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Introducing Coffee with Creatives

Coffee With Creatives

Aghhh, do you smell that? A freshly brewed cup of coffee, nothing better.

Wait, wait. That might not be true. 

How about a freshly brewed cup of coffee AND conversation with fellow creatives? There, that’s better.

AAF of Central Minnesota is beyond excited to invite our Members to a new morning meetup called Coffee with Creatives. This is a member-exclusive networking, open conversation, roundtable event where morning networking, learning, insightful conversation, and caffeine come together. 

Come Have Coffee with Us

Coffee With CreativesWhen we began talking about our membership changes for the 2019-20 season, we knew our crew deserved something special. We began rattling off ideas – nothing was off the table. As the conversation continued, we kept coming back to some type of ‘morning meetup.’ As a board, we are proud to create in the Central Minnesota community, but we felt something was missing in the creative landscape, especially when it came to professional opportunities to work both sides of our brain. From this, Coffee with Creatives was born. 

Our goal for Coffee with Creatives is to create a space where like-minded individuals can come together and share their triumphs and tribulations that come with this industry, and in the Central Minnesota area. Every month members will gather at the Capital One Cafe to discuss topics, trends, and challenges relevant to the creative industry. Think successful paid advertising, mood boards, freelance, B2B vs. B2C marketing, and more. 

Not only will this exclusive membership perk provide professional value, but it will also be FUN! No more snooze-worthy presentations, a “this could have been an email” lecture, or 2005-style powerpoint presentation. This is a new kind of professional development opportunity! One of the best parts? It’s open to students, freelancers, business owners, professionals … if you’re a Member of AAFCM and consider yourself part of the ‘creative’ field, come have coffee with us! 

However you define yourself: writer, designer, account executive, developer, human; Coffee with Creatives is for you. See you there!

Coffee with Creatives FAQ

Q: I’m interested in coming but I’m not a member … Now what?

A: Not to worry! Anyone is welcome to come once as a guest of the AAFCM Board. You’ll love it so much, after that you’ll want to become a member and you can come every time! Plus, when you’re a member you can bring a guest too

Q: Does Coffee with Creatives happen at the same time and place every month?

A: Yes! Capital One Cafe has graciously allowed us to use their space. Join us in Meeting Room 2 at Capital One, Downtown St. Cloud. We’ll be there on the last Tuesday of every month from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

Q: Will coffee and breakfast be provided? I’m not creative on an empty stomach.

A: You bet your sweet chocolate-covered donut it will! Capital One Cafe will provide the caffeine and the monthly sponsoring company will provide the eats. 

Q: Do I have to be professionally affiliated as a marketer, advertiser, designer, etc. on my LinkedIn page to come?

A: Heck no! If you identify as a creative person, you’re welcome to join us. Remember, the first time is free to guests but after that, you have to be a member to join. Trust us, you’ll love it. 

Q: How do I become a member? 

A: Easy as 1-2-3. Check out our membership page for pricing, benefits, member exclusives, and more on why you should join. We have a ton of fun and you won’t regret becoming part of our crew!