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Today is November 26, 2015 - Fridley, MN 55432  

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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - New York, NY. The 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade starts at 9:00 AM EST at Central Park West. A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade grows bigger and better each year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands and famous stars, the parade is televised for the whole country on NBC.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Presidential Proclamation, always issued for the fourth Thursday in November.

Friday, November 27th, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of the year.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Originated by American Express in 2010.

Monday, November 30th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Traditional beginning of the online Christmas shopping season, when consumers return to work and start ordering online. Annually, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Will You Run Out Of Money In Retirement?

    Would you like to know how to get the most from Social Security, including all the brand new benefits?
    Discover how to avoid running out of money during retirement? Or, how to increase your payment, even if you’re already on Social Security?

    Now you can, at a complimentary “Social Security -Informational Meeting” Presented by Industry Leader, Jim Bear.

    There is no charge for this special event, for Baby Boomers and Seniors only, who are retired or planning retirement. It’s your money and it’s your life, so it’s your personal responsibility to get the information you need to make the right choices. You’ll find out little-known Social Security strategies that may benefit you, including some the Obama administration is threatening to eliminate.

    When you attend, you will receive a complimentary copy of The Social Security Decisions, a helpful guide that reveals how to increase your Social Security benefits (a lot of people already have) ... how to get a huge lump sum Social Security payoff ... how you may be cheating yourself out of your Social Security benefits ... and more.

    Join us! Click the Ticket Link to register *Our firm is not affiliated with the U.S. Government or any governmental agency; We can provide you with information but not guidance or advice related to Social Security Benefits. *Jim Bear is an Investment Advisor Representative. Investment Advisory Services are offered through Global Financial Private Capital LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
    Maple Grove, MN
    Maple Grove Maple Grove MN 55369
    Jim Bear, J. Alan Financial
  • - On December 1, 1891 James Naismith was a teacher of physical education at the International YMCA Training School at Springfield, MA. To create an indoor sport that could be played during winter months, he nailed up peach baskets at opposite ends of the gym and gave students soccer balls to toss into them. Thus was born the game of basketball.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

  • | 8:00am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Networking, Events, West Metro, Prospects, Chamber, Business
    - Each month TwinWest offers an opportunity for new members and new employees of existing members to learn about their opportunities with the Chamber.

    Maximize your member investment and time through a better understanding of what TwinWest has to offer by attending Member Orientation the first Wednesday of the month from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

    Note this session is free and takes place at the TwinWest Chamber office in Plymouth.

    Whether you’ve been a member for 10 days, 10 years, or are just looking to learn more about possibly joining, this is a chance to learn how to leverage your membership while networking with your peers. Your engagement is key to the success of your company and the west metro business community!
    TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
    10700 Old County Road 15, Suite 170 Plymouth MN
    Natalie McShane 763.450.2228
  • | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Seniors, Retirement
    - Complimentary, No Cost LADIES DAY LUNCHEON
    (Please arrive by 11:45 a.m.)

    THIS MONTH... Bonds and Bond Funds
    December 2nd from 12-1:30 p.m.

    ~ How past performance does not guarantee future performance with Bond Funds
    ~ The variety of Bonds available
    ~ How rising interest rates may affect your principal in Bond Funds
    ~ What Bonds are currently yielding and interest rate risk

    Look forward to a very interesting discussion at this workshop!
    -Women who want to share investment knowledge;
    -Widows or divorcees particularly if your husband handled the investment decisions;
    -Independent women who have a desire to learn;
    -Women whose husbands are handling your investing decisions;
    -Women who own their own business

    There will be approximately 30 minutes of information and 30 minutes of Q&A prior to lunch being served. No worries if you must leave prior to the end of Q&A we will be happy to box your lunch for you.
    You'll enjoy this open conversational forum! Please bring plenty of questions (and some friends, if you would like!) and let's have a fun afternoon! Absolutely no solicitation or obligation at this event.
    Call now to Register 763/657-1828, or click the Ticket Link! Seats fill up fast so don't delay--you must be registered to join us.

    *Jim Bear is an Investment Advisor Representative. Investment Advisory Services are offered through Global Financial Private Capital LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
    Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse
    111900 Main St Maple Grove MN 55369
    Jim Bear, J. Alan Financial

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

  • | NATL - Government
    - The tradition of having the US president light a national Christmas tree at the Ellipse at Washington DC dates to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button electrifying 2,500 bulbs on a 48-foot fir. The national tree as not lit during World War II, 1941-44. The tree has used LED lights since 2007. Annually, the first Thursday (or Friday) in December.

