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  1. 1. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11Job Transition groups host guest speakers and offer group discussions on topics related to job search, an opportunity to network for job leads and the chance to gain support from other job seekers. Please share the list with Out Placement Firms, RecruitmentFirms, Temporary employment firms, Churches, Work Force Centers and all individuals seeking employment so they can choose a group that meets their needs at a convenient location. Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact ANDOVER Constance Free Church. Monday nites 7 to 9 PM. 763-434-5995Job Transition Network 16150 Crosstown Blvd N.W. Andover Mn ANOKA Mt Olive Lutheran Church 9:30 Wednesday mornings, Format is Open, review new members, what J.Tally Pries Mt Olive Networking 700 Western Street, Anoka, upstairs in the Choir room. type of employment everyone is looking for networkteamcommunication@g Group MN Help desk is located as you that attends the meetings. New issues- mail.com come in the front door. COBRA, unemployment-we are not experts, but have experienced. Open to discuss new programs and new ideas. Support of job seekers and support for those who want to come in and discuss loss of jobs with others- emotional support as well. BLAINE Work Force Center Mondays 1:00-2:30 networking contacts, occasional speaker, job 763-783-4800The Networking Group 1201 89th Ave. NE Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 leads on www.minnesotaworks.net http://www.positivelymn.com Suite 220 Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 Veterans Job Club Work Force Center Tuesday Veterans Only 763-783-4800 1201 89th Ave. NE 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Special Job Search Topics Each Week Tim LaBeau Suite 235 Varied Speakers 763-785-6488 Networking opportunities www.positivelyminnesota.com/anoka BLOOMINGTON Christ Presbyterian Church Last Thursday of the month Networking and support for financial Mark Richards FENG Lee Hecht Harrison 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM executive’s members of FEI and FENG. richards_mj@msn.com Financial Executives International Plaza – Suite Under ‘Chapters – Meeting FEI membership has reduced fee for finance 612-859-8869 Networking Group 505 Announcements’ for executives in transition – holds monthly Please contact for membership (FENG) 7900 International Drive complete details meetings for networking, professional information Bloomington, MN 55425 Also publish bi-weekly development and guest speakers For schedules of events/locations, listing of senior finance FENG membership is free – must have please visit the Minneapolis opportunities from on-line, sponsor to join. Holds joint Career Service chapter at recruiters and FEI/FENG meeting with FEI. www.thefeng.org Members. Page 1 of 16
  2. 2. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization ContactMinnesota Manufacturing Tuesdays 9 am to 11am Networking. Comprised primarily of Meetings by invitation only Network (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Minneapolis / St. Paul based professionals LinkedIn Group is OPEN to SR month) with at least ten years of manufacturing Mfg. Experience. No recruiters. experience in a leadership role. Veterans group 4220 West Old Shakopee Rd Weekly on Mondays, 9-11 Networking, job search strategies, sharing of Alan Hill Minnesota WorkForce #100 am ideas and job leads, etc 952-346-4067 Center Hennepin South Bloomington http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/henne pinsouth Starbucks Wednesday Networking By Invitation Only Specializing on Sales & MarketingCareer Networking Group Hilton, 3rd Monday of each month Networking www.pmi-mn.orgThe Minnesota Chapter of 34th Ave & American Blvd 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm speakers CareerNet page the Project Management East, Bloomington, MN. (check the website) workshops career_networking@pmi-mn.org Institute – (PMI-MN) for Project Managers 651-917-6246 BROOKLYN PARK Job Club Work Force Center – Every Monday Pre-registration required For information please call DEED (Hennepin North) 10:00 – 11:30 PM Brooklyn Park, 763-536-6016 763-279-4400 7225 Northland Drive Call for information Special Job Search Topics Each Week www.positivelyminnesota.com/hennepinnor th Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 Varied Speakers p.m. Networking opportunities Veterans Job Club Work Force Center Fridays Veterans Only For information please call 7225 Northland Drive, 9:00 – 11:00 Special Job Search Topics Each Week Mark Mann Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Sign up at the front desk Varied Speakers 763-279-4424 Networking opportunities 763-279-4400 www.positivelyminnesota.com/hennepinnor th NHCC Job Support North Hennepin Community Meets every-other week on This group is an initiative for students and Leslie Philmon Network College 7411 85th Avenue Wednesdays at others affected by job loss, transition, and Workforce Partnership Liaison North Brooklyn Park, MN 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. unemployment; a chance to connect with and lphilmon@nhcc.edu 55445 Room: ES-01 support one another and; an opportunity to 763-493-0501 learn about specific employment topics. You Kathryn Quam can just listen or take part in the discussion. Workforce Liaison We start with a group check-in/sharing, then kquam@nhcc.edu focus the majority of the time on a specific 763-488-0475 employment topic followed by your Sue Smith Counselor questions. Employmnt topics are led by ssmith@nhcc.edu campus or community volunteers/guest 763-424-0710 speakers. All are welcome! Page 2 of 16
