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Friday, March 11, 2011  7:00-10:00 p.m. Silverwood Park, St. Anthony

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February 2011


Membership Information

New Member Spotlight! Divadish Kitchens Growing up in the family restaurant business out East taught Gianna Ianos of Divadish Kitchens that good food is a must, not a luxury. The coined phrase "You are what you Eat " Has been my inspiration with all my meals and desserts. The foundation of Divadish Kitchens is Eat Organic Natural foods, Live Longer, Look Better, and Feel Younger than ever before. The company statement is: Be the person you were meant to be Inside & Out! The company motto: I will win you over "One mouthful @ a Time". Divadish wants to educate her clients to have a better relationship with food, and stop the Y0-Y0 cycle of food binging! Divadish hopes to build friendships, new & old through networking, working on events, experiencing new adventures, and growing her company and herself through all of these experiences. Divadish Kitchens 1134 Iris Drive North Oaks,MN.55127 Mobile: 612-859-3270 Home Office & Fax #'s 651-330-6411 www.divadishkitchenscatering.com email:elizabethjj555@gmail.com Contact: Gianna Elizabeth Ianos Services Provided: Custom Menu planning for all Dietary needs. Grocery Shopping, Wellness meals, Long-Term Care Meals, New Mom's, Pro-Sports, Executives, All Special Occasions. Hourly or Meal Rates available.

Welcome New Members! AMERIPRISE Practice of Dan Grassman & Barry Oxton 900 Long Lake Road, Suite 300 New Brighton, MN 55112 Barry Oxton Dan Grassman 651-635-1857 www.ameripriseadvisors/barry.l.oxton Financial Services Dalco Enterprises, Inc. 300 5th Avenue NW New Brighton, MN 55112 Barbara Grundman 651-604-2966 www.dalcoonline.com Janitorial Supplies Divadish Kitchens 1134 Iris Drive North Oaks, MN 55127 Gianna Ianos 612-859-3270 www.divadishkitchenscatering.com Personal Chef First Construction Restoration 980 Patton Road New Brighton, MN 55112 Ben Norman 651-216-9587 www.first-construction.com Water/Fire/Mold/Construction

Fuzion Print 877 3rd Street SW New Brighton, MN 55112 Ann Aubitz 612-781-2815 www.fuzionprint.com Printing/Paper Greg McAllister - State Farm Insurance 651-560-3299 Greg.d.mac@gmail.com Insurance Honest-1 Auto Care 3114 Lexington Avenue No Roseville, MN 55113 Tom Watson 651-482-0035 Auto Repair/Service

Member Reinvestments Member

Member Since

Anoka County Watch Dog

2/1/2006

Anytime Fitness - Mounds View

12/1/2009

Auto Glass Today, Inc.

1/25/2011

Brightondale Senior Campus

1/1/1997

Broadview Builders, Inc.

1/1/2006

City of New Brighton

7/1/2002

Comfort Suites - Blaine

2/1/2006

Costco Wholesale - Coon Rapids

2/1/2005

Dunwoody College of Technology

1/1/2005

Grand Casino Mille Lacs - Hinckley

2/1/2002

Johnson Screens

7/1/2002

Lakeside Homes, Inc.

1/1/1997

Larson Records Management

1/1/2010

Mark O. Finney, DDS

9/1/1999

Midwest Special Services, Inc.

12/1/2004

Mounds View School District

7/1/2002

PJW Automotive

1/1/1997

Pratt-Ordway Properties

1/1/1997

R.W. Ramsay & Associates, Ltd.

11/1/2009

Red Ginger China Bistro

12/1/2009

Wal*Mart Stores - Fridley

1/1/1993

Thank you for reinvesting with YOUR Chamber!

