Plugged In: January 2018

Plugged In: January 2018

The top networking events this January.

January 4. Leading Change Workshop

This TeamWomenMN event will feature Melissa Goodson, assistant professor at the College of St. Scholastica’s Management School of Business & Technology. The session, “Leading Personal and Professional Change,” will help participants reflect on their comfort levels with change—personally and professionally. She will lead attendees in identifying their leadership styles and how they can use their strengths to make changes in their workplaces and families. 5:30 p.m., $25 to $45, Golden Valley Country Club, 952-525-2236,

January 13.

The Angel Foundation gala supports financial assistance for families struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The evening’s events include a silent auction, several fundraising games, live auction, program, three-course dinner and dancing. 5:30 p.m., $75 to $200, Hilton Minneapolis, 612-627-9000, ext. 506,

January 18. Diamond Awards

Celebrate baseball and philanthropy at this event hosted by the Minnesota Twins, the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the University of Minnesota. Attendees can bid on rare baseball memorabilia and enjoy a dinner and awards program featuring current and former Twins players. Proceeds support the university’s research and patient care of multiple diseases. 5:30 p.m., $150, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, 612-245-1483,

January 24. Young Professionals Gala

The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals will honor young professionals who are making a difference in their companies and community. More than 200 will be at the black-tie optional event, which consists of networking, dinner and an awards ceremony. Three local businesses and one young professional will be honored. 6 p.m., $50, James J. Hill Center, St. Paul, 651-223-5000,

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