Plugged In: January 2016

Plugged In: January 2016

The best opportunities for networking.

Jan. 12
St. Paul Chamber Reception
Enjoy drinks and appetizers at this casual evening of networking and make connections with fellow St. Paul Chamber members, as well as local business professionals. 5 p.m., $10 for members, $20 for non-members, Galtier Towers, St. Paul, 651-223-5000,

Jan. 20
MPI’s Mindful Event Design
Join the Minnesota chapter of Meeting Professionals International for a gathering of networking and learning. Explore how the physical environment influences our thoughts, feelings, actions and experiences. Janet Sperstad, program director of the meeting and event management degree program at Madison Area Technical College in Wisconsin, will discuss brain-friendly layouts, how color affects mood and how our senses drive attention and decision making. 11 a.m., tickets start at $20, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, 651-917-6243,

Jan. 21
YPro Discovered Gala
This January marks the SPACC Young Professionals’ Discovered Gala, a black-tie, Hollywood glam-themed event honoring some of the brightest young professionals in the Twin Cities. Held at the historic Saint Paul Hotel, SPACC YPro will honor five people with a Young Professional of the Year award, as well as three businesses with a YPro Advocate of the Year award. 6 p.m., tickets start at $45, Saint Paul Hotel, St. Paul, 651-223-5000,

Jan. 28
2016 Diamond Awards
Celebrate baseball and philanthropy with the Minnesota Twins, baseball writers and the University of Minnesota. The dinner will include honors for current and former Twins players. Attendees can participate in a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind baseball memorabilia. All proceeds from the evening support the university’s research on ALS, Parkinson’s disease and other neuromuscular disorders. 5:30 p.m., tickets start at $150, Target Field, Minneapolis, 612-624-4444,

Jan. 30
Angel Gala 2016
Join medical professionals, business executives and philanthropists for an evening that includes dinner, live and silent auctions, games and an after-party featuring Boogie Wonderland. Money raised will support the Angel Foundation’s mission to provide emergency financial assistance, support and education to cancer patients and their families. 6 p.m., tickets start at $195, Hilton Minneapolis, 612-627-9000,

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