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Embodiment Session | DONATE to a community member in need


Blessed with extra money during Covid? Want to support community members most impacted by the pandemic? Acupuncture with Rachel & Healing Arts is teaming up with Well Connected Twin Cities to match folks in need with donated goods & service during the pandemic.

Buy a Virtual Embodiment Session for someone who:

  • Is losing income due to the shutdown
  • Is working hard on the front lines and needs our support

Your donation gifts someone in need with support around anxiety, fear, grief and feeling alone during this time. For more info on Embodiment sessions and what you'll be donating, review "Offerings" below.

Feel the call to donate and $90 isn't possible? (or you want to give more?) I'll graciously accept any amount that's on your heart. 

If you or someone you know is in need of this gift, email Rachel at acupuncturewithrachel@gmail.com to be added to the wait list.


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4/27/2020
-5/31/2020
 Rachel Jensen


Downtown White Bear Lake Gift Basket


Support small women-owned businesses while treating yourself or someone special to a bundle of joy! A collaboration of your local Downtown White Bear Lake businesses including Upsy-Daisy, Create Space, Naptime Aromatherapy Co, Sweetlane Life, Summit Pilates, Hair Bar, Soul Chiro and PLNT BSD are offering a basket worth $218 for only $135!
 
Gift Basket Includes:
• 1 smoothie bowl + wellness shot from PLNT BSD (value $13) • 1 single class drop in @ SUMMIT PILATES (value $35) • 1 Energetic Experience adjustment/Transformational Online Coaching + Nervous System calming herbal tea @ SOUL CHIRO (value $65) • 1 Gift Card to the SWEETLIFE LANE (value $15) • 1 Gift Card to NAPTIME AROMATHERAPY CO (value $25) • 1 White Bear Lake + MN handcrafted signs from CREATE SPACE (value $20) • 1 $15 Gift card from HAIR BAR (product only) + product samples. Valued at $25 • 1 Gift Certificate to UPSY DAISY (value $20)

Order online – Pick up at Create Space (2138 3rd St. Downtown White Bear Lake)

Pick-Up Hours – Tuesdays 4-6pm, Thursdays 6-8pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm

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4/27/2020
-5/31/2020
 Shannon McCarty


 
Rasmussen is having a special for our eRasmussen Professional Certificate courses. We believe that now, more than ever, it is essential to help you and our community focus on professional development and workplace skills. During this unprecedented time, Rasmussen wants to show our continued support for local businesses and the community. With this in mind, we are now offering eRasmussen Professional Certificates with no costs or fees through July 2020.*
 
eRasmussen consists of fully online courses with engaging content, including videos, images and interactive elements. eRasmussen Professional Certificates can offer support to those who want to master in-demand skills relevant to the ever-changing market; from Business and Project Management to IT and Healthcare, we have a variety of topics covered. Check out the full list of available Professional Certificates at erasmussen.com.
 
Use promo code TIMETOLEARN to get started on your continued professional education.
 
Thank you – we wish the best for you and the members of the White Bear Lake area!
 

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5/18/2020
-5/31/2020
 Patty Sagert




Start shopping on their WEBSITE Today!​


The virtual greenhouse is now open for shopping! 
Purchase annuals, herbs, tomatoes, and pepper from the comfort of your couch.
*Local contactless pick-up and delivery only (no in person retail sales).


Katie is offering scheduled contactless pick-up at the greenhouse or local delivery 
Free for orders over $100
Under $100 there will be a small fee

Other services:  (additional information on the website)
Custom Container Planting for residential and business clients
Gardening Consultation (not formal design work)​

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5/18/2020
-5/31/2020
 Katie Knott


 

We are seeking applications for the board of directors. The board of directors includes business leaders, community members, parents, and staff. This is a volunteer position.

The 916 Education Foundation is a charitable organization that enhances teaching and learning through economic support to the students, staff, programs, and member districts of Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District. Through several events throughout the year, board members help achieve this mission by turning fundraising dollars into program grants and student scholarships that support the faculty and students of Northeast Metro 916.

We are seeking candidates that share a passion for our mission, visionary thinking and leadership skills with any of the following areas of experience and expertise: advocacy, fundraising, legal, marketing, strategic planning, and technology.

Applications are currently being sought for four (4) positions with a three-year term beginning on September 6, 2018. Directors are expected to attend 5-6 board meetings throughout the school year, serve on at least one fundraising committee and one-two standing committee, and actively participate in Foundation activities such as fundraising events and represent the Foundation at special events.

If you are interested, please contact Linda Zahradka at 651-415-5657 or info@916educationfoundation.org . To be considered for the term beginning September 6, 2018, please contact Linda by August 1, 2018. Please visit our website for more details about the Foundation!

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5/18/2020
-6/1/2020
 Linda Zahradka



It Just Takes A Spark!

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention.  Rally WBA is an invention born out of the Covid crisis.  Alan Haskins, Owner/Creative Director from Nimble Impressions pined for an idea to spark economic activity is his community.  The idea needed to incorporate community engagement, low/no cost to participate, and an element of fun.  Rally WBA has all three aspects and more.  

