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Tales from the MetroNorth Chamber: Lance Baumgard April Spotlight

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:09:18 +0000

Lance Baumgard of ChiroWay Lance Baumgard and I have breakfast at the Good Earth restaurant and talk about what it takes to be a chiropractor, music, and how to balance work so you can be at your absolute best From the moment I saw Lance Baumgard walk through the door, I knew this interview was going […](image)

Tales from the MetroNorth Chamber: Tess DeGeest March Spotlight

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:10:08 +0000

Tess DeGeest of the Anoka-Hennepin Education Foundation Tess DeGeest and I sit down at Caribou Coffee where we discuss how life passions thread through our lives, what it means to direct a nonprofit, and some wisdom about confidence “So tell me about yourself,” Tess said after she sat down at the table with tea. Her […](image)

Tales From The Chamber: February Spotlight

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:55:39 +0000

A reflection on the past two years   Dear MetroNorth Chamber, Because I’ve been out of the country for most of this month, instead of trying to rush an interview and turn around a post, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to talk a little bit about myself and what the chamber has […](image)


Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:43:50 +0000

Hey, are you BossZilla? Even if you’ve never seen BrideZilla, you probably know what one is. It’s a soon-to-be bride who is just a nightmare to be around.  Nothing is ever good enough, nothing is ever right. Basically, no one wants to be near a BrideZilla, never mind marry them. Their attitude is somewhat understandable […](image)

Building the Business of Your Dreams

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:43:32 +0000

Are you building a business of your dreams and enjoying the journey?  Or are you working tirelessly toward building the business someone else said you should have? Being a small business owner is tough; it takes guts and loads of commitment.  There are a zillion things to learn and so many different hats to wear. […](image)

Tell me a story

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:47:52 +0000

Have you ever “cheated” on your hairdresser and then felt bad about it? This usually happens when your stylist is completely booked but you really really need a haircut. So you go somewhere else and then later have feelings of guilt much like what you’d have if you cheated on a spouse. You don’t want […](image)

The Big Game

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:37:32 +0000

Minnesota is getting its Super Bowl on.  Everywhere you go, you see football-themed stuff. It’s in the grocery stores, online, TV, and even your mom is talking about it.  It’s impossible to escape it, even if you’re not a football fan. The thing about the Super Bowl is this big lead up to the event. […](image)

Tales from the Chamber: January 2018 Special

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:48:48 +0000

A Two-Year Anniversary Special From the office and back again, a scissors tale  The sun rises early in the morning, causing pink and orange light to pour in from the window and splash across the chamber offices. Eventually, it creeps up to the high shelf upon which I’m stored. As the light hits me, it […](image)

Do you have a project management system?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:12:02 +0000

Do you have a project management system?  A way to track the status of everything in one spot, no matter what industry you’re in? You are a solopreneur wearing many hats.  You are the accounting department, the customer service department, the IT department, marketing department….you get the picture.  With so many hats, it can be […](image)

I’m taking an hour and what you can do to transform your day

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:07 +0000

When you work from home, staying productive can sometimes be a challenge. Well, I take that back, when you work ANYWHERE, productivity can be a struggle. For most solopreneurs this is simply solved by having a system in place, something that tells you when to push forward and when to take a break. However, finding […](image)