Center Stage Leadership - Winona State University
Jul
20
Jul 21

Center Stage Leadership - Winona State University

  • Winona State University

Winona State University and the Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) partner to provide the Center Stage Leadership workshop. This two-day workshop offers the unique opportunity to expand your ability to effectively:

  • Communicate a vision
  • Motivate others
  • Achieve results through persuasive power
  • Communicate your ideas with poise & self-confidence

Theatre professionals will teach you the power of persuasion while remaining authentic and personable. Learn how to tell a story that depicts your expertise while demonstrating value and influencing outcomes.

Business and community leaders are invited to attend this distinctive workshop offered by WSU's College of Business and Adult & Continuing Education.

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
Jul
25
7:00 am07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

  • Cafe Steam

Rochester Open Coffee Club is a modeled after the famous Boulder Open Coffee Club in Boulder, CO. It is an informal meetup of Tech junkies who discuss tech news, local tech news and whatever else tech comes up. The discussion is kicked off by a host and meanders for about an hour. Great opportunity to network with other techies and maybe some random collisions will spark new products or businesses.

WILD Atypical Tea
Jul
26
3:00 pm15:00

WILD Atypical Tea

  • Woodlake Meeting Center

Women in Leadership and Development presents Atypical Tea, a four part learning series centralized on a theme. The 2017 year's theme is Courageous Maneuvers. Atypical Tea may be at high tea time, but our tastings and desserts will vary. Space is limited to the first 40 registrants. 

Session Theme: More Than a Woman: Navigating through Multiple Barriers

Gentlefolks, start your Pythons...
Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

Gentlefolks, start your Pythons...

This Meetup group will bring together users of the Python programming language at all levels of expertise in Rochester, MN. Our community will come together informally to discuss projects, trends, ideas, and anything else we have shared interests in. So... Welcome to PyRochesterMN! Make yourself at home.

The Great State of Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 2017 - Powered by PhRMA
Aug
1
8:00 am08:00

The Great State of Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 2017 - Powered by PhRMA

  • DoubleTree Hotel

The Great State of Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 2017 brings Medical Alley’s drug industry together for a day of learning, networking, and fellowship. The conference will feature exceptional industry content and the opportunity to connect with suppliers, consultants and peers to fuel the connectivity of your Medical Alley community. It’s a trade fair, a conference, an exhibition and peer networking event.

In its second year the conferences build on the over 200 people that attended the inaugural event with more networking, content, and a new slate of showcase companies.

Red Wing Maker Space
Aug
1
7:00 pm19:00

Red Wing Maker Space

  • Ignite Building

A makerspace is a co-op for builders. It’s a shared space that offers access to tools, workspaces, machines, 3D printers, computers, and a community of collaborators that you can’t find anywhere else. Crafters, hobbyists, developers, artists, woodworkers, etc. are invited to attend to help launch a maker space in our community!

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
Aug
3
9:00 am09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

  • Collider Coworking

From innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, MN-SBIR provides free, confidential assistance to seed, early stage, emerging and existing firms to access non-dilutive funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. MN-SBIR is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization and MHTA. 

Pat Dillon will be in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator from 9:00am to 12:00pm and at Collider Coworking from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Chamber AM Espresso
Aug
4
7:30 am07:30

Chamber AM Espresso

  • Fairway Outdoor Advertising

Join us for AM Espresso and start your Friday by expanding your customer base and generating new business leads! AM Espresso is a convenient way to network at a member’s place of business while enjoying coffee and continental breakfast. This is an informal event where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to more than 100 Chamber members. Invite a friend and remember to bring lots of business cards!

Social Media 2.0: Take Your Brand to the Next Level - Twin Cities, MN
Aug
8
5:30 pm17:30

Social Media 2.0: Take Your Brand to the Next Level - Twin Cities, MN

  • The Lynn Hall

Social Media 2.0: Bringing your Brand to Life 

Social media is a critical platform to grow an emerging brand, but after you set up your accounts, what's next? How do you develop a real social media strategy and execute across channels? What does it mean to 'build a lifestyle brand?

