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Stern Alumni invited to 4 great events you don’t want to miss!

Harvard Club Mobile Marketing Event – Tuesday, October 18th

Explore how to reach consumers in an increasingly mobile-centric world! Join us for an event hosted by the Harvard Club of Minnesota regarding the exciting growth and future of mobile marketing. The morning will feature Lisa Foote, President and Founder of MixMobi, and discuss how her company is bringing cutting-edge mobile marketing tools to its clients. We will also have some fun exploring QR codes, an explosively emergent new trend.

Lisa Foote left a comfortable career in financial services to launch a mobile tech startup in 2008 with her husband, Brad Roberts. The venture has since morphed into a mobile marketing platform called MixMobi, which allows retailers, restaurants and other businesses to send offers and promotions to customers’ cell phones via social networks. Its clients include Delta Sky Magazine, Twin Cities Business, Good Earth, among others. Lisa will discuss the latest trends in mobile marketing and tell us more about her journey.

Scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at Lurie Besikof Lapidus in Minneapolis, the morning will enable us to learn about the mobile-centric world, and how “old school” industries like print and hospitality reach consumers on their mobile devices quickly and effectively. The price is $15 per person for an intriguing event you do not want to miss.

When: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, 7:15 – 8:30 a.m.

What: A Harvard Club of Minnesota Event
“Mobile Marketing at the Speed of Light: Bringing Mobile Marketing to Old School Industries”

Where: Lurie Besikof Lapidus
2501 Wayzata Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Parking is available on the east side of the building or on the street.

Cost: $15 will be collected at the event.

RSVP: To make reservations, please visit or call 612-871-2914.

Wharton Club Event on Utilizing Israeli Technology – Wednesday, October 19th

Please join the Wharton Club of Minnesota for a special event on Israeli Technology in Minnesota led by Bruce Brownstein, Director of the Israel Knowledge Program at Wharton. This educational event will feature an address from Dr. Stephen Oesterle and a panel discussion on the topic.

Keynote speaker Dr. Oesterle is a graduate of Harvard, Yale and Stanford. Currently, he is Medtronic’s Senior Vice President of Medicine and Technology. His remarks will focus on how to utilize Israeli technology for new business opportunities for Minnesota companies.

Scheduled for October 19th at 5 p.m. at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, the evening will kick off with time to network with fellow alumni, followed by Dr. Oesterle’s address and a panel discussion. The cost for the evening is $20 per person, including food and soda.
When: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, 5 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. Program & Panel Discussion

What: Keynote Address and Panel Discussion:
“Sourcing Technology from Israel for New Business Opportunities for Minnesota Companies”

Where: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
200 South Sixth Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55402

PARKING: Ramp and street parking available.

Cost: $20 per person, includes food and soda.

RSVP: Please contact Katie Ley at or (651)675-6373

Payment: Submit $20 via PayPal to or send check to Dan Rutman, Penn Club MN, 6728 Rosemary Lane, Edina, MN 55439 (please make check payable to Dan Rutman and write “Alumni Event” in memo).

Harvard Club Lunch Lecture – Friday, October 21st

You are invited to a delicious luncheon lecture hosted by the Harvard Club of Minnesota. This lecture will feature President Kocherlakota of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. As president, Narayanna Kocherlakota serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, the policymaking arm of the Federal Reserve System. President Kocherlakota received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and his A.B. in mathematics from Princeton. There will be a question and answer session following this intriguing address.

When: Friday, October 21st, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

What: Harvard Club of Minnesota Lunch Lecture:
President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Narayanna Kocherlakota

Where: The Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

PARKING: Ramp parking available on site.
Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members

RSVP: To make reservations, please visit or call 612-871-2914.

Yale Alumni Wine Dinner – Thursday, October 27th

You are invited to join the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest for an elegant dinner featuring interesting and unique wines at the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights. With an outstanding menu provided by Mendakota’s Executive Chef Chris Dwyer, guests will be entertained with information about each of the wines during dinner. Business attire is suggested.

When: Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

What: Wine Dinner hosted by the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest

Where: Mendakota Country Club
2075 Mendakota Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

PARKING: Free parking available on site.
Cost: $75 per person, includes dinner and wine.

RSVP: Register online with PayPal as soon as possible, space is limited.

Questions: Please contact Ron Goldser (

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‘Tour de TCAN’ – August 25, 2011

Stern, NYU and fellow TCAN member schools including Penn, Wharton, Princeton, Columbia, Michigan, MIT, Chicago, Booth and Yale joined together to participate in the first ‘Tour de TCAN’ biking event. The evening included a fun-filled bike ride through Minneapolis and dinner at Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis. An impressive turnout of roughly 25 bikers made for a nice sized group on the biking paths. A great time was had by all.

Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN) is an ad hoc association of member alumni clubs formed with the goal of increasing the opportunity for value-added social, intellectual and networking interaction for its members.

