entertained bystanders. Click here to view a short video of the dynamic duo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHHi_rmynbU SPACC FONTS and be sure to look for Regions staff this year! PRIMARY

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Patrick McGovern's Pub Patrick McGovern's is THE place to be on Saint Patty's Day—never a cover and a huge tent party! This long-time Saint Paul institution literally transforms into a metropolis of green as the Irish (and Irish for the Day) pack and wind their way through the pub's three levels, covered patio spaces and tented parking lot. Doors open and beer starts flowing at 8:30 a.m. Menu items include a fabulous Irish stew and the always popular Corned Beef & Cabbage. Be sure to stick around for lots of Irish music and a special appearance by bagpipers of the Minnesota Police Pipe Band! www.patmcgoverns.com

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The Liffey

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The Liffey will open at 7 a.m. with a special breakfastITC buffet Caslon 224 Book/Ita served until 10 a.m., followed by a Saint Patrick’s Day Menu featuring most of their signature Irish dishes served PC/WEB from FONTS Helvetica 11 a.m. to midnight. Beer will start flowing at 9 a.m. and the Neue Thin Helvetica Light terrace will open at 11 a.m. Enjoy delicious food right off the grill, prepared by The Liffey’s own chefs. Stay tuned for a variety of traditional bagpipe bands making their way through the pub in the early afternoon as well! www.theliffey.com


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Stop by for live music by The Serfs from 2 to 6 p.m. Giveaways and prizes to be held all day. Register to win a one night suite at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Saint Paul! Drink specials are: Green beer for $3; Green Jello shots for $2; Finnegan's Irish Amber Ale for $4. Food specials are: Irish Boiled Dinner for $12.95; Corned beef sliders for $2 apiece; Corned Beef Special Sandwich for $5; Scottish Eggs for $2 apiece.

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Mancini’s Char House and Lounge

On March 9, prepare yourself for the World’s Worst Irish Tenor Contest. Then on Saint Patrick’s Day, experience Pat Gallivan and the Gallivanteers starting at 2 p.m. and the Steve Millar band from 8 p.m. to close. www.mancinis.com

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Alary’s Bar

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Public Affairs Series featuring Governor Mark Dayton

Thursday, March 3 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Science Museum of Minnesota 120 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102

Join the Saint Paul Area Chamber for lunch as our featured guest, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, addresses the business community and the vital issues facing our state. Due to popular demand, this event is sold out. Join us on March 29 for our next Public Affairs Series event.

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Members $25 Non-members $40

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Securian Financial Group, Inc.

Business Day at the Capitol Members $60 Non-members $75

Wednesday, March 16 Session 1: 7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Session 2: 9:30 a.m. 3:45 p.m.

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Crowne Plaza Saint Paul – Riverfront 11 East Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55101

Minnesota’s largest business lobbying day is back for its 18th year of making a difference at the Capitol. Join local Chambers and trade associations as we lobby with one voice at the State Capitol on March 16 on the issues that will help create jobs and grow the economy. A pro-business legislative majority, including 60 new legislators and a new Governor, makes your participation essential! Visit the Chamber’s event page for more information and to secure your participation in Session 1 or Session 2!


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March Membership Meeting featuring Louie Anderson

Monday, March 21 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

University Club of Saint Paul, Downtown 340 Cedar Street Saint Paul, MN 55101

On Monday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m., spend your lunch hour laughing along with Louie Anderson, one of America’s funniest comedians! Enjoy networking with fellow Chamber members at the University Club in downtown Saint Paul and no worries, parking is plentiful.

YPro: Speed Mentoring

Thursday, March 24 5:30 7:30 p.m.

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Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today, loved by the television audiences who never missed his nightly hit series "Family Feud" or his appearances on late night chat shows. He is adored by standing-room-only crowds in Las Vegas and respected by readers of his books.

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Embassy Suites Saint Paul Hotel 175 East Tenth Street Saint Paul, MN 55101

Join fellow young professionals for our annual YPro Speed Mentoring event, where young professionals get one-on-one time with top executives. About YPro: YPro empowers young professionals to build relationships, develop professionally, increase political involvement, contribute philanthropically and positively contribute to the economic development and high quality of life in the Saint Paul/East Metro area.

