Executive Connections - Twin Cities

Executive Connections - Twin Cities Executive Connections is a networking organization that focuses on referral passing and helping everyone’s businesses grow.
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The Mission of this Networking Organization is to vigorously support and promote its Members in Good Standing in their businesses by: Providing a weekly forum in which to publicize their business and educate other members and guests via short commercials and testimonials for their products or services, and facilitate networking and referrals, to assist members in creating an environment of economic and professional success Providing Members in Good Standing an opportunity to make more lengthy presentations to the group as permitted by the By-Laws Providing regular outside networking opportunities and social events as determined by the Executive Committee to be in the best interest of the organization and its Members in Good Standing Connecting with the general community via outreach and contributions, both monetary and in-kind Providing appropriate and relevant training and educational opportunities and forums for Members in Good Standing, utilizing both Members as well as occasional outside speakers, as determined by the Executive Committee, following the solicitation of receipt of requests and feedback from Members.

Why do you need a professional photographer to take your professional headshot?  Take a look....Here is Erin's before an...
03/26/2020

Why do you need a professional photographer to take your professional headshot? Take a look....
Here is Erin's before and after.
www.bobeedyphotography.com

03/24/2020

Hello EC'ers! Looking for a quote on an outdoor fire pit. Anyone know a guy, who might know a guy, who might know a guy (or gal!)?

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12/16/2019

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Super fun meeting this morning with Maverick and The Cat in the Hat
10/31/2019

Super fun meeting this morning with Maverick and The Cat in the Hat

Business owner and travel expert, Mark Rigby gives an informative and very interesting presentation on his business Crui...
10/31/2019

Business owner and travel expert, Mark Rigby gives an informative and very interesting presentation on his business Cruise Planners.

CONTENT WRITER, Wendy Jacobson with Wendy the Pooh Communications 612-418-2714 wendy@wendythepooh.com www.wendythepooh.c...
10/24/2019

CONTENT WRITER, Wendy Jacobson with Wendy the Pooh Communications

612-418-2714
[email protected]
www.wendythepooh.com

With over 11 years experience as a content writer and strategist, Wendy loves to help businesses articulate their story and message via written word. Wendy helps strategize and implement a content strategy that is in line with her clients’ goals and values. From blog articles and white papers to case studies and more, Wendy helps her clients attract more prospects and customers with carefully crafted content.

CONTENT WRITER, Wendy Jacobson with Wendy the Pooh Communications

612-418-2714
[email protected]
www.wendythepooh.com

With over 11 years experience as a content writer and strategist, Wendy loves to help businesses articulate their story and message via written word. Wendy helps strategize and implement a content strategy that is in line with her clients’ goals and values. From blog articles and white papers to case studies and more, Wendy helps her clients attract more prospects and customers with carefully crafted content.

Paramount Real Estate Corporation952.854.8290bjohnston@paramountre.comwww.paramountre.com Commercial Broker, Bob Johnsto...
10/24/2019

Paramount Real Estate Corporation
952.854.8290
[email protected]
www.paramountre.com

Commercial Broker, Bob Johnston, provides solution-focused commercial real estate consulting/advisory and brokerage services to local, regional and national firms seeking to expand/downsize, relocate or develop new office, retail or industrial facilities.

Paramount Real Estate Corporation
952.854.8290
[email protected]
www.paramountre.com

Commercial Broker, Bob Johnston, provides solution-focused commercial real estate consulting/advisory and brokerage services to local, regional and national firms seeking to expand/downsize, relocate or develop new office, retail or industrial facilities.

Website Design, SEOMark is the owner of One Wheel Marketing. One Wheel creates websites as a team in as little as 1 busi...
09/03/2019

Website Design, SEO

Mark is the owner of One Wheel Marketing. One Wheel creates websites as a team in as little as 1 business day. One Wheel curates and invents web solutions to help (local and national) businesses get leads online and through integrated print/web campaigns.

Website Design, SEO

Mark is the owner of One Wheel Marketing. One Wheel creates websites as a team in as little as 1 business day. One Wheel curates and invents web solutions to help (local and national) businesses get leads online and through integrated print/web campaigns.

Director of Sales and Events, Kristi Larson, provides delicious cookies for breakfast and explains the benefits of using...
09/03/2019

Director of Sales and Events, Kristi Larson, provides delicious cookies for breakfast and explains the benefits of using an event planner with one of their many fabulous properties in and around the metro area.