Consumers are experiencing a bit of paralysis around shopping for non-essential items.  Partly fear from the virus combined with uncertainty about how to safely shop.  As we all venture back out to buy things, one fact is absolutely true… we need to get creative.  Rally WBA is just meant to be a creative way to get the ball rolling.  It should give businesses something to use for social media, offer consumers incentive for shopping, and the chance to win things always tends to be fun.    

Any business in the WB Area Chamber of Commerce geographic area can participate.  They do not need to be chamber members to participate.  This page will list all the participating businesses and also list the gift card/prize they are offering.  A participating business must offer at least one gift card or prize of $10 value or greater.  Although a purchase is not required to get a Rally Card, in the spirit of the game we hope people shop to receive them.  Ideally a purchase of at least $5.00 from a participating business should result in the gift of a Rally Card. 

Game Details
  • Game Date Range: 5/15 - 5/25
  • Shop at a participating business in the WBL Area.
  • Participating businesses provide gift cards or prizes to participate.
  • Pick-up your Rally Card after purchase of item or service
  • Hold onto your Rally Card(s) until 5/25 live drawing
  • Live drawing randomly picks numbers and pairs them with prizes
  • Claim winning Rally Card numbers (part 1). Snap a picture of your card if you can and email it to us. This will help us let the corresponding business know that you will be claiming. Sending a picture of the card is not required... only helpful!
  • Claim winning Rally Card numbers (part 2): Go to the business to claim your winnings. Probably best to call ahead. YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR RALLY CARD. No pictures of cards, copies of the cards, or claims that your dog ate the card will suffice.
  • What if you miss the live drawing? DON'T WORRY! All winning numbers and the corresponding prizes will be listed on the Events page.
  • 1 WEEK TO CLAIM PRIZE: You have one week to claim your prize. Since some of the cards may end up in the trash, lost, or otherwise go missing, we don't want prizes to go unclaimed. Any unclaimed prize will be added to the next game or donated in some way. REMEMBER... you didn't have to pay to play, nobody is profiting from this, so if missed out no biggie.
  • Please don't cheat or try to scam the game. If this game is popular we will consider doing it again. However, if cheating or manipulated cards occur we will simply not do it again. Be honorable and keep with the spirit of the game.
  

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5/18/2020
-5/25/2020
 Alan Haskins


       
Virtual Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Caravel Autism Health
1011 Meadowlands Drive, Suites 1 & 2 | White Bear Township
May 27th | 3:00pm on Facebook Live!

Welcome to the 'new normal' of Ribbon Cuttings! Help us welcome Caravel Autism Health to the community at their Virtual Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Event! We will meet their Jackie Vick, VP of Minnesota Clinical Operations and her talented team of autism health specialists who share a commitment to their mission and a passion for helping families touched by autism. There will also be a video tour of their beautiful facility. More details to come! 
 
Caravel Autism Health’s team of autism health professionals is dedicated to working with children with autism and related developmental disabilities and their families to develop skills, create connections and instill confidence. Our approach to ABA therapy is rooted in research and results. Our founders and therapists are committed to being the most passionate clinicians in the autism health field. At Caravel Autism Health, our mission is to change lives.

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5/27/20203:00pm to 3:15pmShari Wilson



Bringing Hope and a Sense of Well-Being
Presentation by Mary Verstraete, PCC
Thursday, May 28, 2020

From Wherever You Are!
11:30am - 1:00pm 

There will be a “flattening of the curve” that curtails COVID-19 and enables people to move toward a more familiar way of life; however, it won’t be the same kind of normal because of the enormous losses–not just financially, but in lost lives, broken dreams, broken hearts. People experiencing overwhelming concern, exhaustion, limiting mindsets, and a long list of other implications because of the challenging crises will be inevitable. The world will be different; the impact far reaching.

Adjusting to a new reality is vitally important to well-being, and communication tools can be effective in helping people generate their unique mindset that is needed to face the future.
  • What is the most beneficial communication approach? What kinds of questions help people face the impact on their life in a manner that moves them toward a better future?
  • What genuine and compassionate validation, acknowledgement, and perspective will result in people seeing life through a lens where vision can be established again?
  •  What can generate objectively that enables people to take beneficial action steps to maneuver through overwhelming challenges?
This presentation will begin to address these questions and give us tools that can influence the development of a courageous mindset for the future that lies ahead.

Mary has extensive experience in leadership development, training, and consulting. In  2009, she began the Center for Coaching Excellence and continues to serve as its president. The center provides International Coach Federation-approved coach training throughout the United States. Mary has had the privilege of expanding communication processes and skills by developing customized communication training used in companies such as ExxonMobil, Luse Companies, MJ Senior Housing, Rowan Medical University, and Fairview Hospitals of Minnesota. She continues to present and customize training for diverse industries in the United States. https://www.maryverstraete.com/

We encourage you to grab some great takeout from one of our local businesses, (for ideas, check out our restaurants listed on our OPEN FOR BUSINESS Website Page) and join in some great networking, inspiring conversations and supportive help. If you haven't been to a Women in Business lunch - please join us to connect, learn & grow. There is never a cost to attend, but due to Zoom limitations and security protocols, registration is required. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to connect to the meeting.  