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Public Affairs Series

Tuesday, March 29 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Neighborhood House 179 East Robie Street Saint Paul, MN 55107

Join the Chamber’s Public Affairs Series March 29 as we present “Breaking News: Political Reporting in the Age of Twitter & Facebook” for a lively discussion starring three of Minnesota's best known and most experienced political reporters. In an era where everyone with a Twitter account has become a "reporter," how do journalists balance the need for speed with fact-checking and ethical standards? Learn how political reporting has evolved and what's coming next.

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Chamber U: Use Your IT to Beat Out the Competition

Wednesday, March 30 8:00 9:00 a.m.

Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Suite 150 401 North Robert Street Saint Paul, MN 55101

Is your office equipped with the tools you need to stay ahead of your competitors? Feel like you could be doing more? A high speed Internet connection and email are no longer enough to retain a competitive edge, however, there is hope. Join us for a session filled with information that will arm you with the tools you need to stay on top. In this session, we will: 1) Outline an IT Maturity Framework specific to the Small/Medium Business 2) Identify how top-performing companies are leveraging IT relative to this Framework and creating their own competitive advantage 3) Provide insight into determining where your company stands in relation to this Framework and your next steps to becoming more competitive

Social Reception

Thursday, March 31 5:00 7:00 p.m.

Barrio Tequila Bar 235 East Sixth Street Saint Paul, MN 55101

Come join us on March 31 for a Social Reception at Barrio Tequila Bar!

Members $10 Non-members $20

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HOST Sponsor:

Bonnie Holub of ArcLight Technology Consulting and Chair of the 2011 SPACC Board invites you to an informal gathering to network, share in conversation and discuss business issues. Please feel free to bring a guest at the member pricing who may benefit from networking with other Chamber members and learning more about the Chamber!

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NEWS + AWARDS

CBS Award Your Chamber and Moore, Costello & Hart partnered in early 2005 to create a tradition called Celebrate Business Success. This award honors those who provide leading examples of how members of the business community contribute to a shared vision of economic success throughout the Saint Paul/East Metro area.

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People, Awards and Company Notes Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen & Russ P.A., Saint Paul, hired Treston Wold and Ryan Shimek. The firm also hired three interns: Julie Weber, Kathleen Mackedanz and James Cipera. The company also promoted the following employees: Brian Caldwell-senior accountant, Greg Bienias-senior accountant, Jayme Andrews-supervisor, Dean Dziaseksupervisor, Luke Roessler-supervisor, Mark Kotsonas-manager, Tom Johnson-manager.

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Bremer Bank, Saint Paul, hired Todd Mather as a senior vice president and business banking credit manager in St. Cloud.

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Koleen Roach, director of meetings and conference management at Securian Financial Group Inc., Saint Paul, was voted chairperson elect and treasurer of California-based Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Association. Securian named Pete Berlute assistant controller. Minneapolis-based Minnesota Technical Assistance Program at the University of Minnesota named Laura Babcock director. Saint Paul-based Catholic Community Foundation elected John Beuerlein, chairman and chief investment officer of Marquette Asset Management, to its board.

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People, Awards and Company Notes Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, director of Minneapolis-based Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, received a $15,000 award for exemplary care from the Essex, Connecticut-based Cunniff-Dixon Foundation.

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Oakdale-based Imation Corp. won a Visionary Company award at Storage Visions 2011 for its RDX storage system designed to help small and medium-size businesses. The company also signed a strategic agreement with Tokyo-based TDK Corp. to jointly develop and manufacture magnetic tape technologies.

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Western Bank, Saint Paul, received an award for economic development in Minneapolis-based Hubler for Business Families, 2010 Minnesota Family Business Awards, the small company 2010 Minnesota Keystone Award from the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and the 2010 Best of St. Paul Award in banks from the U.S. Local Business Association.

Roseville-based InterDyn BMI has partnered with Edina-based New Vision Engineering Solutions to provide training and implementation for PTC software.

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People, Awards and Company Notes Burnsville-based PCL Construction Services Inc. hired Tom Roszak as construction modeling manager and Chris Bumgardner as building systems coordinator. Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon and Vogt, P.A. appointed Wendy Brekken as a shareholder. Leonard, Street and Deinard hired W. Anders Folk, Margaret Cronin, Wendy Canaday and Jeannine Lee as shareholders; Melanie Full as an associate; and Sharma Foley and Jenna Bettes as staff attorneys.

