Plugged In: January 2017

Plugged In: January 2017

The best opportunities for networking this month.

January 12

YPro: Discovered Gala


Enjoy a celebratory evening with more than 200 young professionals from the metro area. There will be a Hollywood atmosphere as attendees walk the red carpet in glam attire. Dinner, entertainment and networking will highlight the event, which will be emceed by Kate Raddatz of WCCO-TV. 6 p.m., tickets are $75, Saint Paul Hotel, 651-223-5000,

January 18

Network after Work at Seven

Hundreds of local professionals and entrepreneurs from multiple industries will gather for a night of face-to-face networking. Generate leads, find referrals, meet like-minded professionals, market your business and recruit employees. 6 p.m., tickets start at $15.99, Seven, Mpls., 866-930-4490,

January 19

Digital Dish


The Social Lights is a social business consultancy that helps businesses grow and adapt in the digital age. At this event you will learn how to embrace changes in social media and recognize which trends to follow. Training manager and social strategist Drew Gneiser of The Social Lights will discuss how to make social media a useful marketing tool. 11:45 a.m., tickets start at $15, Market House Building, Three Deep Marketing, St. Paul, 651-223-5000,

January 26

Diamond Awards


Join the Minnesota Twins, the Twin Cities Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the University of Minnesota for an evening celebrating baseball and philanthropy. Bid on rare baseball memorabilia, take part in an awards dinner featuring current and former Twins, and celebrate the Diamond Award winners. 5:30 p.m., tickets start at $150. Target Field, Mpls., 612-626-4049,

January 28

Angel Gala


This 15th annual gala for the Angel Foundation is sponsored by Minnesota Oncology. Come dressed in blue to support adults with cancer, participate in silent and live auctions, fundraising games and Fund-A-Need. After the three-course dinner, dancing to Boogie Wonderland is encouraged. 6 p.m., tickets start at $75, Hilton, Mpls., 612-627-9000,

January 28

BCC Corral


This evening, choose cowboy boots instead of high heels at this Bloomington Chamber of Commerce gala. Grab a drink at the saloon, practice roping a calf and get a Victorian-style photograph of your cowboy crew, and enjoy a silent auction and classic country-western music. All the fun supports the Chamber and its programs. 5:30 p.m., tickets start at $90, Radisson Blu Mall of America, Bloomington, 612-370-9100,