Calendar of Events - White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce

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Explore the buildings and scenes of downtown White Bear Lake that have changed and be surprised by so much that has remained the same! This illustrated program highlights many of White Bear’s popular businesses along Clark Avenue, Washington Avenue and a portion of Third Street.

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1/27/20206:00pm to 7:00pmSara Hanson

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Nothing But Hemp
4762 Banning Ave. | White Bear Lake
January 30th | 3:30pm

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Nothing But Hemp in Downtown White Bear Lake! We will meet the owners, Steven Brown, CEO and Eva Droz, COO, learn about how they got started and what hemp actually is and what it does. And yes, we will leave time for shopping after the Ribbon Cutting! Remember your business cards!

Nothing But Hemp was established out of the need and desire to provide individuals with a healthy and safe alternative for dealing with chronic pain, alleviating anxiety, and decreasing depression through CBD oil. 

As most people are aware big bad pharmaceutical companies are getting people addicted to pain pills and depression medicines. We found through research that most pharmaceutical medicines  are harmful for humans to consume and have tons of addictive properties.

We found this wrong and inhumane. That is why we created Nothing But Hemp to help people find a natural CBD oil way to deal with pain and depression without causing addiction and an increase chance of suicide from taking pharmaceuticals.   We have faced it ourselves and have lost a friends and relatives because of pharmaceuticals effects. That is why we have so much passion for CBD oil. 

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1/30/20203:30pm to 4:00pmShari Wilson

Frassati Catholic Academy invites you to our open house to explore all that Frassati has to offer our young people. Meet the principal and teachers, take a tour and enjoy dinner! 

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1/30/20204:30pm to 7:00pmPeggy Kemp

Custom Cribbage Board White Bear Makerspace
5966 Highway 61 | White Bear Township
6:00pm - 9:00pm | Thursday, January 30th 

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1/30/20206:00pm to 9:00pmTheresa Lendway

BEAR'ly Open Community Dance
January 31, 2020 | 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Beat Western Plus White Bear Country Inn
4940 Highway 61 N | White Bear Lake

Kickoff the BEAR’ly Open weekend at the Community Dance on January 31, 2020 at Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn from 6:00-11:00 p.m.

The evening begins with a social hour that includes hot appetizers and a cash bar, a silent auction and prize drawing, a wall of wine, and more.At 7 p.m. there will be a short program hosted by the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, followed by an evening of music and dancing by WildCat Combo. 

The BEAR’ly Open is an official event of the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

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1/31/20206:00pm to 11:00pm

BEAR'ly Open Golf Event
February 1, 2020 | Tee Times at 12:00pm & 1:00pm
White Bear Lake Ramsey County Park
5050 Lake Ave. | White Bear Lake

Join us for an afternoon of golf on ice while raising money for the White Bear Lake Area Food Shelf.  The event takes place on the frozen lake at White Bear Lake County Park/Ramsey Beach where two 9-hole courses are laid out on the ice.

Golfers play with tennis balls and use golf clubs, hockey sticks, tennis rackets, or anything else that can propel a tennis ball forward with a degree of accuracy.  Golfers are encouraged to dress in costumes.  An award is presented for the best group costume.

Community businesses, organizations and individual sponsors will host you at each hole.  Golf skill is not required to participate – just a fun and adventurous spirit.

Registration Fees: Adults: $30 | Students: $15
Event day tickets are $5 more

The BEAR’ly Open is an official event of the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

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2/1/202012:00pm to 3:00pm

Local Art Show at the Winery
7 Vines Vinyard
101 Highway 96 | Dellwood
Sunday, February 2nd 12-4pm
The perfect way to enjoy a Sunday in February is to join us at the winery as we support local artists in our community. Sip and savor our hand crafted wines as you browse and shop their vendor booths and enjoy artisan menu items in our wine bar. It's Groundhog's day too so let's toast to no shadows and an early spring! Hope to see you on the 2nd!

