Calendar of Events - White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
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January 2019

Events available for Registration...

Women in Business
01/24/19 - 01/24/19
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2019 Annual Meeting / Inaugural With Guest Speaker, Lindsay Whalen
01/25/19 - 01/25/19
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Current Middle-Eastern Affairs & Issues - Steve Bondy, Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
02/04/19 - 02/04/19
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Morning Networking - With Special Guests from Xcel Energy!
02/05/19 - 02/05/19
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Lunchtime Networking - Outback Steakhouse
02/14/19 - 02/14/19
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Chamber 101
02/19/19 - 02/19/19
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Women in Business
02/28/19 - 02/28/19
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Lunchtime Networking - Lucy's Burgers
04/11/19 - 04/11/19
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Events in the next 30 days...
Wild Chutes is Open!

Wild Mountain Taylors Falls Recreation
37200 Wild Mountain Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084    

Exciting News
Wild Chutes is opening Saturday, December 15th!
Wild Chutes Snow Tubing is a fun family adventure!   Getting to the top of the hill is effortless on our conveyor lift.   It's fun, it's easy and much better than sliding in your backyard. No experience or special equipment is needed. Just hop in your snow tube and enjoy the ride!

Regular Hours:
Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Christmas Eve 12/24 (Monday) 11:00am - 3:00pm
Christmas Day 12/25 (Tuesday) 1:00pm - 7:00pm
December 26, (Wednesday) 11:00am - 8:00pm
December 27, (Thursday) 11:00am - 8:00pm
December 28, (Friday) 11:00am - 9:00pm
December 29 (Saturday) 11:00am - 8:00pm
December 30 (Sunday) 12:00pm - 7:00pm
New Year's Eve 12/31 (Monday) 11:00am - 9:00pm
New Year's Day 1/1 (Tuesday) 11:00am - 5:00pm
Martin Luther King Day-1/21/19 (Monday) 11:00am - 5:00pm
Presidents Day-2/18/19 (Monday) 11:00am - 5:00pm

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Starlight Tubing is back!

Wild Mountain Taylors Falls Recreation
37200 Wild Mountain Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084    

Exciting News
Starlight Tubing is back 
December 21, 22 & 31 | January 5 & 18 | February 2 & 15 | March 2 & 15
Hours: 5:00pm - 8:00pm


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Women in Business

Women In Business
Thursday, January 24th

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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Lunchtime Crafting Circle

Calling all crafters and artists (knitters, crocheters, needle-pointers, painters, drawers, sculptors, decoupagers, card makers, origamiists, etc. This Lunchtime Crafting Circle is the place and time for you to get together with other crafters/artists in a relaxed community setting. Join us the 4th Thursday of every month from 12-2pm.


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Lux Chiropractic

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House
Lux Chiropractic new location
1310 Hwy 96 East, Suite 118, White Bear Lake
January 24th, 3:30pm

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration and Open House at Dr. Jen's Lux Family Chiropractic new location in White Bear Lake. We've all heard WHAT she does, now we can see WHERE she does it! What is subluxation? What is gentle touch? Let's find out together on January 24th - Remember your business cards!

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Meet the Princesses at Chick-Fil-A, Maplewood!

Chick-Fil-A, Maplewood
It's a Royal Event! 
Meet the Princesses and dress in your royal costume!
January 24th | 5:30pm to 7:00pm
3045 White Bear Aven. N, Maplewood

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2019 Annual Meeting / Inaugural With Guest Speaker, Lindsay Whalen

White Bear Area Chamber 2019 Annual Meeting / Inaugural
Friday, January 25th, 2019
Keller Golf Course
2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood 
11:30am - 1:30pm

Featuring Lindsay Whalen,
University of Minnesota's Women's Basketball Coach
At the Inaugural we also recognize outgoing and incoming Board members, and showcase your Chamber’s accomplishments in 2018.

Lindsay Whalen is a Minnesota Hometown Hero. She grew up in Hutchinson, MN, went on to a college career with the Minnesota Gophers Women's Basketball Team and followed that with 15 years in the WNBA. Now she is back at the University of Minnesota as the Women's Basketball Coach where she has inspired her team to a 12-1 start in her first season. 

As a player, Lindsay Whalen set countless records at the college and professional levels. At the U of M, she finished her career as Minnesota's all-time leading point scorer, led them to their first Final Four appearance and is the only four-time team MVP in the school's history. 

She went on to become the all-time winningest player in WNBA history, and helped build up the league. She led the Minnesota Lynx to 4 WNBA Championships, holds four gold medals - one each from the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and one each from the 2010 and 2014 world championships.

 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.
Thank you to our sponsors:

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Library Program: Women at the Very Heart of the Great War

Join us as Ames Sheldon, author of Eleanor's Wars, a work of historical fiction discusses many of the roles American women who went to serve in France played in support of the Great War. Sheldon will share first-hand accounts and talk about her book which tells the story of a woman who drove an ambulance in World War II.

