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results the newsletter of the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce

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September 2010


Chamber Leadership Board of Directors

Committee Chairs

Officers

Ambassadors OPEN

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

Economic Advancement Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes Executive Committee Bill Helgeson Risdall Marketing Group

Joe Brauer Mid American Financial Group jbrauer@minneapolis.nef.com

Gala 2010 Joe Brauer Mid American Financial Group

Ann Curtis M&I Bank—Blaine ann.curtis@micorp.com

Nominating Committee Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes

Dr. Catherine Gray Morningstar Chiropractic drgray@morningstarchiro.com

Public Policy Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes

Jason Helgemoe Western Bank jhelgemoe@western-bank.com

Bill Gschwind InPursuit Consulting

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

"Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere." Theodore Roosevelt

Breakfast Networking Dr. Catherine Gray MorningStar Chiropractic

Directors Fall ‘Nine is Fine’ Golf Outing Sarah Anderson Courtyard by Marriott—Roseville Jeff Lust Country Financial sanderson@csmcorp.net

Ted Landwehr Landwehr Law Offices tland@landwehrlaw.com

From the Desk of the President & CEO

Tim Roche

Pretty powerful statement, that I can’t say I disagree with! Thank you for being a member of the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce. With your support we are doing great things. Business Councils meeting with individual cities, surveying for an Economic Trending report, starting up the 2nd series of the Legislative Breakfast with the Chamber.

This doesn’t even include all the work happening for the election. The Public Policy committee has been diligently working to ensure the members of the Chamber have a good understanding of the candidates running for office. From questionnaires for local candidates to partnering with the North Metro Mayors Association on State and Federal debates, we will be providing you with the information to assist you in making an even more educated decision come election day. Be sure fill out the Economic Survey on the Chamber website, and attend the Legislative Breakfast with the Chamber the third Friday of each month!

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

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

Thank you to the Minnesota Twins for hosting our

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

Target Field is available for social and business functions. A company recently held a meeting at Target Field and played the PowerPoint on the outfield scoreboard!

Board of Directors meeting at Target Field on August 27th! The details within the entire stadium are amazing.

Contact David Christie for your next meeting! David Christie Senior Manager, Facility & Event Sakes Twins Ballpark, LLC Target Field - 1 Twins Way Minneapolis, MN 55403 Phone: 612-659-3589

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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 Dave Fearing—membership consultant John Cook—membership consultant

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

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


Membership Information Member Spotlight!

Member Reinvestments Member

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities has been matching children with caring, adult mentors for 90 years. Our one-to-one mentoring programs are proven to have a positive and lasting influence in the lives of young people. Of the 3,400 children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2009, 85% improved their self confidence, 68% improved their academic performance and 55% were better able to avoid substance abuse. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of volunteer interests. In our School-based Program, volunteers meet their Little Brother or Sister one hour a week at one of more than 25 participating schools. The Community-based Program connects adults and children who prefer to plan activities outside of school hours at a variety of locales. Enrich a child’s life and help build a stronger community by getting involved with BBBS. There are hundreds of kids waiting for the friendship and encouragement you can provide. To support our life-changing mentoring programs by volunteering or donating, call us at 651-789-2400 or visit www.bigstwincities.org. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 2550 University Avenue, Suite 410N St. Paul, MN 55114 651-789-2400 thinkbig@bigstwincities.org www.bigstwincities.org

Ace Solid Waste, Inc. AmeriPride Linen and Apparel Services Barna, Guzy and Steffen, LTD BioLife Plasma Services BoB's Produce Ranch Columbia Heights School District CU Companies Dasco Financial One - Blaine Financial One - Columbia Heights Fridley School District Health and Rehabilitation of New Brighton Hydraulic Specialty Company Keller Williams - Bye Kwik-File, LLC Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC Representative Michele Bachmann Select Communications Sheet Metal Connectors SPIRE Federal Credit Union - Blaine VJ Accounting Tax Service Wal*Mart Stores - Fridley William H. Beery

Paychex, Inc. 2010 Northland Drive, Suite 100 Mendota Heights, MN 55120 Zack Tverstol www.paychex.com 651-365-5060 Payroll Services

Colonial Village 2075 Rustad Lake Mounds View, MN 55112 www.communityvillagecommunity.com Carol Langenfeld 763-786-3498 Manufactured Housing Community

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

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

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Jeff Lust Country Financial

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Ambassadors of the Month - August 2010

Dr. Catherine Gray MorningStar Chiropractic

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Thank you for reinvesting with YOUR Chamber!