Renewal by Anderson 1920 County Road C West Roseville, MN 55113 Cody Horton 651-264-6012 www.renewalbyandersoncorp.com Specific Family Chiropractic1 312 81st Avenue NE Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 Dr. Joe Biernat 763-780-0112 www.specificfamilychiro.com Chiropractor/Nutrition Twin Cities Gateway Visitors Bureau 10801 Town Square Drive Blaine, MN 55449 Steve Markuson 763-785-5640 www.tcgateway.com

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Chamber Leadership Board of Directors Officers Bill Helgeson, Chair Risdall Marketing Group bill@risdall.com Beverly Aplikowski, Past Chair Lakeside Homes Inc. bev@homesbylakeside.com Kathy Klang, Treasurer Cummings, Keegan & Co., PLLP kjklang@ckco-cpa.com Directors Sarah Anderson Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott - Roseville sanderson@csmcorp.net Joe Brauer Mid American Financial Group jbrauer@minneapolis.nef.com Ann Curtis M&I Bank—Blaine ann.curtis@micorp.com Dr. Catherine Gray Morningstar Chiropractic drgray@morningstarchiro.com Jason Helgemoe Western Bank jhelgemoe@western-bank.com Ted Landwehr Landwehr Law Offices tland@landwehrlaw.com Steve McAlpin McAlpin Agency Inc. steve@mcalpinagency.com Jodi Moulzolf Country Inn & Suites - Shoreview jmoulzolf@yahoo.com Andrea Murphy Northeast Bank am@northeastbank-mn.com Marnie Ochs-Raleigh Evolve Systems marnie@evolve-systems.com Deb Pieper Paradigm Business Solutions d_pieper@comcast.net

From the Desk of the President & CEO

Committee Chairs Ambassadors OPEN

A New Year resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habits. A New Years Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year.

Breakfast Networking Dr. Catherine Gray MorningStar Chiropractic Economic Advancement Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes

Personally, I made the resolution of wearing a tie everyday to work, and I am proud to say that every work day in the month of January, I was wearing a tie. One month down and eleven to go. At this point, it has just become habit, but it is a goal that, to this point, has been successful.

Executive Committee Bill Helgeson Risdall Marketing Group Fall ‘Nine is Fine’ Golf Outing OPEN Gala 2011 Joe Brauer Mid American Financial Group Nominating Committee Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes Public Policy Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes Bill Gschwind InPursuit Consulting Pat Whelan PJW Automotive Spring ‘Chamber Challenge’ Golf Tournament Brad Kadrie Kadrie Insurance Agency Young Professionals OPEN

INTERESTED IN HELPING CHART THE CHAMBER’S DIRECTION BY LEADING A PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY?

Tim Roche

In business, goal setting has the advantages of encouraging participants to put in substantial effort; and, because every member has defined expectations set upon him or her little room is left for inadequate effort going unnoticed.

Managers cannot be constantly able to drive motivation and keep track of an employee’s work on a continuous basis. Goals are therefore an important tool for managers since goals have the ability to function as a self-regulatory mechanism that acquires an employee a certain amount of guidance There are four mechanisms through which goal setting is able to affect individual performance:

1. Goals focus attention towards goal-relevant activities and away from goal-irrelevant activities. 2. Goals serve as an energizer; higher goals will induce greater effort while low goals induce lesser effort.

3. Goals affect persistence; constraints with regard to resources will affect work pace. 4.

Goals activate cognitive knowledge and strategies which allows employees to cope with the situation at hand.

While some managers would believe it is sufficient to urge employees to ‘do their best’, it is found that people who are told to ‘do their best’ will not do so. ‘Doing your best’ has no measurement which implies that it is useless in eliciting specific behavior. To elicit some specific form of behavior from others, it is important that this person has a clear view of what is expected from him/her. A measurable goal is thereby of vital importance because it facilitates an individual in focusing their efforts in a specified direction. Measureable is the key word. Did you know that by setting measurable goals, you will double your chances of achievement? Because I set the goal of wearing a tie “everyday” versus “more often”, I was setting a measurable goal, and therefore increasing my chances of success. While it is February 1st, it is not to late to set your New Years Resolution. Whether big or small, personal or professional, set your measurable goals and get to work!

