Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

Early Birds: Early birds were Dwain Coleman and Todd Anderson.

Call to Order: Jon Peterson called the meeting to order.

Honorary Members: In attendance today were Bob Alexander, Ron Britz, Jim Christianson, Karen Holtmeier, and Dave Mitchell.

Guests: Bob Lundquist was a guest of Jim Christianson


  1. Brian Knight has offered to serve as President after Labor Day. We will need to have an election.
  2. We still need a Vice President, and Board members for the club starting in the June thru December 2022 term. Interested? Contact Past President Jon.
  3. We are planning on revising the schedule to have meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month and add more guest speakers.
  4. Please bring a friend to a craft talk.

Business Networking: Paul Ralles announced that Knollwood Liquors is most likely closing its door by August 15. Dwain Coleman is looking at hosting a Virtual Reality Event with a customer of his.

Business Exchange: Dwain Coleman and Jon Peterson had business to share this week.

Pot of Gold: There was no Pot of Gold this week.

Craft Talk: Dwain Coleman introduced our craft speaker, Tom Whaley, Executive VP of the St. Paul Saints.

Tom is a recovering attorney, husband, and father of 3. He received a BA from St. Mary’s in Winona and a J.D. from St. Louis University in Missouri.

Tom was not looking to spend his career in baseball, but he fell into it. He was the leading seller of sponsorships and season tickets before the Saints had any players or front office (and he wasn’t even an employee).

In any event, 30 years after the Saints became a reality, they are now a AAA affiliate of MLB and the Twins provide the players and coaches. They play a 150 game schedule with 75 chances to see them play at CHS Field. The Saints are still in charge of concessions and the game experience with their unique promotions.

Call or email Tom to setup your business or family event at a ballgame yet this year.

You can register with Tom Whaley at 651-233-0174 or twhaley@sainstbaseball.com.

Looking ahead

July 27 Bullseye Media @ECC

August 3 TBD@ECC

August 10 TBD@ECC