• Edina Emerging Leaders

  • The Edina Emerging Leaders is a group of young professionals who are employed by member companies of the Edina Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the Edina Emerging Leaders is to create opportunities for young professionals to build relationships, develop a greater understanding of business topics, contribute to the Edina community through volunteerism and participate as active members of the Edina Chamber. Monthly meetings consist of networking, educational and philanthropic events that will engage young professionals in the group. If you're interested in getting involved, email Lauren at lauren@edina.org.

  • January 2018 Event:
    IRL (In Real Life) Escape Room + Networking
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    7732 West 78th Street, Edina MN 

    Join us for our January Emerging Leaders event at IRL (In Real Life) Escape! Come network with other Edina business professionals and experience Edina's first 5-star-rated escape room.

    IRL Escape is a real-life, immersive, and social game where a group of friends, family, or co-workers must use elements within a themed room to solve a series of puzzles and riddles and ultimately escape within 60 minutes. The rooms are perfect for simple entertainment, date nights, corporate events, and team building. Participants will have to rely on communication, quick wits, and problem solving to complete the mission. Whether you beat the clock or not, it's always a fun time with IRL Escape. 

    Come try it out and network with other young professionals in the Edina area. This could be a great team-building exercise for your company! 

    Box lunch included
    Capacity: 20 attendees

    You must sign this waiver before you enter the escape room. Please submit the waiver prior to attending the event. 


    Register here.


  • Emerging Leaders Coordinator

    Lauren Elrick
    Communications Coordinator
    at Edina Chamber of Commerce

  • Emerging Leaders Chair

    Christopher Connelly
    Financial Advisor
    at Ely Private Wealth

  • Chris began his career in the financial services industry after graduating with dual degrees in finance and economics from the University of St. Thomas. As a financial advisor, Chris strives to be a crusader of informed consent as he believes people have the right to know all their options and make their own decision, with their own free will. He’s in the people business and just happens to use numbers to guide people in achieving their most ambitious endeavors.

    Chris enjoys music, fitness, golfing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends…preferably at the lake.  If you’re the type of person that believes in the ‘one last cast’ and the relentless pursuit of your idea – he’s always eager to hear a good story!

  • Emerging Leaders Chair

    Dr. Ken Wilson
    Doctor/co-founder of
    LIV Chiropractic

  • Dr. Ken Wilson is the doctor and co-founder of the newest element to Edina’s health community, LIV Chiropractic. His purpose is to Love and serve others; to expose Truth and change lives. He states, “When I help change/transform/enhance people’s lives, I am fulfilled. I relentlessly strive to witness miracles and help others become the best versions of themselves. And so far, I haven’t found a better way to do so and I absolutely love what I do.”

    Dr. Ken Wilson is first and foremost dedicated to God and his family. He is currently the father of a beautiful, healthy, and vibrant 10-month-young baby boy, Brantley Dean. His second child (gender to be determined at birth) will be ‘due' in the middle of April 2018. His beautiful wife, Cami, is his rock and motivation to live a life of excellence and continual progression.

    Dr. Ken has a B.S. in Human Biology Degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and a D.C., Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree, from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He also has well over 500+ hours of entrepreneurship and chiropractic trainings and seminars, and his extra training and progression is where he learned, applied, and grew his skills and passion for serving others. 

    Dr. Ken's focus is to help create an impact in everything he does; he is always determined to make his life, his family’s life, and the lives of those he serves better.