Plugged In: December 2015

Plugged In: December 2015

The best opportunities for networking.

1 – YLC Holiday Party

Join the Young Leadership Council for its first holiday party and second event since its launch in September. Network with young professionals for an evening of socializing, a silent auction and a wine and growler toss.
5 p.m., $30, Minneapolis Club, 612-584-4559,

5 – JFCS 27th Annual Benefit

Join Jewish Family and Children’s Services for an evening of laughter, cocktails and socializing in support of a great cause. Attendees will enjoy a silent auction, raffle drawings and a stand-up comedy performance by comedian and actor Michael Ian Black. If you are 40 or younger, you’re invited to the “40 & Under” pre-party for complimentary cocktails.
6 p.m., tickets start at $50, Hilton Minneapolis, 952-546-0616,

7 – The Mix: Where B2B Marketers Meet

Make some connections with local professionals in a casual setting. Expect to find a crowd of business marketers and communicators who are eager to build new relationships. Appetizers and beverages will be on hand.
4:30 p.m., $35, Bar Lurcat, Minneapolis,

10 – Holiday in the Heartland

Business and community leaders gather for the One Heartland annual gala to support children and families experiencing health challenges and social isolation. The evening will be filled with great food, music by American Idol’s Kimberley Locke, and live and silent auctions. This year’s honoree is Joel Goldman, managing director of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
5:30 p.m., tickets start at $150, Loews Minneapolis Hotel, 612-824-6464,

15 – Network After Work at Mill City Nights

Mingle with hundreds of local entrepreneurs and business professionals in a relaxed atmosphere at Mill City Nights. Color-coded nametags are provided to easily identify individuals by industry, making it even easier to strike up a conversation.
6 p.m., tickets start at $12, Mill City Nights, Minneapolis,

17 – Chamber Small Business Series: Company Culture

Learn how to help shape company culture and give your company a competitive advantage at this month’s Small Business Series session. Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Michael Holland, senior vice president of client experience and change master for Endurant, a management consulting firm. A hot breakfast will be served.
7:30 a.m., $20-$30, Radisson Hotel Roseville, 651-223-5000,

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