A Birthday Party to Remember

The Fuse Birthday Bash is one of our biggest events each year – and for good reason considering all of the coordination that goes into it. If you weren’t there, you’re in luck because in about 360 days we’ll be having another! In the meantime, here’s a little of what you missed.

Last Thursday over 75 Fusers and area community leaders got together to celebrate Fuse, indulge in food and drink, and establish connections with other like-minded networkers. Grandma’s Sports Garden(as usual) presented an amazing backdrop to the celebration with their expansive space and awesome staff. Although the weather still wasn’t Spring like, the sunset views of the harbor were wonderful amid the drinks and delicious food.
Back by popular demand, our prize wall was one for the books. All the prizes sold out with some of the biggest ticket items including local hotel stays, fantastic restaurant gift cards, locally made shoulder bags, and craft beer growlers. (See full list of donors below.)
The newly reinstated Fuse Events Committee is just getting started on creating the best Fuse events ever. The committee will meet monthly to coordinate topics, speakers, venues, food and activities. And will lay the groundwork for Fuse events like the Words from the Wise luncheon series, the annual young professional’s conference, and annual Beachfront Blues, by planning, coordinating and recruiting.  
Sound interesting? We’re currently looking for volunteers for this and other Fuse committees. To hear more about what volunteering entails and the resume benefits, email Fuse Director Martha Bremer at mbremer@duluthchamber.com.
Thanks again to these volunteers, the Leadership Council members and all the sponsors for making the night a success! And now the countdown to our big 10th birthday in 2015! Click here to see more photos from the fun event.

Thank you to our sponsor, Duluth News Tribune

Creative cakes provided by:

How Sweet It Is Cakes
Exchange Deli & Bakery

Prize Wall gifts generously donated by:
Adventure Zone  AJ’s Tanning  Anytime Fitness  Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.  Bixby’s Cafe    Black Woods  Canal Park Brewing Co.  
Cold Stone Creamery   Country Inn & Suites  Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
Dubh Linn Irish Pub  Duluth Children’s Museum   Duluth Huskies  Duluth Pack 
Fitger’s Brewhouse  Frost Riving Trading Co     Glensheen Mansion   Grandma’s Saloon 
Grandma’s Sports Garden   Great Lakes Aquarium   Green Mill   Hanabi   Holiday Inn & Suites
Lake Avenue Café  Lake Superior Magazine   Little Angie’s Cantina   Inn on Lake Superior
Mary Kay Cosmetics  Minnesota Power     New Scenic Café  Outback Steakhouse   Perkins 
Pickwick Restaurant & Pub  Playhouse Theatre  Red Mug Coffeehouse   Renegade Theatre   
Security Jewelers   Sheraton Duluth Hotel  UMD Athletics   UMD Fine Arts  Verizon Wireles
 Zeitgeist Arts Café  


Brittney Hanson, Chair Fuse Duluth Events Committee