Feel Financially Secure with Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin

March 15, 2017

Spring returns to the city so the early birds are out hunting for food and companionship. First to arrive were the usual suspects of Dick Anderson and Robert Sanberg.

The meeting was called to order by President Robert Sanberg with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence. Robert forgot his icebreaker joke for the day.

Guests today (of which there were many) included: Kris O’Brien brought by Robbie Danko, Tracy Dann brought by Kelsey Wolter, Andy Gannon brought by Neil Roers, and Blaize Evans for his 3rd week in a row.

Our honorary member in attendance was Mark Simon.

Announcements:

  1. There is a board meeting today.
  2. Start thinking about your team for the June Golf Outing.
  3. Julius Webster is recuperating from a battle with a circular saw.

This Week’s Craft Talk

Our mission at Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies is to create life-impacting relationships that enrich clients, colleagues and community by providing wise solutions to each client’s real estate challenges. Our people are committed to serving as active volunteers in the community and being involved in the industry’s associations. We are grateful for the many opportunities to work with you as a new client and anticipate a strong future relationship of commitment and service to you. Learn more about us by visiting our Business Brokerage and Special Asset Solutions sites.

To register for the Pot of Gold, contact Mike Palm via email at mpalm@cbcgriffin.com.

It was a small but lively business exchange today, with the following people being thanked: House Lift Remodeler, AAA Minneapolis, Staples Advantage and Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin.

Table Introductions were made at Table #1 by MidWestOne Bank, and at Table #4 by Low Voltage Contractors.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Catherine Moore and won by John Winston of Winston Law Office.

Our Craft Talk speaker today, Mike Palm of Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin, was introduced by Catherine Moore of AAA Minneapolis.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our speaker next week will be Kelsey Wolter who will present the project Bullseye Media will be working on to update the Minneapolis Breakfast Club logo and website. Table introductions will be made at Table #5 by House Lift Remodeler and at Table #6 by Admin Solutions.

Make Your Money Work Smarter With Wells Fargo Advisors

March 8, 2017

A blustery March morning. The winds blew in Dick Anderson and Robert Sanberg for some early morning conversation.

The meeting was called to order by President Robert Sanberg with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence. Robbie Danko lightened things up with a joke of the day.

Today’s guest was Blaze Evan with HBS Janitorial brought by Dwain Coleman of Zip Printing. We hope Blaze joins us soon in the category of janitorial services.

Our honorary members in attendance this week were Ron Britz and Mark Simon.

There is an open craft talk date on March 22nd, and it’s a good time to sign up.

This Week’s Craft Talk

The Rudin & Rubin Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors serves the needs of accomplished professionals and families who have worked toward achieving personal and financial goals and potentially watch their wealth grow. However, many never anticipate the complexity that increasing wealth brings. Many clients may feel unsure of appropriate next steps.

Our integrated approach to wealth management means we evaluate and coordinate investors’ life needs and financial goals, manage assets and execute strategies to help achieve specific goals and support efficient wealth transfer across generations.

We do all of this while potentially helping clients maximize the wealth they’ve earned, allowing them to spend more time enjoying the achievements of their life and work.

Our business is built on relationships and personal referrals. Please refer and introduce us to your close connections.

Please register with Tony Rubin @ 612-340-4589, by email: tony.rubin@wellsfargoadvisors.com or visit him at 80 South 8th Street, IDS Center 3400, Minneapolis, MN 55435.

We had a short and sweet business exchange today, with the following members being thanked: Bullseye Media, Marketplace Home Mortgage, House Lift Remodeler, AAA Minneapolis, Low Voltage Contractors, Carey Limousine, Coldwell Banker Burnet, and Knollwood Liquor.

Table Introductions were made at Table #3 by Staples Advantage who shared what was new with their business, and at Table #7 by Anderson Furniture.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Dick Nelson and won by Renata Faeth of AAA Minneapolis.

Thank you to Wells Fargo for the wonderful additional prizes!

