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Chapter:   Elk River Connections

 Meeting Information

    9:00 a.m.
    Coldwell Banker Vision
    Upstairs Conference Room
    231 Main St NW
   Elk River, MN
    Alan Sakry
    Mortgages Unlimited
 Vice President:
    Tamara Ackerman
    Avalon Salon
 Mentorship Chairman:
    Pamela Artmann
    Coldwell Banker Vision
 Industries Included:
    Auto Repair
    Business Consulting
    Computer Support
    Electrical Contractor
    Financial Consultant
    Garage Doors
    Health Supplements
    Landscape Design
    Lawn Care
    Lawn Sprinklers
    Massage Therapy
    Pet Grooming
    Send out Cards
    Skin Care
    Staffing Agency
    Waste Removal
    Website Design
 Inception Date:  January 25, 2007
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 Industry - Skin Care
   Paula Tice
Phone: 763-639-7449
email me - www.paulatice.myarbonne.com

"This winter has taken a toll on my skin. I started using Arbonne and my face is no longer peeling from the dry air. My make-up goes on smoother and my skin looks healthier. Thanks Paula! " - Rachel Hansen, Avalon Salon

Atlas Staffing Inc.
 Industry - Staffing Agency
   Wendy Van Bergen
Phone: 763-274-2782
email me - www.atlasstaffinginc.com

Automatic Irrigation, Inc.
 Industry - Lawn Sprinklers
   Greg McDonald
Phone: 763-464-8094
email me - www.automaticirrigationinc.com

"Greg with Automatic Irrigation installed a 6 zone irrigation system for me four years ago and it works fantastic. Their work was so efficient, within about 3 days after the installation even I could not tell they were there. No ruts left behind in the yard at all! I have called Greg since then to do some modification for new landscaping and he was out the next day. I live in Orrock, the land of sand, but now have the nicest, greenest lawn in the neighborhood. Best investment Iíve ever made in my house!" - Joe Van Orsdol, Right Home Inspections

Avalon Salon
 Industry - Salon
   Tamara Ackerman - Chapter Vice President
Phone: 763-441-4142
email me - www.avalonsalon.com

"What can I say about Tamara that has not already been said. she in one of the most caring and giving individuals that i have ever met. she is unique, and she makes this old man feel and look better when i get my hair cut. yes guys, you can go to a salon to get your hair cut, especially if you want it done right. Tamara does a fantastic job and i would refer her to anyone. Tamara also does make up. as a photographer, I can tell you first hand what good make up is and what it is not. Tamara knows exactly what to do to your skin before a photographer put you in front of his lights. one of my clients had her hair done and make up applied before her photo session. my processing time was cut in half because of the great make up work that tamara did with the client prior her photo session. I highly suggest visiting tamara for make up work prior to your portrait session at unique moments photography. Your skin will look fantastic in your portraits with Tamaraís expertise," - Mike Willett,, owner and lead photographer at Unique Moments Photography
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Coldwell Banker Vision
 Industry - Realtor
   Pam Artmann - Chapter Chairman
Phone: 763-241-0155
email me - www.pamartofrealestate.com

"Jeff is wonderful! He did such an amazing job on our patio! We really had no clue what color or texture we wanted and he walked us through the whole thing! I was very happy with his knowledge and expertise! Would never use anyone else again. Have passed his name on to all of our family and friends!" - Jamie Ward Motors-N-More


Collyard Chiropractic, PA
 Industry - Chiropractor
   Dr. Carrie Collyard-Glinsek
Phone: 763-274-0377
"We have the Attitude. You need the Adjustment."
email me - www.collyardchiro.com

" I have a permanent lower back injury and it gives me a lot of agrivation and causes bad sciatica in my legs. i visited DR.Carrie to see if she could help. Dr Carrie totally impressed me. I love the fact that she cuts right through all the medical BS and gets right to the point. you can go in and wont have to listen to all the typical upsell programs that you get with a chiropractor. shes up front and shes honest and she will lets her clients know what may or may not work for thier needs. ITS REFRESHING TO VISIT SOMEONE IN THE MEDICAL FEILD THAT ACTUALLY ACTS LIKE A REAL PERSON AND TELLS IT LIKE IT IS........ shes got some spunk and i like that in people. I would refer Dr Carrie to anyone. " - Mike willett owner and lead photographer at unique moments photography
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Decade Water Conditioning & Drains
 Industry - Plumbing
   Jim Brambrink
Phone: 763-438-0849
email me

