Calendar of Events - White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce

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Coffee and Conversation with Senate & House Committee Chairs
03/22/19 - 03/22/19
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Women in Business
03/28/19 - 03/28/19
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Morning Networking
04/02/19 - 04/02/19
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Lunchtime Networking - Lucy's Burgers
04/11/19 - 04/11/19
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Marijuana Legalization & The Workforce
04/29/19 - 04/29/19
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NOT Your Typical Chamber Golf Tourney
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Events in the next 30 days...
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
White Bear Lake United Methodist Church 
1851 Birch Street, White Bear Lake
March 19th, 3:30pm

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration White Bear Lake United Methodist Church! This is going to be an inspirational celebration as we welcome our newest member to the Chamber. Remember your business cards!
Who We Are
White Bear Lake United Methodist Church is a community of people striving to walk in the path of Jesus. Though we are unified in our mission, we are diverse in our thoughts, beliefs, and actions. As a practice, we believe religion and faith are a dialogue, not a dictate. 

What We Believe
We believe in teaching our children, youth, and adults to be critical thinkers and adventuresome followers who can ask big questions in church and get honest answers. We believe that Jesus is our primary pathway to God, and we respect other pathways to God. We believe in taking the Bible seriously but not literally. We believe God lives and moves among each one of us. We believe the kingdom of God is a present reality, not just a future one, and that we each have a role in contributing to its presence.

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Government Affairs Meeting
Conversation with Legislative Tax Committee Chairs
March 22nd | 7:30am - 9:00am
Country Inn & Suites
3505 Vadnais Heights, Vadnais Heights
Senator Roger Chamberlain (38)
Representative Paul Marquart (4B)

Mark your calendar for Friday, March 22nd to attend the monthly Government Affairs meeting.
With Governor Walz’s budget now up for review, we have the Senate and House Tax Committee
Chairs coming to give their perspective on the impact our proposed tax policy with have on Minnesota’s
business climate.

Networking and registration starts at 7:30am and the program begins at 8:00am. This event is free to attend and a continental breakfast will be served. RSVP is required.

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NewStudio Gallery and The Orange Advisory present The Silver Scenery, a solo exhibition of new “Distorted Landscape” paintings and Mylar sandbag sculptures by John Knuth. Like alluring funhouse mirrors, Knuth’s Mylar works provide imperfect but engrossing reflections of the landscape.
Knuth continues to reinvent how images are made, and how that process informs the meaning of his work. He is deeply invested in an ongoing exploration of how depictions of our rapidly changing landscape are rendered and presented. Knuth has employed Mylar in recent works, repurposing the highly reflective, razor-thin material often used for emergency blankets. When pulled taut, Mylar evokes the reflective, solid nature of mirrored and polished steel surfaces.
Knuth’s “Distorted Landscapes” pose questions central to our engagement with the landscape—What do we see reflected in the landscape? Do we see ourselves? Do we see the reflection of others? What happens when a reflection of the landscape is distorted? Does that distortion tell a more accurate the truth? Is our perception of the landscape itself a distorted truth?
Constructed from sandbags made of highly reflective thermal blankets, Knuth’s floor sculptures resemble half-built walls or breakwaters. With elegant simplicity, these sculptures reference both hope and disaster—rudimentary shelters, or perhaps bulwarks against impending destruction. In their half-finished state, they are caught between constructing the future and collapsing under the weight of the past. They are suspended in a state of ambiguous entropy.

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The pubs, taverns, speakeasies and sample rooms around White Bear Lake were popular places before during and after the Prohibition Era. Join us as we explore the history of our local establishments, the legislation of Prohibition and the Temperance Movement that led to it.


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
All Star Pet Hotel & Day Care 
1338 Highway 96 E, White Bear Lake
March 27th, 3:30pm

This will be a celebration like no other! Join us for a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration for All Star Pet Hotel & Day Care! Who's invited? Everyone! Bring your pooch to meet Mini Max, the All Star Pet Hotel's spokes pup and his fur sisters and brothers. We will have fun celebrating with everyone, tour the great pet hotel and meet the owners and their dog-loving team. Remember your business cards!

Mini Max, All Star Pet Hotel & Day Care
Specialized, safe day care for dogs of all sizes and offers a safe, comfortable, overnight accommodation for dogs, cats, pocket pets and exotics.

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Women In Business
Thursday, March 28th

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! Start with a friendly conversation, stir in a little business and enjoy a great meal. If you haven't been to a Women in Business lunch - please join us to connect. The only cost is for your lunch. 

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3/29/2019 - 3/31/2019
Mary Poppins JR. is playing at Central Middle School’s Community Auditorium on March 29th at 6:30 p.m., March 30th at 6:30 p.m. and March 31st at 2:00 p.m. The Lincoln Elementary cast and crew contains approximately 138 students in 1st-5th grade led by a team of parent and teacher volunteers.
“This is our sixth year and the talent continues to amaze me.” commented Jen Finger, director.  The students rehearse for months and are proud to deliver performances that are sure to inspire and entertain.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is adapted for young performers, with a score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Mary Poppins JR. is based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. The Broadway musical played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

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Legacy Night - A Celebration of Giving
Mahtomedi Area Education Foundation
JX Event Venue
123 2nd St. N, Stillwater
March 30, 2019

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Save Money with BizRecycling

Coffee, Breakfast & NETWORKING!
Key's Cafe - Upstairs conference room
2208 4th Street, White Bear Lake
Tuesday, April 2nd
7:30 - 9:00am

We will learn how to save money the easy way...Recycle! Most business owners are unaware of the hefty tax on their garbage. In Ramsey County, garbage service for businesses is taxed at 70%, and in Washington County, garbage service for businesses is taxed at 53%. Joel Anderson, Ramsey County BizRecycling will explain how easy it is to get started with or expand a business recycling program. Although there are a lot of compelling reasons for businesses to do a better job of recycling, one of the biggest incentives is the potential to save money. There are simple things businesses can do to reduce their garbage expenses.

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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Lunchtime Networking
Thursday, April 11th
Lucy's Burgers
1190 County Road J, #700, White Bear Township
11:30am - 1:00pm

It's Spring which means we made it through another Minnesota winter! Come out of hibernation and join us for lunch at our rapidly growing Lunchtime Networking event. This is a great opportunity to meet new contacts, touch base with friends and enjoy a fabulous lunch.

Space is limited and registration is required. Cost to attend is for your lunch only.

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Lakes Area Women in Business
Thursday, April 11th
5pm - 8pm at Vannelli's By the Lake

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April 12, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
German American Institute
301 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102

Modern Apprenticeship: The other four-year degree
WHO: For business and industry, government, educational institutions, and anyone interested in career development for young people that aligns with workforce needs.
WHAT: Learn about the German Dual Education system, an alternative to the failing “college for all” model. These “earn and learn” apprenticeships benefit students and employers. 
Speakers include representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry PIPELINE and Apprenticeship Minnesota programs, White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce and White Bear Lake Area School District, and the Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT), Chicago. 
Free, no registration required HERE.

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Project Family Connect
A project of School District 622
April 13 | 8:00am - 12:00pm
North High School, North St. Paul, MN 55109

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Easter Bunny Breakfast
Sunday, April 14
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D, Maplewood

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