Our Craft Talk speaker today, Tony Rubin of Wells Fargo Advisors, was introduced by Dick Nelson of DESQ Office Solutions.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin. Table introductions will be made at Table #1 by Midwest One Bank and at Table #7 by Low Voltage Contractors.

Keep Cozy and Cool With Armor Mechanical

March 02, 2017

A snowy start to the first day of March. Many members were delayed and prevented from arriving early. Poor Dick Anderson had to hang out until Mark Arnold slid in.

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Robbie Danko with a ring of the bell.

Today’s guest was Blaze Evan brought by Dwain Coleman of Zip Printing.

Our honorary member in attendance was Mark Simon.

There is an open Craft Talk date on April 5th.  It’s a good time to sign up!

Chuck Shreffler announced his annual Oscar contest winners. In a close race Mark Simon bested Erik Schindler.

Carey Limousine is currently looking for corporate drivers.

This Week’s Craft Talk

Armor Mechanical provides plumbing and heating services for residential and commercial accounts across the Twin Cities. They also provide millwright services for commercial business as well as drain cleaning.

Please register for the Pot of Gold with Chris Leonard via email at chris@armormechanical.com.

We had a wonderful business exchange today, with the following members being thanked: Medical Weight Management Center, Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin, Knollwood Liquor, Smile Keepers/Susanne’s Cards, Lupient Automotive Group, House Lift Remodeler, Armor Mechanical and Zip Printing.

Table Introductions were made at Table #2 by AAA Minneapolis, and at Table #8 by Marketplace Home Mortgage.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Julius Webster and won by Dick Nelson of DESQ Office Solutions.

Our Craft Talk speaker today, Chris Leonard of Armor Mechanical, was introduced by Julius Webster of D.J. Kranz Co.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Wells Fargo Advisors. Table introductions will be made at Table #3 by Summit Fire Protection and at Table #7 by Lupient Automotive Group.

Be “Bowled” Over By Shreffler Law

February 22, 2017

A warm spring morning to be up and about. Dick Anderson was the early bird searching for company.

President Robert Sanberg rang the bell to start the meeting with a moment of silence.

Our honorary member in attendance was Martin Peyer.

Please make sure to get your sheets into Chuck Shreffler before Sunday, so you can determine your powers of Oscar winning deduction!

Carey Limousine is in need of corporate drivers, Marketplace Home Mortgage is looking for a loan officer assistant coordinator who lives in the northern suburbs, and Low Voltage Contractors is in need of field technicians.

This Week’s Craft Talk

Shreffler Law is a trusted litigation practice for clients throughout the Twin Cities area. My mission has always been to deliver effective and cost-effective legal advocacy. In litigation, the key to success is preparation. There is an old Latin saying, “If you want peace, prepare for war.” In litigation, that means being ready for trial. One of the most important parts of that preparation is respect. That means giving each client personalized attention, promptly responding to emails and phone calls. It also means treating the opposing parties and their attorneys with respect.

Please register for the Pot of Gold with Chuck via email at chuck@chucklaw.com, by phone at 612-872-8000, or stop in for a meeting and to see his craftsmanship.

It was a great business exchange as always, with the following members being thanked: AAA Minneapolis, D.J. Kranz Co., Low Voltage Contractors, Coldwell Banker-Burnet, Solomon Strategies Group, Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin, Medical Weight Management Center, and Norcostco.

Table Introductions were made at Table #4 by House Lift Remodeler who shared their best storm stories, and at Table #9 by Toshiba Business Solutions who shared their thoughts on the Sunday liquor bill.  They voted four for yes and one for no. The club vote was roughly 50/50.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Erik Schindler and won by Julius Webster of D.J. Kranz Co.

Our Craft Talk speaker today, Chuck Shreffler of Shreffler Law, was introduced by Erik Schindler of Norcostco.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Armor Mechanical. Table introductions will be made at Table #2 by AAA Minneapolis and at Table #8 by Marketplace Home Mortgage.