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BEAR'ly Open Community Dance

The BEAR’ly Open Community Dance will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the White Bear Country Inn. The music this year is provided by the popular local band Wild Cat Combo.

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Place: White Bear Country Inn
Cost: $10 at the door
WBL Lions ClubThanks to our Dance Sponsor, the White Bear Lake Lions Club, and thanks to the White Bear Country Inn for providing the dance venue. Click HERE for details and registration.

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BEAR'ly Open

Join us for an afternoon of golf on ice while raising money for the White Bear Lake Area Food Shelf.  The event takes place at White Bear Lake County Park at Ramsey Beach where there are two 9-hole courses laid out on the ice. Tee times are set for noon and 1:00pm. 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.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own refreshments and dress in costumes. Golf skill is not required to participate – just a fun and adventurous spirit.

A portion of your registration is tax deductible.  Click HERE for details and registration.

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Current Middle-Eastern Affairs & Issues - Steve Bondy, Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

Current Middle-Eastern Affairs & Issues
Mahtomedi High School
8000 75th St. N, Mahtomedi
February 4th | 7:30am - 8:30am

Steve Bondy, Charge` d'Affaires
U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the United Arab Emirates

Join us for a conversation with Steve Bondy, Charge` d'Affaires and get an update on current U.S. and Middle East affairs. We will hear from Mr. Bondy about his responsibilities as the Acting Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, his relationship with Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and get an introduction into diplomatic life.  

A continental breakfast will be served and reservations are required. This event is limited to the first 50 people who register.

Steven C. Bondy assumed his duties as Chargé d’Affaires in March 2018. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission, responsible for supporting the Ambassador’s policy engagement and managing internal operations of Mission UAE, including Embassy Abu Dhabi and Consulate General Dubai. He arrived in Abu Dhabi in September 2017 following a tour as the Assistant Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul from 2016-17, where he was one of two deputies to the Ambassador and focused on security, law enforcement, assistance, and operations. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Bondy served as the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commanding General of a U.S. Special Operations Command element, where he worked to ensure the Command’s plans and operations meshed with national security and other foreign policy interests. Prior to that, Mr. Bondy was the Director for Arabian Peninsula Affairs at the U.S. State Department. He also served in Baghdad, Iraq in 2009-10, where he was the co-director and sole civilian agency representative in the Force Strategic Engagement Cell, a headquarters office of the United States Forces-Iraq.

Throughout his career, Mr. Bondy has focused on the countries and issues of the broader Middle East region. Previous overseas assignments include tours at the U.S. embassies in Bahrain (2004-07), Egypt (2000-2004), Jordan (1994-96), and Turkey (1992-94). In Washington, he served as director for Terrorism Finance and Economic Sanctions Policy, Lebanon desk officer, and at the State Department’s 24-hour Operations Center.

Mr. Bondy is a member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has received several State Department Superior Honor Awards and the Department of Defense Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award. He was recognized as the State Department Senior Foreign Policy Advisor of the Year in 2016.

Mr. Bondy is a native of New Jersey, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Delaware. He speaks Arabic and French and studied Farsi, Turkish, and Spanish. Mr. Bondy and his wife Meghan are the proud parents of a daughter and son.

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Morning Networking - With Special Guests from Xcel Energy!

Coffee, Breakfast & NETWORKING!
Key's Cafe - Upstairs conference room
2208 4th Street, White Bear Lake
Tuesday, February 5th
7:30 - 9:00am

How would you like to have a few extra bucks in your profit column? Colette Jurek, Manager Community Relations and Mike Meyer, Rebate Specialist from Xcel Energy will be informing us on how to find savings through their rebate plan and energy audits! 

Energy-saving opportunities which are ideal for an office can be different from those that work for a retail store, school or manufacturing plant. Their energy advisor team has helped local businesses find ways to save energy and money across industries. From energy audits and new construction services to rebates for LEDs, HVAC, and motor systems, Xcel Energy has a wide range of programs and services designed to lower your costs of making energy efficiency improvements. Colette and Mike can direct you to specific program offerings available in your area which can help you achieve your energy-saving goals or project.

Start you day out by meeting new contacts, sharing your valuable information and enjoying a fantastic breakfast! Everyone will have an opportunity to promote their business and share their information. 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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Galentine's Sip 'n Shop & Create

Grab your besties and join us for cocktails, snacks, door prizes and create your own personalized wood sign. Over 20 designs to choose from! See all options on registration website

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Snowshoeing at 7 Vines


101 Highway 96, Dellwood
A great family outing at the winery!  Snowshoe scavenger hunt, bonfire, s'mores Frozen movie on our big screens and lots of laughter and fun!

Join us by registering HERE! 

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Lunchtime Networking - Outback Steakhouse

Lunchtime Networking
Thursday, February 14th
Outback Steakhouse
1770 Beam Ave., Maplewood
11:30am - 1:00pm

Join us for lunch at our rapidly growing Lunchtime Networking event. This is a great way to make new contacts, increase your visibility, share your knowledge and have a fun time!  All while enjoying a fabulous lunch. 

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

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Chamber 101

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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