Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Taking Care of Aging Parents

Early Birds: Bob Alexander, Jon Peterson, and Todd Anderson were the early birds today.

Honorary Members: Mark Simon, Ron Britz, Dick Nelson, and Karen Holtmeier were in attendance.

Guests: Ell Beckmann was a guest of his brother in law Craig Blixrud, Lane was a guest of grandfather Jim Christianson, and Rick Mudge, Car broker, joined us as the networks group was not meeting today.

New President Jon Peterson brought the meeting to order with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence. As President Jon wants to focus on getting people to the meetings and growing the club. We went over the recent departures and listed businesses that we have openings for such as: Jewelers, Travel Services, Roofer, Car services, Tires, Security systems, etc. Who do you know that you can invite to breakfast?


  1. There are still Craft talk dates available in August and beyond. Please contact Craig Blixrud to get on the schedule.
  2. Roster update will start soon led by Dwain Coleman.
  3. We need a Vice President for the club. Interested? Contact President Jon.
  4. Boat cruise is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25, 2021, after work. Spots are filling up as we speak according to Mike Palm.

Pot of Gold: Mike Palm drew Mark Simon’s card as the winner today.

Business Networking: None today.

Business Exchange/Sharing:

Karen Holtmeier thanked Dick Nelson for the loan of his Convertible for a parade. Dick Nelson thanked Paul Ralles for still being in the liquor business.

Table introductions: None Today

Craft Talk:

Peter Eaton was today’s speaker.

Peter recently moved his mother and an aunt into Friendship Village in Bloomington and talked about the events leading up to the move and making the move.

Peter talked about elderly fraud, the importance of knowing your parents and their friends, cleaning up 40 years of memories in a home, and diminished mental capacity.

Good to hear everything is fine now, but the journey is interesting as your parents change from being a caregiver to a receiver of care.

Register with Peter Eaton at petereaton@b2bcfo.com or 612-227-6436.

Looking ahead

July 14, 2021- New American Funding- Jon Peterson

July 21, 2021- Insperity- Kristen Baas

July 28, 2021 – Shreffler Law- Chuck Shreffler