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2/2/202012:00pm to 4:00pmJanee Katz

Morning Networking
Coffee, Breakfast & NETWORKING!
Mariel Culhane & Tim Maurer, Adult Basic Education & Workforce Solutions
Key's Cafe - Upstairs conference room
2208 4th Street, White Bear Lake
Tuesday, February 4, 2019
7:30 - 9:00am

Start the month out by joining us and enjoying a great morning of networking with Chamber Members! Tim and Mariel will share and highlight an overview of their Adult Basic Education (ABE) program and the opportunities that are available to adult community members. They would like to hear from YOU, the business owners, about any workforce needs you are experiencing with employees and explore any possible opportunities of where their ABE program may be able to assist.

Everyone will have an opportunity to market their business while enjoying a fantastic breakfast! The only cost to attend is for your breakfast. Please RSVP as space is limited.
Business connections are a valuable Chamber option. When Chamber members make business connections the entire community prospers. 

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2/4/20207:30am to 9:00amShari Wilson

Valentine Shapes Epoxy at White Bear Makerspace
5966 Highway 61 | White Bear Township
6:00pm - 9:00pm | February 4th 

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2/4/20206:00pm to 9:00pmTheresa Lendway

Basic Sign Making / Intro to the CNC at White Bear Makerspace
5966 Highway 61 | White Bear Township
9:00am - 11:00am | Saturday, February 8th 

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2/8/20209:00am to 11:00amTheresa Lendway

Snowshoe Event
7 Vines Vineyard
101 Highway 96 | Dellwood
Sunday, February 9th at Noon!
Registration is now open for our family snowshoe experience at the winery! Wahoo Adventures and 7 Vines welcome you to join us as we snowshoe on a luminary trail through the vineyard for one awesome family adventure! Mark your calendar!
Frozen Family Adventure on Sunday February 9th at Noon link HERE.

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2/9/2020 Janee Katz

Cutting Board at White Bear Makerspace
5966 Highway 61 | White Bear Township
1:00pm - 4:00pm | February 10th 

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2/10/20201:00pm to 4:00pmTheresa Lendway

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102

Join us at Session Priorities, the premier kickoff event to the 2020 Legislature. As the largest gathering of business and public policy leaders, this annual high-profile reception and dinner attracts a sell-out crowd of nearly 2,000 people from around the state. Our Governor and the four legislative leaders are invited to present their legislative priorities, and the Minnesota Chamber introduces its agenda as well. Network with business and public-policy leaders from across the state. Learn first hand the issues that will be center stage at the Capitol. 

This is an opportunity to network with fellow business leaders and our area legislators. The White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce has reserved a table for 10 at this year's Session Priorities event. Cost to attend is $150 and registration is limited.  

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2/11/20205:30pm to 9:00pmShari Wilson

Lunchtime Networking
February 13, 2020

Donatelli's Italian Restaurant
2692 East County Road E, WBL
11:30am - 1:00pm

Why come to Lunchtime Networking? Here's just a few reasons to put this date on your calendar!  
  • Great Visibility for you and your business
  • Gain new contacts and referrals
  • Stay current in the ever-changing business climate
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Form new friendships with like-minded people
  • This is the self-proclaimed FUN Chamber group
  • Enjoy a fabulous lunch
And there are many, many more! Join us as we look forward to a new year of fun Chamber Networking. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost to attend is for your lunch only.

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2/13/202011:30am to 1:00pmShari Wilson

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Custom Vacation Planner
Chamber Office | 4751 Hwy 61 | White Bear Lake
February 13th | 3:00pm
Are you in need of a vacation? Join us as we welcome Cindy Fanta, Owner and Travel Consultant of The Custom Vacation Planner to the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce. She takes the stress and planning out of creating your dream vacation so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your time away! Remember your business cards!
The daily itinerary makes a trip into the trip of a lifetime.  Is this the best resort for our travel party? What museums should we visit? Which rides at this theme park are the best? Which beach will have the most beautiful sand? Which cruise excursions will thrill the entire travel party?  I plan all of the details, your travel party enjoys every moment.  