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

Friday, March 11, 2011 Silverwood Park, St. Anthony 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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

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

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


Event Pictures New Member Reception Friday, January 28, 2011 Chamber Office, New Brighton Over a dozen new members meet with Chamber Board of Directors and Chamber Ambassadors on Friday morning, January 28th. Once a quarter the Chamber hosts a New Member Reception to allow for the newest members to visit the Chamber office and to meet the Chambers most committed members! Join us at the next one on April 29th!

Chamber 101 is for Prospective Members!

Learn about Chamber benefits and how they can help your bottom line! Learn about what’s new and how to get more out of your membership!

Chamber 101

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

is for existing Members!

2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Following Breakfast Networking! County Inn & Suites, Shoreview

Chamber 101 is for New Members

Contact Shari Osterude at 763-571-9781 or shari@twincitiesnorth.org


Business Advocacy Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. Lincoln, the immortal President during the Civil War of the Union States. Davis the lesser know President of the Confederate. However, it wasn’t as historical figures that author James Swanson discussed these men during a recent C-SPAN interview, but rather as managers. During their respective Cabinet meetings, Lincoln remained focused on the issue. Davis invariably questioned the motives of the one who raised it. While Lincoln’s methods promoted discussion and eventual consensus, those of Davis prompted argument and dissention. In the end the difference in respect was telling. During the travel of his funeral train, Lincoln was openly mourned even by his most vocal opponents. As Lincoln was being transported, Davis was essentially alone when captured by Union Cavalry. And, as they surrounded his tent in the middle of the night, Davis mistakenly grabbed his wife’s hooded shawl while trying to making his escape, suffering the additional taunt of trying to evade capture by being dressed as a woman. Mike Simpson

No doubt many in business have seen examples of both management styles, especially those who Premier Commercial Properties have experienced the culture of a large corporation. And perhaps many took some degree of inner satisfaction when those who followed the Jefferson Davis model failed to get the results they demanded. However, it’s not only business that is affected by these different approaches, but the politicians in Washington and St. Paul. We have seen it. One side tries to advance its viewpoint; the other side criticizes by questioning motives. Into which category you place the two political parties is likely determined by one’s political persuasion. But objective observation shows the pattern is there. And, when that pattern is present, a lack of respect isn’t far behind. As we progress into the legislative and congressional seasons, your Chamber may be called upon to advocate certain positions on behalf of you, its membership. Our pledge should be to stay professional, polite and focused on the issues. The other way simply doesn’t work.

Mike Simpson Senior Associate Premier Commercial Properties For the Public Policy Committee.

Join fellow Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce members, and hundreds of Chamber of Commerce members from around the state, at the annual Minnesota Chamber Business Day at the Capital! Minnesota Business Day at the Capitol provides all sizes and types of Minnesota companies the opportunity to see the Legislature in action and to influence public policy decisions. Over 800 business leaders gather for a day of education and lobbying at the Capitol.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Contact the Chamber Office at 763-571-9781 for more information.