  3. 3. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact Faith Based Job Search Living Word Christian First and third Mondays of Our Faith Based Job Search Leaders show www.FaithBasedJobSearch.com Center each month at 6:30-8:30 you how to combine the Word with real- info@faithbasedjobsearch.com 9201 75th Ave N PM at the Living Word world job hunting skills. Topics: Driving out 763-315-7000 Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Christian Center Room Fear, Resume Writing, Internet Search, SG2. Interview Process, God’s Plan for You, and To get to Room SG2 go to more. This 6-session course is free and open the western-most end of the to the community. new corridor BURNSVILLE Prince of Peace Tuesday Sponsored by Prince of Peace and Shepherd 952-898-9388 The Job Connections Christian Life Center 6:30 – 8:15 PM of the Valley Churches www.princeofpeaceonline.org/jcg Group Rooms 200 - 202 Networking, speakers addressing job search 200 E. Nicollet Blvd. skills and small group discussion/support Networking Job Club Minnesota WorkForce Every Wednesday Usually speakers, presentations or topics for Mike Lang Center - Dakota County 9am to 11am the first hour, 952-895-7600 2900 County Road 42 West Suite 140 Networking for the second hour. michael.lang@state.mn.us Burnsville, MN 55337 www.positivelyminnesota.com/dakotawestVeterans Networking Job Minnesota WorkForce Every Monday Usually speakers, presentations or topics Mike Lang Club Center - Dakota County 10 am to 11:30 for the first hour, Networking for the second 952-895-7641 2900 County Road 42 West Suite 140 hour mike.lang@state.mn.us Burnsville, MN 55337 www.positivelyminnesota.com/dakotawest Cambridge Cambridge WorkForce Every-other Friday from Discuss local job leads, interviewing and Melissa Duchene Cambridge WorkForce Center 9:00 - 10:30 AM resume strategies and techniques, along melissa.duchene@state.mn.us Center 140 Buchanan Street N, with inviting an guest speakers 763-279-4479 Suite 152 www.positivelyminnesota.com/dakotawest Cambridge, MN 55008 763-279-4492 CHISAGO CITY Merged with Forest Networking & Suppot Networking group Lake group see below CHANHASSEN 8201 Main Street 2nd and 4th Tuesday 7:00 – The JTSG is designed to provide spiritual, George Davisson St Huberts Catholic 8:45 pm. physiological, and moral support for people 952 443 0010 Community that are going through job transition. George_Davisson@Yahoo.comWestwood Job Transition Westwood Community 5:30PM-7:00PM Networking, prayer, speakers, networking Matt Beck Group Church in Room #116 on the 1st and 3rd contacts 952-457-8866, 3121 Westwood Drive, Monday of every Month matthewpbeck@yahoo.com Chanhassen, MN 55331 www.westwoodcc.org Page 3 of 16
  4. 4. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact Coon Rapids Church of The Epiphany Tuesday evenings 6:30 - NMJNG is a non-denominational group open North Metro Job 1900 - 111th Avenue NW 8:30 P.M. to all persons. A positive evening that begins Richard White Networking Group Coon Rapids, MN 55433 and ends with prayer. We offer Speakers richardwhite01@msn.com from time to time, networking, current job Church Office 763-755-1020 Room 709-711 leads, ongoing job search strategies. One-on- one work with Dick White on resume work, interviewing techniques and managing career transitions; Join other jobs seekers to share and be informed.Surviving Unemployment The Church of Epiphany Mondays Non-denominational group open to all. Mary Maness Life Challenges 1900-111th Avenue 6:30pm to 8:00pm Group offers emotional support, information, mmaness4@yahoo.com Coon Rapids, MN 55433 and resources that address housing issues, Church Office 763-755-1020 health, finances, and much more. A place to receive support and information, know they are not alone, gives people hope and strength to effectively continue their job search EAGAN Easter Lutheran Church Every Tuesday at Intended to inspire job seekers, refine job catherine@arbez.com Easter Job Transitions 4200 Pilot Knob Road • 7:30-9:00 AM seeking skills, and celebrate successes. www.easterjobs.org Group Eagan, MN 55122 New presentation by Topics change each week. Guest speakers, 651-452-3680 Pilot Knob at Diffley Road professional recruiter discussion groups, videos, networking 1st Tuesday of each month opportunities. EDEN PRAIRIE 13600 Technology Drive Wednesday Networking 952-937-2776 St. Andrew Lutheran Eden Prairie 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM http://www.standrewlu.org/ Church ITNetworkers St. Andrew Lutheran Wednesday Speakers, small group discussions for all groups.yahoo.com/group/ITNetworkers Choir Room 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Techies ITGroup_Minnesota@yahoo.com 13600 Technology Drive The Original Jobs In St. Andrew Lutheran Monday Focused on providing hands-on experience in http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JITSGTransition Support Group 13600 Technology Drive 7:00 – 9:00 PM key job search skills for people who are JITSG@yahoogroups.com unemployed or underemployed in the second half of their working careers but everyone is welcome. Offering workshops on your Elevator Speech, Resume Writing, and Interview Practice. Also Speakers on relevant topics of the Job Search Page 4 of 16