In this interactive workshop, we put two MN Cup companies in the hot seat as real life examples - using their current social media channels as our case studies. Shruti Acharya, Digital Communications Manager and Jen Smith Social Content Designer from General Mills will be our guides as they ask questions, provide feedback and share best practices.

After the event, we will have time for networking and tours of the Lynn Hall's food content filming space.

Tickets are $10 and include food and beverage from the Lynn Hall, the beautiful new space in Uptown.

Aug
9
3:00 pm15:00

Cruising with Local Leaders 2017

  • Treasure Island

Join business leaders and community members for an informative and fun-filled day with elected officials from the Rochester City Council and the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners.

The day will begin with a short bus ride to Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing. Then, we will gather to hear from our City and County leadership as they discuss the issues that are important to you and your organization.

Following the discussion, we will proceed to the elegant cruise liner, The Spirit of the Water, for an enjoyable evening of networking and dining on the beautiful Mississippi River.

MN Cup Food/Ag/Beverage Division Pitch Slam Hosted by 301 Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
Aug
24
4:30 pm16:30

MN Cup Food/Ag/Beverage Division Pitch Slam Hosted by 301 Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

  • Minneapolis Event Center

Join MN Cup and 301 Inc. of General Mills for a special event featuring the 2017 MN Cup Food/Ag/Beverage (FAB) Division semifinalists and other entrepreneurs from the community including previous MN Cup FAB startups.

The event will include sampling from several MN entrepreneurs and presentations from this year's FAB Division semifinalists. The Pitch Slam provides each semifinalist with an opportunity to share 1) the inspiration for their idea, 2) where they are today and 3) plans for the future. After all 10 presentations, the audience will vote for their favorite and they will receive $500!

New this year, we'll feature a handful of community organizations dedicated to supporting food/ag/beverage entrepreneurs in launching and scaling their startups in Minnesota. We look forward to seeing you on August 24

Red Wing Maker Space
Sep
5
7:00 pm19:00

Red Wing Maker Space

  • Ignite Building

A makerspace is a co-op for builders. It’s a shared space that offers access to tools, workspaces, machines, 3D printers, computers, and a community of collaborators that you can’t find anywhere else. Crafters, hobbyists, developers, artists, woodworkers, etc. are invited to attend to help launch a maker space in our community!  

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
Sep
14
9:00 am09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

  • Collider Coworking

From innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, MN-SBIR provides free, confidential assistance to seed, early stage, emerging and existing firms to access non-dilutive funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. MN-SBIR is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization and MHTA. 

Pat Dillon will be in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator from 9:00am to 12:00pm and at Collider Coworking from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The Medical Alley Innovation Summit Minneapolis
Sep
18
Sep 19

The Medical Alley Innovation Summit Minneapolis

  • Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Minnesota’s Medical Alley continues to experience unprecedented investment in emerging health technology companies that has piqued interest from investors around the world. The MedTech Strategist, a key information and investment conferences provider serving the global medical technology industry, has produced two of the world’s most successful events for investors and emerging companies, with summits in Dublin, Ireland and San Francisco, as well as a well-respected publication providing essential, impactful device industry perspective and insight.  The MedTech Strategist and the Medical Alley Association are proud to announce a partnership to co-host "The Medical Alley Innovation Summit Minneapolis 2017," September 18-19 at the Marriott City Center.

Laser Micro Manufacturing & Micro Brews Omni Brewing - Twin Cities, MN
Sep
20
4:00 pm16:00

Laser Micro Manufacturing & Micro Brews Omni Brewing - Twin Cities, MN

  • Omni Brewing

Kevin Hartke, Chief Technology Officer, discusses how to apply the latest laser micro manufacturing processes to medical devices.  He will focus on laser technology for ablating, cutting, drilling, and welding medical components and additive technology advances.  The seminar will benefit the life science professional who is unfamiliar with the technology, and the advanced user looking to get an updated overview of state of the art laser processes.  The presentation will be completed in an interactive discussion format with case study examples and sample parts to review.  Admission includes: technical seminar, beer tasting, non-alcoholic beverages, food,  pint glass, brewery tour, and voucher for $500 off one day of development time.  

