Productivity with Heart

Thursday, March 5, 2020

11:30 am—1:00 pm

Does it seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done? Do you find your health or relationships taking a backseat to work responsibilities? If so, this event is for you! Clarify your values and create a schedule that reflects your priorities.


Kilbeggan Distillery Whiskey Tasting featuring Kieran Folliard

Thursday, March 5, 2020

4:00 pm—6:00 pm

Enjoy a complimentary whiskey tasting from Kilbeggan Distillery with Kieran Folliard ( 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey and Food Building ) and Gerry Diver (Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador for Killbeggan) surrounded by the impressive ambiance the iconic Trading Floor at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.

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The Money Mixer

Thursday, March 12, 2020

5:00 pm—8:00 pm

Join us for this social mixer, featuring:

  • Open cocktail bar (craft cocktails, beer, wine, mocktails)
  • Heavy appetizers, provided by Sunrise Banks

Business owners: If your business is growing, then you know that it pays to have the right financial and legal professionals on auto-dial. Here’s a chance to deepen your bench. Come meet a whole range of professionals in a no-sales setting. No lectures, no hard sell – just a chance to meet potential advisors who can help you grow.

Financial and legal professionals: Here’s a chance to meet business owners in a purely social setting – as well as other professionals who you might want to add to your referral roster.

Your host: Andrew Stauff – Financial Planner, M&E Catalyst Group

Sponsored by: Sunrise Banks

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Startup Saturday - Facebook Advertising

Saturday, March 14, 2020

10:00 am—3:00 pm

A free event for business and startup founders!

Are you struggling to put time into your business because you work full time or are raising children? Do you feel like you don’t fit in at the usual startup events and gatherings?

We are opening our doors on second Saturdays for founders who are in the early stages of launching their venture. Make this your one day a month to really focus on building your business!

Lunch and childcare included (be sure to register)!

“The Dos and Don’ts of Facebook Advertising in 2020” A discussion of the basics of acquiring new customers using paid social ads. Facebook has quickly become the world’s most powerful marketing platform, and is expected to see more than $85 billion dollars flow through its network in 2020. Facebook and Instagram have become the go-to places for start-ups to acquire their first customers, but setting a foundation with audience and creative testing is vital in today’s crowded newsfeeds before embarking on expansive ad campaigns. At this session, you will learn: The basics of setting up Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns. Best practices for ad targeting and ad creative.

Speaker, Dan Monfre, runs Black Beach Digital, a performance digital marketing agency with an emphasis on e-commerce and direct-to-consumer strategy. He is a 14-year veteran of the digital marketing industry and consults with local agencies and businesses on digital marketing strategy, particularly within social, search, and programmatic advertising.

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