The West Duluth Business Club (WDBC) regularly hosts a variety of events, providing opportunities for members to network, learn skills to advance their business, and stay informed about initiatives in the community. Current WDBC events include:
WDBC monthly speaker meetings are at Mr. D’s on the second Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Cost of lunch ordered from the menu.
December 13 – Erik Simonson CEO of the Lake Superior Zoological Society will cover the terms of the ZOO’s revitalization plan as well as covering the finances of the capital campaign plan which will be commencing in December.
November 8 – Entrepreneur meeting to honor new West Duluth Businesses. See full details.
October 25 – Mayor Emily Larson to discuss City of Duluth budget & street referendum
October 11 – Friends of Western Duluth Parks and Trails – Denette Lynch will speak on the Parks side & Mike Casey on the Trails side of update focusing on what’s new with Western Duluth Parks & Trails.
September 27 – Kevin Buck, Owner SERVPRO of the Twin Ports
September 13 – Entrepreneur meeting to honor new West Duluth Businesses. See full details.
August 23 – No meeting due to summer events
August 9 – Angie Miller, the Executive Director of Community Action Duluth discussing the Greenhouse project at Denfeld with the Junior League
July 26 – No meeting due to Spirit Valley Days (first week of August 2017)
July 12 – Lisa Luokkala Project Coordinator Parks and Recreation Division City of Duluth
June 28th – No meeting due to Huskies Game
June 14 – Scott Lyons with Duluth/Superior Community Foundation
May 31st – Andrew Perfetti, Dewey Asbach and Doug Maguire (President of Note Worthy Kids), will present information about the upcoming Hallowade Halloween Show & Fundraiser to be held at Wade Stadium on Saturday, October 28.
May 10 – Megan Meyer, Special Events Coordinator with the Lake Superior Zoological Society
Apr. 26 – Daniel Rust with the UWS School of Business and Economics on Transportation and Logistics
Apr. 12 – David Sipila, County Assessor with St. Louis County
Mar. 29 – Kate Kucinski, Public Relations Director for Grandma’s Marathon
Mar. 8 – Roger Peterson with West Duluth Little League
Feb. 8 – Duluth Huskies Baseball owner Michael S. Rosenzweig and General Manager Greg Culver to discuss 2017 baseball season and WDBC evening at the WADE June 21.
Jan. 25 – Police Chief Mike Tusken will be speaking on what we as a community can do to help our local police.
Jan. 11 – Duluth Community Garden Club will present information about ART of LOCAL FOOD
Board members meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at Dungeon’s End from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Guest comments and ideas are welcome at the beginning of every board meeting from 11:35 to 11:45. Contact the club president for more information.
Annual Children’s Christmas Party
The annual WDBC Children’s Christmas party will be held at a new location – Laura MacArthur Elementary School (720 N Central Ave, Duluth, MN) on December 13th from 5:30 to 7:30. Santa will be visiting with all the good boys and girls. Gifts, games & treats provided.
Melvin Stelten Memorial
The WDBC will be having a memorial and candle light vigil for Melvin Stelten at Wesley Residence (corner of 56th Ave. West and Grand Ave.) on Jan. 20, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Melvin Stelten was a gentleman who lived at Wesley Assisted living for the last nine years of his life. He was a paragon of our community because he was kind hearted and loved to joke around with everyone. He loved the outdoors and walked for miles every day in West Duluth in order help keep the area clean and return stray grocery carts back to the correct businesses. Melvin passed away January 20, 2016 due to an accident while walking across Grand Ave.
The West Duluth Business Club would like to recognize his contributions to our community with an annual memorial. The public is welcome to join us in remembering Melvin.
Spirit Valley Days
The WDBC is proud to sponsor Spirit Valley Days. Spirit Valley Days 2017 were August 2-6. The headlining band for the street was Aftershock. Click here for more information on Spirit Valley Days.
For more information on other events in the West Duluth area, please view our West Duluth Community Event Calendar.