Calendar of Events - White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce

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Virtual Morning Networking - White Bear Lake City Manager, Ellen Hiniker
06/02/20 - 06/02/20
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Government Affairs - Mn Pollution Control Agency addresses Clean Cars MN (California Cars)
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Virtual Lunchtime Networking!
06/11/20 - 06/11/20
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6th Annual NOT Your Typical Golf Tourney
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Events in the month of April 2020

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Hot Topics In Real Estate Law

Eckberg Lammers invites you to join us as our Real Estate and Business Law attorneys, Nick Vivian and Tom Loonan, discuss current and critical issues in Real Estate Law. They will explore the latest information relating to the commercial real estate industry in Minnesota & Wisconsin, while providing practical application for the business owner. Topics discussed include:

  • Buying vs. Leasing Commercial Real Estate

  • Partnering With Municipalities To Identify Commercial Real Estate Opportunities

  • Developing Raw Land

  • Rehabilitating Blighted Property

  • Financing Your Real Estate Acquisition

Join us for networking, coffee and a light breakfast starting at 7:45 a.m. followed by the presentation.

Space is limited so RSVP early. If you have any questions please contact us at or by calling at (651) 439-2878.

Upcoming 2020 Business & Breakfast Seminars:

  • June 18th - Succession Planning for Your Business

  • September 17th - Attracting & Retaining Employees

  • November 12th - Taxes for the Business Owner


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101 Highway 96 | Dellwood, MN
Simply Sourdough-Bread Making Class at the Winery!

April 5th from 1-4pm

Presented by Heriage Flour Power

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Location: Wherever you are!
7:45am - 9:00am

Join us for this important Morning Networking meeting where the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Ethan Hellier, Manager, Midwest Region will provide a summary of the legislation and share details how small businesses and self-employed individuals may prepare to file for a loan. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program,  the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans  to small businesses. 

We do ask that you submit your questions for Ethan in advance of the meeting. The meeting will open for networking at 7:45am and Ethan will start his presentation promptly at 8:00am. Please be mindful when you join and mute yourself unless talking. 

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 number along with an access code. Click on the link, enter in the access code when prompted and join in a conversation with your fellow business leaders!

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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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Small Business COVID-10 Survival Webinar
Friday, April 10th | 10:00am

In partnership with Ramsey County, we are presenting a webinar on Small Business COVID-19 Survival this coming Friday, April 10th at 10 a.m. We have a number of guest presenters about resources available to impacted businesses. Come listen to experts share the types of financial support options there are out there during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The list of Guest Presenters are:
-Twila Kennedy, Lead Economic Development Specialist, SBA
-Jonathan Sage-Martinson, CEO, SPEDCO
-Tyler Hilsabeck, Interim Program Manager, Open to Business
-Laura Haynssen, PED, City of St. Paul
-Nels Larsen, Guidance Accounting

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
The event is provided by Open to Business and Ramsey County Economic Development

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2020 MAEF Legacy Night has gone VIRTUAL! 

Our largest fundraiser of the year is not cancelled, it’s moving ONLINE. No ticket purchase required. EVERYONE is welcome to join in on the fun and bidding on Saturday, April 18

No cocktail attire needed, just an internet connection and a desire to come together as Zephyrs to support our amazing staff and students. With over 150 items to bid on from the comfort of your home, you can continue to support MAEF’s mission of providing unparalleled educational experiences in our schools for all learners.
A special highlight this year—we will be raising money for our Angel Fund, which provides funds for our Zephyr students in need. Items such as food, clothing, e-learning school supplies and more will ensure all of our students are set up for success. Now more than ever, our students need us to come together as a community to raise these funds

Without a successful virtual fundraiser, MAEF will not be able to fund our Angel Fund at the level needed and will need to make the difficult decision to cut some of our essential programs that our staff and students have relied on for over 30 years. 

You won’t want to miss being part of our first ever Virtual Legacy Night!  
Visit our Virtual Legacy Night Auction Site to participate.
To register, click "SIGN IN" in the upper right corner. 

Keep up to date on hot auction items, exciting event details, information on live events and more. It’s going to be the hottest (virtual) event in town! 