Parasole Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
651-263-0745
[email protected]
www.parasole.com
A table filled with good food, and wine is all you need to bring people together. The Parasole Event Group excels at hosting private dining events at unique restaurants across the Twin Cities. Whether you’re looking to impress your guests with mouthwatering steaks at Manny’s Steakhouse or for a more casual taco bar at Chino Latino – we’ve got you covered. We provide guests with a full service experience from “hello” to desserts.

Director of Sales and Events, Kristi Larson, provides delicious cookies for breakfast and explains the benefits of using an event planner with one of their many fabulous properties in and around the metro area.

Parasole Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
651-263-0745
[email protected]
www.parasole.com
A table filled with good food, and wine is all you need to bring people together. The Parasole Event Group excels at hosting private dining events at unique restaurants across the Twin Cities. Whether you’re looking to impress your guests with mouthwatering steaks at Manny’s Steakhouse or for a more casual taco bar at Chino Latino – we’ve got you covered. We provide guests with a full service experience from “hello” to desserts.

I’m super excited to work with fellow EC member, Kyle Miller on our exterior restoration!
08/27/2019

I’m super excited to work with fellow EC member, Kyle Miller on our exterior restoration!

Who has the best arms in the group?  Owner, Global Shipping and Freight Consultant Kathy K does!InXpress Minneapolis Wes...
08/01/2019

Who has the best arms in the group? Owner, Global Shipping and Freight Consultant Kathy K does!

InXpress Minneapolis West
312-479-7594
[email protected]
www.inxpressminneapoliswest.com
For 20 years, InXpress has provided unrivaled shipping and freight solutions to small and medium sized businesses around the world. We partner with the best global carriers and are the largest small business solution of DHL. Because of our size and shipping volumes, we offer the lowest prices available, with multiple carrier choices for LTL, FTL, Air and Ocean freight.

Who has the best arms in the group? Owner, Global Shipping and Freight Consultant Kathy K does!

InXpress Minneapolis West
312-479-7594
[email protected]
www.inxpressminneapoliswest.com
For 20 years, InXpress has provided unrivaled shipping and freight solutions to small and medium sized businesses around the world. We partner with the best global carriers and are the largest small business solution of DHL. Because of our size and shipping volumes, we offer the lowest prices available, with multiple carrier choices for LTL, FTL, Air and Ocean freight.

Executive Connections 2019
07/11/2019

Executive Connections 2019

Executive Connections - Twin Cities's cover photo
07/11/2019

Executive Connections - Twin Cities's cover photo

Commercial banker, Courtney Taylor, is passionate about the connections she builds as the Business Development Officer f...
06/27/2019

Commercial banker, Courtney Taylor, is passionate about the connections she builds as the Business Development Officer for Fidelity Bank. Fidelity Bank is one of the largest independently owned commercial banks headquartered in the Twin Cities. Our team of experienced decision makers works with you to understand your business, identify your unique needs, and provide creative solutions beyond just banking to help you grow and succeed.

Fidelity Bank
952-830-7246
[email protected]
www.fidelitybankmn.com

Commercial banker, Courtney Taylor, is passionate about the connections she builds as the Business Development Officer for Fidelity Bank. Fidelity Bank is one of the largest independently owned commercial banks headquartered in the Twin Cities. Our team of experienced decision makers works with you to understand your business, identify your unique needs, and provide creative solutions beyond just banking to help you grow and succeed.

Fidelity Bank
952-830-7246
[email protected]
www.fidelitybankmn.com

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06/20/2019

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Graphic Designer, Barbara Belknap, gives her first presentation to EC with an overall theme of the question "Who am I an...
06/20/2019

Graphic Designer, Barbara Belknap, gives her first presentation to EC with an overall theme of the question "Who am I and why am I here?"

Barbara Belknap Design, Inc.
952-401-8650
[email protected]
linkedin.com/in/barbarabelknap/
I have over 25 years of experience in corporate identity and editorial design. My clients include Florida Atlantic University, Deephaven Life Magazine, Minnetonka Public Schools, and Team Women. I can help you grow your organization or event with beautiful, memorable graphic design.

Interior design specialist, Heather Nemer, gives the group a virtual tour of Innovative's website to view one way in whi...
06/14/2019
Innovative Office Solutions

Interior design specialist, Heather Nemer, gives the group a virtual tour of Innovative's website to view one way in which her client's can pick and choose office furniture and decor.

Innovative Office Solutions
612.247.3630
[email protected]
www.innovativeos.com

Innovative Office Solutions is an independently owned full service dealer of office and school supplies, office furniture, facility and maintenance supplies to businesses of all sizes.

