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results the newsletter of the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce

In this issue… Announcing a Partnership … James J. Hill Reference Library Ribbon Cuttings … Achieve Services & Vermont Park New Member Spotlight … Gretchen West Massage Therapy & Smart Blendz Nine is Fine Golf Tournament … Thank you!

October 2009


CHAMBER LEADERSHIP Board of Directors

Committee Chairs

Officers Beverly Aplikowski, Chair Lakeside Homes Inc. bev@homesbylakeside.com

Aging Resources Group Shirley Barnes Crest View Senior Communities

Pat Whelan, Past Chair PJW Automotive pat@pjwauto.com Kathy Klang, Treasurer Cummings, Keegan & Co., PLLP kjklang@ckco-cpa.com

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

Directors Sarah Anderson Courtyard by Marriott—Roseville Executive Committee sanderson@csmcorp.net Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes Joe Brauer Mid American Financial Group Fall ‘Nine is Fine’ Golf Outing jbrauer@minneapolis.nef.com Henry Paetzel VetteOne Enterprises Ann Curtis Joe Brauer M&I Bank—Blaine Mid American Financial Group ann.curtis@micorp.com Dr. Catherine Gray Morningstar Chiropractic drgray@morningstarchiro.com

Gala 2010 Joe Brauer Mid American Financial Group

Jason Helgemoe Western Bank jhelgemoe@western-bank.com

Nominating Committee Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes

Bill Helgeson Risdall Marketing Group bill@risdall.com

Public Policy Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes

Ted Landwehr Landwehr Law Offices tland@landwehrlaw.com

Bill Gschwind InPursuit Consulting

Steve McAlpin McAlpin Agency Inc. steve@mcalpinagency.com

Pat Whelan PJW Automotive Spring ‘Chamber Challenge’ Golf Tournament OPEN

Jodi Moulzolf Country Inn & Suites - Shoreview Young Professionals jmoulzolf@yahoo.com Lisa McDaniel Voyager Bank Andrea Murphy Northeast Bank am@northeastbank-mn.com INTERESTED IN HELPING CHART Marnie Ochs-Raleigh THE CHAMBER’S DIRECTION BY Evolve Systems LEADING A PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY? marnie@evolve-systems.com Contact the Chamber office for a Deb Pieper complete committee update. Paradigm Business Solutions 763.571.9781. d_pieper@comcast.net Lee Zechmann Johnson Screens, A Weatherford Company, lee.zechmann@weatherford.com

Contact your Chamber Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce 5394 Edgewood Drive, # 100, Mounds View, MN 55112 Tel. 763.571.9781; E-mail info@twincitiesnorth.org; Tim Roche - president & ceo Kathy Swenson - program manager Melissa Deming - director of events and marketing Dave Fearing—membership consultant John Cook—membership consultant

New Member Spotlights! Gretchen West Message Therapy Gretchen West Message Therapy opened for business in September 2007 in Shoreview. Gretchen listens to each for her clients needs to design a session to meet those needs in order to achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness. Mention Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce and get the friends and family rate of $40+tax for your first 60 minute session! Gretchen West Massage Therapy 5922 Lexington Avenue North Shoreview, MN 55126 651-226-6233 gretchenwest.com gbwest1@msn.com

Smart Blendz Smart Blendz is a wellness and nutrition club. They are dedicated to bringing good nutrition to the people of our community at an affordable price and in a fun, friendly atmosphere. At Smart Blendz, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or mid-afternoon snack. Your meal includes a healthy meal replacement smoothie, herbal green tea and a shot of herbal aloe. They are happy to personalize a program tailored to your individual needs that will supply key nutrients you cannot get from food sources alone. Whether you want to protect your heart, lift your mood, ease aching joints, improve your immune system, reach that target weight, improve your overall nutrition or just feel better you will find a health program that is right for you. Combine the power of herbs and other nutrients to get on the right track in life today. Smart Blendz 5999 Rice Creek Parkway Shoreview, MN 55126 (763) 227-3447 www.smartblendz.com

