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Coffee With Creatives

Where Connection, Conversation, Caffeine, and Creatives come together. 

WHO: AAF Central Minnesota Members Only. All of our membership levels – Student, Freelance, Professional, and Corporate – qualify for Coffee with Creatives.

WHAT: Exclusive morning meetups with like-minded individuals included with your AAFCM membership. We will conduct this monthly gathering via an open conversation and round-table style discussion. Each month a topic will be selected, and we will meet and converse on a topic relevant to the creative industry.

WHEN: The last Tuesday of every month from 7:30 am to 9 am.

  • 7:30 am to 8 am: networking
  • 8 am to 9 am will be round table time / open discussion

WHERE: Capital One Cafe St. Cloud – Meeting Room 2

WHY: Our Board felt there isn’t the right professional networking opportunities explicitly dedicated to the large group of creatives in Central Minnesota. We wanted to bring together individuals who are interested in discussing the topics, trends, and challenges relevant to the creative industry. Secondly, we wanted to create an exclusive membership perk that provided value in a professional way – but a fun one, too!

Ultimately, we saw the need for a time and space where creatives – however you define yourself: writer, designer, account executive, developer – can meet and share their triumphs and tribulations with a group who, let’s face it, just gets it. Everyone who attends must be a current member of AAFCM OR a guest of an AAFCM Member. *


  • Successful Paid Advertising
  • Creating Brand Awareness
  • Mood Boards
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Influencer Marketing
  • How to stick out in Greater St. Cloud
  • B2B vs. B2C Marketing
  • How to make promotional products unique for the end-user
  • Good Ad Design
  • Launching a New Website
  • Freelance Work

* Members can bring a guest every month BUT the guest must be a new guest. No guest can attend twice without becoming an AAFCM Member.

COFFEE WITH CREATIVE SPONSORSHIP: Each month, a local company will have the opportunity to sponsor Coffee with Creatives. The room, along with beverages, will be provided free of charge by Capital One since AAFCM is a non-profit. From our sponsoring company, we ask they provide breakfast for the group; we expect 20-30 people there every month. In return, the sponsoring company will be promoted through event marketing and have the opportunity to present/lead the topic. Additionally, they will have 5 to 10-minutes to discuss their business, what they do, and what they can do for the people in the room.