Plugged In: August 2016

Plugged In: August 2016

The best opportunities for networking in August.
Peter Wong

Aug. 1

Raise the Roof Golf Tournament

Help Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity raise money at its 21st annual Raise the Roof Golf Tournament. Golfers can soak up the sun at the exclusive Minneapolis Golf Club as they play a scramble round. Fun contests and a course filled with auction items complete the afternoon activities, with a dinner to follow. If you’re not a golfer, tickets are available for dinner only.

11 a.m., $3,000 for foursome, Minneapolis Golf Club, St. Louis Park, 651-207-1700,

Aug. 2

Best Peer Mixer Ever

This year marks the second annual Best Peer Mixer Ever hosted by Summit Brewing Co. Meet and mingle with members of the International Association of Business Communicators (IBAC), the Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network (MHSCN), Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications (MWMC) and the Minnesota Public Relations Society of America (MN PRSA). Enjoy appetizers, beer and door prizes as the Summit Brewing marketing team shares its secrets to success in celebration of its 30th anniversary year.

5:30 p.m., $25, Summit Brewing Co., St. Paul, 651-265-7800,


HandsOn Twin Cities Summit

HandsOn Twin Cities is hosting its annual Skills Based Summit. Join consultants, nonprofit professionals, service corps members and community volunteers for a day of workshops. Cummins, 3M, the Corporate Volunteerism Council and consultants will lead sessions on marketing, social media, customer support excellence and a variety of other topics.


8 a.m., $50, Hamline University, St. Paul, 612-379-4900,

Aug. 5

Speaking of Business

Join hundreds of business professionals and executives as Spoken Impact showcases real-world public speaking and business communication challenges and how to overcome them. Learn best practices and new skills from industry leaders as they discuss new techniques and technologies in the business community. The event’s key speakers include Karen Kozak of Cargill, Cory Hanscom of 3M, Cameron Potts of Deluxe Corp. and Nick Long of Graco.


7:15 a.m., $59, Metropolitan Ballroom, Golden Valley, 952-697-3560,


Courage Kenny Golf Challenge

The Courage Kenny Foundation hosts its annual Golf Challenge to help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. New to this year’s event are two hole-in-one opportunities to win a new vehicle. Money from the Courage Kenny Golf Challenge helps support adaptive sports and recreation programs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and Duluth/Superior metro areas.

11 a.m., starts at $2,000 for foursome, Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, 612-775-2589,


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