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2017 Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest


2017 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
















Wheeler Associates rang in the holiday season with an epic UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONTEST.  Ryan, (front and center with poor size choice cat sweater) took home the grand prize.  Due to the competitive nature of our team, we brought in the team at Momentiv to ensure fair results. 

1920's inspired Lawn Party at Glensheen Historic Estate


Croquet Party













On a picture perfect day in June, the Wheeler Associates team spent the day hosting a 1920's inspired Lawn Party on the grounds of Glensheen Historic Estate.  The event was complete with croquet, pickleball on the clay tennis court and of course delicious food catered by Blackwoods. 

Everyday we're shufflin'!

2017 Sidewalk Shuffle











Each year, the team at Wheeler Associates supports the Duluth YMCA Side Walk Shuffle, which is a 5k walk/run held down at the lakewalk along the shores of Lake Superior.  The event is held mid-summer and you never know what type of weather you will be racing in.  This year, it was a particularly cold and blustery day in Canal Park, and at one point the waves were so big they splashed up onto the Lakewalk as we ran/walked by.  It is a fantastic event that we look forward to each and every year!

June 23, 2017


Throughout 2017, Andy Wheeler will spend eight days at the Commonwealth's Business Coaching Program--Power in Practice.  This program is designed to provide the infrastructure, guidance and tactical steps to enhance client's experience with Wheeler Associates along with learning best practices and tactics for successfully implementing goals within our organization.   The photo below was from their recent meeting in Chicago, IL. 

Power In Practice




January, 2016

Our very own Pat Heffernan and other members of Hockey Day in Minnesota 2016 were the special guests at the Minnesota Wild Hockey game on Sunday, January 10th where they had the opportunity to make the official LETS PLAY HOCKEY announcement!

Hockey day still

November, 2015

We officially kicked off the holiday season with our 1st Annual “Build-a-Bear Wheeler Cheer” event. The children and grandchildren of a few of our clients took part in the event where they were asked to build a bear for themselves that they could keep, but more importantly build a bear for a child that was being treated in the Erick Peter Persons Children’s Cancer Center at Essentia Health-Duluth. It was a day to remember especially when our team brought the completed bears to the children on the week of Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for the wonderful partnerships we’ve built in our community!

View our segment on Fox 21 Online



August, 2015

Local Financial Planner Says 'Don't Panic' Over Wall Street's Plunge



September 12, 2015-Duluth, MN

Andy and Pat along with their families, took part in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's over the weekend along the shores of Lake Superior.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.



Wheeler goes OVER THE EDGE













On July 9th Andy Wheeler was part of a group of local individuals who raised $1,000 to rappel down the nine-story Sellwood Building in downtown Duluth. Donations this year built up the zero-interest loan fund to help small business owners in downtown Duluth invest in refreshed storefronts and helped to support the youth programs at the Duluth YMCA.


Hockey Day Minnesota Heads North

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On February 6, 2016 Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota will head north to Duluth’s Bayfront Park along the shore of Lake Superior. Proceeds of the event will benefit Duluth area youth hockey programs. Year 2016 will make a decade of Hockey Day Minnesota celebrations. Our very own Pat Heffernan is on the Local Organizing Committee for the event and will be playing a critical role in the success of this event.

Hockey Day Minnesota was originated in 2007 by the Minnesota Wild to celebrate the game that has made Minnesota the State of Hockey. It is produced in partnership with FOX Sports North, Minnesota Hockey and the respective local community that serves as host each year. Previous locations include Baudette Bay (2007, 2008), Phalen Park (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011), Minnetonka (2012), Grand Rapids (2013), Elk River (2014) and Saint Paul (2015). For more information, visit Hockey Day Minnesota.