1 Million Cups 

Join us for our next One Million Cups Event! Start your day with free coffee and great conversation.

January Guests:
Sean E. Williams: Graffinit

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities - Winona included!

1MC works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Our founder believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission.

Join us the second Wednesday of every month!

The Garage Cowork Space

123 Lafayette Street, Winona, MN

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

7:30 am - 8:30 am 















Homebuyer Education 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 • 6pm-10pm

Thursday, January 16, 2020 • 6pm-10pm


The Garage Cowork Space

123 Lafayette Street, Winona, MN






Call:  651-565-2638 Ext. 204


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Boost Mental Wellness

We spend one-third of our lives at work. Our mental wellness in the workplace matters. This engaging and interactive workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and seasoned business professionals interested in acquiring insights, resources and tools to support mental wellness in the workplace. We’ll discuss the incidence and impact of mental health, challenge existing stereotypes, and explore how to support an inclusive workplace environment.

Learning Objectives:
· Increase awareness of mental health and its prevalence and impact in the workplace
· Challenge misconceptions and reduce stigma
· Leverage stats, stories, and the latest research to spark open dialogue
· Discuss how to create a psychologically safe and inclusive team culture

· Explore tools and resources that support healthy work environmentsPlease go onto The Garage's website under the Events tab to register for this event. 

NOTE: There is NO FEE for registration.


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Julie Kiehne is an administrative professional with experience in educational, managerial, and executive roles. Serving as Winona State University’s Business Outreach Coordinator, she is committed to delivering high quality, customized training programs tailored to improve organizations’ vitality in the region. Julie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at Winona State University. Her Master’s capstone project included research on Workplace Mental Health, and she conducted a Toolkit Usability Study with forty midwestern business leaders.

NOTE: There is NO FEE for registration.


The Garage Cowork Space

123 Lafayette Street, Winona, MN

Thursday, January 23, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Finance Your Business

Jim Vrchota, Merchant's Bank, and Mark Thein, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be giving a presentation on; Financing Your Business Through Your Local Lender.

How do you know if your paying to much to purchase a business? What will the lender expect of the entrepreneur when applying for a loan? Learn about the details of the loan analysis process.

Doors open at 5 pm. With the event starting at 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Hope to see you there!


The Garage Cowork Space

123 Lafayette Street, Winona, MN

Friday, December 13, 2019









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