The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Mike Wolbrink as program speaker at the Thursday, May 10, meeting. Wolbrink is President of Azule Staffing, the largest Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) staffing company in Minnesota. He will speak about "Azule, Veterans and the Job Market."
 
Rotarian Dave Phillips will give his Classification Talk at the meeting.
 
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Mike Wolbrink is President of Azule Staffing, the largest Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) staffing company in Minnesota. In business for just six years, Azule has been recognized by the Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Veteran Owned Companies five years in a row.

Dedicated to putting veterans to work, the team at Azule has been recognized for their business ethics by the Better Business Bureau, honored as the 2016 SBA Veteran Business of the Year, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, the Minnesota Business Community Impact Award, and in 2015 was awarded a $100,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase to start Azule Cyber, which places Veterans in Cyber Security positions. 

Azule was awarded the SDVOSB certification in 2013, which permits the company to provide sole source solutions to government prime contractors, the distinction lead to new opportunities placing veterans and non-veterans alike with a current focus on IT and Project Management.

Wolbrink is an Airborne Ranger who served in multiple combat tours with the 82nd Airborne Division and also as the aide for the general developing the “Star Wars” technology. Mike also served in the US Army Reserve. 

He has a bachelor degree in Psychology from Wheaton College. In his spare time, Wolbrink serves as President of the Vessey Chapter of AUSA, Board Member of Engage Your Destiny and serves as “Employer of Choice” for CBMC men’s ministry in Minnesota.
 
Wolbrink is also head of the Azule Foundation. Founded in 2015, the Azule Foundation focuses on “Economic Empowerment for Veterans." One  of the initiatives trained homeless veterans in basic construction skills and provided tools for their new jobs. Another coordinated employment and transportation for veterans in half way houses to work seasonal warehouse positions for a Fortune 50 company.   
 
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