Plugged In: July 2017
Como Friends Fundraiser (Photo courtesy of Provid Films)

Plugged In: July 2017

Networking, fundraisers and events you need to attend in July.

July 12
Young Professionals Boat Cruise

Network with other young professionals while cruising the Mississippi River. The cruise will be on a Padelford Riverboat; registration covers a taco bar and beverages.
5 p.m., $15 Chamber members, $20 non-members, Harriet Island, 205 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul, 651-223-5000,

July 17

Trade speed dating for speed networking. Business attendees will get five to six minutes to connect with entrepreneurs, small-business owners and other professionals from diverse industries.
7 p.m., starting at $25, Eat Street Social, 18 W. 26th St., Mpls., 866-937-7333,

July 17
Finding Purpose Workshop

Cassie Breeggemann, a career-clarity coach and president of Contagious Connections, will lead a session on how professionals can make major impacts in their careers by being their authentic selves. Called “Stop the Hustle,” this workshop is designed for people who feel isolated in their jobs, but want to find a supportive community of peers to build better futures.
6:15 p.m., $0-$35, Everyday Office, 2303 Kennedy St. NE, #201, Mpls., 612-568-3273,

July 20
Como Friends Fundraiser

“Magnificent Migrations” is the theme of the annual Sunset Affair benefit that supports Como Park Zoo and Conservatory programs. About 550 people from all vocations—business, government, philanthropy, the arts—are expected to attend. Listen to live music, eat, drink and bid in a silent auction.
5:30 p.m., $250, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, 651-487-8229,

July 26
TCB’s Hall of Fame Ceremony

Join TCB for an evening of networking and celebration as the magazine recognizes five accomplished business leaders and welcomes them into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame. Inductees are: Chris Coborn, chairman, president and CEO, Coborn’s; Bill George, former CEO, Medtronic; Jeff Hamiel, former CEO, Metropolitan Airports Commission; Ted Marti, CEO, August Schell Brewing Co.; and Ann Rockler Jackson, chairwoman and former CEO, Rockler Cos. A cocktail reception and dinner will precede the program.
5:30 p.m., $130, Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-336-9288,

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