There’s No Place Like Home With Coldwell Banker-Burnet

February 15, 2017

An early spring perhaps with pitchers and catchers reporting early. “Ace” Dick Anderson and teammates Robert Sanberg and Mark Arnold were first to arrive.

The meeting was called to order by President Robert Sanberg with a ring of the bell.

Our guest today was Steve Peterson brought by Erik Schindler of Norcostco.

Honorary members in attendance were Mark Simon and Martin Peyer.

Please get your 89th Annual Academy Award ballot to Chuck Shreffler by Wednesday, February 22nd.  The entry fee is only $1 to show off your powers of prognosticating.

If you aren’t getting the newsletter, visit the club website at www.minneapolisbreakfastclub.com and subscribe on the first page.

Randy Korn wanted to let us know that House Lift Remodeler will be offering their honey-do list discount for the next couple of weeks, so hurry to get those pesky chores checked off of yours!

Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin is in need of commercial real estate agents.

There was a Board of Directors meeting after breakfast.

This Week’s Craft Talk

The Blixrud Group of Coldwell Banker-Burnet provides exceptional residential real estate services to clients that demand the best. Over 20 years of experience with 750 homes sold as listing and/or sales agents. For 10 consecutive years they have been named as a “Super Real Estate agent” by the Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine. They make their clients, whether a first time home buyer or a savvy investor, feel at home.

Please register for the Pot of Gold with Craig Blixrud at blixrudhomes@gmail.com.

It was a great business exchange as always, with the following members being thanked: POPP Communications, Protect Painters, Armor Mechanical, Lupient Automotive Group, Windrider, Martin Peyer, AAA Minneapolis, Continental Diamond, D.J. Kranz Co., Low Voltage Contractors, Bell Manufacturing and Zip Printing.

Table Introductions were made at Table #1 by Windrider who told us what spring means for their business, and at Table #3 by The St. Paul Saints who told us about their favorite car or driving experience.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Ed Crandall and won by Erik Schindler of Norcostco.

Our Craft Talk speaker today, Craig Blixrud of Coldwell Banker-Burnet, was introduced by President Robert Sanberg.

Thank you to Coldwell Banker-Burnet for the fabulous additional prizes!

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Shreffler Law. Table introductions will be made at Table #4 by House Lift Remodeler and at Table #9 by Toshiba Business Solutions.

Shine On With Continental Diamond

February 8, 2017

A brisk start to the morning as the early birds gathered.  Robert Sanberg was the first to arrive, followed by Tom Ashbaugh and Bob Alexander. The other usual suspect, Dick Anderson, was in Florida playing softball.

The meeting was called to order by President Robert Sanberg with a ring of the bell.

There were no guests today, however Honorary Members Mark Simon and Martin Peyer were there.

Sue Scott’s memorial service will be held on Friday, February 10th at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Minnetonka.  The reviewal will be at 10:30 am and the funeral service will begin at 11:00 am.

St David's

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Lindskoog Florist wanted to remind members that there is a special day coming up next week and they have an oversupply of red roses and other flowers. Use the discount code BC17 to get your $10 savings before February 14th!

Randy Korn wanted to let us know that House Lift Remodeler is still offering a honey-do list discount.  Please contact him via phone or email to get your Valentine the gift of a completed list!

This Week’s Craft Talk

Continental Diamond is a spacious and welcoming store with the largest selection of owned diamonds in Minnesota. Owning diamonds allows Continental Diamond to pass on the price savings to its clients. The store also features a vast and eclectic selection of jewelry in all price ranges by many jewelry designers and an impressive selection of fine timepieces. They have an experienced and a well-educated sales team that includes three GIA Graduate Gemologists and seven GIA Diamond graduates. The store’s repair department is staffed with three jewelers having over 80 years combined experience, (two of which are Master Goldsmiths), four take-in specialists, a custom manufacturing specialist and a watch repair manager.

