Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Make Your Holidays Sparkle with Continental Diamond

Can you believe it’s already December, Breakfast Club members? And what a cold start to the day!  Robert Sanberg beat Dick Anderson to The Woman’s Club this morning.

President Robbie Danko called the meeting to order with a warm welcome to all in attendance.

Our guest today was Carol Osnes who found us through Eventbrite.  Her business, Wardrobes Re-imagined, is centered around designing wardrobes for women over 50.

Our honorary members in attendance were Martin Peyer, Mark Simon, and Russ Bremner. Congratulations to Dick Lindskoog, our newest honorary member, whose status was made official by the Board!

Please sign up for your 2018 Craft Talk slot with Craig Blixrud at blixrudhomes@gmail.com. We have early openings for January 31st, February 7th, and February 21st.

Today we Passed the Hat for the servers at the Woman’s Club.  We will be passing the hat again next week to assemble the annual gratuity for the wait staff.  Please bring some cold hard cash to share the warmth of the season.

It’s time to update The Breakfast Club directory.  Please review your listing as the master directory is passed around in the coming weeks, and send any changes to Tom Ashbaugh at tlashbaugh@gmail.com. Ad requests for the directory should be sent to Dwain Coleman at dwain@zipcopyshop.com. 2018 pricing will be $120 for a full page ad and $80 for a half page ad.

The Board of Directors’ nominations were presented by Robbie for the period from January 2018 thru June 2018. Any further nominations should be presented at the next meeting.

This Week’s Craft Talk

Continental Diamond is a spacious and welcoming store with the largest selection of owned diamonds in Minnesota. Owning diamonds allows Continental Diamond to pass on the price savings to its clients. The store also features a vast and eclectic selection of jewelry in all price ranges by many jewelry designers and an impressive selection of fine timepieces. They have an experienced and a well-educated sales team that includes three GIA Graduate Gemologists and seven GIA Diamond graduates. The store’s repair department is staffed with three jewelers having over 80 years combined experience, (two of which are Master Goldsmiths), four take-in specialists, a custom manufacturing specialist and a watch repair manager.

Please Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with Mark Arnold in person at Continental Diamond, by email to mark@continentaldiamond.com or by phone at 651-295-7619.

It was a lively business exchange today with the following members being thanked: LVC Companies, Carey Limousine, Lindskoog Florists, Wells Fargo Advisors, Berger Transfer & Storage, Houselift Remodeler, Mark Simon, Bullseye Media, Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin, Continental Diamond and Lupient Automotive Group.

Table introductions were made at Table #2 by Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels, who shared their winter getaway plans.

Today’s Pot of Gold was drawn by Russ Bremner, and our winner was Mark Simon!

Russ Bremner introduced our Craft Talk speaker, Mark Arnold of Continental Diamond.

Thank you to Continental Diamond for the generous gifts!

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Resultants for Business.  Table introductions will be made at Table #6 by Select Communications.