Members: Get to Know Your Industry

Our member-exclusive events offer member companies and their employees the perfect opportunity to further establish their network within the construction industry.

These social and networking events represent a huge added benefit to membership, with exciting and varied events to participate in and show your support for MBEX.

  • Check out the full 2024 Events Calendar as events are being added throughout the year. Dates & times subject to change for listed events.

All of our events are sponsored in part by The Builders Group (TBG).  Thank you, TBG!

June

06.20.2024 MBEX Online Plan Room Demo

Join us for a free live online walk-through of our digital platform to learn the basics, refresh yourself on its offered tools, or to explore if our plan room would benefit your business.
 

DATES:
• Thursday, June 20 - Now Open for Registration!
• Thursday, July 18
• Thursday, August 15

TIME: 9:00am - 10:00am
COST: Free
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
 


From the Deskpad to setting up filters, to project information to bidders lists, this is a one-hour session is a great introduction to our Online Plan Room. There will be time at the end of the presentation for question and answer. Registrants must be signed up by 4:30pm the day before (Wednesday, June 19) to receive Zoom link and other information.

 

ABOUT THE MBEX ONLINE PLAN ROOM
MBEX's modern and innovative online plan room is designed to bring its members the latest in Minnesota's commercial construction project news and bidding opportunities as well as projects from Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. MBEX's team of reporters work hard behind-the-scenes to post complete project details along with viewable files (dependent on a members' level of access). They coordinate project details with the architects, engineers, project owners, and construction managers to create a smooth viewing process for members. Once posted, bidders can easily access the project scope, view plans, specs and addenda, download files, order prints and download needed documents. Bidders can also manage email notifications for timely notices of newly posted projects, new filter results, and addenda notifications on tracked projects.

06.26.2024 MBEX POWER: Women, Money & Happiness

Join MBEX POWER and Nicole Middendorf for a lively workshop where Nicole will share tips and tricks to help women become savvier and smarter with their finances.
 

DATE: Wednesday, June 26
TIME: 7:30am-9:00am
LOCATION: The Coven (165 Western Ave N, STE 8, St. Paul, 55102)
COST: Free!

*This event is offered in-person, and coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. 
 


We know that men and women are different in many ways, but have you considered how they handle money differently as well? Women juggle a lot, and while managing the present is crucial, planning for the future is just as essential.

This fun and empowering workshop will leave attendees with actionable steps to kickstart one’s journey towards financial happiness, all while uncovering the intriguing secrets of how men and women approach money.

 

What is the MBEX Women's POWER series?
POWER, or Professionals Offering Women Engaging Resources, aims to empower women through educational events tackling the unique challenges they encounter on the job, by fostering connections, and elevating professional and personal journeys. From working on the jobsite, to in-office positions, and everything in-between, each workshop is open for ALL women working in construction to attend. Friends and allies of women in construction are also welcome to join in.

In 2024, the upcoming POWER workshops are revisiting familiar topics from our inaugural line-up, but this time around, each workshop will be guided by the incredible Nicole Middendorf, CEO of Prosperwell Financial and the visionary behind the Live It List.

 

Who is Nicole Middendorf?
Nicole is a financial expert, a knowledge junkie, a survivor, a single mom, and a born coach. In 2003, she boldly ventured out from Morgan Stanley to establish her own wealth management firm, Propserwell Financial. She’s also the author of five books, as well as a world traveler, a philanthropist, and a pro when it comes to public speaking. She is also the visionary behind the Live It List, a different take on one Bucket List.

Nicole believes the world needs more people—especially women—to be financially savvy, wholly independent, happy and living a life of balance. Through her writing, public speaking, coaching program and work, Nicole wants to be the one who supports them on all levels. Learn more about Nicole Middendorf

July

07.04.2024 4th of July

The Minnesota Builders Exchange will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July.

We will return to regular business hours on Monday, July 8.

07.05.2024 4th of July

The Minnesota Builders Exchange will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July.

We will return to regular business hours on Monday, July 8.