New Members – September 2009 Ark Pet Hospital 151 Silver Lake Road NW Suite 109 New Brighton, MN 55112 Mary Philippson Phone: (651) 633-0567 Veterinarian Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well Being 7954 University Avenue NE Fridley, MN 55432 Kathy Samilo Phone: (763) 780-3036 www.ccffr.org Non-Profit Minnesota Swarm Professional Lacrosse Team 317 Washington Street St. Paul, MN 55102 Nick Andrajack Phone: (651) 312-3458 www.mnswarm.com Sports

New York Life Insurance Company 3600 Minnesota Drive Suite 100 Edina, MN 55435 David Wendling Phone: (952) 897-5028 www.newyorklife.com Insurance Premier Materials Technology, Inc. 7401 Central Avenue NE Fridley, MN 55432 Keith Boulais Phone: (763) 785-1411 www.premerimaterials.com Manufacturing

Member Address Change: Gregg Katzenmaier Keller Williams 2680 Snelling Avenue N Roseville, MN 55113


Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce Partners with the James J. Hill Reference Library The Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the beginning of a partnership with the James J. Hill Reference Library located in St. Paul. Since 1921, the Hill Library has housed a world-class collection of practical business information resources and is considered one of the most comprehensive business libraries in the country. It was founded by one of the nation's true business pioneers, James J. Hill, in order to provide others with relevant and credible information. As a member of the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce, with this partnership you will receive:  Member pricing to James J. Hill “Smarter Business Talks” Twin Cities North Chamber members, at the Hill Library Member’s Discount, may attend the “Smarter Business Talks” at Hill Library. Chamber members will pay the Hill Library member rate of $25 versus $35 for non-members when they request the discount during registration. Events for which they charge a fee will include two hours of free parking at the nearby Lawson Ramp. (James J. Hill Library will not comp parking for free events.)  Direct free access to Biztoolkits.org from the Chamber website BizToolkit features the Web's best business information sources, as selected by the nation's top Business Information Experts at the James J. Hill Reference Library. Need to prepare a business plan for your banker? You'll find what you need in BizToolkit. Looking for tips on how to cost effectively launch your next marketing campaign? You'll find what you need in BizToolkit. Salary surveys, job descriptions, company research sources...you'll find it all in BizToolkit.  Direct free access to Hill Librarians via email The combined business research experience of the Library's professional staff exceeds 100 years. All Hill Library Business Information Specialists are masters-degree educated professional researchers and librarians. They relish challenging business questions, such as: “What’s the average inventory turnover for a craft shop?”  $50 Discount on a “HillSearch” Membership HillSearch features the ability to create lists of prospects from among 14 million public and private firms in North America and 9 million outside of North America and has the ability to search about 7,000 trade periodicals and nearly 2,000 newspapers for articles about companies, industries, markets, and individuals

MEMBER REINVESTMENTS MEMBER

MEMBER SINCE

Ace Solid Waste BioLife Plasma Services Budget Host Inn City of Roseville Complete Tool Grinding Country Inn & Suites by Carlson CU Companies Flight Line Enterprises Fridley School District Glass Today Hank’s Specialties, Inc. Landwehr Law Offices Mark O. Finney, DDS Minnesota Twins Olsen, Thielen & Co., Ltd. Paradigm Business Solutions Parsons Electric Perkins – Fridley Rebarfab, Inc. Restoration Auto Glass Roseville Medical Center Saturn of St. Paul – Mounds View Spire Federal Credit Union Team Logic IT Voigt’s Bus Service

DAVID C. OLSON

Looking for the Minnesota Chamber article? You can find David Olson’s Minnesota Chamber of Commerce article at www.mnchamber.com. David Olson is president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

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Featured Events - October 2009 Twin Cities North Social Media 101 Business Essentials Luncheon Presented by: Risdall Marketing Group Thursday, October 15, 2009; 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Seasons at Bunker Hills, Coon Rapids Learn the ins and outs of Social Media and how you can use it to grow your business! Investment: $16, includes lunch, speaker, & networking

Business Expo Tuesday, October 27, 2009  5:00-7:30 p.m. FREE To Attend! Mounds View Community Center County Hwy 10 & Edgewood Drive, Mounds View Booths are going fast! See insert to reserve your booth today!