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2/13/20203:00pm to 3:30pmShari Wilson

101 Highway 96 | Dellwood
7 Vines Vineyard
at 5pm!​13thCreate a Bulb Garden for your Valentine On Thursday, February
Join Biophilic Designer, Ty Hitchcock at 7 VinesVineyards, to create your very own valentine planting! Learn how to space and combine bulbs with miniature plants such as ferns. Sustainable green design is the big trend right now and is also the perfect way to say, I Love You! To Register for this special event click HERE.

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2/13/20206:30pm to 9:30pm

White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
Making the Most of Your Chamber Membership
February 19th, 8:00am – 9:00am
Doors open at 7:30am for Networking!
Mueller Memorial
4738 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake
Whether you just joined the White Bear Area Chamber, are new to your business team or a current member, this event is for you! Chamber 101 is a high energy, interactive meeting presented by Chamber volunteers and staff. This fun event is designed to bring new and existing members together to learn more about what your Chamber Membership can do for business growth and personal development.

Chamber 101 sessions will introduce you to all the opportunities available to you and your team members - including networking, member advocacy, workforce and education and much more! Learn how to maximize the benefits of your Chamber investment to reach new heights.

Join us for a free continental breakfast and a morning of learning more about what your Chamber Membership can do for you. There is no cost to attend, but please register as space is limited.
Strengthening Business through Advocacy, Networking and Education

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2/19/20207:30am to 9:00amShari Wilson

10 Year Anniversary, New Location and Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Happy Dog Web Productions
3615 White Bear Ave. | White Bear Lake
February 20th | 1:00pm

Everyone is invited to this Ribbon Cutting where we will celebrate TWO exciting milestones! Happy Dog Web Productions is celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary and they have moved to a new location. You will have fun at this event! If you haven't met him before, you will meet Ryan Boog, the Owner/CEO, his talented team and perhaps their loyal mascot. It will be a great afternoon of networking as we check out the new building and learn more about Happy Dog Web Productions. The NorthStar Ambassador challenge is still on! Attend 10 Ribbon Cuttings this year and receive free advertising along with other bonuses! Remember your business cards!
At Happy Dog, we’re changing lives with the Internet. It’s not just about building cool websites or web apps… though that’s kind of our thing. And it’s not just about digital marketing and expanding business for our customers… though we’re really good at that. It’s our commitment to our customers that’s really making the difference.

We’re changing lives with the Internet by telling their stories, by connecting customers with the people that need to hear their messages. We’re unleashing the enormity of the Internet’s potential to solve actual problems and help businesses succeed.

Every time we help a customer find their precise voice on the Internet; every time we tell a customer’s story with the perfect website or app for them; every time we build a successful marketing campaign or help a customer express their unique identity, we love our jobs a little bit more.

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2/20/20201:00pm to 2:00pmShari Wilson

Fun With Epoxy at White Bear Makerspace
5966 Highway 61 | White Bear Township
1:00pm - 3:00pm | February 23rd 

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2/23/20201:00pm to 3:00pmTheresa Lendway

Women In Business
Thursday, February 27, 2020

2171 Fourth Street, WBL
11:30am - 1:00pm 

This networking group is amazing, growing, engaging and doesn't believe in strangers, only people they haven't met yet!  Connecting is the heart of Women in Business Networking. Start with a friendly conversation, stir in a little business and enjoy a great meal. Each meeting begins and ends with informal networking, learn from a great line-up of speakers addressing topics relevant to women in business. If you haven't been to a Women in Business lunch - please join us to connect, learn & grow. The only cost is for your lunch and reservations are required. 

