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February 2012

Twin Cities North

Business Expo & Seminar March 27th  The Mermaid More info inside...

Gala Early Bird Ends Feb 3rd!

Don’t miss out! Register Now!

The Roaring 20’s Annual Gala! 2.1.12

Results Sponsors:

Explore Ireland! March 14-21, 2012

Chamber Leadership Board of Directors Officers Joe Brauer, Chair Mid American Financial Group jbrauer@ Eric Olson, Vice Chair Olson Consulting Kathy Klang, Treasurer Cummings, Keegan & Co., PLLP Directors Sarah Anderson Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott - Roseville Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes Inc. Shirley Barnes Crest View Senior Communities Ann Curtis M&I Bank—Blaine Jason Helgemoe Western Bank

Lori Wightman Unity Hospital

Committee Chairs Ambassadors OPEN Breakfast Networking Dr. Catherine Gray MorningStar Chiropractic Economic Advancement Chad Commers Roseville Properties Management Executive Committee Joe Brauer Mid American Financial Group Fall ‘Nine is Fine’ Golf Outing Brad Kadrie Kadrie Insurance Agency Gala 2012 Ann Aubitz Fuzion Print Nominating Committee Joe Brauer Mid American Financial Group Public Policy Bill Gschwind Alden, Pearson, P.A.

Ted Landwehr Landwehr Law Offices Steve McAlpin McAlpin Agency Inc.

Spring Golf Tournament 2011 Brad Kadrie Kadrie Insurance Agency

Jodi Moulzolf Country Inn & Suites - Shoreview Andrea Murphy Northeast Bank


Marnie Ochs-Raleigh Evolve Systems

Contact the Chamber office for a complete committee update at 763.571.9781.

Shanda Osiecki Lion Precision Deb Pieper ITK Technology

Contact Your Chamber Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce 525 Main Street, Suite 200, New Brighton, MN 55112 Tel. 763.571.9781; E-mail; Tim Roche - president & ceo Melissa Deming - director of events and marketing Shari Osterude - membership development

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Northeast Bank 3989 Central Ave. NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421 763-788-9351

From the Desk of the President & CEO April 8th will be my 4th year anniversary with the Chamber. After attending my first Gala almost 10 months after my start date, I realized that while the Gala was a lot of fun and raised money for the Chamber function, the “party” itself really wasn't aligned with the Chamber’s core values or mission statement. For those that have gotten to know me in the last 4 years, I truly believe everything the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce does, should be about Economic Development. Whether we are helping a specific business grow through networking and advertising, or growing the greater business community through advocacy or promotion, it should all be about economic development. After my first Gala, I worked with the Board of Directors and Gala committee to implement a “Excellence in Business Awards” aspect. One way to promote the area, is to promote businesses for their successes, and help them spread their story. Tim Roche The first year of awards was a little difficult, but we had applicants for every category, and were able to blend the award portion into the fun and nostalgia of the annual Gala. Last year, the second year of awards, saw huge growth. We streamlined the award categories and application which led to triple the amount of applicants in every category. 2012 appears to again show growth in the amount of award applicants. Still a couple hours to go and we have over 35 applications for the 8 awards. The quality of award applicants is what surprises me most. I know we have great companies in our midst, but I’m always amazed by what they accomplish within their businesses and the local community. I encourage you to join me at this year’s Gala on February 24th to hear about the amazing stories these companies have and to celebrate all of our successes. The Gala committee has been working extremely hard, and have taken input from last years Gala, made changes, added creativity and are pouring out what appears will be an excellent night of fun, food, and flappers…

Thank you to the following gala committee members for all they have done! Ann Aubitz, Fuzion Print; 2012 Gala Chair Dawn Muller, Merrick, Inc. Deb Pieper, ITK Technology Glenda Schneider, Rapit Printing Jason Helgemoe, Western Bank Jason Jones, Jason’s Comedy Night Joe Brauer, Mid American Financial Group

Michelle Land, Brightondale Senior Campus Noreen Shepard, White Bear Lions Theater Pat Kadrie, Kadrie Insurance Agency Sara Torgerson, Eye Care Center Stacey Jensen, Running Aces Harness Park Steve McAlpin, McAlpin Insurance Agency

Chamber Basket Program! Want to be part of a "Welcome to the Community" Chamber group?  Interested in getting your information to 20-30 new businesses each month?