  5. 5. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact st Crossroads Career Grace Church of Eden 1 Thursday of the Month Expert Speakers and varied career search Dave Sparkman Network Prairie 7:30AM - 9:30AM topics, facilitated and informal networking, david_sparkman@uhc.com 9301 Eden Prairie Road Divine Grind (Cafeteria- to prayer and support. Small groups available. www.ccnatgrace.com Eden Prairie, MN 55347 the right inside Door 4) (see "Upcoming Events" tab for changes) 201" Workshops Grace Church of Eden 3rd Thursday evening of In Depth/Hands On "201" Workshops: www.ccnatgrace.com Prairie each month We meet monthly at Grace Church for further (see the "Upcoming Events" tab 9301 Eden Prairie Road 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. questions and answers, and for any changes) Eden Prairie, MN 55347 Room M209 "roll up our sleeves" to review in greater 2nd floor up the stairs- depth the career search topic enter Door 4 for the month. Networking Support Grace Church of Eden 8:00-10:00am every (Specifically for Sales and Marketing Contact Wes Tang @ 952-949- Group for Sales & Prairie Thursday Exception is the Professionals) 0035 for further information Marketing Individuals: 9301 Eden Prairie Road first Thursday of each www.ccnatgrace.com Eden Prairie, MN 55347 month, in which we meet (see the "Upcoming Events" tab after the monthly for any changes) presentation around 9:00 am " Back Together" Eden Prairie Assembly 9-11am – 2 & 4TH Church: 952.934.2327 Careers Class 16591 duck lake trail Thurdsays www.epassembly.org/index.html eden prairie, mn 55346 Ron Conroy (EPAG Fellowship Hall) ron@conroyconsult.com. Wooddale Job Transition Wooddale Church Monday Networking, Accountability, Encouragement, Lonny J. Gulden Support Group 6630 Shady Oak Road 7:15 AM and Prayer Support lonny@chiefconnectionsofficer.com Job Search Process Workshop Wooddale Church, 952-944-6300 www.wooddale.org jtsg@wooddale.org Wooddale Church Wooddale Church Meets every 2nd and 4th Networking after the “circle meeting” Rich GruenhagenSales and Marketing Group 6630 Shady Oak Road Mondays We usually get rgruenhagen@comcast.net Room 276 started about 10:45 am Bankers in Transition Minnesota Bankers 3rd Thursday of the month Format of this meeting is informal and open- Doug Wall Association (MBA) 1:30PM to 3:00PM table; we welcome discussions from everyone dugwall@yahoo.com 9521 West 78th Street in the group on networking strategies, job www.minnbankers.com Eden Prairie, MN leads, contact information and anything and everything that will help us land next position! Page 5 of 16
  6. 6. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact EDINA 6800 France Avenue South Every 3 weeks CEOs, COOs, & Senior VPs Jack Baloga C-Group Conference Room #580 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM By invitation or referral 952-944-5194 Introductions, networking, & assistance jackbaloga@aol.com ExecuNet Centennial Lakes Office Typically the third Membership-based executive group Executive Coaching Insight, (ECI) Park Thursday each month connecting leaders. Do not need to be a Inc. 3601 76th Street 7:30 to 11:30 AM member to attend local meetings. admin@executivecoachinginsight.com Suite 275 For executive level only LinkedIn Group Edina, MN, 55435 General announcements: Share your brand/30 ExecuNet Minnesota second commercial and networking. Facilitators: Barb Adams-Johnson $25 in advance; $30 at the door. John WetzelChrist in Career support Christ Presbyterian Church 1st & 3rd. –Saturday Job Support Workshop 952-920-8515 6901 Normandale Road 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Room 316Minneapolis Job Support Christ Presbyterian Church Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 PM Workshop offers networking opportunities, JOHN WETZELWorkshop for Managers, 6901 Normandale Road Professionals contacts, and weekly speakers who share JOHN.WETZEL@RIGHT.COMProfessionals and Others Room 107 $3.00 donation insights about the job market, job search Web Site: www.mjsw.org strategies, critical networking and job search Phone: 612-720-6532 topics, interviewing skills, and advice on Hotline: 952-826-7011 staying motivated during the job search. Speakers are executives and managers from corporations, executive search firms, job coaches, self employed leaders, and HR managers and executives who share their perspectives on the keys to successfully navigating job transition.MSJW Womens Network Christ Presbyterian Church 2nd Thursday 6:30 PM to Focuses on career/life skills development and www.MJSW.org 6901 Normandale Road 8:30 PM. job search with special emphasis on hotline at (952) 826-7011 Room 20 on the lower level, challenges that women face. We pursue M.E.G. Roy next to the elevator). topics and speakers to appeal to both 612-554-6229 employed women and women in transition. The meetings aim to provide opportunities to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned in an open and supportive environment. Page 6 of 16
