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    Conference Materials

     

    Summer Refresh
    June 1, 2017

    Agenda

    Speaker Contact Information

    Attendee List

     

    How to Gain Financial Freedom at Any Time 
    Jerrid Sebesta

    Handout

     

    Presidents’ Round Table
    Matt Kilian, president, Brainerd Lakes Chamber

    Bio

     

    Integrating Young Professionals in Your Chamber
    Whitney Bina, communications & workforce development coordinator, St. Cloud
    Audra Shaneman, president, New Ulm
    Krystle Warnke, events manager, Owatonna
    Lisa Workman, president, Fergus Falls

     

    Strategies that work for Social Media
    Brad Meier, president, Owatonna

     

    Owatonna Chamber hosts first Olson Scholarship Intern
    Ellie James, MBA Student, Mankato State University
    Brenda Flannery, Dean, College of Business
    Marilyn Fox, MBA Director, College of Business
    Brad Meier, president, Owatonna Chamber of Commerce

     

    The role of video in modern communication
    Kate Rendall, sr. partner channel development mgr Microsoft

    Microsoft and MCCE : Working Together to Drive Member Value

     

    Value Pricing – Chamber’s Shouldn’t be Cheap
    Bruce Nustad, president,  MN Retailers Association

     

    Wellbeing Programs for Any Size Chamber
    Dana Randt, sales manager, sports & special events, Visit St. Cloud

    Rachel Thompson, sales & service coordinator, Visit St. Cloud

    PowerPoint Presentation

     

    Managing IT in a small office
    Kate Rendall,sr. partner channel development mgr, Microsoft
    Nathan Austin, vice president, business development, Mytech

    PowerPoint Presentation

     

    Preparing to Be Safe in Your Workplace
    Jason Falconer, president & owner, Tactical Advantage MN

    Bio

     

    Creating Innovation through Communication
    Matthew S. Vorell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Applied Organizational Communication, Dept of Communication Studies, St. Cloud State University

     

    60 Ideas in 60 Minutes  
    Lisa Workman, president, Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 

    Your Ideas!

       

    Annual Meeting
    February 15-17, 2017

     

    Agenda
    Attendee List
    Speaker Biographies

     

    Successful Young Professional Groups 
    Amanda Beneke, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

     

    The Future of Membership Investment Models
    Larry Dowell, Dowell Management
    Handout

     

    JumpStart Hutchinson 
    Mary Hodson, president, Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce
    Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3

     

    Legal issues for chambers of commerce 
    J. Patrick Plunkett, shareholder, Larkin Hoffman Attorneys
    Handout 1 | Handout 2

     

    Critical Incidence Response
    Jim Printup, president, Upper Midwest EAPA Chapter
    Handout

     

    Member Retention and Collection Plans
    Alexandra Leland, executive director, Windom Chamber of Commerce
    Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5

     

    Innovation in building the workforce pipeline 
    Matt Kilian, president, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
    Ed McBride, workforce grant manager, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
    Rob Miller, president, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

     

    Community Branding
    Audra Shaneman, president, New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

     

    GreenSeam
    Sam Ziegler, director, Greater Mankato Growth
    Handout

     

    Member Orientation
    Barbara Tuccitto Warren, president, Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

     

    Fall Conference
    September 28-30, 2016

     

    Agenda
    Attendee List
    Speaker Biographies

     

    The Economy of Greater Minnesota: Unique Features and Importance to Minnesota's Future
    Brad Finstad, Executive Director, Center for Rural Policy
    Handout

     

    ADA Compliance and Education
    David Fenley, ADA Coordinator, Minnesota State Council on Disability
    Handout 1 | Handout 2

     

    Destination Medical Center: What is it and what does it mean for the region and state?
    Patrick Seeb, Director of Economic Development and Placemaking, Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency
    Handout

     

    Mayo Clinic: A State Asset with Global Impacts
    Doug Parks, Chief Administration Officer - SE MN Region, Mayo Clinic
    Handout

     

    2016 Elections: The Outlook for Minnesota and the United States
    Brian McClung, Founding Partner and Katharine Tinucci, Senior Vice President, MZA+Co
    Handout

     

    Compliance with new labor laws
    John Beckmann, Attorney, Hoversten, Johnson, Beckmann & Hovey LLP
    Handout

