EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Local Moms, National Powerhouses: Pursuing Dreams, Ideas & Community

They are women, they are moms and they are a few voices within the powerful forces building the local entrepreneurial community. Local moms make an incredible impact, and while they are passionate about the local community, they are making a national impact as well. These are National Powerhouses.  Join us as we partner with Evereve to bring you into these journeys and hear how dreams became ideas that have grow into communities with reach that began locally and now reaches so much farther.

{About our Sponsor}

We’re honored to be partnering with a brand that’s mission aligns to much with our own. Evereve, founded by a stay-at-home mom, has been in the business of moms since the very beginning when they opened their first store in Edina in 2004. This business is on a mission to inspire every mom to embrace her beauty and power. Now, with more than 80 stores, as the fashion authority for moms, they want you to know that you’ve got this. 

{Meet Our Panelists}

Megan Tamte, co-CEO of Evereve

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Megan Tamte is the co-CEO and co-Founder of Evereve, along with her husband Mike. They have two children, Allison and Ryan, and third baby, a puppy named Paddington. A bit about Megan in her own words:

“Seventeen years ago, I was a stay-at-home mom with two young kids. I loved my role as a mom, but I wanted to challenge myself and channel what I loved about motherhood into something bigger. I wasn’t sure what that meant or what direction to take, but it set something within me into motion.

I started taking long walks and turned driving time into brainstorm sessions. I spent eight years envisioning a fashion brand for moms—dreaming, learning, planning and wondering if a former third grade teacher could make it real. Ultimately, belief in myself trumped my lack of experience, and in 2004 my husband and I opened our first store in Edina, Minnesota. There were so many unknowns ahead, but each morning I stepped into a great pair of heels and walked forward despite sometimes feeling unsteady.”

Stephanie Flies, CEO of City Moms Blog Network

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Stephanie Flies is the CEO of City Moms Blog Network, of which Twin Cities Moms Blog is a part of. Stephanie is married to Alan and is mom to three little girls, Nora, Elsie and Audrey and lives in the West Suburbs of the Twin Cities. 

Stephanie is a leader and visionary with a passion to inspire and connect women through the power of the local moms blog. The network she has created is truly one that encourages women, both the site owners but also the 31.6 million readers our sites reached in 2016. Creating a spirit of the anti-mommy wars and touching on topics that range from crafts and recipes, to marriage and friendship, and even approaching the tough topics that women don’t easily talk about, City Moms Blog’s sites are opening conversation and creating a safe place where moms don’t feel so isolated and alone during this phase of life. 

Kim Senn, Founder of Senn & Sons

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Kim Senn is the founder of Senn & Sons. Kim and her husband Marty and have two little boys – Hugo, who’s almost 8 and Freddie, who just turned 5. They live near 50th & France in a friendly neighborhood filled with families. More about Kim in her own words:

“I studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin and pursued a career in advertising for over 8 years before having children and starting my second act as an illustrator and designer. My advertising life started in Minneapolis as an intern at an agency, which led me to an opportunity in New York to take my dream job working with clients like Virgin Mobile and Georgia-Pacific. Advertising also took me to London for a couple of years and then San Francisco, where I led accounts clients like Ray-Ban Global, Disney, and Lenscrafters.

After having my first child I left advertising and started painting, something I had always loved doing but couldn’t find the time for while I was working full time. What started as a personal project for my son’s nursery turned into a lot of projects for other nurseries and eventually a small, thriving, print shop and what is now Senn & Sons – a creative studio that specializes in colorful, hand-drawn prints, surface and pattern designs, children’s products, gifts, and paper goods, along with the occasionally branding project (you can take the girl out of advertising…).” Kim has partnered with Blue Sky to bring a line of planners and calendars to Target stores nationwide and they continue to create new, colorful collections of colorful products for Target and other major retailers across the country.

Our Featured Photographer: Gina Zeidler

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 Gina Zeidler, our featured photographer, is wife to Matt and Momma to a 3 year old boy. Her days are full of juggling the full-time business and full-time momma gig. She lives in the South Metro and loves all things outdoors!

More from Gina: “With degrees in Business Administration and Marketing, I was set on heading out into the corporate world looking to climb to the top. Little did I know that my creative side would literally craft a business that was full of heart, with the camera that was constantly attached to my hand.

I am now entering my 10th year as a professional photographer, an educator most importantly encourager and connector! I love propelling others forward however I can. I also have a huge heart for helping other creatives through speaking & mentoring sessions.”

Encouraging others through sharing real life is where it’s at for her. Because through sharing our mess, HOPE, LIFE shine through & through. Gina’s work is known and desired nationally and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her to this incredible group featured in this event.

Our Host: Hotel Landing

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This event is going to be incredible in so many ways, and the location only amplifies that. The Hotel Landing is the newest boutique hotel in Wayzata. On the shores of Lake Minnetonka, Hotel Landing offers scenic views, close proximity to boutique shops and their Nordic-inspired spa. Their guest rooms will leave you feeling like a queen, whether you stay for a couples getaway or a girls’ weekend! 

Ticketing & Details

We’d love for you to join us for this inspiring event. Our tickets will be at the early-bird rate for 48 hours, until 8pm on Wednesday, October 3rd. Please reference details below. All tickets will include swag bags, one beverage or glass of wine per attendee and passed appetizers provided by Hotel Landing.

Disclaimers: ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. In the event that you cannot attend the event we will do our best to assist you in finding another mom to exchange/give/or sell your ticket if the need arises and/or if time allows. Additionally, everyone that purchases a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up to date event info. Photos will be taken at the event of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by Twin Cities Moms Blog and sponsors. If you would not like your photos to be used, please notify us at check-in at the event. All attendees must be 21+ years of age.

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