  7. 7. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization ContactTECHNICAL FORUM Christ Presbyterian Church Fridays 10:00 to 12:00 First there will be an introduction to the Stan Brown at 952-943-0718 6901 Normandale Road group, a brief _check about what each Room 107 participant has been doing in her/his job search since the last meeting and then an opportunity to discuss issues in job search. 2. Large Group Presentations. Participants will present to the group actual activities / accomplishments from a past job using the white board or a computer projector much as one might do in an interview, handling questions and suggestions. Thus participants will be keeping up their technical skills and seeing and hearing how other people present technical information. 3. Small Group - Triads. In this segment, there will be three roles within the group: interviewer, interviewee and observer. After a few questions, the roles will be rotated. (30 minutes).Job Support Workshop Christ Presbyterian Church Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Interviewing and Networking Tune-up. There Facilitator: Stan Brown, Rom 108 is a new challenge every week in this president of the Minneapolis Job 6901 Normandale Road workshop-oriented session. Video is used Support Workshop (70th St. at Highway 100) greatly for participants to see and better Edina, MN 55435 understand their own performances. MSP HR Edina, MN (Location varies) Every Tuesday Human Resource professionals and Human Rich Kenny Networking group 9:00-10:30 AM Resource professionals in career transition 612-860-1116 Meeting is from Speakers every other week richardakenny@yahoo.com 9:00-10:00am Open networking, knowledge sharing, job LinkedIn Group (MSP HR) Open Networking leads, etc. www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=26 10:00-10:30am 14450&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr Saint Stephen’s Job Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Thursday evenings from Support, encouragement, and networking for Len Slade and John BarrowSearch Support Group Church 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM job seekers jobsupport@ststephens.com 4439 W. 50th Street in the library www.ststephens.com/jobsupport Edina, MN 55424 952-920-0595 Page 7 of 16
  8. 8. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact SAMS net Good Samaritan Methodist Wednesday Networking By Invitation Only Church 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Specializing on Sales & Marketing Shane Smith 5730 Grove Street mshanesmith@worldnet.att.net S & D I/T Subgroup Pentagon Park 2nd Tuesday each Month Individual commercial – 30 seconds to 2 Phillip Brooks 4620 West 77th Street 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM minutes Networking & speakers 651-470-1257 lower level conference philbrooks@comcast.net Supply Chain Lincoln Park 3rd Saturday of each month For High Level supply chain professionals Dan FederProfessionals Network of 12100 Singletree Lane, 8:00 AM from diverse industries dan@kinderco.net Minneapolis / St. Paul Eden Prairie, MN Cell 612-834-4101 Minnesota http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=185549 Nancy Norman, 9&mostPopular= nnorman@sellsbrothers.comCleantech Careers Twin Upstairs from the Caribou 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM • Consolidated list of "cleantech/green" For more information Cities (CCTC) Coffee inside the Edina Second Thursday each themed events in Minnesota. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/grou LUNDS month (Averages 15+ events per month in the p/cleantechcareerstwincities/ 3945 West 50th Street region). Edina, MN 55424 • Links to the 15 most prominent Park in the upper levels of "cleantech/green" organizations in Minnesota the onsite deck for and the Twin Cities (24 total links, including free valuable MN resources) • Job search and "cleantech/green" themed reading list. (includes 15 "best-selling" titles) • Database for voluntary entry of member contact information and target job preferences to facilitate networking • A space for sharing news and information with fellow "cleantech/green" job seekers. FOREST LAKE Forest Lake Work Froce 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Networking, discuess weekly topics, Job Michele KirbyForest Lake Networking Center 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Seeking, Speakers / Seminars, Moral Support 651-275-7247 Job Seekers Club 19955 Forest Blvd. mkirby@cmjts.org Forest Lake, MN 55025 GOLDEN VALLEY Radisson South Smilin’ & Dialin’ 7800 Normandale Blvd. 2nd Tuesday bi-Month Networking By invitation only 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM HASTINGS Hastings United Methodist Meets every Monday This is a faith-based support group offering a Contact is Dan Alsdurf Jobs 4 Us Church, 615 W 15th St, evening from 6:30 to 8:00 time of devotions, prayer, along 480-2116 Hastings MN 55033 PM with practical tips and help Page 8 of 16
