Minneapolis Breakfast Club

How to harvest the greenest money in town!

Early Bird today was Dick Anderson followed by Dick Lindskoog.

VP David Goodwyne filled in for our absent President and did a fine job.

Guests: Martin Peyer brought Shauna McDonald of Playworks to check us out. Neil Roers brought a colleague, Tom Delaney of Midwest One.

Honorary Members in attendance were Russ Bremner, Ron Britz, Tom Donnelly, Martin Peyer, and Dick Lindskoog.


  1. There will be a board meeting on September 26th.
  2. Chuck Shreffler will be exhibiting some of his wood turning at the St. Paul Art Crawl coming up October 12-14. Contact him for more info.
  3. Randy Korn announced that you can build a birdhouse and pound nails at his office on Nicollet during the Minneapolis Open Street event from 11-5 this Sunday the 23rd.

Business Networking: Randy Korn is looking to fill a number of staff positions.

Business Exchange: Paul Ralles started off for the 2nd week in a row, and was followed by Jim Erickson, Chris Leonard, Neil Roers, Don Thiets, Mike Palm, and Renata Faeth.

Table Introductions: Table 4 was introduced by Dick Nelson with a number of micro craft talks.

Sock Challenge: No sock day today. Ugliest ankles contest was a tie by old the old guys.

Pot of Gold: Dave Mitchell  drew 5 cards and Chuck Shreffler won the pot of gold.

Craft Talk:

Dave Mitchell introduced Neil Roers and Tom Delaney of Midwest One bank.

Neil is originally from Marshall, MN, went to St. Johns, became a CPA and is married with two wonderful children and one that is a challenge.

Tom is married, lives in Edina, has 2 sons, one a Hornet and the other a Badger. He also is on the local Irish Bocce ball team.

Midwest One bank is headquartered in Iowa and came to Minnesota with the purchase of Central Bank in 2014. With a recent acquisition, Midwest One now has $4.4B in assets and operations in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida.

Neil focuses on commercial lending for commercial real estate, lines of credit, working capital, etc. They are small enough and big enough to do loans that make sense and are not driven by a written loan policy. Neil works with customers to improve their cash management by using Midwest One’s tools to daily sweep accounts and efficiently use the available capital.

Tom focuses on a new initiative to provide private banking services to business owners and higher asset individuals to help manage their financial lives better.

Always Caribou coffee and cookies at their Eden Prairie branch on Fridays as well as “the greenest money in town”.

Register to Neil Roers at 612-790-1910 or nroers@midwestone.com

Looking ahead:

September 26th will be LVC at the Edina CC.

October 3rd will be Success Computer Consulting at the Edina CC.