Thursday, October 1, 2009 Public Policy Committee Meeting 7:30—9:30 a.m. Key Air—Anoka County Airport 10188 Radisson Road, Blaine, MN 55449 Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Legislative Breakfast with the Chamber 7:30-8:30 a.m. Sarna’s Classic Grill 3939 University Ave, Columbia Heights, MN 55421 Investment: See Chamber Website Wednesday, October 7, 2009 YP Committee Meeting 7:30-9:30 a.m. Perkins - Fridley 7250 University Ave, Fridley, MN 55432 Thursday, October 8, 2009 Breakfast Networking Club 7:30-9:00 a.m. - Country Inn & Suites 5995 Rice Creek Parkway; Shoreview, MN 55126 Investment: $10, includes hot breakfast Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Gala 2010 Planning Committee Meeting 8:00-9:00 a.m. Chamber Office 5394 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View, MN 55112 Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Bowl ‘Em Over Networking 4:30-6:00 p.m. The Mermaid Entertainment Center 2200 County Hwy 10, Mounds View, MN 55112 Investment: FREE - Apps, bowling, & networking, Cash bar available

Thursday, October 15, 2009 Business Essentials Luncheon—Social Media 101 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. The Seasons at Bunker Hills 12800 Bunker Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55448 Investment: $16, includes lunch, speaker, networking

Featured Speaker: Risdall Marketing Group Thursday, October 22, 2009 Breakfast Networking Club 7:30-9:00 a.m.—Country Inn & Suites 5995 Rice Creek Parkway; Shoreview, MN 55126 Investment: $10, includes hot breakfast Monday, October 26, 2009 New Brighton Candidate Forum 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. New Brighton City Hall 803 Old Highway 8 NW, New Brighton, MN 55112 Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Twin Cities North Business Expo 5:00-7:30 p.m. Mounds View Community Center 5394 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View, MN 55112 Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Economic Advancement Meeting 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lakeside Homes 1200 Foss Road, New Brighton, MN 55112 Investment: $5 for lunch

Results Sponsored By:

Cummings, Keegan & Co. 600 S. Hwy. 169, Suite 1625 St. Louis Park, MN 55426 952-345-2500

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Ribbon Cutting - Northwest Youth & Family Services 5:00-6:00 p.m. Northwest Youth & Family Services 3490 Lexington Ave, Shoreview, MN 55126

Grand Casino Mille Lacs / Hinckley 7600 Boone Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763-488-1899

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 YP Committee Meeting 8:00-9:00 a.m. Caribou Coffee - Mounds View County Hwy 10 and County Rd I Thursday, November 5, 2009 Public Policy Committee Meeting 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Key Air - Anoka County Airport 10188 Radisson Road, Blaine, MN 55449 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 ‘How to Run for Local Office 101’ - Evening Exchange 4:30-6:00 p.m. The Seasons at Bunker Hills 12800 Bunker Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55432 Thursday, November 12, 2009 Breakfast Networking Club 7:30-9:00 a.m. - Country Inn & Suites 5995 Rice Creek Parkway; Shoreview, MN 55126 Investment: $10, includes hot breakfast

*Louis Anderson will be the MC at this grand event!

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

Sneak Peak at November 2009: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Legislative Breakfast with the Chamber 7:30-8:30 a.m. Sarna’s Classic Grill 3939 University Ave, Columbia Heights, MN 55421 Investment: See Chamber Website

Thursday, November 19, 2009 Lester Bagley of the MN Vikings Business Essentials Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Season’s at Bunker Hills 12800 Bunker Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55448 Investment: $16, includes lunch, speaker, networking

Bob’s Produce Ranch 7620 University Ave. NE Fridley, MN 55432 763-571-5477

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

BAE Systems 4800 East River Road Fridley, MN 55421 763-572-7615

REGISTER TODAY FOR ANY EVENT! Online: www.twincitiesnorth.org/events

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