Stefan Lucyk is our group's residential and commercial painting specialist from long running, outstanding AM Painting.  ...
06/06/2019

Stefan Lucyk is our group's residential and commercial painting specialist from long running, outstanding AM Painting. Services include interior/exterior painting, drywall, pre-finishing fiberglass, flat roof coating, and legacy contracting.

AM Painting
612-237-4566
[email protected]
http://painting.mn

AM Painting of Princeton
32015 128th St NW Princeton MN 55371
Email: [email protected]

EC's business coach, Adam Thompson from Focal Point, fills in last minute for another speaker.  THANK YOU ADAM!FocalPoin...
06/05/2019

EC's business coach, Adam Thompson from Focal Point, fills in last minute for another speaker. THANK YOU ADAM!

FocalPoint
612-965-2971
[email protected]
www.focalpointcoaching.com
Adam has a passion for helping individuals and companies maximize their potential, and their opportunities. He works with clients to find their versions of success, whether that means a more profitable business, more time with family and friends, a clearer vision for the direction and future of the business, a more engaged, cohesive and empowered team, or a path toward a successful exit from the business.

Our very own Michael Bartus, an "elite' residential realtor, tells the group about his passions life, the experiences le...
06/05/2019

Our very own Michael Bartus, an "elite' residential realtor, tells the group about his passions life, the experiences leading up to his career in real estate, and the difference it makes working with Lakes | Sotheby's International Realty in Edina.

Michael is "An independent, full time REALTOR with Lakes | Sotheby’s International Realty in Edina, Minnesota. Michael has been a licensed Minnesota real estate professional since 1993 and has developed a large team of professionals and service providers to meet any client’s needs – no matter how complex."

Lakes | Sotheby’s International Realty
952.400.7000
[email protected]
www.hometwincities.com

One of EC's originals, Tony Selinger, provides a riveting presentation on community advertising with the Town Planner!  ...
06/05/2019

One of EC's originals, Tony Selinger, provides a riveting presentation on community advertising with the Town Planner!

"We help businesses build their brand with high visibility, local community marketing. Our community calendars feature area photography, community events and local business offers. We are an integral community connection in 12 west metro Twin Cities communities. Town Planner, where Business and Community connect!"

Town Planner Community Calendar
612.203.8189
[email protected]
www.townplanner.com

IT specialist (and 1970's rockstar!), Bob Fisher, shares information on AZ Techs who "offer a full range of IT services ...
06/05/2019

IT specialist (and 1970's rockstar!), Bob Fisher, shares information on AZ Techs who "offer a full range of IT services to small and medium size businesses who do not have any full –time staff of their own. We been in business 18 years and help support a wide range of companies."

AZ Techs
612-414-3654
[email protected]
www.az-techs.com

Angie Smith, with Bobeedy Photography LLC, gives her third presentation to Executive Connections on her third anniversar...
05/09/2019

Angie Smith, with Bobeedy Photography LLC, gives her third presentation to Executive Connections on her third anniversary with the group. She emphasizes the importance of capturing this moment today to look back on tomorrow.

Angie Smith
612-723-0680
[email protected]
www.bobeedyphotography.com

As a journalistic photographer, my primary objective is to take natural looking pictures of people including children, teens, families, and professionals. I strive to create a casual environment with my clients which helps bring out their personality in their pictures. Photo sessions are done on-site, indoors or outdoors.

Estate Planning Attorney, Philip Ruce, provides a fun and informative presentation about the services he and his firm pr...
05/03/2019
Stone Arch Law Office, PLLC - Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probate

Estate Planning Attorney, Philip Ruce, provides a fun and informative presentation about the services he and his firm provide including Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate, Trust and Estate Management, Trustee and Trust Beneficiary Consultations and Representation, Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney, Small Business and Real Estate succession.

Stone Arch Law Office, PLLC
612-345-7496
[email protected]
www.stonearchlaw.com
Phil creates wills and trusts for families who want to feel secure that their loved ones are cared-for. Stone Arch Law Office works with families on estate planning,
wills, trusts, probate and trust administration. Real Planning for Real People.

Tech savvy, cell phone repair specialist, Andy Strandquist, discusses the early years of his CPR store, what they do, an...
04/29/2019

Tech savvy, cell phone repair specialist, Andy Strandquist, discusses the early years of his CPR store, what they do, and why he enjoys the ever growing cell phone repair industry.