07.17.2024 Duluth Harbor Cruise on the ‘Sundew’

See the Duluth-Superior Harbor, Lift Bridge, Canal, and the City as you may not have before – from the deck of the retired Coast Guard Cutter, Sundew.

DATE:  Wednesday, July 17th
TIME: Boarding begins at 5:15pm  |  Sundew departs promptly at 5:45pm  |  Return to port at no later than 9:00pm
LOCATION:  Sundew boards and departs from Pier B Resort on Railroad Street, Duluth, Minn.
TICKET PRICE: $40 per person. Includes dinner, cruise, and beverages all included.
 


Come join MBEX for an evening of fun and comradery aboard the Sundew, a retired Coast Guard Cutter. Space will be limited to the first 150 people who register. No flip flops or heels! Bring a bag chair and polar fleece jacket as it can get chilly on deck while out on the water.

Members, spouses, co-workers, and families are all welcome to attend. However, as much as we love our families, this is not a suitable event for children under 12.
 

Thank you The Builders Group (TBG), Workers' Compensation, for supporting this event.

August

08.07.2024 St. Paul Saints with AGC

Join the Minnesota Builders Exchange (MBEX) and the Association of General Contractors (AGC) AGC Leadership Blueprint Alumni for an afternoon of Minnesota Twins AAA baseball when the St. Paul Saints take on the Columbus Clippers (AAA team for Cleveland Guardians). 

DATE: Wednesday, August 7
LOCATION: CHS Field (360 N Broadway St., St. Paul, Minnesota 55101)
TIME: 1:07pm - 4:00pm
COST: $70

       Registration includes game ticket and food. All are welcome!

 

All attendees will be entered in a drawing for one of two Saints jerseys!  Must be present to win.

08.08.2024 Sporting Clays Scholarship Fundraiser

Aim, pull, and shoot to raise funds for the MBEX Scholarship Fund at this great annual MBEX outdoor event.

DATE: Thursday, August 8, 2024
LOCATION: Game Unlimited Hunting Club (871 County Road E, Hudson, WI 54016)
SCHEDULE:
   •  11:00am - Lunch + Registration
   •  12:15pm - Safety Talk
   •  12:30pm - Shooting Begins
   •   4:00pm - Social + Dinner
   •   6:00pm - Program, Awards + Prizes

COST: $150 per shooter (max. of 6 players per team, min. 4 players) | $170 per shooter after early bird special 

 

Come join MBEX as we aim high and take a shot at an epic day filled with clay-breaking excitement. Whether you're an ace shooter or just looking for a fun afternoon with colleagues and fellow industry professionals, this event is tailor-made for you. Bring your enthusiasm and your team spirit – we'll take care of the rest.

Shooter packages include the clay shoot, a post-shoot social, dinner, awards, and door prizes. Teams may have a maximum of six shooters.

 

SPONSORSHIPS: A variety of sponsorships are available. Sign up for the sponsorship of your choice using the 'Register Here' button above:

• Station Sponsor:  $150
• Lunch Sponsor:  $250
• Beverage Sponsor:  $250
• Dinner Sponsor:  $300
• Beer Sponsor:  $300
 

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ABOUT THE MBEX SCHOLARSHIP
The Minnesota Builders Exchange Scholarship is a special fund set up by the Exchange, in partnership with The Builders Group (TBG) Education Foundation, to award scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a field directly-related to the construction industry. We thank them for their generosity and support. To date we have given out nearly $300,000 to almost 150 students. 

08.19.2024 MBEX POWER: Balance vs Blend - How to Have Blend (Not Balance) in Your Life

Say goodbye to the concept of balance and embrace the idea of a fulfilling blend.

DATE: Monday, August 19
TIME: 2:00pm - Workshop | 3:15pm - Happy Hour
LOCATION: Prosperwell Financial (Minnetonka)
COST: Free!

 

Nicole has been a single mother since her daughter was six months old, and her son was two. She learned the art of juggling motherhood and running a business, and she firmly believes that every woman can have it all.