"Jim is our Hero! He has helped us out many times, he is fast to respond, does a fantastic job. When we had a severe emergency at our office he was there when we opened to resove the problem. No matter how complicated the job, he knows his stuff and does it all for a very reasonable price. We would HIGHLY recommend him to everyone!" - Darlene Sogn, Oakwood Insurance Agency
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Divine Design and Services
 Industry - Landscape Design
   Philip Larson
Phone: 763-389-1406
email me

Elite Media Design of Elk River
 Industry - Website Design
   Shawn Peck
Phone: 763-270-8000
"Where we partner with business's and help them grow. One website at a time."
email me - www.elitemediadesign.com

 Industry - Business Consulting
   Rick Gallagher
Phone: 888-349-4910
"Where wisdom is for hire"
email me - www.wisdomforhire.com

"We are setting up a business with 3 seperate business that are LLCís and we cater to the wedding industry. I thought i had things figured out until i spoke with Rick at Guide source. Those of us in the Elk River connections chapter have all expressed similar thoughts about Ricks expertise. To sum it up in a nutshell-- YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE OUT OF YOUR MIND IF YOU DID NOT CONSULT RICK BEFORE SETTING UP ANY BUSINESS STRUCTURE OR JUMPING INTO ANY BUSINESS SITUATION.Rickís expertise in the corporate world is second to no one. I was completely blown away at his knowledge and the problems he prevented me from having before we started this opportunity. And thats after working for 20 plus years in the corporate world of the automotive industry. Take advantage of his consultation services and watch your business move in the right direction." - Mike Willett. Owner and lead photographer at Unique moments Photography
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Hannay Electric, LLC.
 Industry - Electrical Contractor
   Bill Hannay
Phone: 612-325-2455
email me

"Bill has truly been a pleasure to call for our electrical needs. He is prompt to call back, eager to come quickly and take care of any issues. Most of all, his customer service was beyond my expectations! When he was finished, my words were WOW!" -Tamara Ackerman, Avalon Salon
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It Works! Global
 Industry - Health Supplements
   Beverly Mitchell
Phone: 320-532-7635
email me - www.bevluvs2wrap.itworks.net

Larson Companies
 Industry - Lawn Care
   Kenny Jellison
Phone: 763-441-9881
email me - www.larsoncompaniesinc.com

"Larson Companies can help all year. They kept the driveway clear of snow. They have done a great job on cutting the gras and spraying for weeds." - Bill Hannay, Hannay Electric

Lucky Dog Grooming
 Industry - Pet Grooming
   Kathleen J. Maclennan
Phone: 763-441-4425
email me

"kathy at lucky dog is the best. we take our 4 leg human in every 4-5 weeks to get her puppy cut. sophie comes back adorable. Kathy takes her time, my dog is never stressed out and i know shes getting great treatment from kathy. Sophie actually looks forward to these trips to kathys solon because she know a bag of yum yums is awaiting her return home. Everyone in our group take thier dogs to Kathy for grooming because we know kathy is very good at what she does. We can honestly say that our dog is a LUCKY DOG thanks to Kathys services. " - Mike willett, owner and lead photographer at unique moments photography

M&I; Bank
 Industry - Banking
   Amy Cormier
Phone: 763-656-5179
"Financial Confidence Shows."
email me - www.micorp.com

"Amazing customer service and very educational. A bank you feel very at home with." - Tamara Ackerman, Avalon Salon

Martin & Wagner, P.A.
 Industry - Attorney
   Cathy Wagner
Phone: 763-425-6330
email me

Mission Springs, LLC
 Industry - Send out Cards
   Henry Griner
Phone: 612-290-1377
email me - www.hometownmarketingcards.com

Mortgages Unlimited
 Industry - Mortgage
   Alan Sakry - Chapter President
Phone: 763-416-2659
email me - www.muihomeloans.com