Please register for the Pot of Gold with Mark Arnold at Mark@Continentaldiamond.com.

There was a short and sweet business exchange today, with the following members being thanked: Continental Diamond, Les Jones Roofing, Inc., Wells Fargo Advisors, AAA Minneapolis, Norcostco, Inc., and Armor Mechanical.

Table Introductions were made at Table #2 by Coldwell Banker Burnet who introduced their members and what they do, and at Table #6 by DESQ Office Solutions who shared their winter vacation plans.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Mike Palm and won by Jon Peterson of Marketplace Home Mortgage.

Our Craft Talk speaker today, Mark Arnold of Continental Diamond, was introduced by Mike Palm.

Thank you to Continental Diamond for the additional generous prizes!

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Coldwell Banker Burnet. Table introductions will be made at Table #1 by Fruitshare.com and at Table #3 by The St. Paul Saints.

Guest Speaker: Tom Hubler, Hubler Family Business

February 1, 2017

A bright and chilly winter morning greeted us as we came together for Breakfast Club, and the first to arrive was our Early Bird Dick Anderson.

There was a moment of silence led by President Robert Sanberg in honor of Sue Scott of Norcostco.

Our guest speaker this week was Tom Hubler of Hubler Family Business.

There are new directories! Please take one or two so that you have the most updated information on our Breakfast Club membership.

House Lift Remodeler is offering a honey-do list discount.  Please contact Randy Korn via phone or email to get your honey-do list honey-done!

This Week’s Craft Talk

Fear, confusion, conflict and lack of direction can bring a family business into crisis. Through years of family-owned business consulting, we’ve found there is no reason a family business should falter; we can help overcome all those obstacles. We reach the business core and emotional heart to promote understanding, resolve issues and move you forward. As recognized leaders in the field of family-owned business consulting, we’ve helped hundreds of family businesses succeed across generations.

At Hubler for Business Families, we’ve made it our life’s work to help people succeed both in business and as a family.

We would like to help you succeed with our family owned business consulting. Our Practice will:

  • Help you apply resources to solve the problem
  • Foster an environment (both mechanism and tone) to facilitate success
  • Provide tools to promote communication, readiness and comfort

Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with Susanne Bonfe via e-mail to: smilekeepers@gmail.com.

It was a lively and sunny business exchange today, with the following members being thanked: Low Voltage Contractors, Bell Manufacturing and Services, Inc., Carey Limousine, Montgomery Brinkman, LLC, Smile Keepers/Susanne’s Cards, Inc., D.J. Kranz Company, Inc., Summit Companies, POPP Communications, Russ Bremner, Anderson Furniture, Printastik, Berger Transfer & Storage, and Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Table Introductions were made at Table #5 by Lupient Automotive Group who gave us their Super Bowl predictions.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Susanne Bonfe and won by Mike Palm of Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin.

Our guest speaker today, Tom Hubler of Hubler Family Business, was introduced by Susanne Bonfe.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Continental Diamond. Table introductions will be made at Table #2 by Coldwell Banker Burnet and at Table #6 by Solomon Strategies Group, LLC.

Be On Target With Bullseye Media

January 25, 2017

Winter returned today with snow overnight. Think the Minnesotans forgot how to drive in snow in two weeks? First to arrive were Robert Sanberg and Dick Anderson.

The meeting was called to order by President Robert Sanberg with a tinkle of the bell.

The new directories have arrived! Please make sure to have a couple on hand to stay in touch.

Tony Rubin is looking for a handyman.

This Week’s Craft Talk

Bullseye is a premiere visual media agency that specializes in video production, design, web management & animation. Get seen, be heard.

Every business is unique. We truly believe that. Business owners often struggle finding creative ways to capture the attention of their target market. That is where we come in. In a world where consumers see over 10,000 advertisements in a single day, it is imperative that companies stand out. Bullseye Media LLC thrives on finding fun, creative and new ways to grow your customer base.