Minnesota Venture Conference
Oct
11
7:15 am07:15

Minnesota Venture Conference

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minnesota Venture Conference attracts hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs and executives to the Minneapolis Convention Center with the goal of connecting Minnesota’s entrepreneurs with capital.

Each year, participants gather for a day of knowledge-sharing, networking, and pitches from some of Minnesota’s most promising privately-held companies.

MD&M Minneapolis 2017
Nov
8
Nov 9

MD&M Minneapolis 2017

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

THE REGIONS LARGEST MEDTECH EVENT

Wrapping up its 22nd year, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis delivered another runaway success in 2016, bringing Midwest medtech solutions, connections, and education together under one roof. With over 600 suppliers, and with more than 5,000 design and manufacturing professionals in attendance, the event provided the insights necessary to take projects to the next level.


Women's Round Table
Jul
21
7:30 am07:30

Women's Round Table

  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jaguar Communications Video Conference Center

Develop relationships within this supportive group of women leaders who meet the third Friday morning of each month. The Women's Round Table provides a small, safe environment for women to: practice and refine skills, discuss challenges specific to women in positions of leadership, learn together and empower each other to take risks. Join us for a fun, engaging program driven by the needs of the group.

Cybersecurity and the Finance Team with a special presentation: Finance Transformation Case Study of Zipnosis
Jul
20
2:30 pm14:30

Cybersecurity and the Finance Team with a special presentation: Finance Transformation Case Study of Zipnosis

  • Zipnosis

Cybersecurity is a headline grabbing, growing threat to viability of healthcare businesses. In this Finance Leaders Forum your peers will discuss the emerging threat environment and responses relative to both internal IT infrastructure and medical products in the healthcare setting. Speakers will include representatives of Carlson Advisors, a CPA and Consulting firm with specialization in healthcare technology firms, and Adventium Labs, an engineering firm that solves hard problems in cybersecurity, systems engineering, and automated reasoning.

Eric Bosler, Zipnosis CFO, will also present on the process Zipnosis went through in evaluating the decision to seek new offices and how they made their decision.

GOLF AFTER PARTY
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

GOLF AFTER PARTY

  • Willow Creek Golf Course

Non-Golfers are welcome to come join Chamber Golfers for an awards After Party! Raffle Prizes will be given away, team prizes for winning golfers, heavy appetizers, and cash bar available.

37TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING - AFTERNOON TEE TIME
Jul
19
1:10 pm13:10

37TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING - AFTERNOON TEE TIME

  • Willow Creek Golf Course

This themed tournament provides a unique opportunity to enjoy a day of golf and the chance to network with other business associates. We will use a big cup format to speed up play and the traditional 5-person scramble format opens up the tournament to all golfing abilities.


This fun fundraiser helps raise the dollars needed to support the multitude of programs that serve our schools, workplaces, and city through the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

37TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING - MORNING TEE TIME
Jul
19
7:30 am07:30

37TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING - MORNING TEE TIME

  • Willow Creek Golf Course

This themed tournament provides a unique opportunity to enjoy a day of golf and the chance to network with other business associates. We will use a big cup format to speed up play and the traditional 5-person scramble format opens up the tournament to all golfing abilities.
This fun fundraiser helps raise the dollars needed to support the multitude of programs that serve our schools, workplaces, and city through the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

ALE-y Chats at Able Seedhouse + Brewery
Jul
17
4:00 pm16:00

ALE-y Chats at Able Seedhouse + Brewery

  • Able Seedhouse + Brewery

Connect with your peers from Minnesota’s Medical Alley on July 17th at Able Seedhouse + Brewery.

ALE-y Chats are one of our most popular, Members Only, resource sharing, development and networking events.

Why should you attend? Alley Chats expands your network so you can find partners, new hires, suppliers and camaraderie in your community.