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Ecolab Inc., Saint Paul, was named the Best Enterprise in Leading Sustainability Efforts in China at the 2010 China Economic Summit Forum and joint Outstanding Contribution Award Ceremony.

Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction and San Diego-based developer enXco have completed a 201-megawatts Nobles Wind Project in Reading, Minn., half of a 400 megawatts partnership, which includes a Lakefield Wind Project to be completed by September.

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AmeriPride Linen Supply Services Mr. Jon Evans 700 Industrial Boulevard Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55413 www.ameripride.com

CorVel Corporation Health Care Management Ms. Lea Anderson MS, CRC 3001 Northeast Broadway Street Saint Paul, MN 55413 www.corvel.com

Joel Schnell‑ Photographer Photographers ‑ Studio Mr. Joel Schnell 2081 7th Street North North Saint Paul, MN 55109 www.schnellphoto.com

Benson Great Hall Conventions, Conference or Meeting Facilities Mr. Kyle Sherer 3900 Bethel Drive Saint Paul, MN 55112 www.bethel.edu/benson‑great‑hall

Exact Drive Advertising Agencies 5920 148th Street West, Suite 130 Apple Valley, MN 55124 www.exactdrive.com

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Bethel University ‑ College of Adult & Professional Studies/Graduate School Schools ‑ Colleges & Universities Mr. Pat Mazorol 3900 Bethel Drive Saint Paul, MN 55112 www.bethel.edu

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Fast Horse Marketing Mr. Bob Ingrassia 240 North Ninth Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55401 www.fasthorse.com Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market Restaurants Mr. Lenny Russo 289 East Fifth Street Saint Paul, MN 55101 www.heartlandrestaurant.com

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University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education Schools ‑ Colleges & Universities Ms. Stephanie Platteter 1420 Eckles Avenue, Suite 340 Saint Paul, MN 55108 www.cce.umn.edu W.A. Frost Restaurants Mr. Bob Crew 374 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102 www.wafrost.com Walmart ‑ Bloomington Retail Mr. Scott Rothe 715 East 78th Street Bloomington, MN 55420 www.walmart.com Wings Financial Credit Union Credit Unions Ms. Cynthia Heim Smith 14985 Glazier Avenue Apple Valley, MN 55124 www.wingsfinancial.com

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Purchase Ad Space Place your product or service in front of motivated business professionals by advertising in the Chamber’s monthly e-newsletter, Nexus. Our readers share your commitment to the economic vitality of the Saint Paul/East Metro area. When you do business with other Chamber members, you help to maintain our area as a great place to live, work and do business.

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Who you’re reaching: • Over 13,000 business readers each month • Decision makers – 52% are business owners • Small to mid-size businesses - 81% of companies having <100 employees • Internet users - 91% of Chamber members prefer to receive information online

For rate information and to purchase ad space, contact: Kelsey Siqveland 651.265.2791 kelsey@saintpaulchamber.com

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Nexus is a monthly publication for the members of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. The objective of Nexus is to inform and educate members of news and events in the Chamber and the Saint Paul/East Metro

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2011 Executive Committee

2011 Board of Directors

Bonnie Holub Chair of the Board ArcLight Technology Consulting

Guy Gilmore Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Mark Bagley U.S. Bank

Bill Lentsch Delta Airlines, Inc.

Stuart Simek Meridian Management, Inc.

Sherry Hastings Frauenshuh Companies

Kari Canfield Midway Chamber of Commerce

Mike Logan Target Corporation

Steve Snelling Sand Companies

Bill Kaphing Xcel Energy Inc.

Angela Craig Saint Jude Medical, Inc.

Tammy Mencel Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal

Mark Stutrud Summit Brewing Company

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Zach Crain Moore, Costello & Hart, P.L.L.P.

Susan Kratz Immediate Past Chair Moore, Costello & Hart, P.L.L.P.

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Sara Criger Chair-Elect St. Joseph’s Hospital, HealthEast Care System

Susan Wenz KSTC – Channel 45

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Nexus March 2011  

The monthly newsletter of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce.

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