Contact Shari in the office for more information! 763-571-9781 Results Sponsor

Code Poetry 940 Meadow Avenue Shoreview, MN 55126 612-605-0145

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Cummings, Keegan & Co. 600 S. Hwy. 169, Suite 1625 St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Member Information Member Reinvestments Welcome New Members! Member Since


Central Bank 1650 South Lake Street Forest Lake, MN 55025 Tom Sanvick 715-294-5991

Mounds View Schools Adult Education 2101 14th Street NW New Brighton, MN 55112 Maureen Larson 651-621-7410

Community Resource Bank 1501 West County Road C Roseville, MN 55113 Jay Bajwa 651-631-1040

School Space Media 245 East Roselawn Ave St. Paul, MN 55117 Debbie Lazcano-Stai 612-284-2344

Midway Training Services 380 Oak Grove Parkway, Suite 500 Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 Tim Gray

New Member Spotlight... Pets Remembered Cremation Service Skip Wyland is a licensed funeral director, Carol Noren was a Pastor and hospice chaplain. They opened Pets Remembered in September 2011 to provide private pet cremation and grief support to pet lovers in their time of need. 15 2nd Ave So. New Brighton, MN 55112 Contacts: Carol Noren or Skip Wyland Services provided: one-at-a-time only pet cremation, grief support, memory products, pick-up & delivery service

Alexandra House, Inc. All Event Party Rental & Supplies, LLC. Anytime Fitness - Mounds View Cars Bike Shop Brightondale Senior Campus Central Bank Community Resource Bank Cub Foods - New Brighton Evolve Systems First Construction Restoration Johnson Screens, A Weatherford Company Lakeside Homes, Inc. Larson Records Management Midway Training Services Mounds View Schools Adult Education Northwest Youth and Family Services PJW Automotive School Space Media Sentry Insurance Western Bank

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Thank you for reinvesting in YOUR Chamber!

Ambassador of the Month! Ann Aubitz, Fuzion Print 8 points! Total Points for all members for January 2012:

210! Results Sponsor

TDS Metrocom 3460 Washington Dr.  Eagan, MN 55122 763-450-4000

Event Recaps ...

! s g n i t t u C Ribbon

Dasco Systems Ribbon Cutting/Open House Wednesday, January 25th; Fridley New Office!

Aerotek Ribbon Cutting/Open House Thursday, January 26th; Arden Hills New Office!

Annual Gala & Awards Program ...

Join us for The Roaring 20’s Annual Gala on Friday, February 24th! 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Vadnais Heights Commons Tickets available online at Individual: $65; Couples: $110; Table of 8: $455

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities! Many great marketing opportunities for EVERY business. Visit or call 763-571-9781 for information. $10,000 - ‘Babe Ruth Sponsor’ THE Premier Marketing Package!

$5,000 - ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ Sponsor Tickets, Endless Marketing, Company Biography & More!

$2,500 - ‘Al Capone Sponsor’ Tickets, Marketing, Program Listing & More!

$1,000 - ‘The Jazz Singer Sponsor’ Public Announcement, Logo Marketing, and More!

$500 - ‘Prohibition Sponsor’ Prohibition Bottle Auction Sponsor - Live Auction During Event

$300 - ‘The Help Sponsor’ Clean-up Crew Sponsor: Merrick, Inc. Employees

$250 - ‘The Great Depression Sponsor’ Lottery Tree Sponsor - 1 person wins the tree of lottery tickets!

$100 - ‘The Bootlegger Sponsor’ Friend of the chamber donation

Silent Auction/Prize Item(s) Sponsor Company promoted along side donated item(s) & Program Any and all donations graciously accepted & appreciated

*Silent Auction information form below* Call 763-571-9781 or email

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Twin Cities North

Business Expo Tuesday, March 27, 2012  5:00-7:00 p.m. The Mermaid, Mounds View Hosted by:

Register your company for a booth today! This event will sell out fast! ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

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Space limited! Only 75 booths available on a first come, first served basis. Showcase your products and services to over 300 new clients. Booths will be placed randomly to maximize your networking opportunities. Appetizers provided by Chamber Member & Non-Member Restaurants & Caterers. Booths available to both Chamber Members and Non-Members. Show support by inviting your clients to this grand event! Bring door prizes to attract attendees to your booth.

