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Minnesota Newsletter

Feb 14
NAWBO MN Newsletter
Grow your Business: 

How to Network with Intention!
Date: Thursday, February 21st, 2019  
Location: Lurie, LLP -2501 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55405 
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Investment: $25 NAWBO Members // $55 Non Members
Take part in this interactive workshop that will show you how to overcome the top obstacles most women business owners encounter when faced with the question, "What do you do?" Lead by co-moderators: Whitney Emanuel, Mary Albright, & table leaders. The event will start with 30 minutes of informal networking before the workshop begins. 
Break into a new circle of connections: work with peers on exercises designed to help you intentionally share your business products or services confidently, comfortably and authentically in a networking setting. Learn how to be a good storyteller about your business & brand, refine & empower your value proposition, and ask for business without seeming "salesy." This workshop will help prepare NAWBO members for our March networking event - Women, Wine & Wisdom. After all, there's no competition when you're being yourself! 
Thank you to our Host Sponsor: 
Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
General Admission Investment: 
NAWBO and/or MordernWell Members $50
Member + Guest $80 (Each Additional Guest is + $30)
Non-Members $75
Exhibitor Investment:
NAWBO and/or MordernWell Member Exhibitors $100
Non-Member Exhibitors $125
Introducing: Women, Wisdom & Wine! Come get to know the fabulous women business owners of NAWBO MN over great food, great conversation, and great wine. As the evening unfolds, you will hear several inspiring stories from our accomplished speakers. Plus, meet new businesses in our intimate exhibit hall, and enter for a chance to win prizes throughout the program! What gets better than that?
This is your opportunity to spend an evening with one of the premier women-in-business groups in Minnesota. Women, Wisdom & Wine is an excellent event for non-members to meet and connect with current members in a fun, welcoming environment. Learn more about how you can benefit from belonging to a peer group of women business owners. Hear from our members about the value of a NAWBO membership and meet the women who make up NAWBO Minnesota!
  • Women - Intentionally network with other women business owners
  • Wisdom - Hear from fellow NAWBO Members on how NAWBO has helped them grow
  • Wine - Simple, right? There's fabulous food to go with it, too!
We're seeking exhibitors for attendees to meet, mingle and connect with in an intimate setting. To facilitate meaningful conversations, we're limiting these exclusive exhibit spaces to 10. 
Thank you to our Catering Sponsor: 

Situated in the iconic Loring Park neighborhood near the Walker Art Center, The Bird offers proximity to downtown in a beautiful bohemian setting. Whether you start your day with a caffeine jolt and eggs and bacon or a green juice and a rice bowl, The Bird is here to inspire you to be an early bird! Get your protein on or carbo load -either way, we've got you covered. The Bird's food offerings come from a clean-food, farmer-focused menu, always serving locally farmed and sustainably sourced ingredients and following the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch guidelines. Our beverage selection includes fresh juices, craft cocktails, delightful mocktails, local beer and wine. Our restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests for private event rentals.
Thank you to our Wine Sponsor:
Thank you to our Venue Sponsor:
Connect Over Lunch
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2019
Location: Rojo Mexican Grill, 1602 West End Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Investment: Registration is FREE for NAWBO Members, all you have to do is pay for your lunch // $40 + Lunch Fee for Non-Members

Connect Over Lunch is your opportunity to enjoy lunch and conversation with 3-5 other NAWBO members at a delightful Twin Cities' restaurant. You must eat anyway, so why not build your network and community, even make some new friends at the same time?

You'll have time to share your expertise and resources, get support with your challenges, and get to know other business owners who relate to your experience.

Here's the best part: We'll do all the organizing, all you need to do is register and then show up and pay for your lunch.
April 2: Rojo Mexican Grill in St. Louis Park
July 16: Ciao Bella in Bloomington
October 29: Granite City in Roseville

Note: each of these is held from 11:30-1pm and you must register separately for each of them atleasone week in advance.
Register Here  
Overcoming Challenges:
Stories from Women of Influence
Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2019 
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Investment: $25 NAWBO Members // $55 Non Members
Come and be inspired as we hear from 3 of the top business women in the Twin Cities about how they overcame challenges! Learn from them as you continue to grow professionally and personally!
Amanda Brinkman 
Chief Brand & 
Communications Officer
Deluxe Check Corporation
Amanda Brinkman is a revolutionary brand marketer, passionate speaker and the creator, producer and co-host of the acclaimed "Small Business Revolution - Main Street" series on Hulu and the Small Business Revolution website. 
She's a trusted media source sharing her belief that all brands can "Do Well By Doing Good."
Rhoda Olsen
Vice Chair 
Great Clips, Inc. Board of Directors
A seasoned business leader, Olsen began consulting with Great Clips, Inc. in 1984. These were the early days for this Minnesota-based brand, which opened its first location in 1982 and the first franchised Great Clips salon in 1983. During her time as a consultant, Olsen helped develop and deliver the brand's inaugural franchisee orientation program and an operations manual.
Jennifer Smith
President & CEO
Innovative Office Solutions
Recognized as a 'culture innovator' creating workplaces where people love to work and are inspired to make a difference. As the Founder and CEO of Innovative Office Solutions, our mission is to inspire people to love what they do and who they do it with.
Smith's company is the largest independent office solutions company in the Midwest. 
Thank you to our Host Sponsor: 
Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Location:  TBD
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Investment: FREE to Members
All members are encouraged to join us for our FREE New Member Breakfast! This is a wonderful opportunity to network and meet new members as well as NAWBO-MN leadership. We encourage you to bring business cards, network with other members, and begin to build new relationships! Complimentary light breakfast will be provided.
Register Here