Networking Events are held the 1st Tuesday of Each Month

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm


Come Celebrate the Launch

of the First-Ever MetroIBA

Buy Local Member Guide of the Twin Cities!




Summit Brewing is the place to be

Tuesday October 6th, 5 - 8pm.


Be the first to get your hands on the guide

and celebrate Buy Local with MetroIBA


Summit Brewing Company

910 Montreal Circle

St. Paul, MN 55102



Any Questions?  651-387-0738



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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:00am



Start Thinking About What’s Next For You- NOW!

A webinar on how to make a successful business transition


If you are a small business owner, now is the time to stat thinking about your transition from the business. Experience has shown that from the time you make a serious decision to leave, it can take up to 5 years to make a transition- and that is if “life doesn’t happen” – which it usually does.

On October 20th, MetroIBA will host a webinar with nationally recognized transition expert and co-author of Find What’s Next For You: Business Owners Share Their Transition Stories,  Jim Gambone,- co-founder of Biz-Bridge LLC, a Transition Resource Company. (www.


The Webinar will cover topics like:

  • How to start the “transition conversation” with you family and your company
  • Why 80% of business transitions fail the first time around
  • How to capitalize on generational differences in transition planning
  • What are gender differences in transitions?
  • How to deal with family or stakeholder conflicts in transition
  • What is an owner sabbatical?
  • What tools and resources are available to help in the transition
  • How to ReFire your post- business life instead of retiring it


This fast paced, interactive workshop will introduce you to the key questions you should be thinking about even if you are years away from leaving your company.


Here are links  a few articles in the Business Journals by Jim that can get you started before you come to the workshop.


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Jim Gambone carries a number of “professional portfolios.” He is a small business owner, an award winning film and TV writer, producer and director, a national motivational speaker, published author of books like ReFire Your Life, Together For Tomorrow: Building Community Through Intergenerational Dialogue and Action and Who Says Men Don’t Care?  A Man’s Guide to Balanced and Guilt Free Caregiving, and he was a founding university board member, and still is a part-time graduate professor in the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. 


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:30am to 9:30am
You Asked For a Morning Networking Event - We Heard You!
Hope Chest for Breast Cancer and Postal Dispatch Business Center
are Co-Hosting this Morning Networking Event
These next-door neighbors are located in Normandale Village, Bloomington
Hope to see you there!
Questions? 651-387-0738
Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Postal Dispatch Business Center

5121 W. 98th Street

Bloomington, MN 55437


5121 W. 98th Street

Bloomington, MN 55437


Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Join us as Always Mod hosts our

November Networking Event/Plaid Is The New Black

Campaign Launch




905 Decatur Ave N

Golden Valley, MN 55427



Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Wet Paint

is our host for the December Networking Event

Join us for great networking and light snacks.

No RSVP required ~ Guests Welcome


1684 Grand Ave

St. Paul, MN 55105

(651) 698-6431


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