The event is members only. If you are not a member and interested in attending, please contact Frank Jaskulke at fjaskulke@medicalalley.org to discuss membership

2017 SBIR Road Tour - Twin Cities, MN
Jul
17
7:30 am07:30

2017 SBIR Road Tour - Twin Cities, MN

  • McNamara Alumni Center

We are pleased to co-sponsor the 2017 SBIR Road Tour with the Department of Employment and Economic Development and the University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization.  The SBIR Road Tour will be in Minneapolis on July 17th!!!  This a UNIQUE one day event where innovators, researchers, startups and small businesses are able to hear firsthand and meet with federal agency representatives about Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer funding opportunities.

Chamber Business After Hours
Jul
12
5:00 pm17:00

Chamber Business After Hours

  • Haley Comfort Systems

Business After Hours (BAH) is Rochester's award-winning, premier networking event held at a different member's place of business each month from 5 - 7 p.m.. BAH, which won the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureaus' Known for Networking award in 2007, brings together upwards of 250 businessmen and women for networking, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

1 Million Cups Rochester
Jul
12
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Rochester

  • Collider Coworking

Join us for a ROCKIN' 1 Million Cups Rochester as we welcome Ryan Utterback of Pure Rock Studios in Rochester. We are also excited to have some special guests and annoucements after Ryan's presentation.  

1MC is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs.

1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

Medical Alley Association - Clinical Research 101 - Twin Cities, MN
Jul
12
7:30 am07:30

Medical Alley Association - Clinical Research 101 - Twin Cities, MN

  • Double Tree

The MAA Clinical 101 program features a one-day session on clinical trial basics and best practices in clinical research trials. Seasoned industry professionals will present the clinical study lifecycle from early concept to final report, highlighting key focus areas:  patient safety, data integrity, and compliance assurance.  This lively day of learning includes an overview of regulations and real-world examples of how to put those foundations into practice for a successful trial.

Chamber 4 For Lunch
Jul
11
11:30 am11:30

Chamber 4 For Lunch

  • Market Grille at Hy-Vee

Sign up for the newest exciting networking opportunity offered by the Chamber of Commerce. This event gives participants the opportunity to meet three people over a leisurely and delicious lunch. 

At each event, participants will be matched up with three other Chamber Members. You'll get to know one another better, offer each other leads, and perhaps even form a business partnership yourself.  Lunch includes Entree (Menu Below) & Choice of Soft Drink.

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
Jul
11
7:00 am07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

  • Cafe Steam

Rochester Open Coffee Club is a modeled after the famous Boulder Open Coffee Club in Boulder, CO. It is an informal meetup of Tech junkies who discuss tech news, local tech news and whatever else tech comes up. The discussion is kicked off by a host and meanders for about an hour. Great opportunity to network with other techies and maybe some random collisions will spark new products or businesses.

Chamber AM ESPRESSO
Jul
7
7:30 am07:30

Chamber AM ESPRESSO

  • Rochester Golf and Country Club Inside the Club in Winged Foot I

Join us for AM Espresso and start your Friday by expanding your customer base and generating new business leads! AM Espresso is a convenient way to network at a member’s place of business while enjoying coffee and continental breakfast. This is an informal event where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to more than 100 Chamber members. Invite a friend and remember to bring lots of business cards! 

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
Jul
6
9:00 am09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

  • Collider Coworking

From innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, MN-SBIR provides free, confidential assistance to seed, early stage, emerging and existing firms to access non-dilutive funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. MN-SBIR is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization and MHTA. 

Pat Dillon will be in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator from 9:00am to 12:00pm and at Collider Coworking from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Red Wing Maker Space
Jul
4
7:00 pm19:00

Red Wing Maker Space

  • Ignite Building

A makerspace is a co-op for builders. It’s a shared space that offers access to tools, workspaces, machines, 3D printers, computers, and a community of collaborators that you can’t find anywhere else. Crafters, hobbyists, developers, artists, woodworkers, etc. are invited to attend to help launch a maker space in our community!  

Red Wing Maker Space
Jul
4
7:00 pm19:00

Red Wing Maker Space

  • Ignite Building

A makerspace is a co-op for builders. It’s a shared space that offers access to tools, workspaces, machines, 3D printers, computers, and a community of collaborators that you can’t find anywhere else. Crafters, hobbyists, developers, artists, woodworkers, etc. are invited to attend to help launch a maker space in our community!  