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!
Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Cocktail Hour Sponsor

Auction Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

  Brandon Navara & Paul Donna
    Brandon Navara & Paul Donna
Dessert Sponsor

Silver Sponsors




Bronze Sponsors
American Legion Kramer Berg Post 507
Commercial Plumbing and Heating
Dellwood Country Club
Dental Health of Maplewood - Dr. Don Yee-Yick
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 
Lakeview Hospital & Stillwater Medical Group
Maplewood Dental Associates - Dr. Michael Splett
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Minnesota Women's Care - Dr. Amy Kelly
Paragon Pools
Park Dental Stillwater - Dr. Barry Stromberg
Premier Banks
White Bear Animal Hospital - Dr. Stuart Dalton

YES Wealth Management - Robert Schneeweis & Sarah Johnson

Zephyr Sponsors
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch - Greg Krampe
Goldwood Kennels
Hallberg Engineering, Inc.
Hauer Construction
Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
Lake Area Bank
Natural Medicine of Stillwater
Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC
Frank & Judith Tschida

Additional Sponsors
Andy Chow - Photography
Bell Bank/Drew Hendrickson Mortgage Banker - Heads or Tails Cash
Lakeside Floral - Centerpieces & Decor
Minnesota Central School Bus - Transportation Services

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18th Annual
Sunday, April 19th, 2020
9 - 11:30 am
Flaherty's Arden Bowl

Merrick, Inc., & IPS Cranes invite you to join us for our annual family-friendly, and client-focused Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser.  All ages and bowling abilities are welcome to participate, plus CHEERLEADERS (non-bowlers) are encourage to join the fun!

Registration & information available HERE or contact Megan at 651.789.6207,

Cost:  $100/Bowler (includes bowling, donuts, pizza & door prize).

Sponsor a Client:  $100 (partial sponsorships welcome)
Lane Banner Sponsor: $150 (logo or name on a banner over the lanes)
Advocate Plus Sponsor: $250 (1 bowler and 1 lane banner)
Team Sponor: $600 (inludes 5 bowlers and a lane banner)

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While Grand Casinos are temporarily closed to the public, it is leveraging its resources to continue to serve the community. As a part of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures' Adopt-a-School program, the casinos provide lunch to students who attend public schools. In addition, the casinos will help the Mille Lacs Band community. To date, 5,379 meals have been donated to local schools students, 251 elder packs* for elders within the Mille Lacs Band community, 169 cases of supplies to local schools, 150 cases of water. Grand Casino has also created quarantine packs** that are given to the Mille Lacs Band Health & Human Services department to distribute as needed. The Minneapolis VA had to close their coffee shop which left hundreds of staff who care for veterans and patients who were without a coffee shop. Grand Casino donated 110 lbs. of coffee beans to this group as well as well as 1,000 coffee cups and a dozen cases of tea. Today, Grand Casino Mille Lacs distributed 350 lunches to healthcare workers at local clinics. We are also giving out 2,000 hams for the Mille Lacs Band community.

*Elder packs - 15 single serving frozen meals, box of non-perishable pantry goods, 1 lb. of wild rice, 1 bag of cedar, 1 bag of sage.
**Quarantine packs - items that a family of 6 would need to manager for 14 days - contents includes non-perishable foods, household cleaning items, leftover storage containers, coffee

Around 60 older adults have moved from Higher Ground in Saint Paul to the Intercontinental Hotel to support social distancing.


White Bear Makerspace founders, Therese & Tom Lendway have made and distributed thousands of "Face Mask Hooks" and have been able to distribute them across the US. Thank you for your hard work & dedication!​
Free COVID-19 Support!
Acrylic Mask Hooks & sewing patterns
Order via email
Want to help us make these?
(we're not taking a cut)
Thanks to everyone who's been helping and donating!!
The sewing pattern is courtesy of Eunoia, check them out here:  

Spread the word if you know anyone who could use these!  We have green and gray, made of easily cleanable clear acrylic. Elastic can make ears very sore after long shifts. â€‹

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Women In Business Zoom Meeting!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

From Wherever You Are!
11:45am - 1:00pm 

We have embraced and adapted to our new normal and are back to our regular schedule! During these trying times, this is when we need each other more than ever before and connecting is the heart of Women in Business Networking. 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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09:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Online Family Aerial Yoga
Krista Lindquist

Have a hammock at home but busy kids running around making it hard to commit to your own practice? Why not take time to play in the hammock together in this family based aerial yoga class. Participants who sign up will get a link emailed to them to participate for all online classes
**Parent and child(ren) need to each sign up for class and have their own account. Parent will sign waiver for each child under 18 years of age**

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09:00 AM – 09:45 AM
Online Moving Meditation for Busy Bodies
Krista Lindquist

An easier path to meditation for “busy bodies” - using gentle movement to sync with breath, infused with positive affirmations and visualizations through the practice to help quiet mind chatter and support sustained inward focus. Participants who sign up will get a link emailed to them to participate for all online classes. No meditation experience needed to participate

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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Online Self Care Workshop
Krista Lindquist

