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Date Time Location Description Registration
Jan. 30, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104 
Branding & Advertising Pitfalls - Dive into the practical aspects of Marketing, mostly used by businesses. In this workshop, learn how to analyze your market, fine tune sales strategies and techniques, define your brand, and learn the best marketing channels suitable for your business. RSVP by Jan. 20, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Jan. 30, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104 
Social Media - Social media has become mainstream for everyone, including businesses! This workshop is designed to provide you the basic foundation of having a social media presence, include the development of a social media calendar! RSVP by Jan. 20, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 3, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104 
Job Costing - This workshop will provide understanding of job costing and things to consider before taking on risk and liabilities of projects. Essential for anyone looking to understand a process to find resources for supplies/materials, labor force and subcontractors/service providers. RSVP by Jan. 27, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 4, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
CPM Scheduling - TBD RSVP by Jan. 28, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 5, 2020 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
MnDOT Spec Book & Dissecting Highway Heavy Plans - Join us for this interactive workshop as Mike Leegard, Contracts Ad-ministration Engineer of MnDOT and the Estimating Team at C.S. McCrossan Dissects Bids & Specs! The focus of this workshop is to help you understand MnDOT’s Spec Book and use it to prepare your bids. (Lunch included) RSVP by Jan. 27, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 11, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
AASHTOWare – This workshop will cover how to obtain access to AASHTOWare Project CRL with the use of vendor and user registration forms. We will also be covering best practices for the submission of payrolls and payments. RSVP by Feb. 3, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 12, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  

Negotiated Maintenance Contracts Program - The word has been out on the streets...now hear it from the source! Here’s your chance to learn everything about MnDOT’s Maintenance Contract Program! Mindy Heinkel—Maintenance Operations Program Administrator is conducting a series of High Point Workshops, sharing details about this up & coming program that is taking a new life at MnDOT’s Maintenance Department! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

After the workshop, meet and connect with MnDOT’s district Project Managers! MnConnect is the perfect opportunity to chat about scopes of work and present your capability statements!

RSVP by Feb. 3, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 13, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Feb. 18, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
CPM Scheduling - Learn Project Scheduling Fundamentals, how to define WBS – Work Breakdown Structure. We will discuss how to define activities/tasks, determine schedule logic/relationships and how schedule calculations are performed. At the end of the course you will understand the Critical Path Method and how it will benefit your projects. RSVP by Feb. 10, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 19, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104 
LinkedIn Profiles - Nearly everyone has LinkedIn and we think you should too! If you do not have one set up and have been looking to learn how, this SMALL group session is for you! Every CEO is recommended to have a platform on the professional networking site-LinkedIn. RSVP by Feb. 10, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 19, 2020 9 - 11:00 a.m. TBD Leadership Committee Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Feb. 19, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104
Network Savvy - Grow your network, meet new contacts, and expand your influence! This workshop covers key components to develop your own techniques in breaking the same ole’ networking habits you practice! Learn new ways to approach strangers and leave a lasting impression! RSVP by Feb. 10, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 25, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104
Market & Collaterals - Looking to create or revamp your logo? How about developing a company brochure or pitch deck? Need to develop a postcard campaign or social media art? Sign up for this interactive workshop and learn how to develop your own collaterals on the Canva platform! RSVP by Feb. 18, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 25, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104
CRM - The CRM workshop helps Small Businesses customize and use a Customer Resource Management tool. Implementing a CRM tool into businesses from an early start, helps better relations with customers, increases sales by anticipating needs and identifies those needs more effectively. RSVP by Feb. 18, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 26, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
March 3, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Start Me UP - Learn what is required to become a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise! Understand what is required to get a government contract or work as a subcontractor for a general contractor with a Federal or State contract. RSVP by Feb. 24, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 4, 5 and 6, 2020 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Financial Fundamentals Series - Financial Fundamentals provide an in depth understanding of how your company’s finances can be instrumental to your success. This 3 DAY WORKSHOP builds upon each other, linking concepts together for small business. (Lunch included). RSVP by Feb. 24, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 12, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
March 13, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Shoreview Conference and Training Center 1900 County Road I W Shoreview MN 55126 Come learn about the Twin Ports Interchange project from a joint venture team of MnDOT personnel and Ames and Kraemer construction. Discover your opportunity! orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us
March 16, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
EI & Conflict Resolution - This workshop will introduce the concepts of emotional intelligence (EI) and will provide attendees with information that shows the benefits of using EI personally and professionally. RSVP by March 9, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 16, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Leadership in the Workplace - This workshop will take a look at traits successful leaders have in common for heading up others. We will illustrate and highlight how many successful leaders have servitude qualities that transcends their company’s successes. RSVP by March 9, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 17, 24 and 31, 2020 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Small Biz Series - Small Biz Workshops takes traditional business topics and translates them into interactive-practical workshops - working with the “End Goal in Mind” - to ensure business owners focuses on their strategic and marketing plans that will move them forward during the growth stages of their business. Taken together, the topics within each of the Workshops build upon each other, providing a solid foundation that will help entrepreneurs manage and operate their business! (Lunch included). RSVP by March 9, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 18, 2020 9 - 11 a.m. TBD DBE & Workforce Collaborative Meeting rlieser@zanassoc.com
March 18, 2020 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
MS Office - Understand how to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint! This foundation workshop will provide a high-level overview of creating, modifying, and saving documents you can use for your business! RSVP by March 9, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 18, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Google Suite - Unleash the power of digital tools! In this workshop, you will learn how to use Google Suites’ own Suites- including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Forms, and more! RSVP by March 9, 2020
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 25, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
April 7, 2020 TBD TBD   Greater MN - MN Connect: Duluth - TBD RSVP by TBD
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
April 9, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
April 14, 2020 TBD TBD   Greater MN - MN Connect: St. Cloud - TBD RSVP by TBD
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
April 15, 2020 9:30 - 11 a.m. TBD Leadership Committee Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
April 21, 2020 TBD TBD   Greater MN - MN Connect: Mankato - TBD RSVP by TBD
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
April 22, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
April 28, 2020 TBD TBD     Greater MN - MN Connect: Rochester - TBD RSVP by TBD
tamarl@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
May 14, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
May 20, 2020 9 - 11 a.m. TBD DBE & Workforce Collaborative Meeting rlieser@zanassoc.com
May 27, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
June 11, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
June 17, 2020 9:30 - 11 a.m. TBD Leadership Committee Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
June 24, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
July 9, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
July 15, 2020 9 - 11 a.m. TBD DBE & Workforce Collaborative Meeting rlieser@zanassoc.com
July 22, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
Aug. 13, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Aug. 9, 2020 9:30 - 11 a.m. TBD Leadership Committee Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Aug. 26, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
Sep. 10, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Sep. 16, 2020 9 - 11 a.m. TBD DBE & Workforce Collaborative Meeting rlieser@zanassoc.com
Sep. 23, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
Oct. 8, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Oct. 21, 2020 9:30 - 11 a.m. TBD Leadership Committee Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Oct. 28, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
Nov. 12, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Nov. 18, 2020 9 - 11 a.m. TBD DBE & Workforce Collaborative Meeting rlieser@zanassoc.com
Nov. 25, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
Dec. 10, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Dec. 16, 2020 9:30 - 11 a.m. TBD Leadership Committee Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Dec. 23, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com