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2021 Empower! Lunch | Save the Date

Published July 27, 2021

We’re excited to announce that on Thursday, October 14, Merrick, Inc.’s Empower! Lunch will return to Vadnais Heights Commons after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus. Even more exciting, this year’s keynote speaker will be Super Bowl champion and 15-year NFL veteran Matt Birk.

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Matt Birk was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998. A six-time Pro Bowl Selection and two-time All Pro, Matt proved to be an undisputed leader on the field and was named the sixth smartest athlete by Sporting News. More importantly, he has established a legacy of community service that will last far beyond his years of football.

If you are interested in hosting a table at Merrick’s Empower! Lunch, please contact Karen Herrera at (651) 789-6202 or Full details concerning this event including guest and sponsor registration may be found at