This online workshop will consist of:
-Group discussion allowing clients to express their current challenges
-Provide and brainstorm new ideas to reconstruct their self-care routine in quarantine
-Offer connection with others – a reminder that we’re not alone in feeling how we feel!
Participants who sign up will get a link emailed to them to participate for all online classes

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4/27/2020 - 5/17/2020

Community Recovery Fund Launched by Greater WBL Community Foundation
The Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic locally by establishing a new Community Recovery Fund for the purpose of addressing local needs in the areas of food, shelter, and mental health through grants made to local nonprofit organizations that provide those services.
As the seriousness of the pandemic was realized, the Foundation reached out to area non-profits to assess their needs and let them know the Foundation will take action to help.
Our White Bear Lake area non-profit community responded quickly and clearly with confirmation that the demand for their services has already increased dramatically and is expected to double or even triple over the coming months. One local nonprofit leader told the Foundation,
“We are experiencing higher demand in requests for shelter and rental assistance.
We normally spend $3000 monthly on rental assistance; I could see that need tripling.”
At the same time, donations to non-profits have decreased, as regular fundraising events have been cancelled and community members may have been furloughed or laid off as businesses of all sizes have been deeply affected by the pandemic.
The Foundation has set a goal of raising $100,000, which includes its initial funding of $10,000. All donations will become grants made locally to nonprofits serving people in our White Bear Lake area.
Contributions to the Community Recovery Fund may be made online at or by mail at PO Box 10626, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Questions may be directed to
Contact:  David Swanson, Executive Director
                          Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation                     
                 , or (651) 408-5412

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4/27/2020 - 5/17/2020

We want to give a HUGE shout out to all of our healthcare workers on the front lines during this pandemic. They are currently working long hours with limited supplies, and Trinity Automotive wants to say thank you!

This is up to a $50 value per healthcare worker!

INCLUDES: Oil and Filter Change, Complementary Safety Inspection, and Tire Rotation if needed

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4/27/2020 - 5/31/2020


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 to be added to the wait list.

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4/27/2020 - 5/31/2020
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

4/27/2020 - 5/8/2020

Saint Paul College in partnership with the MN Department of Labor and Industry will be offering custom developed curriculum for advanced manufacturing companies seeking to develop CNC Machine Programmers, Tool and Die Makers and Machine Operators. A working group of ten (10) students will receive training in (but not limited to):
  • CNC - G Code Programming.
  • GD&T.
  • Metrology.
  • Shop Calculations.
  • Mastercam.
  • CNC machine operation.
 This training model is highly sought after in the advanced manufacturing industry, and extremely valuable to daily production. 

In partnership with MN Department of Labor & Industry, St Paul College is offering a fully- funded grant opportunity for your facility to train staff members for a Senior Living Culinary Manager certificate. Due to the grant, all education & materials provided through St Paul College will be free to your student/employee, a value of $5,995. The full cost of the course covers all instructional time for online classes, in-person classes, instructional guidance, textbooks, materials, chef uniforms, chef knife set, food and tests. St. Paul College needs a minimum of 8 students to run the course and a max of 24 students in the class. The class is tentatively scheduled January-May 2021. There will be approximately 10 in-person skills practice days and the rest will be online.
Within the Senior Living Culinary Manager certificate course, your employee will complete courses in:
  • ·         Food Safety & Sanitation
  • ·         Food Costs
  • ·         Menu Composition
  • ·         Intro to Dining room service
  • ·         Culinary Arts Foundations
  • ·         Patisserie & Baking
  • ·         Kitchen safety
  • ·         D2L training
The grant deadline will be May 8th. The easy application can be found here

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07:00 PM – 07:55 PM
Online Relieve & Restore Yoga
Krista Lindquist

Online Relieve & Restore Yoga Description
Online class offering clients gentle movement/stretching for muscle recovery from other intense online workouts
Participants who sign up will get a link emailed to them to participate for all online classes​

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11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Online Parent/Child Partner Yoga (7-12 Years)
Krista Lindquist
Get active with your kids in this 30min online interactive parent/child yoga class.
This class is for kids between 7-12 years of age.
**both parent and child need to sign up and have an account created in the system. Parent signs waiver for child**
Participants who sign up will get a link emailed to them to participate for all online classes

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06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Yoga in the Park
Beth LaBreche

Please bring your own Yoga mat and water to class. 
All levels are welcome to attend, no yoga experience needed.  
Participants who sign up will get a link emailed to them to participate for all online classes​

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07:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Online Parent/Child Partner Yoga (12+)
Krista Lindquist

Get active with your kids in this 30min online interactive parent/child yoga class. This class is for kids 12+ years of age.
**both parent and child need to sign up and have an account created in the system. Parent signs waiver for child**
Participants who sign up will get a link emailed to them to participate for all online classes

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