Jun
29
5:00 pm17:00

Able.ag Viking Funeral

  • Collider Coworking

Join us as we celebrate local startup Able.ag. Let's honor the amazing team that dared to #startsomething and see them off to their next great entrepreneurial adventures. Food and drink will be provided.

Please enter via the back of the Conley-Maass-Downs Building.

Digital Patient Engagement for Healthcare Presented by Bluespire Marketing with special guest from Google - Twin Cities, MN
Jun
28
8:30 am08:30

Digital Patient Engagement for Healthcare Presented by Bluespire Marketing with special guest from Google - Twin Cities, MN

  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

Medical device and pharma are transforming revenue models “beyond the pill and device” into care coordination. These new models are increasingly relying on engagement with the PatientConsumer™. Learn how Google is preparing for the next frontier in healthcare journey. Representatives from Google and Bluespire Marketing will cover emerging trends and new tactics that are available to healthcare marketers.

  • Meet the PatientConsumer™
  • Real-world applications of machine learning in healthcare
  • Healthcare trends from Google
  • “Quick wins” and tactics for transforming your search strategy
  • Panel: Q&A with Google and search experts
Meet Up with Mark Coronna - Red Wing, MN
Jun
26
5:00 pm17:00

Meet Up with Mark Coronna - Red Wing, MN

  • Ignite Building
  • Mark is an expert in managing and exploiting the intersection of business and marketing strategy and technology-enabled products and services.  He has a proven track record in business development, go-to-market, and operational excellence.  As a serial innovator, Mark has led the development of a leading financial accounting software product, the development and introduction of two online print services businesses, and the development and introduction of the world’s first B2B internet payments network: PowerTracktm.

    Mark’s e expertise includes building, revitalizing, and optimizing products, technologies, processes, and sales/marketing strategies.  Mark is the founder and Managing Director of a specialized management consultancy, Marks & Crown LLC

    Join Mark and other entrepreneurs for networking, disucussion and Q&A.

    Refreshments will be provided.

DeviceTalks Minnesota - Twin Cities, MN
Jun
26
Jun 27

DeviceTalks Minnesota - Twin Cities, MN

  • InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront

DeviceTalks provides world-class education with exclusive insights from industry leaders changing the course of medicine. Coupled with a technology showcase featuring the hottest med tech companies in the marketplace, DeviceTalks is the premier opportunity for industry leaders to come together to share perspectives and network with the best of the best in the industry.

June Cards 'n Coffee
Jun
23
7:00 am07:00

June Cards 'n Coffee

  • Cafe Steam

Cards 'n Coffee is back and brought to you by The Commission's Relationship Building Committee and our friends at Think Mutual Bank!

SPECIAL NOTE: You don't have to stay the whole time or come right when it starts. This is an informal meetup so stay for 15 mins or stay for an hour and a half. We just want to meet you have a couple sips of coffee and start your Friday out right!

PyRochesterMN Meetup
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

PyRochesterMN Meetup

Hi Pythonistas, Your monthly session of Python-love is back, to continue our discussions of all things Python-related. As always, bring your thoughts and questions for the group. We'd love it if you wanted to tell us about what you're up to with Python at work, or on the side. Pleased with your deployment setup? Building executables to run on user's machines? Vectorizing calculations using Numpy or something simlar? Are you using the new async module? Or do you just have a bit of code that you love or hate? We'd love to chat about it with you. (or give us a traditional eyes-front presentation if you prefer) Several of us expressed interest in exploring Python's recently acquired async features. Does anyone have anything they'd like to show to talk about this? Jonathan would be delighted to skip through the opening parts of David Beazley's old presentation on 'generator tricks' if those present haven't already seen it. It was pretty mind-blowing for me when I first saw it, really opened my eyes to some of the things Python's capable of, and much of the code I write these days is influenced by it. The rooms have projectors (With DVI and VGA inputs - I'll bring my HDMI converter too) so we can geek out (with snacks & drinks) while people show us their code or whatevs. Peace.