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Plugged In: December 2017

Plugged In: December 2017

Your top networking opportunities this month.

December 2

Jewish Family and Children’s Service Benefit

“Laugh on Their Behalf,” the 29th annual benefit of JFCS, will feature comedian Ryan Hamilton. Attendees ages 21 to 40 are invited to a NextGen Pre-Party with craft beer tasting, photos and treats. Benefactor-level ticket holders will receive cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner. Proceeds support programs to promote healthy relationships, ease suffering and serve people in need. 6 p.m., starting at $50, Minneapolis Marriott City Center, 952-542-4803, jfcsmpls.org

December 5

Speaking of Business Panel

Four business executives will share strategies to communicate more effectively with senior management and boards of directors. Attendees also will be coached on words to use in crisis situations and how to avoid overwhelming your colleagues or audiences with too much information. Tips will be included on how to speak more confidently and in an engaging manner. 7:15 a.m., $59 to $69, Metropolitan Ballroom, Golden Valley, 952-697-3560, spokenimpact.com

December 6

Cybersecurity Program

An FBI agent, attorney and two university experts will speak at “Cybersecurity Threats and Trends: Best Practices for Small Businesses.” Learn how business owners can protect themselves and their customers from being breached and how to manage security risks when doing business. Other topics will include financial security, legal protections and cybersecurity policies. 8:30 a.m., $25, Schulze Hall Auditorium, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, 651-962-4200, stthomas.edu

December 7

Workforce Engagement Program

Nichol Beckstrand, Sunrise Banks president, will discuss engaging your workforce to instill innovation and create a culture of leaders. She will emphasize how to support leadership among millennials. This St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce event includes networking, a program and hot breakfast. 7:30 a.m., $20 to $30, Radisson Hotel, Roseville, 651-223-5000, saintpaulchamber.com

Jewish Family and Children’s Service Benefit


Speaking of Business Panel 

Cybersecurity Program
 Workforce Engagement Program