You can’t miss this event! Great Networking, Free appetizers, Door prizes, Advertised across the metro, Free admission, Open to the public

Register: or 763-571-781

Upcoming Events...

Table For 4 is a great way to network with fellow chamber members in a small group atmosphere! Register for one of the Table For 4 events below: Wednesday, February 1st Wednesday, March 7th Wednesday, May 2nd

Wednesday, June 6th Wednesday, September 5th Wednesday, October 3rd Wednesday, November 7th

Investment: $10 + cost of lunch Chamber staff will pair you up with 3 other chamber members to enjoy networking over lunch. A chamber member restaurant will be chosen. For more information and to register visit or call 763-571-9781.

Exploring Ireland! March 14-21, 2012 Over St. Patrick’s Day  8 days, 8 meals, 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Open to Chamber Members and Non-Members! For more information, call the Chamber office at 763-571-9781 or email

Arden Hills, Blaine, Columbia Heights, Fridley, Little Canada, Mounds View New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park 525 Main Street, Suite 200  New Brighton, MN 55112 Tel. 763.571.9781  Fax 763.572.7950

Featured Event: The Roaring 20’s Annual Gala Join us for The Roaring 20’s Annual Gala on Friday, February 24th! 6:30-9:00 p.m. Vadnais Heights Commons Tickets available online at Individual: $65 Couples: $110 Table of 8: $455

YOUR CHAMBER CALENDAR - FEBRUARY 2012 Business Councils: 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Networking Club

Roaring 20’s Annual Gala!

Columbia Heights - February 3rd Northeast Bank, 6th Floor Fridley - February 14th Fridley Medical Center Mounds View - February 8th Mounds View Community Center Roseville - February 21st Courtyard by Marriott New Brighton - February 22nd Risdall Marketing Group

Thursday, February 9th 7:30-9:00 a.m. Country Inn & Suites, Shoreview $10, includes networking, speaker, and hot breakfast Featured Speaker: Michelle Land, Brightondale Senior Campus

Friday, February 24, 2012 6:30-9:00 p.m. Vadnais Heights Commons Register online at or call 763-571-9781. Market your company at this event!

Breakfast Networking is followed by ‘Chamber Member 101’; all you need to know to get the most from your membership

Sneak Peak at March 2012!

Table For 4 Wednesday, February 1st 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Chamber Member Restaurant; $10

Lunch & Law

Business Councils: 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 15th 11:30 a.m.l;-1:00 p.m. Chamber Office; Bring your own bagged lunch Presented by: Ted Landwehr, Landwehr Law Offices

Friday, February 17th 7:30-9:00 a.m. Shorewood Bar & Grill, Fridley

Columbia Heights - March 2nd Northeast Bank, 6th Floor Fridley - March 13th Fridley Medical Center Mounds View - March14th Mounds View Community Center Roseville - March 20th Courtyard by Marriott New Brighton - March 28th Risdall Marketing Group

Breakfast Networking Club

Twin Cities North Business Expo & Seminar

Legislative Breakfast with the Chamber Public Policy Committee Thursday, February 2nd 7:30-8:30 a.m. Chamber Office

Legal Clinic: ‘Starting a Business in MN’ Tuesday, February 7th 3:00-4:00 p.m. Chamber Office Presented by: Bill Gschwind, Alden Pearson, P.A.

Thursday, February 23rd 7:30-9:00 a.m. Country Inn & Suites, Shoreview $10, includes networking, speaker, and hot breakfast Breakfast Networking is followed by ‘Chamber Member 101’; all you need to know to get the most from your membership

Tuesday, March 27th Seminar: 3:00-5:00; Expo: 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Mermaid, Mounds View REGISTER NOW!

Young Professionals: Coffee & Conversation Wednesday, February 8th 8:00-9:00 a.m. Dunn Bros Coffee, (Fairview Ave) Roseville

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Events, dates, and times subject to change. Visit for a complete, accurate listing of all events.

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