Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Get Inspired by The Sheridan Story

Here we are a third of the way through winter and the sun has a little warmth to it! The early bird today was Dick Anderson.

New President Kelsey Wolter called our meeting to order with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence, but no joke. Maybe next week?

Our guests included Scott Wiyninger of Success Computer Consulting, Rob Williams of The Sheridan Story, and Randy Brinkman brought by John Montgomery.

Today’s Honorary Members were Mark Simon, Ron Britz, and Martin Peyer.

Please sign up for your 2018 Craft Talk slot with Craig Blixrud at blixrudhomes@gmail.com. Slots still open are January 31st and February 21st. We look forward to learning more about member business endeavors or hearing from guest speakers you want to suggest.

Update your directory listing today! Please review the master directory 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. Pricing for 2018 will be $120 for a full-page ad and $80 for a half page ad.

Tony Rubin of Wells Fargo Advisors was elected as First Vice President. Welcome to the Board, Tony!

A Board Meeting followed breakfast today.

Chuck Shreffler was caught wearing the craziest socks of the week! He ‘stepped’ his game up after Tony Rubin was given the honor last week leaving us all to wonder “Who will win craziest socks next?!”

In place of Table Introductions, Todd Anderson shared a couple of Super Bowl 52 stories. One involved Bud Grant and another involved how many advance scouts from various teams were at last week’s playoff game. Go team!


This Week’s Craft Talk


The Sheridan Story began in 2010 at the Sheridan Elementary School in North Minneapolis. The school provides food through free and reduced breakfasts and lunches for students, but the principal was concerned about what was, or wasn’t, happening during the weekend. From that concern grew a weekend food program where students could bring home health food in their backpacks. Currently, around 40% of the youngest students at the school are enrolled.

Today, The Sheridan Story food program serves over 5,000 students in District 167 metro area schools in partnership with corporations, churches, and individuals. The Sheridan Story warehouses, packs food, and delivers it to participating schools. For more information on their efforts, visit their website at www.sheridanstory.com.

Please Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with David Goodwyne by email to dgoodwyne@jnjohnson.com

or by phone at: 952-292-2204.


Today’s Business Exchange was buzzing, with the following members giving thanks: Medical Weight Management Center, Zip Printing, MidWestOne Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors, Staples Advantage, and Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin.

Today’s Pot of Gold was drawn by David Goodwyne, and won by Matt Crane of Boulay!

David Goodwyne introduced our Craft Talk speaker, Rob Williams of The Sheridan Story.

Next week’s meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be B2B. Table Introductions will be made at Table #5 by Shreffler Law.