New Members – August 2010 Brown Farms LTD 112 Moss Creek Drive Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Stuart Brown judystub@hargray.com Drug Store Property

Member Since

Sue Grossnickle SPIRE Federal Credit Union

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


Event Pictures

Ribbon Cutting!

Rasmussen College Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting August 12, 2010 Rasmussen College, Blaine Campus

Welcoming Remarks: Bill Helgeson, Risdall Marketing Group; Chair of the Board of Directors, Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce

Annual Meeting Featuring: ‘Erik the Bike Man!’ Recognizing incoming and outgoing Board Members and Committee Chairs August 19, 2010  Hampton Inn, Shoreview 2010-2011 Board of Directors Officers Thank you Past Board Chair! Beverly Aplikowski Lakeside Homes, Inc.

Thank you Board Treasurer! Kathy Klang Cummings, Keegan, & Co., P.L.L.P.

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

Thank you out-going Board Members! Pat Whelan, PJW Automotive (left) & Lee Zechmann, Johnson Screens (right)

Directors Sarah Anderson Courtyard 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 Eric Olson Business Consulting Eric.Olson12@gmail.com Deb Pieper Paradigm Business Solutions d_pieper@comcast.net


Event Pictures Patio Social! Hosted by: Young Professionals Group August 18, 2010 Barley John’s, New Brighton

New Teacher Recognition Days! Mounds View School District Thursday, August 19th; 7:45-8:15 a.m. Highview Middle School Mounds View New Teacher Recognition Day Sponsors: BAE Systems, Fridley Biolife Plasma Services Costco Wholesale - Maplewood Johnson Screens, New Brighton Rasmussen College, Blaine Campus Sam’s Club, Fridley United Educators Credit Union, Columbia Heights

Fridley School District Thursday, August 26th; 7:30-9:00 a.m. Fridley High School Media Center Fridley New Teacher Recognition Day Sponsors: BAE Systems, Fridley Biolife Plasma Services, Mounds View BoB’s Produce Ranch, Fridley Eye Care Center, Fridley Rasmussen College, Blaine Campus Sam’s Club, Fridley United Educators Credit Union, Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights School District Friday, August 27th; 8:00-9:00 a.m. Columbia Heights High School

Roseville School District Thursday, September 2nd, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Roseville High School

Columbia Heights New Teacher Recognition Day Sponsors: BAE Systems, Fridley Eye Care Center, Fridley McAlpin Agency, Inc. Rasmussen College, Blaine Campus Sam’s Club, Fridley United Educators Credit Union, Columbia Heights

Roseville New Teacher Recognition Day Sponsors: BAE Systems, Fridley Costco Wholesale, Maplewood Rasmussen College, Blaine Campus Sam’s Club, Fridley United Educators Credit Union, Columbia Heights


Event Pictures

Fall 9-Hole Golf Outing The Golf Outing for the Non-Golfer! Tuesday, September 21, 2010  Columbia Golf Course, Minneapolis

*See insert for the affordable marketing opportunities!

Register your team today! Organization:________________________________________________________________________ 1)____________________________________________(Main Contact) TELEPHONE:_______________________________ 2)____________________________________________ ADDRESS:_________________________________ 3)____________________________________________ ________________________________________ 4)____________________________________________ FAX: _____________________________________

CHECK ONE - Your team’s playing level:

Advanced: ____

Intermediate ____

Beginner: ____

_____ Enclosed is a check for (#)_____ golfers ($59/golfer - 9 holes of golf with cart, fun contests & prizes, 1 beverage ticket, and BBQ dinner) _____ Bill my credit card for (#)_____ golfers ($59/golfer - 9 holes of golf with cart, fun contests & prizes, 1 beverage ticket, and BBQ dinner) Credit Card #_______________________________________exp date:____________________ Credit Card Billing Address __________________________________________________________ CID # __________ _____ Invoice me for (#)_____ golfers ($59/golfer - 9 holes of golf with cart, fun contests & prizes, 1 beverage ticket, and BBQ dinner) Please make (#)________ additional reservations for the BBQ dinner at $20 per person. ___ check enclosed ___ bill my credit card (number above) ___ invoice my organization (address above) ADDED OPTION: For those who would like a full day of golf, please contact Columbia Golf Course at 612-370-4879 to reserve an additional 9 holes.

Email completed form to events@twincitiesnorth.org or mail to 525 Main Street, Suite 200, New Brighton, MN 55112.


