The early birds were out in force this morning, trying to beat the snow forecast by our weather people. It turned out to be much ado about nothing, however.
Robbie Danko called her last meeting as President to order today with a holiday joke. “Do you know the difference between the regular alphabet and the Christmas alphabet? The Christmas Alphabet has Noel.”
Our guest today was Scott Wiyninger of Success Computer Consulting. Scott was previously the representative for Popp Communications a few years before, and he will be submitting his application for membership.
Our honorary members in attendance were Mark Simon and Russ Bremner.
Please sign up for your 2018 Craft Talk slot with Craig Blixrud at email@example.com. We still have early openings for January 17th, 31st, February 7th, and February 21st. Please share your knowledge with the rest of the Club or suggest ideas for guest speakers or informational topics!
Today we Passed the Hat once more for the servers at the Woman’s Club, and were able to give them a $475 tip for a job well done in 2017.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Ad requests for the directory should be sent to Dwain Coleman at email@example.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 Danko for the period from January 2018 thru June 2018. An election was held at today’s meeting and the nominees were elected by the general membership.
Minneapolis Breakfast Club Officers and Directors
January 1, 2018 thru June 30, 2018
President: Kelsey Wolter
Past President: Robbie Danko
Secretary: Craig Blixrud
Treasurer: Matt Crane
PLEASE NOTE: Our next meeting will be January 10, 2018, at The Woman’s Club. Happy Holidays to all our members and we will see you next year!
This Week’s Craft Talk
Jerry Olson, a business advisor with Resultants for Business, helps owners get what they want from their business. Their work is focused on helping business leaders execute strategically, optimize the value of their business, and plan for a meaningful exit from their business. Jerry discussed three keys to running a successful business: 1) Develop and communicate a clear VISION that points a direction for everyone involved; 2) Gather great PEOPLE around you to help accomplish the vision; and 3) Track key DATA that measures progress toward your vision.
Jerry offered members a free one-hour consultation to help determine how they might improve their business value and business operations. Contact Jerry at Jerry@TheResultants.com to register for the Pot of Gold and to accept the offer.
Please Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with Jerry Olson by email to Jerry@TheResultants.com or by phone at 651-301-1251.
It was a jolly business exchange today with the following giving their thanks: Donnelly Stucco, Knollwood Liquor, Coldwell Banker Commerical-Griffin, DESQ Office Solutions, LVC Companies, Select Communications, Bullseye Media, Winston Law Office, and Berger Transfer & Storage.
Table introductions were made at Table #6 by Select Communications, who shared something about themselves that the members of the Breakfast Club may not have known.
Today’s Pot of Gold was drawn by Mark Simon, and our winner was David Goodwyne of LVC Companies!
Mark Simon introduced our Craft Talk speaker, Jerry Olson of Resultants for Business, who gave his first Craft Talk as a Breakfast Club member.
Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club on January 10, 2018. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Medical Weight Management Center, Inc.