Aug
21
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Aug
21
11:45 AM11:45

Lunch with the Experts

  • Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center (map)
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The Chamber's Lunch with the Experts series gives participants the opportunity to learn from industry experts featured in the Expert Advice column in the Chamber Advantage.  

This month's Lunch with the Experts presentation is sponsored by theMayo Clinic Healthy Living program.
 
Too busy to eat healthy and exercise?  Practical tips and small changes that can make a big difference.
 
With work demands, family calendars, and 24/7 connectivity it seems we never have time to take care of ourselves.  But small changes can make a big difference.  Donald Hensrud, M.D., Medical Director of theMayo Clinic Healthy Living program and Medical Editor of the Mayo Clinic Diet, will provide practical tips for eating healthier and being more active in today’s busy world.  Join Dr. Hensrud in the state-of-the-art Participation Kitchen where Chef Jen Welper will be preparing lunch and chiming in on the conversation.  Enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch and the chance to network with fellow Chamber members.  The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living program is designed to help people turn their best intentions into achievable action plans.  Ask about Mayo Clinic Healthy Living program experiences for you, for family members, or for your work team.  This is a terrific opportunity to check out this beautiful space and transformational program.  

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Aug
22
4:30 PM16:30

Elevating Women Happy Hour - August

FREE to attend! 

Link up with other women in the entrepreneurial and small business community at happy hour! This low-key gathering will take place at Canvas & Chardonnay. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come for the company. Stay for the food. OR Stay for Open Paint at 6 PM :)

Brought to you by - 
Rochester Rising
Rochester Home Infusion
The Commission
Think Mutual Bank

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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Gentlefolk, start your Pythons...

We'll be chatting about the things for which we use Python, maybe listening to presentations, and maybe doing some group kata exercises.

If you want to suggest any activities, or bring anything to present - please do! The projector has VGA inputs.

We intend to be radically inclusive and warmly welcoming to all - experienced or the Py-curious, Emacs or Vim users, even people who mostly use *other* programming languages, and non-programmers too (eg. educators.)
 

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Aug
29
7:30 AM07:30

Coffee & Convos - Pannekoeken

Coffee 'n Convos 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 Wednesday out right!
 

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Sep
4
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

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.

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Sep
18
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Oct
2
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Oct
16
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Oct
30
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Nov
13
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Nov
27
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Dec
11
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Dec
25
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Aug
17
9:00 PM21:00

Rochester Astronomy Club: Public Viewing

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

Bright red Mars with magnitude -2.46 extincted to -1.84 will be visible above South East horizon. Distance from Earth is 0.406 AU (60.8 million kilometers or 3.4 light minutes). Mars is visible in a telescope as a disk with apparent diameter 23″. In spite of planet-wide dust storm, it’ll be possible to see white polar cap, and if dust storm would calm down, maybe even some surface features. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Mars!

Observing will be on parking North of the Soccer fields at Essex Pkwy; near West River Pkwy NW and 41st ST NW

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Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

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.

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Aug
17
8:00 AM08:00

Free Day of Coworking - August

Join the Collider Coworking community for a FREE day of Coworking. Feel free to stop by any time on August 17th and join us for a few hours or the entire day. Make sure to stick around for our happy hour at the Bleu Duck Kitchen from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Our free day of coworking allows you to get to know our fantastic Collider Coworking community as well as check out all the amenities that we have to offer.

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Aug
17
7:30 AM07:30

Chamber: Women's Round Table

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.

This month's roundtable will feature a talk by Dr. Melissa Brennan. Brennan is a chiropractic doctor, nutrition response testing advanced clinical master, certified acupuncturist, and advanced trained splankna practitioner.

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Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Clinical Innovation Summer Series: How Sandstone Diagnostics is Changing the Fertility Process

Join the Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship for our Clinical Innovation Summer Series. This month we have the pleasure to welcome Greg Sommer, Founder and CSO of Sandstone Diagnostics.

Sandstone Diagnostics is a Bay Area consumer health company focused on innovative technologies that empower people to measure and improve important health markers at home. Sandstone’s lead product, Trak, is a home test kit and mobile app that allows men to measure, track, and try to improve their sperm count at home as couple's are trying to conceive. Trak is a tool for men to take charge of their fertility and improve their chances of conception.

Join us for this fireside talk to:
-Learn the founding story of Sandstone Diagnostics.
-Hear about Greg's entrepreneurial journey from the Midwest to the West coast and back again.
-Learn about the development of Sandstone's lead product Trak and the company's customer discovery and acquisition process.

Please register and claim your ticket so we have an accurate count for the event!

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Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Chamber: Business After Hours

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. You won't want to miss this valuable networking opportunity!

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Aug
14
7:30 AM07:30

Chamber: Regional STEM Networking Event

The Rochester Arts Center exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Genome Project will serve as a dramatic backdrop for conversation among K-12 educators, higher education instructors and administrators, the Southeast Minnesota  business community, and Mayo Clinic representatives on STEM education, careers, and workforce development.
 
Schools, industry, and community have a role to play in supporting student STEM learning and success in workforce development. Come together to connect with southeast Minnesota educators and industry professionals to build healthy and collaborative partnerships for the benefit of students and the future of our communities. Learn why STEM skills are so important for the future workforce of tomorrow, what these STEM skills look like in today’s industry, successful collaborations currently in existence between education and industry happening in southeast Minnesota, and resources available to help make those connections. Education and industry attendees will also experience engaging and hands-on experiential STEM learning with free admission to the Smithsonian Museum’s Genome – Unlocking Life’s Code exhibit.

