Networking Events are held the 1st Tuesday of Each Month

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Mark your calendars for our annual
Legislative Networking Event
This will be your opportunity to talk with your legislators
about issues that are important to your business.
Tuesday Feb 10th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Hosted by: Flat Earth Brewery
688 Minnehaha Ave E
St Paul, MN 55106

Guests welcome / No RSVP required


Parking information:

  • approximately 20 - 25 spaces directly outside the entrance
  • additional lot just to the EAST (other side of Urban Organics) that can hold a very large amount of vehicles
  • path to the south of Urban Organics is plowed as well as their lot
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:00am


Webinar Registration 

MetroIBA Education Committee presents

Scott Plum, Founder and President of the Minnesota Sales Institute

Free Webinar: Top 50 Sales Tips

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.




Change is inevitable; Growth is optional. Growth is not automatic; It has to be done every day with intention.  Are you updating your selling skills, business development strategy, and sales approach?    Full Event Description>>

Webinar Registration is required


Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:30am

Net Neutrality Forum Registration

Co-sponsored by MetroIBA and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
in coordination with Senator Al Franken
Thursday, February 19, 11:30 am 
Magnet 360 
5757 Wayzata Boulevard St Louis Park 
Senator Franken is expected to attend as well a panelists representing small business and non-profits that could be affected by changes that have been under discussion by the FCC. Guests are welcome.
Keeping fair access to the internet is critical to our member businesses. New regulations set to be voted on by the Federal Communications Commission on February 26 could change that significantly. Contacting the FCC before that date can have a critical influence on that.
We encourage everyone to submit comments asap at FCC.GOV to support net neutrality. It is listed as proceeding number 14-28 - Protection and Promoting the Open Internet.
RSVP is not necessary but helpful.  Please register at: Net Neutrality Forum Registration


Friday, February 20, 2015 - 7:30am

The first meeting of the Business Owners Roundtable will be hosted by CHESS’ CEO, Carol Keyes 

33 Wentworth Ave. 

West St. Paul 

February 20th at 7:30 AM.  


Metro IBA has developed a Business Owners Roundtable discussion program in response to interest from our members.  Leading a company, especially a small business,  can be a very solitary job.  Business owners can benefit from shared experiences of their peers in a roundtable group.  Being able to discuss issues, brainstorm solutions to business issues, exchange ideas and get feedback from your peers may be a valuable opportunity for you in managing and growing your business.  This is a support group, not a networking group.  The roundtable is a moderated discussion where each member will be able to seek advice and provide their experiences to issues affecting other members, an opportunity to learn from the experience of the other group members. 


The group will meet monthly to exchange ideas to help each other manage and grow your companies.  There will be peer to peer discussion and, depending on the needs and interests of the participants, an expert may be invited to share ideas about a particular issue affecting members. 


This is a member benefit and there will be no charge for these meetings.  


The group will be moderated by Pat Gebes.  If you have questions or suggestions please call her at 763-784-6026 or email at  

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


Uptown Eyeswear

is hosting the March Networking Event

Join us for Moroccan tea, soft drinks and great snacks!


720 West Lake Street Suite #107

Mpls MN, 55408



Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:30pm


MetroIBA Annual Meeting & 10th Year Party

Wednesday March 11th 6:30 pm

2015 marks the 10th year of MetroIBA’s existence. To celebrate we’re having a 10th Year Party at our annual member meeting on Wednesday, March 11th, 6:30pm at the University Club in St. Paul. This event will be an opportunity to join together and celebrate the great things that MetroIBA and local independent businesses have done in our community over the last decade. There will be good food and drink, fun door prizes, and a special recognition of the founders of MetroIBA. This is one event you will not want to miss. Look for details and registration info coming to your inbox soon. 

More information coming soon....


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