Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Accounting for many more services at Boulay!

Earl birds today were Mark Arnold, followed by Robert Sandberg and Jon Peterson.

President Tony Rubin started us off with a ring of the bell, a very brief moment of silence, and the definition of an Accountant.

“Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand.”

Guests: Prospective member Mark Peterson of State Farm Insurance brought by Dick Anderson. Jared Margolis, Wendy Erickson, and Katherine Rigney of Carleton College brought by their mentor, Jim Erickson.

Honorary Members: None could get out of bed this AM.


  1. The 2019 Craft Talk Schedule is available for signup. Let Craig Blixrud know your date preference.
  2. The 2019 Directory is being updated. If you miss updating the hard copy contact Dwain Coleman and also sign up for an ad.
  3. Welcome new member, Dave Bell of the Twin City Group, in the category of Business insurance. Please seek him out and introduce yourself.
  4. David Goodwyne, Club Vice President, presented the slate of officers and directors to serve from January 2019 through June 2019. Scott Wiyninger will be the new VP. Scroll down for the complete list.

Business Networking: Select is looking to add to their retail sales team. Contact Bob Alexander for details.

Business Exchange: Kelsey Wolter started us off and was followed by Dick Nelson, Chris Leonard, Jim Erickson, Bob Alexander, and Tony Rubin.

Business Updates: Mike Palm mentioned that Tom Donnelly has gone to Tucson for the winter. Jim Erickson asked club members to hosts his interns between now and Christmas and 4 members stepped up to meet with them about their businesses.

Sock Challenge: Chuck Shreffler won in a very close race. Only 2 more weeks to put your best sock forward for Tony’s contest.

Pot of Gold: Dave Goodwyne drew 5 cards and Dick Anderson was the big winner.

Craft Talk: Dave Goodwyne introduced our Craft speakers, Matt Crane and Scott Johnson of Boulay.

Matt, married with 4 young kids, gave us an update on his ice rink and 17,000 gallons of water. I guess there has been one thing good about this unusually cold weather in the last 2 weeks.

Apparently, Scott Johnson is another one of those EDINA types. You know “Every Day I Need Attention”.

Their talk focused on current Tax issues based on the latest changes and how it may affect your small business. Topics covered were depreciation, business structures, deductions, Tax rates, and tax planning, Minnesota non-compliance with Federal changes, etc.

They also touched briefly on prepping your business to sell and the need to have good leadership in any transition.

Boulay has 185 employees in 3 locations, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and Naples, FL. They focus on the areas of Tax, Assurance, Buy/Sell, ESOP, and Audits. Ideal clients are small to medium size businesses and self-employed individuals.

Give Matt a call to talk about your business.

Register to Matt Crane at  mcrane@boulaygroup.com or 952-393-2019.

Looking ahead

December 5 will be Continental Diamonds at Edina CC

December 12 will be a guest speaker, Playworks, at the Edina CC.  This is the last meeting of 2018!

Complete List of Nominees for the Board

President; David Goodwyne

Vice President: Scott Wiyninger

Treasurer: Matt Crane

Secretary: Craig Blixrud

Past President: Tony Rubin


Chuck Shreffler

Dwain Coleman

Susanne Bonfe

Paula Mertens

Richard Junghans