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  • 2019 Summer Refresh

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    Name: 2019 Summer Refresh
    Date: May 30, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives most highly attended conference, Summer Refresh (formerly known as Mini Institute), will be held on Thursday, May 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites in St. Cloud. Summer Refresh is designed for every staff person in your organization and offers participants the chance to share ideas, network with their peers across Minnesota, and learn from the highly regarded speakers and our own executives and staff. Scholarships are available for this event which includes the registration fee for the conference.

    Holiday Inn 
    75 South 37th Avenue
    St. Cloud, MN 56302

    Click here to view working agenda. 


    Robert Harris, CAE
    The Nonprofit Center

    There are more than 150,000 associations and chambers of commerce in the USA. Bob Harris, CAE, has been dubbed the guru or Sherpa by many of them. For 30-years he has guided associations to increase performance and set a direction. He’s also been called the “Martha Stewart of association management” for providing tips and templates that make governance and management easier. Outside the USA he has worked with associations in England, Jordan, Japan, Egypt, Ukraine, Lebanon, Belarus and Cambodia.

    He is on the faculty of the US Chamber, teaching at the Institute for Organization Management. He has studied performance criteria throughout the world, including the US Baldrige Award, EFQM, ISO 9000 and King Abdullah’s Center for Excellence. To improve associations he created a self-assessment process used by more than 20,000 organizations. He believes nonprofit organizations should be as efficient and effective as any commercial business or franchise. For 32 years he has worked in the hospitality industry for Hyatt Hotels in Florida. He promotes the importance and impact of nonprofits in America; and shares the tools of success, free at his website (www.nonprofitcenter.com).

    $95 | MCCE Members - Ticket prices increase to $115 on May 23
    $150 | Non-Members

    Scholarships are available to cover the cost of Summer Refresh - apply here.

    There is a special MCCE rate of $93. You can call the Holiday Inn at 320-253-9000 #1 to book your room and ask for the MCCE/MN Chamber rate.
    Reservations must be made by May 15 to receive this rate. 


    The conference provides a great opportunity to personally connect with local chamber decision makers and put your products and services into their hands. A conference sponsorship includes registration fees for the conference, a display space at the conference, and an opportunity to address the full group. Contact Allie Hancock at ahancock@mnchamber.com or 651.292.4651 for any additional information.​

    Contact Allie Hancock at ahancock@mnchamber.com or 651.292.4651 for any additional information.

    Event Sponsors:
    Holiday Inn 
    75 South 37th Avenue
    St. Cloud, MN 56302
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