Food Truck Friday
Aug
30
11:00 AM11:00

Food Truck Friday

Grab some lunch from Back Alley Kitchen and picnic with your colleagues! Yard games, music, and plenty of fun will be had. Back Alley Kitchen will be parked in the parking lot adjacent to the east patio.

Free to attend and open to all!

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1 Million Cups Rochester
Sep
4
8:30 AM08:30

1 Million Cups Rochester

Join us at 1 Discovery Square for this special edition of 1MC Rochester. As always, we will welcome two great entrepreneurs.

Eric Boud - Rover Manufacturing and Consulting
Bryan Wattier - MegaWatt Entertainment, LLC

In addition to the new venue, we will be holding ADDITIONAL networking time starting at 8:30 am.

Please remember to stop by to get to know your fellow 1MC attendees as well as grab a great cup of coffee.

1MC is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. The program is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

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Move Electric: Electric Vehicles in Kenya
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Move Electric: Electric Vehicles in Kenya

This month's featured presenter is Anthony Gathogo!

Anthony is an entrepreneur who is originally from Kenya and still connected back to Kenya via business ventures there.

Anthony will be sharing some interesting details on the following:

-Converted ICE to electric vehicles in Safari Tours

-Second hand Nissan Leafs in the taxi industry in Kenya

-Charging infrastructure and the national grid, solar-micro grids

-Public transportation, micro-grids, population, and economic growth mix.

Also, in coordination with Rochester Electric Vehicles, we will be doing a quick update on recent EV news here in the local region and nationally. Find out more on Rochester Electric Vehicles here: https://www.rochesterelectricvehicles.com

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Chamber Business after Hours
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Chamber Business after Hours

Join us for Business after Hours (BAH), a monthly networking function which brings more than 100 professionals together to network and build valuable business relationships. Enjoy delicious food and drinks while connecting with a variety of business and organizations operating in the greater Rochester area. This event is a great opportunity to increase your organization’s visibility and generate productive business leads.

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1 Million Cups Rochester
Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

1 Million Cups Rochester

Join us as we hear from two great entrepreneurs in the region.

1MC is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. The program is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.


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AM Espresso
Aug
2
7:30 AM07:30

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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Investor & Innovator Forum
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Investor & Innovator Forum

Fredrikson & Byron’s Life Sciences Group is proud to co-present the third annual Investor & Innovator Forum, to be held in Rochester, MN. The Forum was launched by Destination Medical Center and Mayo Clinic as a venue to foster conversation and collaboration between emerging and experienced entrepreneurs and the investors who support their growth.

We will continue those conversations in 2019, bringing together investors and innovators from around the region to talk about the climate for innovation and investment, with a specific focus on data innovation in a variety of industries.

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Move Electric - The Future of Solar
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Move Electric - The Future of Solar

We're excited to have a featured presenter this month: Curt Shellum, a 10+ year veteran of the solar industry and President of Solar Connections.

Curt is going to host a Q&A about the future of the solar industry and how it relates to electric vehicles.

Also, in coordination with Rochester Electric Vehicles, we will be doing a quick update on recent EV news here in the local region and nationally. Find out more on Rochester Electric Vehicles here: https://www.rochesterelectricvehicles.com

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Communication Session: Mental Health for Entrepreneurs, July 2019
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

Communication Session: Mental Health for Entrepreneurs, July 2019

Join us for our July Communication Session focused on Mental Health and Wellness. This session will be a safe space to communicate mental wellness challenges with the goal to help create a community of support for Rochester entrepreneurs.

***THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT SO PLEASE REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.***

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Women's Round Table
Jul
19
7:30 AM07:30

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

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Business After Hours Summer Block Party
Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Business After Hours Summer Block Party

Bring your friends and colleagues - we're shutting down the whole block! Premier Banks invites you to their 2nd Annual Summer Block Party. Food will be provided by Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria and and music DJ'd by Townsquare Media. There will be local small business vendors as well.

This event is a unique opportunity to network outdoors with other organizations in the Rochester area. Come join the fun, promote your business, and build connections.

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Shop Local First: Navigate & Compete - Creating a Shop Local Environment in an E-Commerce World
Jul
16
12:00 PM12:00

Shop Local First: Navigate & Compete - Creating a Shop Local Environment in an E-Commerce World

Interested in learning different ways to leverage the in-store experience into an on-line reoccurring sale? Sign up for this practical hands on workshop.

Customers shop locally to have a relationship-based experience that meets their needs. These same customers may also shop on-line for efficiency or convenience. Competing effectively in today’s market requires an understanding of how to use both the face to face and on-line shopping experiences to increase your business. This workshop will explore ways to grow your customer base and complement the shop local experience with the conveniences of shopping on-line.

Join us for this session to discuss the pros and cons of pursuing an e-platform, and how to best integrate the in-store and on-line models.

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AM Espresso
Jul
5
7:30 AM07:30

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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