JUNE 2015
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Edina Living

State Farm-
Matt Boockmeier



For more than 70 years, the DQ system's recipe for success has been simple.  It's been a combination of hardworking people who own and operate restaurants, and great-tasting food and tempting treats served in our establishments.

Although much has changed in the world and in the DQ system through the years, one constant has remained:  DQ restaurants are still, and always have been, the place to find kids' sports teams celebrating a victory, business people on their lunch break and families taking time out to enjoy great food and soft serve treats!



" The 2015 Taste of Edina at The Westin was incredible. Well organized and well executed.  Also, the extra room made a postive difference to those who attended.  In my humble opinion, this was the best Taste ever."

Bill P. Wright
Retired Naval Intelligence,
Department of the Navy

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Congratulations to our 2015 Annual Awards Recipients!

Business Person of the Year

Scott Tankenoff

Hillcrest Development, LLLP

Volunteer of the Year

Leann Stessman

Minnesota Bank & Trust


Edina Teacher of the Year

Mellanie Pusateri

Edina High School 


At Your Business Break - Orthology
Friday, June 5 
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
11995 Singletree Lane, Suite 120
Eden Prairie 55344

Please join Chamber members as we welcome Orthology to our business community and learn what services this great company provides.  From the moment you walk through our doors, we build a multidisciplinary team around you to identify the causes of your pain and develop a plan of action to get you back to doing the things you enjoy. Whether you've recently been injured or have been suffering from chronic pain for years, we can help you get better, faster.


W.I.S.E. & Emerging Leaders Combined Event
Friday, June 12
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join co-chairs Lisa Walker and Michelle Norton of Network W and Emerging Leaders, as they host this month's WISE event at Interlachen Country Club.  Guest speaker/ author Nathan Perez, will present his new book The 20-Minute Networking Meeting. Very few of us are good at networking and what we traditionally think of as a good networking opportunity may not be the case. Nathan will guide us through the process of the new age of networking and what we need to know to be successful. 



General Membership Meeting                                                      
Wednesday, June 24
11:00 am - 1:00 pm                                                                               

Enjoy the great outdoors as we host
GMM at Centennial Lakes Hughes Pavillion. Guest speaker, Cecily Sommers, Author and global trends analyst, speaks, writes, and consults on emerging trends, markets, and technologies shaping our future. She is the author of Think like a FuturistKnow What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next. Her goal is to teach you how to understand change, cultivate the skill of creative thinking, and then apply those skills to long-term strategic planning.

Plan on lunch (Mexican Fiesta) catered by Deli Double Catering.

Cost: Members- $30, Non-Members- $35


Members Please Note:                                                     

Effective June 1, all monthly event registrations will need to be paid online in advance or at the door.  We will no longer offer invoicing as a billing option.  As a reminder, a 48 hour cancellation notice is required for event refunds. All event registrations made up to the event's RSVP deadline will be expected to pay the registration fee, regardless of whether or not you show up to the event.  No exceptions or event substitutions.

Thursday, June 18 at 4pm
5201 Eden Avenue, Edina

Please join us for the grand opening and ribbon cutting on the newest Regus business center at Grandview Square in Edina. Regus provides modern, flexible workspace that frees businesses of all sizes, all over the world, to work more effectively.  


It was a beautiful day for a ribbon cutting at the grand opening of the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Lovejoy Realty Edina office. Welcome!


Chamber members welcomed Orthology to the Edina Business Community!


Joel Hilgendorf 
Attorney at Law
Hellmouth & Johnson

As a partner at Hellmuth & Johnson and a member of both the real estate and community association practice groups, Joel Hilgendorf helps a wide variety of clients make their mark. They include commercial and residential property owners, developers, banks, condominium and townhome associations, and businesses and individuals. 

While he focuses his practice primarily in real estate law - commercial and residential; both as a litigator and transactional attorney - Joel also provides counsel and representation in community association law, foreclosure law and creditor's remedies, and commercial and residential; both as a litigator and transactional attorney - Joel also provides counsel and representation in community association law, foreclosure law and creditor's remedies, and commercial and residential real estate transactions.



Jennifer Bennerotte

Director of Communications & 

Technology Services

City of Edina



It's the job of the Communications & Technology Services Department to help other City departments and facilities identify what information and messages need to be conveyed to Edina's diverse audiences and make sure that this is done in the most effective manner possible. The IT staff's primary goal is to enable access to City information and services conveniently, securely and efficiently.

The Communications staff works to find opportunities to promote what makes Edina the great community that it is and the successes of City government. Among other things, the Communications & Technology Services Department is responsible for media and public relations; publication of the City's newsletters and magazines, including About Town;maintaining the website and administering Edina Community Channel 16.



Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 16
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join fellow Chamber Members and staff at 
our annual Membership Appreciation
Event for an afternoon of camaraderie
and a cold treat!

*The new 2015/2016 Membership Directory
   will be distributed*


2015 Annual Chamber Golf Event
Friday, September 11, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Register now for the *Early Bird Special*

Cost: $125/person, $500/ foursome 

Price includes: Breakfast, Lunch, 18 holes of golf and a cart.

*Above pricing available until July 31st. 




Edina Art Fair
June 5-7
Fri.-Sat. 10am - 7pm
Sun. 10am - 5pm

Edina Grill craft beer garden
Expanded kids zone
Foot in the fair 
Specialty foods 
Music & entertainment


Q. Cumbers 25th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, June 12
6:30pm - 10pm 
Centennial Lakes Park

Join Q. Cumbers Restaurant for a night of food and music to benefit PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. Singer from The Voice, season six top-five semifinalist, Kat Perkins, will headline the outdoor concert. 

$30 general admission
$50 VIP seating