We do great work and we are not afraid to show it. Media is fun and with Bullseye, you can be sure that your business is right on target.

Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with Kelsey Wolter via e-mail to: kelsey@bmediallc.com

A robust exchange was started today with the following members thanked: Staples Advantage, Bullseye Media, Winston Law Office, Solomon Strategies Group, Carey Limousine, The St. Paul Saints, and Ashbaugh Financial.

Table Introductions were made at Table #1 by The St. Paul Saints and at Table #7 by Intelligrated, both with a theme of “Meat.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Mark Simon and won by Rhonna Hed of Summit Fire Protection.

Mark Simon introduced our Craft Talk speaker Kelsey Wolter of Bullseye Media.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. There will be a guest speaker, Tom Hubler of Hubler Family Business. Table introductions will be made at Table #5 by Lupient Automotive Group and at Table #8 by Les Jones Roofing, Inc.

Feel Your Best With Medical Weight Management Center

January 18, 2017

The January thaw is here and those that aren’t snowbirds flew in for breakfast. The first to arrive were Robert Sanberg and Dick Anderson.

The meeting was called to order by President Robert Sanberg.

The new directories have arrived! Please make sure to have a couple on hand to stay in touch.

Please check your email address on the web site if you are not receiving the weekly newsletter.

Our guest today was Jordan Bondley, a colleague of Matt Crane.

There was a Board meeting following today’s breakfast.

This Week’s Craft Talk

Medical Weight Management Center specializes in weight loss treatment featuring the OPTIFAST program.  OPTIFAST is a medical food designed to help people lose weight quickly and safely without pills or hunger.  Karen Holtmeier is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with more than 35 years of experience in providing weight loss services.  We can offer services to employers and employees to help reduce health care costs.  The program may be covered by flexible spending or health savings accounts.  Call 952 835 2132 to learn how you can participate in the program.

Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with Karen Holtmeier via e-mail to: kholtmeier@medicalweightcenter.com

A robust exchange was started today with the following members thanked: Staples Advantage, MidWestOne Bank, Knollwood Liquor, Smile Keepers/Susanne’s Cards, and Windrider.

Table Introductions were made at Table #5 by Summit Fire Protection and at Table #8 by Coldwell Banker Commercial-Griffin.

The Pot of Gold was drawn by Mark Simon and won by Mark Simon. Hmmmmmm.

Mark Simon introduced our club “hottie” (according to a former high school classmate), Karen Holtmeier.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Bullseye Media. Table introductions will be made at Table #1 by The St. Paul Saints and at Table #6 by Printastik.

Set Sail With Windrider

January 11, 2017

It was a slow commute this morning for the Breakfast Club with new snow and crowded roads. The first to arrive was Dick Anderson, followed by President Robert Sanberg.

The meeting was called to order by Robert Sanberg with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence.

The new directories have arrived! Please make sure to have a couple on hand to stay in touch.

Our guest today was Rachel Blixrud with Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Martin Peyer is looking for people interested in creating Montessori schools. Mark Arnold is looking for a plastic injection molding company. If you know someone who can assist with these opportunities, please contact them directly.

This Week’s Craft Talk

WindRider manufactures and distributes sailboats and sailing hardware and apparel. We seek to help people spend more time on the water by making sailing easy, fun and affordable.

 Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with Robert Sanberg via e-mail to: Robert@WindRider.com.

Despite the snow, we had a lovely business exchange with the following members being thanked: Zip Printing, Anderson Furniture, D.J. Kranz Co., Bullseye Media, Armor Mechanical, Select Communications, Low Voltage Contractors and POPP Communications.

Table Introductions were made at Table #4 by Donnelly Stucco and at Table #9 by D.J. Kranz Co.

Our lucky Pot of Gold winner was Mark Simon!

Today’s Craft Talk Speaker was Robert Sanberg of Windrider.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker will be Medical Weight Management Center. Table introductions will be made at Table #5 by Summit Fire Protection and at Table #8 by Ahmann-Martin.