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Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Cashflow 101 Game Night

Learn, network, and enjoy yourself with investors and other members of the community at CashFlow 101 Game Night! Come Early and network. Networking starts at 6:30 PM, the game will begin at 7:00 PM

Cashflow 101 is a board game created by the International Bestselling Author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad", Robert Kiyosaki. Per Kiyosaki: "Think of Cashflow as the MBA program for people who want to have fun, learn fast, and get rich."

The object is to get out of the rat race by making your money work hard for you, so you don't have to work hard for your money.

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Aug
7
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Gary Vaynerchuk Live!

On Friday, August 3rd the Stationary Astronauts present Business Mogul Gary Vaynerchuk live in person for an intense branding experience. 

Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations.

Gary is also one of the most sought after public speakers alive today. He is a venture capitalist, 5-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo and Uber. Gary has been named to both Crain’s and Fortune’s 40 Under 40 lists. 

Accompanying Gary and the Astronauts will be Netflix comedian Theo Von, GO95s DJDmil, comedian Ron Lamprecht, Dr. Jonathan Verderame and the "Minnesota Mom" Rachel Pedersen.

This will be a night unlike any you’ve experienced before. Whether you’re a young entrepreneur or an established business, this is the event for you!

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Aug
3
7:30 AM07:30

Chamber: AM Espresso

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! 

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Aug
1
9:00 AM09:00

1 Million Cups Rochester - August 2018

Please join us for 1MC Rochester this month as we welcome two fantastic presenters and companies.

--Vitals Aware Services - Vitals is a SaaS business that provides safe interactions between first responders and vulnerable individuals.
--OmniTier - OmniTier develops high-performance applications in bioinformatics and cloud caching using a development schema around computer memory tiers.

As always, coffee and snacks will be provided. Thanks to all of our sponsors for making 1MC possible.

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Jul
31
7:30 AM07:30

Commission: July Coffee & Convos

Coffee 'n Convos 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 Wednesday out right!

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

PyRochesterMN

This Meetup group brings together users of the Python programming language at all levels of expertise. We discuss projects, trends, ideas, and anything else we have shared interests in. So... Welcome to PyRochesterMN! Make yourself at home.

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Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

gBETA Medtech Office Hours

gener8tor is a gold ranked accelerator based in the midwest. They are coming down to hold office hours in Rochester on July 26th to meet entrepreneurs in any industry at any stage to learn more about companies and founders! 

Work with our team on your startup or idea, and learn more about the gBETA program. We hold office hours throughout the year to meet one-on-one with startups and other people interested in getting involved.

Please use the button below to set up time to meet with Program Director Adam Choe to learn more about gBETA and talk entrepreneurship and startup development.

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Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

1 Million Cups Road Trip: Little Thistle Brewing

Please join us on July 25th as we take 1MC Rochester on the road.

Steve and Dawn Finnie from Little Thistle Brewing has graciously agreed to give us all a sneak peek at Rochester's next great microbrewery. Learn more about these two local entrepreneurs as well as tour the brewery. Please note that construction is not complete and beer cannot yet be sold.Please note: this will be a "bring your own drink" event.

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Jul
25
4:30 PM16:30

Elevating Women Happy Hour - July

FREE to attend! 

Link up with other women in the entrepreneurial and small business community at happy hour! This low-key gathering will take place at Bleu Duck Kitchen. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come for the company. Stay for the food.

Brought to you by - 
Rochester Rising
Rochester Home Infusion
The Commission
Think Mutual Bank

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Jul
24
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

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.

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Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

SCORE Office Hours at Collider Coworking

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship for over fifty years.

SCORE provides:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across 62 industries
  • Free, confidential business MENTORING in person, via email or by video
  • Free business TOOLS, templates, and tips here online
  • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)
  • 300 chapters that hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.
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Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

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.

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Jul
20
7:30 AM07:30

Chamber: Women's Roundtable

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.

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Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

Medical Alley Association: “Alley Chat”

One of the greatest strengths of Medical Alley Association is the spirit of community which is why they enjoy bringing like-minded people together to help strengthen those community ties.

Alley Chats are Medical Alley’s premier networking events, helping members meet each other and explore new business opportunities in a relaxed environment. Held at local breweries, member companies’ headquarters, or other fun gathering places, Alley Chats typically bring over 150 MAA members together and are a great chance to make new connections, hear about what’s happening around Medical Alley, and strengthen the fabric of the most innovative healthcare community in the world.

This event is co-sponsored by DMC, Fredrikson & Byron, the University of St. Thomas, and One Discovery Square.

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Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Chamber Business After Hours: Small Business Block Party

  • 421 1st Avenue Southwest Rochester, MN, 55902 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Small Business Block Party!  Rochester’s award-winning networking event, Business After Hours is taking on a new look for the July 18th member event.  5th Street SW between Premier Banks and Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria will be transformed into a rockin’ block party with Townsquare Media providing the entertainment.  The event will also feature several Chamber small business members partnering with Premier Banks.  Come join us to experience this fun new take on an old favorite! 

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