Plugged In: November 2017

Plugged In: November 2017


Elevator Pitch to Investors
This Network Connect event features angel and institutional investors who will speak to entrepreneurs and small business people about raising money. A three-person panel will explain the process that investors use for evaluating companies and new products. Panelists will take audience questions and time is allotted for networking. 5 p.m., $25, Minneapolis Club, Minneapolis, 952-232-0363,


St. Paul Chamber Honors
Five local businesses and two individuals will be recognized at the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce annual event. The businesses will receive Deubener Awards for achievements in company growth, excellence, risk, diversity and innovation. Two individuals will be honored with annual outstanding volunteer and emerging volunteer awards. 5:30 p.m., $75, A’BULAE, St. Paul, 651-223-5000,


Red Tie Gala
Firefighters for Healing raises money to help children and adults who survive burns, and the Red Tie Gala will be the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event includes a three-course dinner and silent auction. Overnight VIP packages also are available. 6 p.m., $75-$100, Marriott Minneapolis City Center, Minneapolis, 952-220-0096,


Executive Search Power Luncheon
Marcia Ballinger and Lars Leafblad, co-founders of St. Paul-based Ballinger | Leafblad Inc., will share their insights on executive searches at this TeamWomenMN event. This luncheon is targeted to people seeking new positions or considering a career change. Attendees will learn what organizations are looking for and how to effectively network in person and through social media. Julie Nelson, co-anchor of KARE 11 News, will serve as the event’s emcee. 11:30 a.m., $25-$40, Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, 952-525-2236,


TCB’s Family Business Awards
Join TCB in honoring family-owned companies with records of business success and strong community service. The five winners this year are Dalsin Industries, Felling Trailers, Inc., New Market Bank, Schuler Shoes and Supportive Living Solutions. 5:30 p.m., $100, Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, 612-336-9288,

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