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2017 Annual Dinner
November 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $75.00 - $1500
Join us for the premier business event in the northeast metro area each year!
The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation will be hosting its 2017 Annual Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Vadnais Heights Commons. At this event, three annual business awards will be presented to area businesses.
The event included social hour, dinner, award presentations, and a keynote. The 2017 keynote speaker is Matt Birk.
Matt Birk grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. After high school, Matt attended Harvard University and earned a degree in Economics. While playing for the Harvard Crimson, he received several football honors, including All-Ivy League and Division I-AA All-American.
Matt was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 draft. Appearing in 228 career games, including 18 playoff contests, Matt spent 11 seasons with Minnesota and 4 more with the Baltimore Ravens. He was named the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his off-the-field service, as well as his playing excellence.
Matt has a passion for children and education, and has focused a great deal of his energy on promoting literacy among the youth in his communities. In 2002, he created the H.I.K.E. Foundation (Hope, Inspiration, Knowledge, Education) in Minnesota.
In February, 2013 after a 15 year career in the NFL and a Super Bowl XLVII win with the Baltimore Ravens, the six-time Pro Bowl Center announced his retirement from playing football. In August, 2014 Matt accepted a position in New York with the National Football League as their Director of Football Development.