Calendar of Events - White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
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March 2023

Events available for Registration...

Women in Business with Guest Presenter, Lindy Crawford, City Manager for White Bear Lake
3/23/2023 - 3/23/2023
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Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour at Alchemist!
3/23/2023 - 3/23/2023
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Forge HR - Expert HR Guidance for Washington County Small Businesses
3/29/2023 - 3/29/2023
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Women in Business - 13th Annual Purse Drive!
4/27/2023 - 4/27/2023
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9th Annual "NOT Your Typical" Golf Tourney
6/2/2023 - 6/2/2023
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Events in the next 30 days...
Century College - Lunch and Learn

Century College
3300 Century Ave. N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
March 21st, 2023
11:15am - 1:00pm

Join President Angelia Millender and members of the Century College Foundation Board for a lunch and learn about the educational advancements made this past year at Century College. Guests will receive a complimentary lunch and tour. Don’t miss your chance to hear about Century’s cutting-edge programs and the connections we’re forging with local industry partners. Lunch & Learns will be held at Century College from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

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Gift Scout Pairing Classes at 7 Vines Vineyard

Girl Scout Cookie
Pairing Classes!
Back by popular demand this year!
6:15 PM 

It’s here! Girl Scout season is here!
Samoas, tagalongs, thin mints oh my!

Join us in celebrating Girl Scout Cookie Season as we indulge ourselves by pairing these delicious treats with amazing wines from 7 Vines! This one-of-a-kind class will be taught by one of our wine experts and the cookies will be provided to us by one of our very own wine educators’ daughters!
And to answer your question… YES, you will be able to buy boxes of cookies after the class.
Along with some bottles of wine of course ;) 



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Women in Business with Guest Presenter, Lindy Crawford, City Manager for White Bear Lake


Guest Presenter - Lindy Crawford, City Manager, White Bear Lake
Manitou Grill | March 23rd | 11:30am - 1:00pm
We will have the pleasure of hearing from Lindy Crawford, the City Manager for White Bear Lake. Lindy will give an update and overview on the City of White Bear Lake and share her background and her road to her position. 

We are kicking it into full gear collecting items and purses for the Solid Ground Purse Drive. We need to get to 40 purses! Remember - we're looking for larger MOM SIZE bags, as each of the women at Solid Ground have 1 - 3 children. We're also looking for items to put in the bags, so if your company has something to donate, we'll gladly accept. we've also found some great deals when shopping the clearance aisle. 

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Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour at the Alchemist!

Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour!
Alchemist | 2222 4th Street | White Bear Lake
March 23rd |  4:30pm - 6:30pm

Join the Young Professionals Networking group for our March Networking Happy Hour at the Alchemist in White Bear Lake on Thursday, March 23th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm! ALL are welcome to attend and the only cost to attend is your food/beverage ticket (purchase required). This event has a limit of 25 so be sure to register early! We look forward to seeing you there!


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Networking Happy Hour with the Young Professionals Group

Join us for our March Networking Happy Hour at the Alchemist!

4:30pm - 6:30pm... come when you can, stay as long as you like!  Casual opportunity to enjoy a fabulous local business and network with other local professionals!

Limit of 25 attendees so register early!

Cost to attend is your food/beverage ticket (purchase required; please support our host/local small business!)

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38th Annual Wedding Show

Getting Married? Join us for our 38th Annual Wedding Show, featuring over 30 local vendors. Brides are Free; additional guests are only $5! 

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Forge HR Workshop Series for Washington County Businesses!

Forge HR
Woodbury Community Service Conference Room
2150 Radio Drive | Woodbury, MN 55125
March 29th | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Labor challenges have never been more difficult for small business owners. With so many employers competing for a shrinking pool of workers, attracting and retaining good employees has become a nightmare.

That’s why the Washington County Office of Workforce Development is partnering with Optima HR Solutions to bring an innovative new program to area small businesses to help them be more competitive in the labor marketplace.

Introducing Forge HR -- a cohort program for business owners to learn and deploy best practices that are proven to drive attraction, engagement, and retention of employees. Large companies have sophisticated HR departments to do this. We’re leveling the playing field to help you do the same.

The cohort will meet each month to go deep on an HR best practice. A seasoned corporate HR executive will teach the how-to, with step-by-step instructions, and provide a “kit” of practical tools to help you bring it to life in your business. In between sessions you’ll have help from an HR specialist to implement.

The cohort experience will deliver other benefits, as well. We’ll keep you current on the evolving labor landscape – trends, legal and regulatory changes, and other “hot” issues. As a confidential setting, we’ll be able to dig in and solve your thorny people challenges. And, as a group of peers, you’ll learn from each other.

Included in your membership…
• Monthly deep dive review and explanation of an HR best practice area. Examples include recruiting, performance management, compensation, benefits, training, developing leaders, etc.
• A take-home, ready-to-implement toolkit for each best practice area
• Implementation support from an HR specialist
• Any-time access to your group leader for ad hoc advice and support
• Access to an employment attorney consultation on emergent HR matters
• Peer group forum and expert advice for HR problem solving
• Regular updates on legal and regulatory changes

Gain confidence and peace of mind knowing that you’re not missing something or that you’ve done all you can to create a “special place to work.”

Cost to participate is only $450 per month, which will be invoiced at the time of each session. And, to encourage Washington County-based businesses to take advantage of this special opportunity, we are offering reimbursement for up to the first two-months for any who have been impacted by COVID. That’s a $900 value! Act now – seating is limited.

Registration and networking start at 9:30 with the program starting at 10:00. The room is available from 12-1 for networking or further discussion.
P ARKING: Please park and enter at the lower level parking lot.
R OOM: Woodbury Community Service Conference Room

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Quora Educational Center - NE Metro 916 Schools


Quara Educational Center
70 County Road B2 W
Little Canada,MN 55117
March 30, 2023
Main Room for informal browsing and 7 smaller spaces for breakout sessions

• 9:00: Arrival and set up
• 9:30-10:20: A larger group of students from the 3 alternative high schools in our district will be browsing in the main room
• 10:25-11:30: 2 smaller groups of students from our special education programs will be browsing in the main room

Our goal is to have a space where students can meet, explore career interests, connect with local colleges, and gain insight into postsecondary possibilities they had not previously considered. A large portion of our students are interested in starting careers right away after graduation. 

Last year, we had around 90 students at the event and with our programs growing we expect that number increase this year. Each student participating will have completed a series of career exploration activities prior to attending the event. 

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Belgian Waffle Breakfast

Vadnais Heights Lions
Belgian Waffle Breakfast
Sunday, April 2, 2023
8am - 1pm
Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 E County Rd F

$8 Senior   -   $9 Adults  -   $5 Kids  -   Free for kids under 5
Amazing Balloons from 9 - 12
Free Kidsight Vision Screening
Fire Truck Tours
Safety & Fire Protection
Ramsey County Sheriff - K9 and Lakes Trail Unit
Can Do Canines
Camp Confidence Learning Center
and much, much more!

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