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.
June 12: TBD
May 8: – Duluth Huskies – 2019 Season and West Duluth Business Day at Wade.
April 10 – Adolphson & Peterson Construction
March 13: Anna Nelson, Small Business Account Developer with Members Cooperative Credit Union, will be talking about money, budgeting, planning, etc. for small businesses.
February 13: Janet Kennedy and Martina Melling with Bridging Health Duluth will facilitate an interactive, engaging focus group conversation about a relevant community issue identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment. Using the Results Based Accountability model together we will explore the story behind the curve, factors pushing-up/pushing down, community partners and some solutions that could be implemented over the next three years.
January 9: Deni Lorenzi, EA with Serenity Tax & Bookkeeping Svcs LLC.
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.
Spirit Valley Days
The WDBC is proud to sponsor Spirit Valley Days. Spirit Valley Days 2018 were held August 1-5. Some of the activities include the annual parade, street dance with live music, Miss West Duluth pageant and more! Click here for more information on Spirit Valley Days.
Past Club Special Events
Melvin Stelten Memorial
The WDBC held 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.
Winter West Market
Shop West Duluth businesses December 7th and 8th for an opportunity to win prizes.
Annual Children’s Christmas Party
The annual WDBC Children’s Christmas party will be held at Laura MacArthur Elementary School (720 N Central Ave, Duluth, MN) on December 19th from 5:30 to 7:30. Santa will visit with all the good boys and girls. Gifts, games & treats will also be provided.
WDBC Holiday Party
The WDBC Holiday Party will be held January 24th at 5:30 at Gannuccis, so put it on your calendar. It will a be a great way to connect with other business owners, and enjoy some food on us!
For more information on other events in the West Duluth area, please view our West Duluth Community Event Calendar.