Friday, December 4th, 2015

  • - On December 4, 1998, the shuttle Endeavour took a US component of the space station named Unity into orbit 220 miles from Earth where spacewalking astronauts fastened it to a component launched by the Russians November 20, 1998. On July 25, 2000, the Russian service module Zvezda docked with the station. On October 31, 2000, NASA launched the first expedition with a three-man crew to stay aloft for four months. Officially completed on May 27, 2011, the space state is 357 feet across and 240 feet long and supports a crew of up to six.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

  • - On December 8, 1941, one day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war against Japan and the US entered WWII.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Human Rights Day is December 10th. Presidential Proclamation 2866, of December 6, 1949, covers all succeeding years. Customarily issued as a "Bill of Rights Day, Human Rights Day and Week."

Friday, December 11th, 2015

  • | 7:30am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Networking, Advocacy, West Metro, Business, Legislative
    - The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Breakfast series is Minnesota’s premier legislative and political forum. Each breakfast unites compelling, well-known speakers and state legislators with more than 150 business leaders from across the Twin Cities.

    The series strikes a balance between public policy and intriguing dialogue while presenting the opportunity to develop strong relationships with legislators and public officials.

    Some of the big names and featured topics from past Legislative Breakfasts include: Governor Mark Dayton; a session preview with House and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders; Senator Amy Klobuchar; Workforce Panel Discussion; and the always entertaining and insightful session wrap-up panel with the Capitol Press Corps members, Tom Hauser, Rachel Stassen-Berger, Mary Lahammer and Lori Sturdevant.

    Individual Legislative Breakfast tickets may be purchased by Chamber members for only $30. To register for the Legislative Breakfast series pass, or a specific breakfast, visit or call the TwinWest office at (763) 450-2220. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the event for a refund. All no-shows will be billed. Substitutes are accepted.
    Deb McMillan 763.450.2225
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 5:29 A.M. EST.
  • - December 11th and 13th. Sporting Park, Kansas City, MO.
    Time: TDB

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

  • - On December 13, 1991, North and South Korea signed a treaty of reconciliation and nonaggression, formally ending the Korean War - 38 years after fighting ceased in 1953. This agreement was not hailed as a peace treaty, and the armistice that was signed July 27, 1953, between the UN and North Korea, was to remain in effect until it could be transformed into a formal peace.

Monday, December 14th, 2015

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On December 14, 1911. The elusive object of many expeditions dating from the 17th century, the South Pole was located and visited by Ronald Amundsen with four companions and 52 sled dogs. All five men and 12 of the dogs returned to base camp safely. Next to visit the South Pole, January 17, 1912, was a party led by Captain Robert F. Scott, all of whom perished during the return trip.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

  • | 7:30am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Networking, Government Affairs, Advocacy, West Metro, Chamber, Business
    - TwinWest supports legislation that will create an improved business climate for our members, our region, and the entire state of Minnesota. Each year, the TwinWest Government Affairs Committee, develops policies to drive the Chamber’s efforts during the legislative session. These policies are published in our annual Business Agenda, available online and in print. The Business Agenda is intended to give business leaders a tool to better understand our positions and to get involved in bringing our message to the Capitol.

    The TwinWest Business Agenda includes policy positions on:

    • State Taxes, Spending, and Government Reform
    • Transportation
    • Health Care
    • E-12 and Lifelong Learning
    • Local and Regional Government
    • Energy

    The Government Affairs Committee meets the third Wednesday of every month at the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. In addition to setting the annual Business Agenda, members meet to discuss timely legislative topics and hear from policy experts on subjects that impact the business community. Whether you are a subject matter expert or a public policy novice, everyone in the TwinWest membership is invited to attend the Government Affairs Committee meetings. No registration is required.
    TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
    10700 Old County Road 15, Suite 170 Plymouth MN
    Deb McMillan 763.450.2225
  • - On December 16, 1773, the Boston patriots' boarding of British vessel at anchor at Boston Harbor. Contents of nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

  • - On December 17. 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, brothers, bicycle-shop operators, inventors and aviation pioneers, after three years of experimentation with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flights, near Kitty Hawk, NC, piloted first by Orville and then by Wilber Wright, were sustained for less than one minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation. Orville Wright was born at Dayton, OH on August 19, 1871 and died there January 30, 1948. Wilbur Wright was born at Millville, IN on April 16, 1867 and died at Dayton OH on May 30, 1912.

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - On December 19, 2015 at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, FL. 60th annual Championship Game with a sixteen team field competing and ending with the final two teams vying for the national championship.

    Time TBD

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

  • - On December 20, 1946, America's favorite Christmas drama premiered on this date at New York, NY Directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart (George Bailey), Donna Reed (Mary Bailey), Henry Travers (as Clarence Oddbody, trying to earn his angel wings) and Lional Barrymore (as villainous Mr. Potter), the film was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Monday, December 21st, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Allows all those preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations. Twelve "humbugs" allowed,

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