Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Growing our Club’s network!

Early Birds: Early birds today were Bob Alexander, Dwain Coleman, and Ron Britz

Call to Order: Craig Blixrud called the meeting to order.

Honorary Members: Ron Britz, Bob Alexander, Karen Holtmeier, Martin Peyer, and Dick Nelson were in attendance today.

Guests: Dan brought by Joe Kankovsky


  1. We need a President, Vice President, and Board members for the club starting in the July thru December 2022 term. Interested? Contact Past President Jon Peterson.
  2. 2022 Craft Talk dates are available. Sign up with Craig Blixrud.
  3. 2022 Rosters are available to be picked up.
  4. Please bring a friend to a craft talk.

Business Networking: Randy Korn is still looking for a Sales/Design person. Jim Erickson saw John Mac at Lexus of Wayzata, Paul Ralles saw former member Roger Halvorson.

Business Exchange:  Dwain Coleman, Tony Rubin, and Jim Erickson shared some business.

Pot of Gold: Paul Ralles drew 5 cards and the big winner was Dwain Coleman.

Craft Talk: 

Dick Nelson introduced our craft speaker, Annie Deutscher of Bullseye Media. 

Annie is the account manager for the Breakfast Club and is the person who published the newsletter every week via email and posts info on our club website and Facebook. She has been thinking of ways to attract new members and/or guests to our club.

Annie led a discussion that touched on a great number of subjects about growing our club. We discussed in no particular order the following: Time of the meeting, frequency of the meetings, social events, special speaking events, having panels for craft talks, mentorship of members, using social media to attract visitors, using email to invite guests from the members sphere, boost attendance by asking associate members to attend when the member can’t. A number of great ideas were discussed and we will continue this discussion and some actions at following meetings. Please let Annie know your thoughts.

Registration by email to Annie Deutscher is appreciated at annie@bmediallc.com.

Looking ahead

May 11 Solomon Strategies Group @ECC

May 18 Washburn-McReavy @ECC

May 25 TBD @ECC

June 2 Rudin and Rubin of WellsFargo @ECC