Let’s Get Back Outdoors!


It can be hard to ‘get back in the groove’ after a long holiday weekend. It has already been over a week since Independence Day was upon us; but after a few fun filled days of fireworks, late nights, barbecuing, family and friends, it can be hard to get motivated again. Jumping back in to the pile of work that you left behind can seem like a daunting task. And, if you are anything like me, after the nice weather we have been having – sitting in the office is the last place I would like to be.

At Fuse, we have some events lined up that just may take the edge off of your daily tasks and help you find your motivation for the remainder of summer. Our next two events are taking place outdoors in our beautiful port city. I know I will be taking full advantage to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather as I get the chance.
This upcoming Thursday, July 17th, we will have the chance to listen to our Mayor Don Ness speak to us about all of the great outdoor recreational activities that our great city has to offer. Between hiking, biking, skiing or sailing – there is truly something for everybody. After being named the ‘Best Outdoor City’ in the Nation, I think the Mayor’s speech will be very fitting. Located outside at the historic Wade Stadium, and weather looking absolutely fabulous for Thursday, it will be a ‘Wordsto the Wise Luncheon’ that you will want to miss. And, if you haven’t heard yet, we will be lucky enough to enjoy an exclusive lunch by Qdoba Mexican Grill. Yum! 
Looking ahead to August 7th, we will be hosting our ‘Beachfront Blues’ at the Historic Glensheen Mansion on London Road. There never seems to be ways to run out of things to talk about while looking onto beautiful Lake Superior and admiring the meticulously manicured lawns of the Mansion. With music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres to enjoy along with the fresh air and breeze of the big lake, it is always one of our most attended networking events. This was one of the first events that I had went to when I was first introduced to Fuse, and I am glad that it was. It was such a great time and also an easy, carefree way to network with peers in the Duluth area. 

I am looking forward to attending these events, and I hope you are too! Considering we only get a handful of ‘summer months’ in Duluth, we should all take advantage of getting outside and enjoying the sunshine while we can.

Alyssa Christiansen
Fuse Duluth Leadership Council
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