This event, part of the Common Good Breakfast Series, focuses on how businesses can foster an entrepreneurial spirit among employees. The speaker will be Carla Pavone, associate director of the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management.
7:30 a.m., $30, Hilton, Mpls., 888-761-3400, neuger.com
Small Business Series
This session, “The Loss of a Customer: How it Can Happen, the Cost and the Path to Prevention,” will address how to implement listening channels. Attendees also will learn about customer experience measurement programs. Jack Semler, president of Readex Research, will be the speaker.
7:30 a.m., $20 member, $30 non-member, Radisson Hotel, Roseville, 651-223-5000, saintpaulchamber.com
Global Minnesota Gala
This year’s fundraiser will explore Colombian culture and highlight U.S.-Colombia relations. The gala at a private home will feature Colombian cuisine and entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Funds raised by Global Minnesota go toward educational and cultural programs to help Minnesotans live, work and lead globally.
4:30 p.m., tickets start at $200, shuttles from Orono Schools, 612-625-1662, globalminnesota.org
Bloomington Annual Golf Classic
Enjoy a day of golfing and networking at the 44th annual tournament. The event will include a silent auction, lunch, dinner and an awards ceremony. The VIP package covers two drink tickets, three chances for two domestic continental airline tickets and a mulligan.
10:30 a.m., tickets start at $185, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington, 612-370-9100, minneapolischamber.org
St. Paul Chamber Foundation Luncheon
This annual event supports the work of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation. The program will highlight the foundation’s support of Right Track and the Leadership Saint Paul program. Community leadership awards also will be presented.
11:30 a.m., starting at $75, Saint Paul Hotel, St. Paul, 651-223-5000, saintpaulchamber.com