As we close out the holiday season and move into a fast-paced New Year, the local online marketing groups have set up plenty of opportunities to further your marketing skills, and interact with other members of this great Minneapolis and St. Paul community. Whether you're seeking more focus on users, publishing with social media, or just another happy hour to mingle with friends and new faces, there is an event that is perfect for your needs.

January 6th
SMBMSP Webcast
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join Rick Mahn & Mykl Roventine for a roundtable webcast on the December Social Media Breakfast, Minneapolis St. Paul (SMBMSP) topic of Events.

January 11th
MNAMA Know More! Marketing Event
7:30 - 9:15 am
University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus

Know more than you ever thought you could (or should) about your prospects and clients.This interactive presentation has a huge "WOW" factor—you will be shocked at what you don't know (but soon will). All attendees also receive complimentary access to the Know More! Center and downloadable toolbar, making it easy and fun to practice what you will learn.

January 12th
SMBMSP Community Call II
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Via Phone

Join Rick and Mykl and some of the SMBMSP members on a community call addressing the future of SMBMSP as well as your questions and concerns regarding  the community.

January 13th
Evolvedesign: Roundtable Discussion
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Willey Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank

In the 60s, graphic design changed the visual landscape. 50 years later, the ground continues to shift. Will Minnesota remain a design center? Come spend an evening with 13 leaders as they look at where design was, is, and needs to go. Communication Arts editor, Patrick Coyne moderates.

AdFed Happy Hour at FAME
5:30 - 8:30 pm
FAME Restaurant

Decent cocktails. Moderately tasty apps. And deep, soul-searching conversations about the nuances of [ridiculously fascinating subject here] and the rampant misuse of [other, maybe more controversial subject here].So plan on DVRing Real Housewives (c’mon, we know you watch it), and join us as we blow your mind with a somewhat industry-relevant presentation, topic yet TBD. After all, we have the whole night before the event to come up with something riveting. Bring a pen and plenty of empty palm space. You’re definitely going to want to take notes.

January 19th
MIMA Cultivating a User - Centered Culture
5:15 - 8:00 pm
International Market Square

Please join us as Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilkers of Clockwork Active Media Systems and Geek Girls Guide fame share their insights on creating a user-centered culture. Starting with the big things (what management can do) to the tactical things (what individual team members can do), they'll also answer questions like "How does work culture impact the success of a project?" and "What can you do to create a support system that empowers people to influence change within an organization?" They'll also share stories from their years of exploring and creating user-centered cultures in the workplace.

January 20th
SMBMSP After Hours
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location TBD

Join the SMBMSP Crew for an intimate, evening discussion of business, startups, entreprenuership, retail, and of course, social media.

January 25th
MNAMA Building Mobile into your Strategy
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location Vic's on the Minneapolis Waterfront

Mobile doesn’t have to be an elusive media. How can you use mobile in your own company, whether you are B2B or B2C? What else are people using other than apps? This innovative panel will help demystify the mobile world and give you ideas on how to incorporate mobile strategies and technologies into your marketing mix.

January 28th
SMBMSP #33: Publishing
8:00 - 10:00 am
Bloomington Sheraton

SMBMSP takes on Publishing in Social Media for their 33rd breakfast and bacon series. Stay tuned for more information on speakers and topics.

As always, if there is an event we missed, feel free to tweet us @threedeep on Twitter, or fill out a Contact Us form to make sure we put it on the list.