Business Advocacy I have no single definition of leadership. I just know it when I see it. Unknown Like many of you reading this column, I earned money for college by working construction where the one ordering the ditch to be dug, was expected to be the first to pick up the shovel. Setting that example was how those men, on that construction site, defined leadership. Industrialist John Frost explained his success thus; “I never saw problems in my business, I only saw challenges.” Initiating that attitude was how he defined his role as a leader. During the reign of Coach Bud Grant, you didn’t see a Viking player engage in the celebratory end zone antics so frequent today. His admonition to his players was simple; “Act like you’ve been there before.” His model for leadership stressed that discipline would lead to success. And it did. Once again, election season is here and each of us will soon vote to determine the type of leadership we wish to see in public office. And, as an educated vote is the best one to cast, your Chamber has arranged a series of debates/discussions between candidates for local offices. Starting September 30th, co-sponsored with the North Metro Mayors Association, a debate will be held between candidates seeking to represent legislative Senate District 50. On October 5th, a debate will be held between candidates seeking to represent legislative Senate District 51. And, on October 12th, co-sponsored with the Metro North Chamber, a tentative debate has been scheduled between all three candidates for governor. Watch your email, or contact the Chamber office, for specific information as to times and places. Mike Simpson Premier Commercial Properties For The Public Affairs Committee

Roseville

Columbia Heights

Fridley

Business Councils Columbia Heights - 1st Friday of each month Fridley - 3rd Wednesday of each month Roseville - 3 Tuesday of each month


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September 2010 Featured Event:

‘Nine is Fine’

Only $59!

Fall 9-Hole Golf Outing The Golf Outing for the Non-Golfer! Tuesday, September 21, 2010  Columbia Golf Course

Before 9.3.10 $70 after 9.3.10

Fun games and prizes at each hole! Prizes for 1st, 5th & Last place! 9-holes with cart networking, fun, goofy games BBQ dinner, prizes, silent auction, raffle, and more!

YOUR CHAMBER CALENDAR - SEPTEMBER 2010 Thursday, September 2, 2010 New Teacher Recognition Day Roseville Area High School 7:30-8:30 a.m.; FREE 1200 West County Road B2, Roseville

Friday, September 17, 2010 Legislative Breakfast with the Chamber ‘Health Care Panel’ Shorewood Bar & Grill, Fridley 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Sneak Peak at October 2010!

Friday, September 3, 2010 Columbia Heights Business Council 7:30-8:30 a.m. Northeast Bank, Columbia Heights Chair: Larry Pietrzak, Northeast Bank

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Roseville Business Council 7:30-8:30 a.m. Courtyard by Marriott, Roseville Chair: Matt Larson, Larson Records Management

Hosted by the YP Group 5:30-7:30 p.m. Brunswick Zone XL, Blaine

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Young Professionals Committee Meeting 8:00-9:00 a.m. Caribou Coffee, Mounds View

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 ‘Nine is Fine’ Fall Golf Outing 2:00 p.m. Shotgun Start Columbia Golf Course, Minneapolis Early Bird Rate: ONLY $59! through 9.3.10

Thursday, September 9, 2010 Breakfast Networking Club 7:30-9:00 a.m. Country Inn & Suites, Shoreview Featured Speaker: Kimberlee Sinclair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities Breakfast Networking Club Chair: Dr. Catherine Gray, MorningStar Chiropractic Thursday, September 16, 2010 Business Essentials Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Country Inn & Suites, Shoreview Featured Speaker: Gary Cohen, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of CO2 Partners & Author of Just Ask Leadership

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 ‘The Great Bowl-Together!’

Bowling mixed with Speed Networking!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 Legislative Breakfast with the Chamber ‘Legends of the Game’ Speakers - Jim Ramstad & Skip Humphrey Shorewood Bar & Grill, Fridley 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Fridley Business Council 7:30-8:30 a.m. Eye Care Center, Fridley; FREE Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Twin Cities Business Expo & Seminar Seminar: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Expo: 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Sign up for your booth today! Seminar Topic: ‘Marketing Systems Will Set You Free!’ Featured Speaker: Pamela Muldoon The Mermaid Entertainment & Event Center, Mounds View

Breakfast Networking Club 7:30-9:00 a.m. Country Inn & Suites, Shoreview Featured Speaker: Tim Johnson, Team Logic IT, Roseville Breakfast Networking Club Chair: Dr. Catherine Gray, MorningStar Chiropractic

Friday, October 29, 2010 New Member Reception 9:00-10:00 a.m. Chamber Office, New Brighton Everyone welcome!

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


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