Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Flowers Are Always in Season at Lindskoog Florists!

Early Birds: Mark Arnold and Dick Anderson were here this morning to greet all the late comers.

Guests: Cathy Daluge (Tom Donnelly’s daughter)

Honorary Members: Russ Bremner, Mark Simon, Martin Peyer, Dick Nelson, and Tom Donnelly were here today.


  1. Check your calendars! The 2020 Craft talk schedule is being circulated. Contact Craig to get on the schedule.
  2. The 2020 Directory is being circulated for updates. Make sure to get your ads to Dwain Coleman.
  3. Jim Erickson will be having Carleton College Externs at the Dec 4 meeting and hopes members will offer to let them job shadow at their business.
  4. Paul Folger, Ch 5 Anchor, will be a guest speaker on December 11.
  5. Nominations and candidates for the MBC Board of Directors serving from Jani, 2020 to June 30, 2020 are being solicited. We need at large directors and a Club Vice President. Contact Chuck Shreffler for more info.

Business Networking: None today

Business Exchange: Dwain Coleman led off and was followed by Gabe Freund, Susanne Bonfe, Jim Christianson, Dave Mitchell, and Mike Palm

Business Updates: None Today

Table Introductions: Tony Rubin introduced Table #5 with a theme of “What is great referral for you”.

Pot of Gold: Don Thiets drew 5 cards and Tom Donnelly was the winner.

Craft Talk:

Don Thiets introduced today’s craft speaker, Bill Junco, proprietor of Lindskoog Florists.

Bill has been married to Linda for 25 years and they have 5 children. He is originally from Indiana and after getting an Engineering degree found his way to Minnesota. He has lived in Hudson, WI for the last 20 years and has been in the flower business for 8 years. His passion outside of running his business is baseball
and he has served as a coach and an umpire for many years.

Bill focused his talk on Permanent Botanicals (silk flowers) which are making a comeback. These arrangements can last for years and sometimes are integrated with fresh flowers. Bill showed off his artistic side and made a seasonal flower arrangement in front of us as a demonstration. He generously gave the arrangement
away via a drawing and Tom Donnelly was the winner.

Register for the Pot of Gold with Bill Junco at 612-333-5357 or bill@Lflorist.com

Looking ahead

November 27 will be Continental Diamond at ECC

December 4 will be AAA at ECC

December 11 will be Paul Folger of Channel 5 as a guest of Chuck Shreffler

December 18 and 25 there will be no meeting.