Lunch & Learn

Leasing Office Space: Broker and Commercial Landlord Perspective

January Lunch & Learn
January 29, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Session + Box Lunch = $15/person

January Lunch & Learn - Register Here

Are you a business currently looking at leasing office space or would like to in the future? Do you have questions about the leasing process and what factors you should be considering?

Come and learn about the aspects of leasing commercial office space from both a broker and commercial landlord perspective at this 90 minute Lunch & Learn session. In this session, three seasoned real estate experts will be breaking down a lease as well as discussing factors and other considerations to be aware of when leasing office space.

This Lunch & Learn is ideal for soon-to-be business owners, and current business owners looking for a new space or to ensure they're getting the best deal on their current location.

Presented By:

Emily Spott, Associate Corporate Counsel at Minneapolis Grain Exchange Elizabeth Schenfisch, Assistant Corporate Counsel at Minneapolis Grain Exchange Ericka Miller, Vice President at Kimble Co Real Estate
Emily is Associate Corporate Counsel at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc., a commercial landlord and commodity derivatives market based in downtown Minneapolis. Emily works to negotiate mutually beneficial deals and guides prospective tenants through the entire leasing process. Emily brings experience in complex design-builds as well as projects involving historic restoration. She enjoys working with companies and non-profits of all sizes to find leasing solutions that meet their needs. Emily has a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and a B.A. in History with a minor in Philosophy from St. Catherine University. Elizabeth is an attorney at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc. where commercial real estate is a large part of her practice. Elizabeth enjoys working with prospective tenants to find them the best office space for their needs. She takes pride in working with tenants for the entire life cycle of their lease starting from the initial tour of the Grain Exchange Campus to the move-in process and beyond. Elizabeth’s educational background includes a J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from North Dakota State University. Ericka came to Kimble Consulting from her position as Senior Managing Director with Savills Studley Occupier Services. Prior to that she spent five years with Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions. At both companies, she led teams in growing existing business, was brought in for real estate portfolio account management work and pursued new work with national and global corporate clients. Her career path also includes time at Ameriprise Financial where she oversaw real estate services for over 100 corporate-owned, regional advisor offices while working through a year-long merger that doubled the portfolio, and five years with Opus Northwest specializing in office and condominium development totaling over $300M.

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Lunch catered by Breaking Bread Cateringa social enterprise restaurant and catering service in North Minneapolis offering fresh and flavorful global comfort foods while supporting a social mission and vision. 

Through Breaking Bread Catering's parent organization, Appetite For Change, Breaking Bread is creating new jobs, providing training for local residents and inspiring entrepreneurs to bring new business to North Minneapolis. 

When registering, please choose:

Beef Sandwich, Turkey Sandwich, Roasted Veggie Sandwich , Citrus Salad

All come with chips and a pickle. Water, coffee and selection of tea also provided. 

January Lunch & Learn - Register Here


Impostor Syndrome - And What To Do About It

February Lunch & Learn
February 26, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Session + Box Lunch = $15/person

February Lunch & Learn - Register Here

Do you ever hear a little voice in your head saying, “You're not ready. It’s already been done. What will everyone think? Who are you to think you can run a business anyway?” If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have been impacted by impostor syndrome. These fraudy thoughts can influence everything about our business, from sharing a new product or raising prices to hitting publish on our website or getting started with a business in the first place. The good news is that we can do something about it! In this interactive session, coach and speaker Heather Whelpley will share why impostor syndrome exists, how it affects us, and ways you can truly own your brilliance. You will leave the session with:

  • Tools to recover quickly from doubt
  • Methods to reconnect and listen to your true inner voice – instead of the inner critic
  • Exercises to get a clear understanding of the unique value you bring

In this session we'll utilize lecture, small group activities and discussion to leave you feeling ready to tackle your inner self-doubt.

Presented By:

Heather Whelpley, Owner of Heather Whelpley Coaching & Consulting

Heather is a coach, facilitator, and speaker that works with women to combat impostor syndrome and own their brilliance, so they can move forward in their career with confidence. Prior to owning her business, she worked in leadership development and human resources at Cargill and Ameriprise for ten years where she led numerous development programs for top-performing women. Heather has extensive global experience, including living and working in Australia and Latin America. She has a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute.

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Lunch catered by Breaking Bread Cateringa social enterprise restaurant and catering service in North Minneapolis offering fresh and flavorful global, comfort foods while supporting a social mission and vision. 