  9. 9. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact Lakeville Hosanna! Lutheran 1st and 3rd Tuesday Prayer focus with Networking and support Howie Nelson Career Connections 9660 163rd St West 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Biblical Workplace values 952-892-6344 Avodah Services Lakeville, MN 55044 Room 8 Job placement howienelson@charter.net 952-435-3332 1 0n 1 Meetings room 2 Non-profit www.hosannalc.org Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm www.avodahservices.org Mahtomedi St Andrew’s Lutheran Meets the 1st & 3rd Offering informative speakers on relevant www.saintandrews.org St Andrew’s Career Church Thursday of the month topics, support/celebrations, and networking LinkedIn Group- St Andrew’s Networking 900 Stillwater Road 6:30-8:30 PM in a Christian environment Career Mahtomedi, MN 55115 Except for holidays Networking_Mahtomedi_MN Meets in 201 in the Sanctuary Building (behind the Great Hall up the hill) st rd MAPLE GROVE Maple Grove Evangelical 1 and 3 Thursdays Faith-based, Encouragement, Prayer Support, Becky PetersonJob Transition Support Free Church afternoons Networking, Special speakers Director of Womens and Care Group 8585 Rice Lake Road 1:00 - 2:30pm Will be taking the months of June, Ministries Maple Grove, MN 55369 Location: Kidzone July and August off. 763-420-6485 x 105 beckyp@mgefc.org We will start again in Sept. www.mgefc.org MINNEAPOLIS Basilica of St. Mary Monthly Workshops & One-on-one work with Janet Grove (ministry Janet Grove Basilica Employment 17th and Hennepin Avenues, Individual meetings as leader) and volunteer coaches; Assistance 612 - 317 - 3508 Ministry Minneapolis scheduled networking, locating postings, resume work, E-mail: jgrove@mary.org managing career transitions; Monthly workshops on job seeking topics. Career Coffee House Career Crossroads Beginning Saturday, Meetings will include check-in/updates, Career Crossroads at 2736 Lyndale Avenue So November 5, from 9:30 networking and tips/skill building Cost is $10 (612)872-4244 Suite 212, Minneapolis a.m. to 11:00 a.m per person for a 6 week series of meetingsHot-for-Jobs Group Plymouth Congregational Second and Fourth Share dinner with other job seekers. Dinner is Contact: 612-871-7400 Church Wednesday of each month $6 or bring a box dinner if you prefer. 1900 Nicollet Ave at 5:30-7:00 PM. Franklin, MinneapolisLutheran Social Service- Lutheran Social Service- Open lab 9-4:30 Monday, Format or specialization: Open computer lab Channa Ring 612-879-5286Training and Education 2400 Park Ave. Thursday & Friday for job searching. We provide assistance in Channa.Ring@lssmn.org Center Minneapolis, MN 55404 1-4:30 Wednesday resumes, cover letters, and applications. Computer Classes Tuesdays Training in computer skills, employability at 9am and 1pm skills and specific job skills Page 9 of 16
  10. 10. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact Hand Up Job Club Emerge Community bi-weekly Mon-Wed., 9am- Registration consists of attending an info Charmanique Cox, 612.787.3776 Development headquarters, 11am w/9-noon Tue-Wed session the Mon. prior to Job Club week, Lynn Daniels, 612.787.3773 1101 W. Broadway Ave. from 9am-10:15am at headquarters. Suite 200; Mpls., MN Format: Help with internet navigation of job 55401 searching, dress, resumes, cover letters, thank Corner of Emerson Ave. N you cards, mock interviews, application & Broadway completion, elevator speeches, and answering difficult questions in a supportive environment Medical Device Job Brookdale Library First Wednesday of every The mission of the Medical Device Job Contact is through Linkedin Transition Group Room A/B month 6:30 pm Group is to give medical device job seekers Look under groups 6125 Shingle Creek (engineering, quality, regulatory, purchasing, Parkway sales and marketing etc.) an opportunity to Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 discuss issues relevant to their particular job search while meeting others in the industry.East Side Neighborhood 1700 Second St. NE 9 – 10 a.m., Tuesday and Audrey Harris-Blount Services Thursday 612-787 - 4051Pillsbury Neighborhood Brian Coyle Community Call for meetings Orientation / must Preregister 612 - 338 - 3808 Services Center M-F 7:30 – 9:30 PM to Pre-Register Mpls. Residents only 420 S. 15th Ave. TWIN CITY 430 First Avenue North second and fourth There are speakers the second and fourth Ardis Wexler, EMPLOYMENT Suite 620 Thursdays of the month Thursdays of the month. The goals of the Program Coordinator, COLLABORATIVE Minneapolis, MN 55401 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at group are to provide support, networking and 952-417-2117 the Sabes JCC advice about job search skills. WAND, Women 3200 Penn Ave. N., 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday Services primarily for single, working Anie Umoeka, 651-752-8500 Achieving New Minneapolis mothers; however, single, working fathers or 651-752-8554 Directions also welcome Medical Suds Medtech, Biotech & Meets Quarterly on Education, seminars, & networking www.medsuds.com Life science professionals Thursday evening at For Medtech, Biotech and Life Science Matt Noah various locations Professionals 952-934-5424 Net Suds IT & High Tech Meets quarterly at various Education, seminars, & networking www.netsuds.com Professionals locations For IT and High-tech professionals Matt Noah 952-934-5424 MISRC Carlson School of Business Monthly during academic Seminars for IT professionals Research Seminars – Univ. of Minnesota year – call for information campus Page 10 of 16
