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Allianz Field Experience Center - Private Preview

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:30 pm

Join WISE Twin Cities and MNUFC Staff and Executives for an exclusive preview of Minnesota United FC's future home at the Allianz Field Experience Center presented by Atomic Data. 

“Allianz Field is going to bring our fans together around the world’s game like never before,” said Minnesota United CEO Chris Wright. “They’ll be closer to the action and enjoy top-of-the-line accommodations in a state-of-the-art stadium built for soccer. We’re excited to give them a first taste of it through the Experience Center and show them how powerful and engaging our match day experience will be.”

Allianz Field is set to open Spring of 2019 in the St. Paul Midway neighborhood. The $150 million construction will host 19,400 fans with 1,800 premium seats and 4 hospitality clubs. 

The private preview will showcase features and amenities of Allianz Field, plus an interactive gallery of the team's history and story. Guests who attend, will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to MNUFC's last home match in TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, October 21, 2018! 


5:00 Check In/Mingling on MNUFC Roofdeck Patio

5:30 Experience Center Tours Begin 

Two (2) Complimentary Tickets 

All attendees will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to MNUFC's last match at TCF Bank Stadium - Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 PM.

Come make history and be a part of the record for attendance for a Minnesota soccer team as MNUFC opens the upper deck at TCF Bank Stadium before heading east to Midway and Allianz Field. Learn more about #50kToMidway here

Upon your RSVP, you will receive an access code and link to reserve your tickets. 

WISE Women of Inspiration

Thursday, November 08, 2018, 11:00 am
Aria Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN

Join us for a celebratory luncheon where we honor women who have achieved leadership roles in sports business, serve as role models and mentors for other women, and have had a significant impact on the Twin Cities community with the Women of Inspiration award. 

More details coming soon.

Event Overview:

11:00 - Check In & Networking

11:30 - Program & Lunch Begin


Free for Members 

$40 for Non Members

If your organization is interested in reserving a table, contact Kara Kawakami at Kara.K@mnufc.com

Financial Fitness 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5:30 pm
Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, MN

The WISE Financial Fitness program is designed as a blueprint to provide WISE members with resources and tools for better fiscal management and understanding of overall business operations.

The Financial Fitness program is exclusively for WISE Members and the focus is on financial strategy and the business acumen needed to succeed in today’s competitive workplace.

With a growing number of women owned small businesses, and the rising number of women who lead companies and are in various business leadership capacities, the Financial Fitness program will address topics such as how to develop and manage budgets, understanding the valuation process as it applies to the health of an organization/department/business, salary negotiation and fee structure, and other finance related topics that are critical to a woman’s career advancement.

Financial fitness skills include strengthening core financial literacy concepts and metrics, streamlining processes such as budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, and stepping up compliance.

We are proud to announce our 2018 Financial Fitness Keynote is:

Nicole N. Middendorf, CDFA

Wealth Advisor, RJFS

CEO Prosperwell Financial


            As a Financial Advisor and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst with Prosperwell Financial, Nicole has been professionally trained in retirement planning for small businesses and practical investments for individuals. Her main focus within her practice is to help people create wealth from the inside out. This is accomplished through individual client meetings, educational workshops, appearing on TV, radio and in the media. Helping people to understand their money is something she strives for. 


            Growing up Nicole never dreamed that she would be a Financial Advisor, but once she began her career with Morgan Stanley in Wayzata, she hasn’t looked back and moved with full steam ahead to form her own company in 2003. Nicole considers this the best decision she has ever made and the Prosperwell team continues to grow and expand with unlimited potential for the future.

Personal Information

            Nicole was born and raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota and currently lives in Wayzata with her son Parker Jefferson and daughter Gabrielle Rose. Nicole lives by the idea that your quality of life is important, but there is no point in making money if you can’t enjoy the simple pleasures along the way.  Nicole started the “Live It List” and Prosperwell is a concierge to help our clients achieve the items on their list. Recently Nicole has check off items on her list such as swimming with sharks, zip lining, driving a racecar and skydiving.

Nicole is active in many local networking groups and area chambers.  In addition, Nicole formed The Nicole Middendorf Foundation to help men, women, children and families.    

Nicole is the recipient of numerous awards throughout the years which shows her commitment to others, most recently including:

  • 2013: Entrepreneur of the Year from the TwinWest Chamber, Innovation in Finance Woman Business Owner from NAWBO
  • 2014: 100 Best Companies to Work For by Minnesota Business Magazine
  • 2015: Gracie Award Winner, 100 Best Companies to Work For by Minnesota Business Magazine
  • 2018: Women Who Lead, Minnesota Business Magazine
  • 2018: Power 50, Minnesota Business Magazine