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Find Your Passion. Make it happen.

COFFEE + CONVERSATION WITH THE BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES

Education and collaboration are the foundation of any LAB event. We are taking these elements to another level and offering a monthly event at The Holden Room to inspire, learn, and connect people to businesses and resources. Meet LAB Talks.

A FREE MONTHLY EVENT CURATED BY LAB FOR BUSINESS

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HENNEPIN MADE + PARALLEL CAFE

Each month we will set the stage to hear from those in our community and their compelling stories and insight. A panel of passion pursuers will share their stories that offer different perspectives on making things happen IRL. Be surrounded by other like-minded individuals and take advantage of this energy to jumpstart your day - and your own passion. Join us every month to be inspired, learn from others, stay curious and gain access to resources, tools and strategies to help you make things happen. Learn. Indulge. Apply. Repeat. BONUS: You will leave fueled from conversation as well as the complimentary coffee from Parallel Cafe

LAB TALKS EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

Behind the Scenes tour of Hennepin Made following each LAB Talk to the first 10 to sign up! Tour tickets are available when reserving your LAB Talks tickets on Eventbrite.


 
 
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NEXT UP ON THE CALENDAR…

LAB Talks | Retail Storytelling

MODERATED BY JERROD SUMNER WITH KRISTOFER BOWMAN OF UPSTATE MN AND CHIP ADDINGTON OF ADDINGTON COMPANY


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 | 8:30AM - 9:30AM

Join us for LAB Talks - Retail Storytelling for the Modern Shopper. Be surrounded by like-minded people in the community to talk passion, connect and make it happen while fueled by coffee from Parallel Cafe. There is no one better to lead this dynamic conversation than Jerrod Sumner of Brandtabulous - expert brand storyteller, editor and stylist, as well as the Creative Director of Rose & Loon with experience in curating local makers for West Elm. With his genuine appreciation for the maker, coupled with understanding the value of the story beyond the label and logo, Jerrod is changing how we experience retail in the Twin Cities.

Kristofer Bowman of UpState MN and Show and Tell, with his brick and mortar storefronts that focus on connecting people while sharing the stories of artists, designers and makers – and Chip Addington of Addington Company, whose love of nature and the outdoors fueled his passion for hand crafting the most beautiful high-quality gear and bags, make for a compelling exchange with Jerrod as they share perspective on the changing retail landscape as an editor, a maker and a shopkeeper. Step away from your daily to-do list, grab a coffee and be inspired. You won’t regret it.

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

8:15- 8:30am: Holden Room doors open. Check-in and check out the styled PEG BOARD, grab coffee provided by Parallel, post an IG pic + grab a seat
8:45am: Introduction of speakers
8:50 – 9:30am: LAB Talks with Q+A
9:30 – 10:00am: Additional time for connecting and coffee 
9:45 -10:15am: Behind the scenes tour of Hennepin Made for eligible ticket holders

 

#LABTALKSMPLS

Use #LABTALKSMPLS & tag @lab_business on Instagram & Instagram Stories when sharing your takeaways from the event, the people you connected with, and your experience - we will be giving away gifts from local makers & businesses, and free business workshops!


UPCOMING

LAB Talks


 
 

RETAIL STORYTELLING

February 14th, 2019

MODERATOR

Jerrod Sumner - Brandtabulous


PANEL

Kristofer Bowman - Upstate MN
Chip Addington - Addington Company

FEBRUARY 14

8:30 - 9:30am: The Holden Room

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DISPELLING INFLUENCER MARKETING MYTHS

March 14th, 2019

MODERATOR

Christine Scherping - Friend Of A Friend


PANEL

Bruno Bornsztein - Influence Kit
Emily Richter - Fit Foodie Finds
Bjork Ostrom - Pinch of Yum
Meghan Yancy - Meghan Joy Yancy

MARCH 14

8:30 - 9:30am: The Holden Room

 
 
 

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Want To Be Involved?


 
 
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We’re looking to connect with businesses who want to be a resource for our attendees. Reach out if you’re interested in being a partner, sponsor, or if you’re simply wanting to provide coffee to attendees for a LAB Talk.

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