Archive for June, 2012

From Pawnshops to Profitability: Joe Reilly Talks Start-Up

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Launching a successful business – that’s tough, especially in today’s market.  Launching a business you can be proud of, one that’s motivated by passion and purpose over money – that’s even tougher.  You can do both, though, and Joe Reilly knows how.  Join us Friday, June 15, for business insight and advice  from an entrepreneur who’s seen his business through thick, thicker and thickest.

Joe, CEO and founder of Payroll Control Systems, speaks the language of entrepreneurial success, from pawnshops to profitability.  Named the TwinWest 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year and a recipient of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s Bravo Award – among other honors – Joe knows what it takes to build a business you can be proud of.  From taking a risk to gaining traction to establishing momentum and hitting stride, Joe’s personal account of the entrepreneur’s ups and downs will help you prepare for the sometimes rough – and very rewarding – road ahead.

To register, visit, or contact Drenda Wendell at 763.213.3231 /


Friday, June 15, 2012

7:00 AM: Registration, Networking and Breakfast Buffet Opens

7:30AM: SME Announcements

7:45AM: Speaker Presentation

9:00AM: Adjourn

Registration: Visit, or contact Drenda Wendell at 763.213.3231 /

Program Fee: Members $35, Non-Members $60, Students $25

Location: Doubletree Park Place Hotel – 394 & Park Place, Minneapolis

Three-Day Blood Drive – You Can Help.

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Hanratty LogoHanratty & Associates is hosting a three-day blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers on June 18th, 19th and 20th.  This year there will be three locations around the Twin Cities.  They’ll be hosting special events or guests at each drive location – including prize drawings and food offerings from local businesses.

Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood.  Your donations are greatly appreciated and this is a great opportunity to show dedication to community health and development.

June 18 – Alliance Bank – 55 5th St East #115, St. Paul, MN

June 19 – Hanratty – 9800 Shelard Parkway, Plymouth, MN

June 20 – Packaging, Inc – 6775 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN

Thank you in advance for your generosity.  PCS hopes to see you there!