Through Breaking Bread Catering's parent organization, Appetite For Change, Breaking Bread is creating new jobs, providing training for local residents and confidence to other entrepreneurs who will become inspired to bring new business to North Minneapolis. 

When registering, please choose:

Beef Sandwich, Turkey Sandwich, Roasted Veggie Sandwich , Citrus Salad
All lunches come with chips and a pickle. Water, coffee and selection of tea also provided. 

February Lunch & Learn - Register Here


Lean: Practical Uses at All Stages of Business

MarchLunch & Learn
March 26, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Session + Box Lunch = $15/person

March Lunch & Learn - Register Here

Are you planning your start-up, needing to solve sticky problems, or planning for your next stage of growth?

In this workshop, Ann Goebel, an award winning Lean trainer and practitioner, will share simple, yet effective ways you can begin using Lean concepts immediately for your organization no matter the size, type, product or service delivered.

Lean is a world-class method of thinking that helps owners and their teams engage, evaluate, and assess how to best use resources to deliver the most value from the customers perspective. Large or small, every organization and person within creates points of opportunity or failure; however, we often don’t recognize these points. We actually design waste into the business by accident. When we do recognize these points, the path is not clear how to solve them.

After a brief introduction to the origins of Lean, Ann will share examples of the benefits experienced by her own clients. Then she will coach you to start using the basic concepts of Lean drawing from either your own business concept or existing enterprise. As you complete this initial activity, we will also begin to form a three-point plan on how to take the next important action steps most fitting your particular business status. The session wrap-up will include tips for success and pitfalls to avoid as you consider expanding the use of Lean or other continuous improvement techniques.

At the end of this session, participants will have learned and created:

  1. A “power model” sketch of their core business
  2. An analysis of 3 potential or current points of improvement
  3. A new way to think and stop future activities from draining resources

Presented By:

Ann Goebel, President at Grit Incorporated

About Ann ..

  • 2005 Shingo Prize Winner, SME/AME Lean Certification Exam Development
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, MS, Minnesota State Mankato (MSU-M)
  • Certified TWI, (Training Within Industry), Job Instruction and Job Relations
  • Certified PMP, Project Management Institute
  • Certified ISO 9001: 2000, 2008, 2015 and AS9100 Lead Auditor
  • Certified Lean, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • 10 years faculty, Manufacturing and Automotive Engineering Technology Department, MSU-M
  • 5 years Director of Strategic Business, Education, and Regional Partnerships Division, MSU-M
  • 25+ years combined operations, sales, quality, engineering, and executive experience
  • $7M+ awarded and/or delivered in applied training grants with entrusted partner match

In 2014, Ann founded Grit to devote full attention to her passion for identifying and leading strategically selected applied improvement inititives. For the past two decades, she’s earned a reputation of delivering successful stakeholder focused results using a unique combination of engineering, quality, operations, sales, executive, and organizational development skills.

As a multi award-winning educator, her effective implementation of Lean concepts for measurable results to advance the goals of many organizations has been a cornerstone of her student and client success. Whether in the classroom, a training workshop, or where work happens, she brings very hands on approaches so that concepts are experienced through practice. Her work spans across all types of business concerns, diverse employee populations, and work functions from the front line to the CEO. She is an experienced regional and national speaker on the topic of Lean. Prior to her current venture, she held practitioner, and P&L responsible senior leadership positions with Minnesota State University-Mankato, V-Tek of Mankato, MN, Torgerson Properties of Willmar, MN, and Meyers Studio of New Ulm, MN.

Currently, Ann is on the Board of Greater Minnesota Partnership as the Past President, and is also Co-Owner and Vice President of Diesel Conversion Specialists, based in Kalispell, Montana, with Minnesota locations in Delano, and Hutchinson. In her spare time she enjoys showing horses, singing, songwriting, and time camping with family and friends around a campfire.

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Lunch catered by Breaking Bread Cateringa social enterprise restaurant and catering service in North Minneapolis offering fresh and flavorful global, comfort foods while supporting a social mission and vision. 

Through Breaking Bread Catering's parent organization, Appetite For Change, Breaking Bread is creating new jobs, providing training for local residents and confidence to other entrepreneurs who will become inspired to bring new business to North Minneapolis. 

When registering, please choose:

Beef Sandwich, Turkey Sandwich, Roasted Veggie Sandwich , Citrus Salad

All come with chips and a pickle. Water, coffee and selection of tea also provided. 

March Lunch & Learn - Register Here