  11. 11. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization ContactEmployment Transitions, Westminster Presbyterian Sat. 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Ken Huskins Church Bates Room krh321@gmail.com 12 St. and Marquette Ave., Claudia Kapitan, 612-332-3421 Minneapolis www.ewestminster.org MINNETONKA JVS - Suite 300 2nd and 4th Tuesdays Job search skills, networking, speakers, Leah Temkin, Career Development Job Transition and 13100 Wayzata Boulevard, 10-11:30 am individual check-in time and support Program Manager 952.417.2108 Support Group Minnetonka ltemkin@jvsmn.org www.jvsmn.org Face2Face Job Search Congregation Bet Shalom first and third Thursday A mix of seminar material, helpful Joanne Meehl Networking 13613 Orchard Road of each month, networking, and speakers, each meeting of 612-807-0258 Minnetonka (Off 494) 9am – noon Face2Face is designed to serve professionals 13911 Ridgedale DriveNEW meeting location in the metro area who want the latest methods Suite 490 Do not send mail to this on job search in a tough economy. Minnetonka, MN 55305 location - instead, see Networking Clusters include Sales and www.face2.net contact info in last column. Marketing, Finance, Product, Project, Program Management, Fundraising/Non-profits, HR/Training, Operations and General Management, Finance, Engineering, Software/IT, Under-40, Executive Forum, and others as needed.Minnesota Information Medica offices @ 301 1st Friday of every month Designed for Director/VP level IT leaders. LinkedIn groupTechnology : Executive Carlson Parkway, 55305 from 7:15-8:30am The overall mission of the group is to help Minnesota Information Networking Group (5th floor) IT/business executives further develop their Technology : Executive (MIT:ENG), Group 1 knowledge, skills and understanding of best Networking Group (MIT:ENG), practices, enabling them to achieve their Group 1 professional goals. Each group meets in an You must join the LinkedIn informal, “round table” format with a group prior to attending different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session MIT:ENG CIO Medica offices @ 301 2nd Friday of every month Designed for the highest level of IT LinkedIn group(Minnesota Information Carlson Parkway, 55305 from 7:15-8:30am leadership MIT:ENG CIO (MinnesotaTechnology : Executive (5th floor) The overall mission of the group is to help Information Technology : Networking Group) IT/business executives further develop their Executive Networking Group) knowledge, skills and understanding of best You must join the LinkedIn practices, enabling them to achieve their group prior to attending professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session Page 11 of 16
  12. 12. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact MIT:OMG (Minnesota Medica offices @ 301 3rd Friday of every month Designed for IT leaders at all levels that are LinkedIn groupInformation Technology : Carlson Parkway, 55305 from 7:15-8:30am “in transition,” coupled with a mentorship MIT:OMG (MinnesotaOpportunity Management (5th floor) program that includes senior IT leaders that Information Technology : Group are currently employed Opportunity Management The overall mission of the group is to help Group) IT/business executives further develop their You must join the LinkedIn knowledge, skills and understanding of best group prior to attending practices, enabling them to achieve their professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session MIT:ENG IT Managers Medica offices @ 301 4th Friday of every month Designed for IT leaders that are somewhat LinkedIn group Carlson Parkway, 55305 from 7:15-8:30am new to leadership and are looking to advance MIT:ENG IT Managers (5th floor) their careers, coupled with a mentorship You must join the LinkedIn program that includes senior IT leaders that group prior to attending are currently employed. The overall mission of the group is to help IT/business executives further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of best practices, enabling them to achieve their professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session. th Minnesota Information Medica offices @ 301 4 Thursday of every Designed for IT vendor management and IT LinkedIn group Technology : Carlson Parkway, 55305 month from 7:15-8:30am procurement professionals at all levels. Minnesota InformationProcurement Management (5th floor) The overall mission of the group is to help Technology : Procurement Group (MIT:PMG) IT/business executives further develop their Management Group knowledge, skills and understanding of best (MIT:PMG) practices, enabling them to achieve their You must join the LinkedIn professional goals. Each group meets in an group prior to attending. informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session Page 12 of 16