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2/27/202011:30am to 1:00pmShari Wilson

Marijuana Legalization & The Workforce:
Minnesota in 2020
February 28, 2020
Tria Restaurant, Bar & Event Center | 5959 Centerville Road | North Oaks
11:30am Registration | 12:00 - 1:15pm Program

Guest Speaker: MN House of Representatives Majority Leader
Ryan Winkler

What it Means for Employers:
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota is being discussed at the State Capitol. MN House of Representatives Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, is the chief author of such legislation. Join us to hear his thoughts as well as discuss aspects important to the business community if recreational cannabis becomes a reality in Minnesota.
Moderated by Tony Palumbo, Anoka County Attorney

Lunch Provided | Limited Seating: RSVP Required
$35 Chamber Members of White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce / MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce / Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce 
$45 General Public
**All attendees will receive a $10 gift card to Tria**


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2/28/202011:30am to 1:15pmMaureen Francis

White Bear Area Chamber 2020 Annual Meeting / Inaugural
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Keller Golf Course
2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood 
11:30am - 1:30pm
Influential Entrepreneurs - The Secrets to Their Successes!

Featuring Panelists:
John Puckett, Founder of Caribou Coffee & Punch Neopolitan Pizza
Chuck Runyon, Co-Founder of Anytime Fitness
Rhoda Olsen, Past CEO of Great Clips

Mark down Tuesday, March 10th to attend the White Bear Area Chamber’s Inaugural /Annual Meeting. This event will bring together three of Minnesota’s premier business entrepreneurs. Our awesome list of panelists will share their strategies on how to build a dynamic and profitable business model. The panel includes the following individuals:
John Puckett, was working as a management consultant  helping develop ideas and strategies for other companies, when he decided to become an entrepreneur. After a trip to Denali National Park in Alaska, he and his wife, Kim, decided to raise money and start a coffee company. The first Caribou Coffee shop was started in Edina, Minnesota, in December 1992.  Today, Caribou Coffee operates the second largest number of coffee outlets in the world. Mr. Puckett has moved on to new adventures having established a new business venture, Punch Pizza. 

The founders of Anytime Fitness Chuck Runyon, Dave Mortensen, and Jeff Klinger first met in the early 1990s while working for a fitness club in St. Paul, Minnesota. Together  they purchased the Southview Athletic Club. Their tenure resulted in increased membership from 500 to 4000. From there that founded Anytime Fitness in 2002. The first franchise location opened in Cambridge, Minnesota.  Today, the company operates over 4,000 franchised locations in 50 countries. Runyon is the CEO of the company. According to Forbes, Anytime Fitness was the fastest growing health club franchise in 2014. In 2015, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Anytime Fitness first on its global franchise list. 

Rhoda Olsen became the CEO of Great Clips in 2011 and expanded their franchise locations from 1,100 to over 4,000 locations by 2017. Her efforts lifted the company into the top ten listings in Entrepreneur Magazine. Today, Rhoda volunteers with the Phakamani Foundation, a non-profit that provides micro-loans and training to help African women succeed in business. 

Cost to attend is $40.00 Chamber members and $55.00 non-members. Reserved Tables of 8 are $320. Registration begins at 11:30am with the Inaugural and lunch from 12:00-1:30pm.

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3/10/202011:30am to 1:30pmMaureen Francis

The Many Faces of the White Bear Lake Area - Building Community Through Storytelling
Many Faces - Community Workshop: Power, Privilege and Identity: Exploring positions in society and the power that comes with privilege​
Facilitated by Mike Rios, Office for Social Justice
Sponsored by Century College

FREE | Wednesday, April 8 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
White Bear Lake District Center - Board Room 112
4855 Bloom Ave. | White Bear Lake
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Equity & Disparities; Racism, Sexism, Classism...What is my role and responsibility? Examining and understanding our own identities is just one piece to the puzzle of combating systemic oppression.

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4/8/20206:30pm to 8:30pmWhite Bear Lake Community Services & Recreation

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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4/23/20207:45am to 9:00amJill Greenhalgh

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