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Twin Cities Alumni Network Event a Success!

Thanks to those who attended the first ever Twin Cities Alumni Network Event at the Women’s Club on June 14th. The evening was a critical success with an informative panel discussion on the topic of Supplier Diversity and Entrepreneurship here in Minneapolis. Check out the photos and stay tuned for our next event!

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NYU Stern Reception with Margaret Anderson Kelliher an Inter-Club Success

Stern Minnesota and NYU Clubs Jointly Welcome Twin Cities Inter-Club Alumni at Margaret Anderson Kelliher Networking Reception

Minneapolis, March 14, 2011 – The Stern Alumni of Minnesota Club in partnership with NYU Club of Minnesota welcomed a broad cross-section of Twin Cities inter-club alumni at our recent networking event with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President, Minnesota High Tech Association.

The event was graciously underwritten by Dick Saliterman of Saliterman & Siefferman, PC (Columbia Law, NYU Law) and Dick Weinrib of MVP Marketing + Design, Inc. (NYU WSC, Stern).

Warmly introduced by Sonal Patney of the NYU Club of Minnesota, Ms. Kelliher spoke about the future of Minnesota business, our High Tech-based economy and the importance of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) to the children of the State of Minnesota.

Attending the event were not only alumni from NYU (including Law, Stern, and WSC), but a strong turnout of those from the Minnesota-based clubs of Columbia, Penn, Wharton, Harvard, HBS, Yale, Chicago, Booth, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, the Twin Cities Interclub which was represented by its members from  Amherst, Middlebury and Wesleyan, as well guests from Ohio State, UW-Madison, Hamline, UVA,  the University of Minnesota, Brown and the “School of Hard Knocks!” (Our apologies to anyone we missed!)

And finally, special thanks to Margaret Anderson Kelliher who helped make this interclub event so enjoyable and informative. We hope to see as many of you as we can at our next venue. Please check back soon.

Dick Weinrib, Club Co-Chair

Hugh Williams, Club Co-Chair

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Joint Stern-NYU Reception with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Pres. Minnesota High Tech Association

Please join Stern and NYU alumni for an evening of cocktails, networking and great company!  We will be hosting an exciting talk with Margaret Anderson Kelliher on the future of Minnesota business, our High Tech-based economy and STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math).

We also welcome Alumni from Columbia, Penn, Wharton, Harvard, Yale, MIT and other local alumni clubs.

When: Monday, March 14, 2011

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

What: NYU Stern and NYU Alumni Clubs of Minnesota’ Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Inter-Club Reception and Networking Event

Our two clubs have partnered with other leading area alumni associations to host an informative and social event that you’re sure to enjoy. Space is limited so please be sure to RSVP as soon as you can.

The reception is FREE and will include a stimulating, educational and non-partisan presentation by Margaret Anderson Kelliher. It offers the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow NYU and other alumni from the Minneapolis – St. Paul area.

Where: Saliterman & Siefferman, P.C.

This event is graciously co-hosted by Dick Saliterman of Saliterman & Siefferman, PC (JD Columbia Law, LLM NYU Law ) and Dick Weinrib of MVP Marketing + Design, Inc. (MBA Stern, BA NYU) with the support of the NYU Alumni Club of Minnesota, The Columbia Club and the Penn and Wharton Clubs

US Bank Plaza, Suite 2000

220 South Sixth Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Please note: Public parking is available at U.S. Bank Plaza and in adjacent area lots

Please RSVP: Planning to attend? Please RSVP to at your earliest convenience or let us know you’re attending on Facebook!

We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your continuing interest and support,

The Stern Alumni Club of Minnesota

Dick Weinrib, ’74 Co-chair
Hugh Williams, ’00 Co-chair

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Highlights from NYU Stern Alumni of Minnesota Mixer with NYU Club of Minnesota

During our recent and successful fall reception and mixer with the NYU Club of Minnesota (See News and Events for details), Hugh and I had an opportunity to touch base with a number of Stern alumni about plans for future events. While some Club members expressed interest in meetings to discuss business related issues, others preferred a social-only agenda, anticipating a special Holiday event. To better help us set the course, we will soon be emailing a short survey to garner your opinions. The survey will address future meeting content, location, time and frequency of events. We anticipate holding a subsequent and open planning meeting following our assessment of your feedback at which time we’ll set plans to best meet your interests.
Thank you for your continued interest and participation,

Dick Weinrib, Club Co-Chair
Hugh Williams, Club Co-Chair

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Stern Minnesota Blog

The Stern Alumni Club of Minnesota will publish a blog written by and for its members. Blog posts can be up to 1,500 words in length and must relate to the shared business interests of our membership. All blog posts are subject to editorial review. Our intent is to enable members to share their business ideas and to facilitate communication within the club. We plan to activate this feature by February 1, 2010.

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