  13. 13. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact B2B Sales Networking Byerlys Ridgedale Fridays Networking 7:00 - 7:30 Subgroup. 13081 Ridgedale Drive Speaker 7:30 - 8:30 Minnetonka, MN 55305 PLYMOUTH Messiah United Methodist 2nd Tuesday of the Month, Open Networking, Speaker, Table Jean Paulsen-Lepley, Network 24/7 Church 7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Networking jplepley@comcast.net 17805 County Road 6 Pre-registration appreciated, but not required 612-840-7869 Plymouth, MN 55447 Plymouth Covenant Plymouth Covenant Church Call for a no obligation One-on-one support to clarify and provide Pastor Dan JohnsonCareer Transition Support 4300 Vicksburg Lane, appointment. personal help relative to Career Transition. 763-559-4300 Group Plymouth, MN 55446 Go to website for list of individuals and www.plymouthcovenant.org special interests association with Career office@plymouthcovenant.org TransitionWayzata Evangelical Free 705 County Rd. 101 N. 1st Tuesday of the month Focuses on spiritual needs of individuals in Pastor Carroll, 763-473-9463 Church from 7-9 PM transition Prayer support for job seekers. carroll.miller@wayzatafreeorg Offers mentoring and sharing of job leads Jim Villars Job.Trans.WEFC@Comcast.net Richfield St. Richards’s Church 9:30AM 11:30 AM 2nd and Purpose: Job search skills, networking, Contact: Gretchen Anderson HSW (Hennepin 7540 Penn Ave. S. 4th Tuesday’s of the month discussion, occasional speakers. In ganders35@yahoo.com Southwest) Networkers Richfield, MN 55423 conjunction with Bloomington Work Force http://www.linkedin.com/groups?g Kitty Corner from Best Buy Center id=3175341&mostPopular=&trk=t Headquarters yah The Eagle Group Fort Snelling Officers Fourth Wednesday each Specializing in helping those veterans LinkedIn Group Club month transitioning to civilian life but all veterans Eagle Group of Minnesota 395 Highway 5 & Post Road 6-8 pm in the Lodge Room welcome. Veterans Richfield, MN of the 934th (Ft. Snelling) Networking, Speakers on relevant topics. (612) 767-1960 Officers Club. ST. MICHAEL Alleluia Lutheran Church Wednesday nights 6:00 PM Discussion, interview practice, resume help. Contact:A! Job Transition Group Colonial mall, 403 Central to 8:00 PM Support for those who are out of a job as well alcitgroup@googlegroups.com Avenue E, St. Michael, MN as those that are looking for a new job Diane DiCarlo 952-239-4488 SAVAGE Bridgewood Church Support group currently on John is still willing to help on an individual John Whitmore Bridgepath Support 6201 W. 135th St hiatus need. 952-830-1420 ext 227 Group & Workshops Savage, MN. Shakopee Scott County WorkForce Every second and fourth Offering support and methodology coaching 952-403-7990 Scott County Job Club Center Wednesday afternoon from for universal job seekers Help Desk at 952-403-7990 752 Canterbury Road 1:30 to 3:30 www.positivelyminnesota.com/scottcounty Shakopee MN 55379 Page 13 of 16
  14. 14. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact SHOREVIEW SOAR for Jobs St. Odila’s Catholic 2nd and 4th The St. Odilia’s Job Transition Support Call 651-484-6681 Community MONDAYS of the Month Group is a non-denominational group open to Or See Our Web Site 3495 Victoria St. North all persons. The group coaches people to take www.stodilia.org 7-9pm control of their future and achieve a successful job transition. To accomplish this, the group offers seminars with guest speakers, mentorship, training, fellowship and networking. ST. LOUIS PARKAITP – Association of Northwest Chapter AITP Meeting 5:00 p.m 1st. Thursday 612-751-2138 Informational Prof. Doubletree Hotel Program: 6:30 to 8 p.m September through May www.nwaitp.org 1500 Park Place Blvd.Legal Professional In Byerlys St. Louis Park Every other Friday Presentations on employment search skills Byerly’s 952-929-210 3777 Park Center Boulevard St. Transition Starting March 4th and practice using those skills, networking Christie L. Thompson Louis Park, MN 55416 from 1 – 3 pm time, and time for related service providers to www.linkedin.com/in/christielthompson talk to the groupTwin Cities Food and Byerlys St. Louis Park Monday July 25, 2011 Landing stories Introductions (One minute MarkAgriculture Network 3777 Park Center Boulevard 9:00 am - 11:00 am commercial, Target companies - specific msrieland@hotmail.com St. This event repeats every names or segments, Industry segment Scott Louis Park, MN 55416 other week. suggestions - food organizations that you are swallace@brandywinecreeksolutio Community Room part of or food events that are coming up that ns.com would help other people in the group). http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/gr Roundtable, announcements, events, news, oup/TC_Food_Ag/ etc. networking Sales & Marketing DeVry University every-other-Saturday Networking George Burr 612-669-0455Professionals Network, St.Louis Park Campus 9:00 AM Specializing in Sales & Marketing gburr@localmarketmedia.com Inc. 400 Highway 169 South (Jan 3rd, Jan 17th, Jan 31th, Executives’ networking support Cliff Ancier 763-639-5884 (SMPnet) Suite 100 Feb 28th etc.) $5.00 per event (First two events free) cliffancier@comcast.net St. Louis Park, MN 55426 $50.00 per/year for all events including Group Web site: www.SMPnet.org 952-738-3100 www.DeVry.eduWomen In Transition Lennox Community Center Day Workshops: Available to all Women regardless of work Dina Stender 6715 Minnetonka Blvd, Tues / Thurs, 9am–3:30 pm experience, education or income level. Job www.eac-mn.org #212 Job Skills Workshops: search seminars held weekly. /WomenProg/WomenProg-Home St. Louis Park, MN 55426 Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm eac-mn.org/womensprog.shtml WIT@resource-mn.org 612-752-8444 Page 14 of 16