Join us for this POWER workshop where attendees will leave with practical ideas to find that perfect blend of professional and personal that they’re dreaming of. 

 

What is the MBEX Women's POWER series?
POWER, or Professionals Offering Women Engaging Resources, aims to empower women through educational events tackling the unique challenges they encounter on the job, by fostering connections, and elevating professional and personal journeys. From working on the jobsite, to in-office positions, and everything in-between, each workshop is open for ALL women working in construction to attend. Friends and allies of women in construction are also welcome to join in.

In 2024, the upcoming POWER workshops are revisiting familiar topics from our inaugural line-up, but this time around, each workshop will be guided by the incredible Nicole Middendorf, CEO of Prosperwell Financial and the visionary behind the Live It List.

 

Who is Nicole Middendorf?
Nicole is a financial expert, a knowledge junkie, a survivor, a single mom, and a born coach. In 2003, she boldly ventured out from Morgan Stanley to establish her own wealth management firm, Propserwell Financial. She’s also the author of five books, as well as a world traveler, a philanthropist, and a pro when it comes to public speaking. She is also the visionary behind the Live It List, a different take on one Bucket List.

Nicole believes the world needs more people—especially women—to be financially savvy, wholly independent, happy and living a life of balance. Through her writing, public speaking, coaching program and work, Nicole wants to be the one who supports them on all levels. Learn more about Nicole Middendorf

08.21.2024 Golf North

Come socialize and network out on the greens in Duluth for what we FORE-see as a great event!

DATE: Wednesday, August 21, 2024
LOCATION: Ridgeview Country Club (700 Redwing Street, Duluth, Minn., 55803)

SCHEDULE:
   •  11:00am - 12:15pm:  Registration + Lunch
   •  12:30pm:  Shotgun Start
   •   5:30pm:  Dinner
   •   6:30pm:  Awards + Prizes
 

PRICING: 
Ridgeview Country Club Members - $100/golfer  |  Non-Ridgeview Country Club Members - $175/each. 

Full golf packages include lunch, 18-holes of golf, golf carts, post-golfing social, dinner and a short award program.

Four golfers maximum can be registered for each team. Solo and paired golfers are also welcome to attend (MBEX will handle assigning teams).

SPONSORSHIPS: A variety of sponsorships are available (view them within the registration form).

If you do not see a sponsorship that works for you, please contact Don O' Connor at don@mbex.org or (218) 428-2486. He will work with you to tailor a sponsorship specific to your company's budget and the level of exposure you'd like to achieve at the event.

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This event is co-sponsed by The Builders Group (TBG), Worker's Compensation. We thank them for their support of our programming!

September

09.11.2024 Sporting Clays North

Attention Sharpshooters & Clay-Crushers of MBEX!

Get your shotguns locked and loaded. The Minnesota Builders Exchange is proud to present its annual Sporting Clays North, and we can't wait to see you all in action.

 

DATE: Wednesday, September 11, 2024
TIME: Starts at 3:00pm
WHERE: Old Vermillion Trail (3960 Old Vermillion Trail, Duluth, Minn., 55803)
PRICE: $100 per shooter

 

Come join MBEX as we aim high and take a shot at an epic day filled with clay-breaking excitement. Whether you're an ace shooter or just looking for a fun afternoon with colleagues and fellow industry professionals, this event is tailor-made for you. Bring your enthusiasm and your team spirit – we'll take care of the rest.

Shooter packages include the clay shoot, a post-shoot social, dinner, awards, and door prizes. Teams may have a maximum of five shooters.

SPONSRSHIPS
Numerous sponsorship opportunities also provide attendees/businesses with yet another exclusive member benefit:

• Dinner Sponsorship - $500 - 3 available
• Beverage Sponsorship - $250 - 5 available
• Station Sponsorship - $100 - 20 available
• Door Prize Donations - increments of $50 - unlimited!

View full sponsorship details within the registration form, and opt-in to the sponsorship of choice along with your team's registration.