Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Coping with COVID at Cary Limo!

Early Birds: We had 24 participants online today.

Guests: There were no guests today.

Honorary Members: Karen Holtmeier, Ron Britz, Mark Simon, Dick Nelson, Tom Donnelly, and Dick Lindskoog were online today.

President Chuck Shreffler opened the meeting by asking for a moment of silence.


  1. We will be having craft talks via Zoom for the next few weeks. Sign up with Craig Blixrud for a craft talk even if you had one earlier this year. June 24 and all July dates are open.

Business Updates

Mike Palm is now on the Wayzata Rotary Board. Jim Erickson gave us an update on the expected state legislature special session and expects that we may have breakfast at the Edina Country Club on July 8 when he takes over as president. Neil Roers updated us on the PPP program, expenditures know have 24 weeks to occur vs the original 8 weeks.

Business Exchange

Sharing today were Jim Erickson, Dick Lindskoog, Keith Kovacevick.

Craft Talk

Todd Anderson of Carey Limo gave us chronological look at how he has coped and succeeded during the Covid-19 pandemic.

March 16, 2020 the corporate travel and limo service business about dropped to zero. Todd took a couple days to think about it and decided to layoff staff and sell limos to downsize that part of his business. Associated costs such as gas and insurance were also reduced.

Since then, his funeral business has grown as Todd and his staff are trained to do removals with PPE. They have a 24/7 answering service for many funeral parlors that has been doing well also. Funeral services are up 40% in May from April.

Todd had a lengthy Q and A session with the members.

We also talked about how travel is opening up and Todd expects that later this year airport runs will return to near normal levels.

Please REGISTER this week with Todd Anderson at tanderson@careympls.com or 612-597-9465.

You can give feedback on this meeting (and topics for future meetings) to Chuck Shreffler at Chuck@chucklaw.com or 612-872-8000 by voice or text.

Looking ahead

June 17 – WellsFargo Advisors

June 24 – TBD

July 1 – No meeting

July 8- TBD