  15. 15. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact Starbuck Networking Starbuck coffee shop 1 – 2 p.m., Informal meetings but we share ideas, job Youssef Haddad Group highway 55 & Winnetka Alternate Thursdays leads, & contacts through e-mail. The group y_haddad@yahoo.com in the strip mall is very helpful, and made of many IT leaders, cell (612) 791-5544 managers, some business people & recruiters. 7 degrees creativ St. Georges Episcopal Fridays at 11-1:00 pm Networking and Support group for Creative www.StGeorgesOnline.org Church Professionals info@7degreecreativ.org 5224 Minnetonka Boulevard http://www.7degreecreativ.org/ St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952-926-1646 Transition Group for St. George’s Episcopal Fridays, 11-1, not affiliated John Hegerman 612-669-7365 Creatives Church with the church 5224 Minnetonka Boulevard St. Louis Park, MN 55416 ST. PAUL 2324 University Ave. West 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: 9:30- Set goals and develop new ideas and leads for Call First Women Venture 11:30 AM your job search. Network with others to 651-646-3808 2nd and 4th Thursdays: 6:00- create new contacts and create solid support www.womenventure.org 8:00 PM systems as you make that career transition. For women only. Free. Coffee Hour Quality Career Services Mondays Weekly speakers, on Job Search Topics, 651-647-9322 Jobs In Transition 2515 Wabash Ave 10:00 AM –11:00 AM excellent networking opportunities, No Fees, www.qualitycareerservices.org/networking. htm Suite LL1 St. Paul One Stop Transition Center directorqcs@qualitycareerservices.org UU Networkers Unity Church-Unitarian Meets in the library upstairs check-in on prior weeks job seeking Wendy FriezeJob/Career Transition & 732 Holly Avenue Every Monday morning activities, people mention agenda items. wendyfrieze@mac.com Support Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104 9:30 to 11:30 Occasional presentations Veterans Center 2480 University Ave. Open to Veterans Job assistance or Individual Counsel no 651-644-4022 groups/meetings Job search help Veterans Job Club Work Force Center Monday s Veterans Only For info call 651 642 0363 540 Fairview Ave N 9:00 – 11:00 Special Job Search Topics Each Week Neal Krenz St Paul, 55104 Sign up at the front desk Varied Speakers 651 642 0735 Networking opportunities www.positivelymn.comThe Big Net Job Seekers St. John The Evangelist Thur. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm We are providing a Soup Supper from 5:00 Claire Eckley" Church, 60 N. Kent, St. Paul pm to 5:30 pm. . cgeckley@juno.com 55104 Meet weekly to share support & knowledge. www.TheBigNet.net Our Seminars are always from 7:00 pm to 651-228-1172 9:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays Page 15 of 16
  16. 16. ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 8/19/11 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact WEST ST. PAUL 1 Mendota Road West, #107 Thursday mornings at Usually speakers, presentations or topics for WorkForce CenterDakota County Northern West St. Paul 55118 9:00am to 11:00 AM the first hour, 952‐895‐7600 Service Center Networking for the second hour. Darlene Dahl 952‐895‐7658 www.positivelyminnesota.com/dakotanorth WAYZATA See NEW meeting location Face2Face Job Search Minnetonka Networking New Day Career Wayzata Community 3rd Tuesday of each Month Speaker, networking and small group Christine Smith Connection Church from 7-9 am discussions 612-710-3388 125 E Wayzata Blvd c.smith@nextstone.netnet Wayzata, MN 55391 wayzatacommunitychurch.org/Breakfast Connections: Morgan Stanley Smith 2nd Tuesday of every month Networking, Key Note Speakers on revelent Sarah Curfman - FinancialEducation for Careers in Barney - Wayzata Branch, September through May topics, Workshop/Small Group Breakout, Advisor, Financial Planning Transition 445 East Lake Street, more Networking . Specialist 3rd Floor Conference Room, Complimentary continental breakfast and Sarah.a.curfman@smithbarney.com Wayzata, MN coffee bar. Email to RSVP or call Christine Heine at 952 475 4380 WOODBURY Woodbury Lutheran Meet 2nd. & 4th Thursday Christian aspect of strength and guidance Tom Colosimo Career Transition 7380 Afton Road 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM through prayer. Guest speakers on relevant 651-739-5144 Connection Woodbury Except holidays topics, mentoring & networking www.woodburylutheran.org Job Club Rasmussen College-Lake The first Wednesday of Christina Forsythe/Career Elmo/Woodbury every month from P: 651-259-6672 8565 Eagle Point Circle 8:30-10 am F: 651-259-6601 Lake Elmo, MN 55042 Christina.Forsythe@rasmussen.edu Prepared and up dated by a fellow networker Please contact Me Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions.I am a versatile, adaptable leader with extensive global management experience, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and lead at a technical and non-technical level. Leading engineers/technicians in the following areas: general IT, network, application, system, desktop, & help desk support; production automation; SCADA;system integration & certification; IC etch & ATE; radio and telecommunication. The most current copy is always at www.linkedin.com/in/bruceghanson & my personal web site brucehanson.efoliomn.com/Welcome under Helping Others. Page 16 of 16
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