CPR Cell Phone Repair
651-261-7660
[email protected]
www.cellphonerepair.com

CPR Cell Phone Repair knows your gadgets play a major role in your life. When your phone, tablet, or laptop breaks, you want an expert to handle the repair. That’s where we come in. With over a decade of experience in the electronics repair industry, CPR Cell Phone Repair can get the job done quickly.

Family law attorney and senior partner, Rebecca Kuehn Schack, not only provides amazing treats for her captive audience,...
04/05/2019

Family law attorney and senior partner, Rebecca Kuehn Schack, not only provides amazing treats for her captive audience, but gives examples as to why it’s important to have a team such as hers on your side.

Meier Schack, LLC
612.605.6103
[email protected]
www.meierschack.com

We provide zealous advocacy in all areas of family law, including, dissolutions (divorces), child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, prenuptial agreements, and post decree issues. We combine our expertise and knowledge of the law with the needs of our clients to achieve optimal results.

Promotional product specialist, Marty Stanchfield, provides amusing visuals for what Realm Promotions creates for their ...
04/05/2019

Promotional product specialist, Marty Stanchfield, provides amusing visuals for what Realm Promotions creates for their clients. The Elmer Fudd hat, sporting the St. Paul Saint's logo, is a duplicate of what Bill Marray has worn playing golf.

Realm Promotions
952.814.9000
[email protected]
www.realmpromo.com
How is your business remembered? At Realm we’ll help you conceive, create, produce and deliver your next promotional item ensuring your company “Effectively Remains to be Seen”.

Long time EC member and dynamic speaker, Erin Sullivan, provides an entertaining presentation about On Time Delivery.On ...
04/05/2019

Long time EC member and dynamic speaker, Erin Sullivan, provides an entertaining presentation about On Time Delivery.

On Time Delivery
952.884.4060
[email protected]
www.bontime.com

Since 1986, On Time Delivery had utilized the most advanced technology, professional drivers, and friendly customer service to solve your unique transportation and courier needs whether across town, throughout the state, or across the country.

Siblings, Joelene and Josh, discuss the importance of using Strength Finders within their company and how understanding ...
03/15/2019

Siblings, Joelene and Josh, discuss the importance of using Strength Finders within their company and how understanding the various roles and strengths has helped their team and company succeed in amazing ways.

FASTSIGNS®
763-227-5211
[email protected]
www.fastsigns.com/392

FASTSIGNS® is a signage, graphics and branding partner. We provide comprehensive solutions to help clients of all sizes, across all industries meet their business objectives and increase their brand visibility through the use of interior and exterior signs, full-color graphics, printing, and MORE. We are MORE THAN FAST, MORE THAN SIGNS.

Executive Connections TC cofounder, Tim Jirak, took a few minutes to speak about Interfaith Outreach and Community Partn...
03/11/2019

Executive Connections TC cofounder, Tim Jirak, took a few minutes to speak about Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP). We can support Interfaith Outreach by providing food or monetary donations (or even our time!). Monetary donations received during the month of March receive MATCHING GRANTS from corporate partners and other organizations. Every $1 donated buys $9 worth of food!

https://www.iocp.org/outreach-services/food-shelf/

Executive Connections founder, Dominic DesMarais with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, gives a passionate prese...
03/08/2019

Executive Connections founder, Dominic DesMarais with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, gives a passionate presentation on problems they solve for reverse:
Financial- being able to keep seniors in their homes
Physical- getting them into single level homes and in most cases the husband makes more than the wife and when he passes, the wife can no longer afford to stay in the home.

Fairway Wholesale Lending
952.797.6032
[email protected]
www.teamdominic.com

Provide mortgages for purchase and refinances. All government programs available. I find the best program for you based on your budget and life’s goals.

Well known home inspector, Reuben Saltzman, provides a phenomenal presentation on Structure Tech Home Inspections and ex...
02/28/2019

Well known home inspector, Reuben Saltzman, provides a phenomenal presentation on Structure Tech Home Inspections and explains why they are THE highest rated home inspection company in MN.

Structure Tech Home Inspections
952.915.6466
[email protected]
www.structuretech1.com

Reuben is a second generation home inspection with a passion for his work. He is the co-owner and president of Structure Tech, the largest and most highly rated home inspection and moisture testing company in Minnesota. He is also the author of “The Home Inspector”, a weekly home maintenance blog featured on the Star Tribune.

"Barter Guy", David Carroll, teaches EC the purpose and ease of bartering services and products in a world where "Cash i...
02/21/2019

"Barter Guy", David Carroll, teaches EC the purpose and ease of bartering services and products in a world where "Cash is always king"!