Business Advocacy 2011 Legislature: High stakes for jobs By David C. Olson The 2011 Legislature convened with clear signals that Minnesota will be “open for business.” It’s customary that the first bills introduced in the session mirror the priorities of the majority party. These bills, in both the House and Senate, reflect the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 agenda. Senate File 1, the “jobs” bill, proposes to reduce the corporate income tax by half in the next six years, roll back and freeze business property taxes to 2009 levels, and ease regulations and streamline the environmental permitting and review process. House File 1 also takes steps to streamline environmental permitting and review. Other noteworthy measures provided alternative pathways to teacher licensure, abolished many local government mandates, and lifted the ban on consideration of additional nuclear power plants. The proposals are refreshing and send a welcome message to the statewide business community. The Minnesota Chamber and its network of local chambers stand ready to advance those measures necessary to assist businesses in locating and expanding in Minnesota. That’s vital to the economic livelihood of all Minnesotans. Developing the economy is important business and a competitive business. Look no farther than our neighbor to the east. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made recent headlines when he erected signs at the Minnesota-Wisconsin – as well as Illinois-Wisconsin – borders declaring: “Open for Business.” “The pro-growth initiatives I support stand in stark contrast to those policies being discussed in our bordering states,” Walker said in a prepared statement. “These signs are aimed directly at job creators to make them aware that they are welcome here.” Minnesota policy-makers cannot sit still. Businesses face intense competition not only from other states but also across the globe. Incorporating incentives for businesses to locate and expand in Minnesota is essential. The task of building a budget on anticipated revenues of $32 billion – up $1.5 billion from the existing biennium – won’t be easy. But the intent from the new legislative leadership is clearly promising. What’s the No. 1 reason why Minnesota businesses are not adding jobs? Uncertainty. We enter the 2011 legislative session with fundamental questions. How will business be treated by the new governor and Legislature? Will taxes be going up? Will rules and regulations be expanded? Or will our new leaders send a message that one way out of this recession is to make it easier for private-sector job-providers to create more jobs? The Minnesota Senate and House have certainly identified their job priorities. Governor Dayton also has made it clear that his No. 1 priority is jobs and helping our economy get moving again. All in all, good first steps to what will be a very difficult legislative session. The task won’t be easy. We all must share the pain, including the business community. Completing this assignment is essential for Minnesota to address its most pressing problems and build the infrastructure necessary to develop and grow our economy. David Olson is president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit the Web at www.mnchamber.com.


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Featured Events: Business Councils Our intentions are for the local business members to receive updates from, and have dialogue with, key individuals and groups within the city. Examples of featured speakers include: Mayors, Police Chiefs, School Superintendents, etc. The Business Councils are FREE! Monthly meeting from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Columbia Heights Business Council - 1st Friday of each month Fridley Business Council - 2nd Tuesday of each month Mounds View Business Council - 2nd Wednesday of each month Roseville Business Council - 3rd Tuesday of each month New Brighton Business Council - 4th Wednesday of each month Shoreview Business Council - Coming Soon!

Visit www.twincitiesnorth.org for more information on speakers and attendees at the Business Councils.

YOUR CHAMBER CALENDAR - FEBRUARY 2011 Young Professionals Committee

Breakfast Networking Club

Wedneday, February 2, 2011 8:00-9:0 a.m. Caribou Coffee, Mounds View

Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:30-9:00 a.m. Country Inn & Suites, Shoreview

Sneak Peak at March 2011: Business Councils: Columbia Heights - March 4 Location: Northeast Bank, 6th Floor, Columbia Heights

Public Policy Meeting

Legislative Breakfast with the Chamber

Thursday, February 3, 2011 7:30-9:00 a.m. Chamber Office

Friday, February 18, 2011 7:30-9:00 a.m. Shorewood Bar & Grill, Fridley

2011 Gala Planning Committee

Economic Advancement Committee

Thursday, February 3, 2011 8:00-9:00 a.m. DD’s Restaurant (in Risdall Marketing Group Building, across road from Chamber Office)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lakeside Home, Inc. 1200 Foss Road, New Brighton

Business Councils:

Breakfast Networking Club

Breakfast Networking Club

Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:30-9:00 a.m. Country Inn & Suites, Shoreview

Thursday, March 10 & 24, 2011 7:30-9:00 a.m. Country Inn & Suites, Shoreview

Board of Directors Meeting

‘A Day at the Races’ & Business Excellence Awards Gala

Columbia Heights - February 4 Location: Northeast Bank, 6th Floor, Columbia Heights Fridley - February 8 Location: Perkins, Fridley Mounds View - February 9 Location: Medtronic Roseville - February 15 Location: Cave & Associates New Brighton - February 23 Location: New Brighton Public Safety Building

Friday, February 25, 2011 7:30-9:00 a.m. Risdall Marketing Group

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

Fridley - March 8 Location: Perkins, Fridley Mounds View - March 9 Location: Mounds View Motor Company Roseville - March 15 Location: tbd New Brighton - March 23 Location: Brightondale Senior Campus

Friday, March 11, 2011 7:00-10:00 p.m. Silverwood Park, St. Anthony


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