Looking forward to seeing everyone! Stay well and stay strong!
 

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5/28/202011:30am to 1:00pmShari Wilson


CELEBRATING OUR 30TH YEAR!!!

2020 Adopt-A-Highway
White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
May 30th, 2020 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
   
Join us on Saturday, May 16th to beautify Highway 61. Since 1990 the White Bear Area Chamber has been an "Adopt A Highway" sponsor, cleaning up a 2 mile stretch of Highway 61 that runs through the downtown area of White Bear Lake.

We start the day at 9:00 am outside the Chamber office with rolls & juice, watch a short safety video, get vests, gloves, trash pickers and bags, then hit the road.  

After a great morning of friends and pickup, we'll all gather again for lunch before heading home.

Children must be 13 years of age or older and supervised by an adult.

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5/30/20209:00am to 12:00pmMaureen Francis


 
 
City Updates
Guest presenter: White Bear Lake City Manager, Ellen Hiniker
Location: Wherever you are!
Tuesday, May 5th | 7:30am - 9:00am

Start the new month out by joining us and enjoying a great morning of Virtual Networking. We will get a COVID-19 Update from Ellen Hiniker, City Manager for the City of White Bear Lake. With more businesses reopening, the city is moving along with them to help attract consumer traffic to the area. We will hear from Ellen about what they have done to help the small businesses in their recovery and also learn about what they hope to do in the immediate future. Join in on this important conversation with the city and feel free to ask questions and present your ideas.

Now is the time that we need to stay in communication, share ideas and tell your stories to fellow Chamber Members. All you have to do is register for this event and you will be sent a link to the meeting one day prior to the event.

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6/2/20207:30am to 9:00amShari Wilson


At Issue: Clean (California) Cars MN and the impact on Minnesota
Guest Speakers: Amanda Smith, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
Thursday, June 4th | 8:00am - 9:00am

In a virtual meeting platform, the Minnesota Poluttion Control Agency will be addressing the White Bear Area Chamber regarding Clean Cars MN that is slated to be imposed in the state of Minnesota. Governor Walz is in support of the low and zero emissions vehicles standards and seeks to implement them through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is considering adopting rules that require vehicle manufacturers to deliver vehicles to the Minnesota market that produce lower emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other air pollutants. The Clean Cars Minnesota rulemaking has two parts: the Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard and the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standard.

  • The LEV standard would require manufacturers to deliver vehicles for sale in Minnesota that meet the more stringent GHG and other air pollutant emissions standards established by California. The LEV standard sets a tailpipe emissions standard for auto manufacturers; it does not require a personal vehicle inspection program.

  • The ZEV standard would require manufacturers to deliver a certain number of vehicles with ultra-low or zero tailpipe emissions each year for sale in Minnesota, including battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The ZEV standard would result in additional electric vehicles available to consumers in Minnesota, but does not require any individual to purchase an electric vehicle.

To date, 14 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the LEV standard, and 11 states have adopted both the LEV and ZEV standards.

We look for a great discussion on this topic and welcome your comments and questions at the end of the program. Registration is required and you will be sent a link to the meeting one day prior to the event.


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6/4/20208:00am to 9:00amShari Wilson


This event has been postponed until Thursday, June 11th...stay tuned for updates!
 
Making a Difference
Century College Foundation & Alumni

We invite you to invest in our community’s future, help sustain the legacy of excellence earned by Century College, and provide students – thousands of whom are in critical need – with the financial assistance they need to achieve their educational dreams. Support the Century College Foundation.

The Century College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a mission of transforming and enhancing the lives of our students. The Foundation provides educational opportunities, financial support and advocacy–one student at a time.

The Century College Foundation is proud to provide support to our students in a variety of ways, from scholarships for tuition and books to one-time emergency grants through the Acts of Kindness program.

Donations to the Century College Foundation are vitally important in this challenging economy. That's why we are turning to individuals, corporations and foundations for help in maintaining the quality of student learning and making the dream of a college education affordable to all students.

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6/11/20207:45am to 9:00amJill Greenhalgh


Rain or shine, come out to watch the area's top tennis players participate in this friendly, yet highly competitive, mixed-doubles tournament.  

Known for its good food, family fun and excellent tennis, the Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic (PTATC) has been raising funds for cancer research programs at Children's Minnesota since 1986.

For complete details go to ptacf.org


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8/6/2020
-8/9/2020
 PTATC Event Coordinator



There is no better way to spend a Friday in September
than on the Golf Course!

Join us for a Fun Golf Tourney Unlike Any Other...
The White Bear Area Chamber

 "Not Your Typical Golf" Tourney
Friday, September 11th, 2020

Registration Fee includes:
Green Fees, Cart, Chance at Great Prizes, 
Drawing Ticket, Driving Range, Putting Green, Course Games & Contests
9 FREE Beer / Beverage Holes & 9 FREE Food Holes

10:00 am Shotgun Start

Register NOW to get the Early Bird Special!  
Prices go up after August 1st.


$135 Individuals
$500 Foursome

Reserve your spots today!

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9/11/202010:00am to 5:00pmMaureen Francis


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