IMS Barter
952.856.8866
[email protected]
www.IMSBarter.com

We find new customers for businesses by introducing them to our nearly 20,000 members throughout the US, many right here in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We also find products and services that you can purchase for your business or personal needs without using cash. Call us to see how barter can increase your sales and save your cash.

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316 Brookview Pkwy S
Plymouth, MN
55441

Opening Hours

Thursday 08:00 - 10:00

Telephone

(612) 419-2706

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Can someone make sure that Mark knows there is no meeting tomorrow? 🎆
The cold temps will not keep this crew indoors!
Personal injury lawyer, Tom Brock, speaks about representing people who have been harmed by the wrongdoing of others. Erickson, Zierke, Kuderer & Madsen, P.A. 952-582-4711 [email protected] www.EricksonLawFirm.com Tom is a trial attorney who helps injured people and grieving families obtain the full compensation they are due. Individuals and businesses alike also trust him to take on insurance companies in commercial, casualty, and property coverage disputes. Contact for legal answers to human problems.
Adam from Focal Point explains what one on one and group coaching looks like and how he can provide action steps to move from having professional issues to professional success. FocalPoint 612-965-2971 [email protected] www.focalpointcoaching.com Adam has a passion for helping individuals and companies maximize their potential, and their opportunities. He works with clients to find their versions of success, whether that means a more profitable business, more time with family and friends, a clearer vision for the direction and future of the business, a more engaged, cohesive and empowered team, or a path toward a successful exit from the business.
T from Northeast Insurance Advisors speaks about working with business owners and the world of health insurance and how much it’s been changing Northeast Insurance Advisors 612.353.6506 [email protected] www.neiadvisors.com We are a Minnesota broker with 20 yrs experience in the health insurance industry. By representing all of the major health insurance carriers, – BlueCross BlueShield, HealthPartners, Medica, Preferred One, and Assurant – we feel confident that we will be able to match the right plan to your specific needs.
Donovan & Max from Rah Raw discuss their business in healthy dog food alternatives which all furry friends love Rah Raw 612-268-0729 [email protected] www.rahraw.com Rah Raw is a raw pet food company that provides a healthier alternative to processed dry kibble. A raw diet for your pets consists of raw meat, raw bones and organs. Rah Raw provides several proteins to choose from to give your pet a variety of meals. Rah Raw specializes in assisting pet owners transition from a kibble diet to a raw diet. We have trusted partners to answer any raw nutrition questions. At Rah Raw, your pets health is our number one concern.
Thank you, Bob Johnston, for a very interesting on what you do and what estate consulting looks like in and around Minneapolis Paramount Real Estate Corporation 952.854.8290 [email protected] www.paramountre.com Bob provides solution-focused commercial real estate consulting/advisory and brokerage services to local, regional and national firms seeking to expand/downsize, relocate or develop new office, retail or industrial facilities.
Tom Harris explains the purpose and importance of supplemental insurance Aris Group 612.419.2706 [email protected] www.arisbenefitgroup.com Aris Group, a single source brokerage for “worksite” voluntary benefit plans provides due diligence and a reliable, consistent post enrollment customer service plan. Whether you are a small to mid-size business owner or a professional insurance broker, we review your wants and needs, take it to market and negotiate the best products, prices, services and underwriting offers available in the voluntary benefits arena. There is power in choice!
Peggy-fabulous presentation on the process of business acquisitions Opportunities in Business 612.331.8392 [email protected] www.oibmn.com Opportunities In Business is a full service business brokerage. We represent buyers and sellers of small, medium, and large companies. We also provide business valuations tailored to the needs of our clients. Opportunities in Business has been established since 1981 and facilitated over 2000 transactions. Call me in confidence to discuss your business goals.
Thank you Tim Jirak for a very interesting and informative presentation on financial planning Jirak, Rosvold & Associates 952.746.9447 [email protected] www.ameripriseadvisors.com/timothy.r.jirak/ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. offers financial advisory services, investments, insurance and annuity products. RiverSourceSM products are offered by affiliates of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC.
Thank you Dave Johnson for an inspirational presentation on estate planning Hagerty & Johnson PA 612-349-9000 [email protected] www.hjab.com Estate planning for mortals. Estate Planning includes wills, trusts, financial powers of attorney and health care directives and powers of attorney. H & J also does probate work for decedent’s estates including tax work. David Johnson is a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs.