Connections and Cocktails

Who Attended

Jessica Hultgren, Second Harvest Heartland
Stephanie Johnson, Minnesota Twins
Tiffany Calderon, Best Buy
Jennifer Kriha, Versique Consulting & Search
Bonnie Vagasky, BestPrep
Susan Schuster, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN
Matt Oquist, Luther Automotive Group
Mary Smith, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Sabrina Berg, ECMC Group
Phil Losacker, Memorial Blood Centers

The Twin Cities’ well-deserved reputation for amazing civic engagement is due, in large part, to people just like you! The CSR professional dreams up new and exciting ways to engage your colleagues in serving the community in which we live and work. But sometimes, it’s not that easy. You have questions, you want to seek a peer’s expertise or you want to bounce an idea around for feedback, but where to start?

We have the session for you!

As CSR professionals, we are considered the ultimate connectors, but sometimes it is hard to break into a conversation in a room full of soon-to-be-BFFs. Let the CVC-TC Program Committee help you. We are hosting Connections & Cocktails on June 23 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Pinstripes in Edina. The first hour of the session will be focused on making these highly important connections through a speed-networking experience (think speed dating). The second hour will be social so that you can continue some of the fabulous conversations that you just started and build up your network!

To facilitate the speed-networking experience, we are asking all participants to complete the framework that was presented by Carl Atiya Swanson at the Weird Friends session held in April.

After registering for this event, please send an email to by June 15 with your responses to the following items:

  1. What skills do I have that I can share?
  2. What skills do I want to build?
  3. What is at least one thing I need help with today?
  4. What is your preferred mode of contact? (For example, include your email if you prefer a note be sent or your phone number if that is the best way to reach you.)

We will compile and share attendees’ answers to these questions before the event so that you can prep for meeting all of the fabulous people in the room. (Don’t worry if you don’t immediately identify a commonality with each attendee; this is still a great opportunity to learn about each other’s programs and start to put names and faces together.) During the event, we will provide a summary of the attendee responses and add a section to capture your specific action plan as it relates to the attendee.

We hope you will be able to join this interactive event!

Note: To access any members-only materials for this event, you must be logged in and a current member of CVC-TC.

Event Details

3:00pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2015
5:00pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2015
3849 Gallagher Dr
55435 Edina , MN
Free for members

Light appetizers will be provided. Cocktails are “Dutch treat.”

Register by
11:59pm on Saturday, June 20, 2015
Registration for this event has closed.

This is a members-only event.