"Alan has really impressed me with his professionalism and he really gets the job done! Every client I refer to Alan likes him and appreciates the job he does!" - Kari Kanne, Coldwell Banker Vision
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North Country Massage & Bodyworks
 Industry - Massage Therapy
   Lorie Matz
Phone: 763-300-1022
"Whole body healing through deep tissue, trigger point and Swedish massage enhanced with essential oils, far infrared heat and chi energy therapy."
email me - www.northcountrymassagenbodyworks.com

"What an amazing woman. She gave me back my life. When you suffer from chronic back or neck pain, she does wonders. After being rear-ended twice in a year, I could hardly move. I had severe back and neck pain.. Lori worked with my schedule and went above and beyond to help me. She is the BEST!" - Darlene Sogn, Oakwood Insurance Agency
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 Industry - Cleaning
   Cassandra Lane
Phone: 612-859-2702
email me - www.cassandralane.norwex.biz

Oakwood Insurance Agency
 Industry - Insurance
   Darlene Sogn
Phone: 612-272-6472
email me - www.oakwoodinsurance.com

"I gave Darlene my home owners and car insurance and she was able to save me over $600.00 and increased the policy benefits. I was surprised! This company is a well known insurance company. (Also she has made enrolling with triple A roadside assistance so easy for my whole family." Lorie Matz
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Otsego Autocare Goodyear
 Industry - Auto Repair
   Mitch Nelson
Phone: 763-441-6040
email me - www.otsegoautocare.com

"Mitch is always willing to help any and everyone. I bring all our trucks to him and they never make us wait. They get them in and get us out so we can get back to work. I would recommend Otsego Auto Care to anyone. They are very honest and cheap." - Brent Larson, Larson Companies

Performance Plus Garage Door
 Industry - Garage Doors
   Shawn Laurent
Phone: 763-560-7521
email me - www.pplusgarage.com

 Industry - Advertising
   Jennifer Wagner
Phone: 612-741-1619
email me - www.pikurflik.com

Purpose Driven Restoration LLC
   Arika Himmelspach
Phone: 763-633-4737
email me - www.pdrmn.com

Steinbrecher Companies Inc
 Industry - Waste Removal
   Shane & Kari Steinbrecher
Phone: 763-274-0925
email me - www.Steinbrechercompanies.com

"I would highly recommend Steinbrecher Companies to anyone that needs a septic compliance check or a new system design/installation. Shane is by far the most profesional Iíve dealt with in septic systems. He shows genuine concern for his clients and offers them solutions that will help their systems last a long time. Itís nice to have someone to trust when doing septic compliance checks. He shows pride in what he does! Great $ with roll off containers too!" - Pam Artmann, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Vision
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Take Shape For Life
 Industry - Weightloss
   Steve & Cyndie Valentine
Phone: 763-355-2032
email me - www.valentineswithheart.tsti.com

TH Signs & Embroidery
 Industry - Signs
   Tim Henrichs
Phone: 763-441-4310
email me

"Tim produced a vinyl banner for my business for use at tradeshows and expos. The sign is beautiful! Itís of the highest quality, pleasing to the eye, and very easy to read. Additionally, his costs are very reasonable with a very quick turn-around time. Thank you Tim! " - Kim Romero, Essential Accounting & Tax Services
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Thrivent Financial
 Industry - Financial Consultant
   Tim Gamrath
Phone: 763-633-5300
email me - www.thrivent.com

"Thrivent Financial is so great about what they give to the community. Tim is very knowledgable and professional about what to do with different savings and retirement options, my husband and I left very excited about our future trip to the Great Wall of China and Tim has helped show us how to make it happen." - Tamara Ackerman, Avalon Salon
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United Mechanical Services
 Industry - HVAC
   Rebecca LuAllen
Phone: 763-241-9955
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Your Computer Hero
 Industry - Computer Support
   Jenna MacLennan
Phone: 763-229-4467
Your Computer Hero!
email me - www.yourcomputerhero.com

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North Country Massage- Lorie Matz (763-300-1022)
Mortgages Unlimited
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Avalon Salons in Elk River, MN
Collyard Chiropractic
Oakwood Insurance Agency