     

    Main Street Project
    Kymn Anderson, President, Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3

     

    Membership and Member Onboarding
    Della Schmidt, President and CEO, Winona Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

     

    Mini Institute
    June 2, 2016

    Agenda
    Attendee List
    Speaker Biographies


    Elections 101

    Jennifer Byers, Executive Director, MCCE and Mike Franklin, Senior Account Exectuvie, Weber Johnson Public Affairs

    Handout

     

    2016 Compensation and Benefits Survey Results 
    Larry Dowell, President, Dowell Management 
    Handout

    Strategic planning and board retreats 
    Larry Dowell, President, Dowell Management 
    Handout

    Membership Sales
    Emberly Lietz, Membership Director, The Chamber Grand Forks/East Grand Forks
    Handout 1Handout 2, and Handout 3

    Put your city on the map
    Andrew Leintz, Business Development, DAYTA Marketing
    Handout

    Event and Program Planning 101
    Erin Messer, Special Events Coordinator, Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

    Effective sponsorship campaigns
    Paul Richardson, Development Director, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout 1 and Handout 2

    Marketing your city during major roadway improvements 
    Kellie Sites, President, Waconia Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

     

    Annual Meeting
    January 27-29, 2016


    Agenda
    Attendee List

    Speaker Biographies

    Communication Strategies
    Amy Linde, Director of Marketing and Communications, Greater Mankato Growth
    Handout

    First 120 Days/2016 Legislative Preview
    Doug Loon, President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
    Handout


    State of the City

    Pat Mulqueeny, President, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

    Making Minnesota Work

    Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU
    Handout

    Workforce ideas you can implement in your community

    Vicki Stute, President, Dakota County Regional Chamber
    Handout

    Fall Conference
    September 23-25, 2015


    Agenda
    Attendee List

    Speaker Biographies

    The nationwide shift to EMV is underway: 5 Things Members Can Do In 3 Days To Get Ready

    Bruce Nustad, president, Minnesota Retailers Association
    Handout 1 | 2 | 3 | Link

    Membership Development Breakout
    Barb Larson, membership & special events director, Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
    Handout


    Strangers in a Strange Land - Impacts and Management of The Multigenerational Workforce 
    Brian Hart, owner and president, Sandler Training
    Handout

    Workforce Development: Effective local chamber programs
    Della Schmidt, president, Winona Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout

    American with Disabilities Act: Protecting your members from frivolous lawsuits – Update
    Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

    Putting Social Media to work in a chamber of commerce
    Luke Riordan, founder & CEO, DAYTA Marketing
    Handout |Link



    Mini Institute
    June 4, 2015


    Agenda
    Attendee List

    Speaker Biographies

    Event Planning & Volunteer Management
    Becca Stiles-Nogosek, membership events coordinator, Rochester Area Chamber
    Handout | Additional Information

    ChamberMaster Training
    Michelle Schave, customer service lead/training coordinator, ChamberMaster
    Handout

    Extroverts vs. Introverts in the Chamber Business
    Jennifer Harmening, HH Consulting Ltd.
    Handout

    Chamber Programs & Meetings That Keep Them Coming Back for More
    Jennifer Harmening, HH Consulting Ltd.
    Handout

    Making the most of your MCCE membership
    Cal Brink, president/CEO, Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
    Lori Higgins, president, MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce
    Handout 



    Annual Meeting

    January 28-30, 2015


    Agenda
    Attendee List
    Speaker Biographies

    Special Membership Session
    Getting to the decision maker; bringing back dropped members and overcoming objections
    Barb Larson, membership & special events director, Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce
    Handout 

    Annual Reports

    Laura Hotvet, executive director, Excelsior- Lake Minnetonka Chamber
    Handout | Link 

    Moving Freight: Rail, Truck, Barge & more | Panel Discussion
    John Apitz, shareholder, Messerli & Kramer P.A. & MN Regional Railroad Association
    MnDOT/DEED Freight Rail Economic Development Study | Minnesota Freight Rail Map 
    Moving Freight by Truck - Handout 

    MSP Airport: Remaining Competitive
    Jeff Hamiel, executive director, Metropolitan Airport Commission
    Handout

    Downtown Revitalization
    Todd Streeter, executive director, Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
    Handout 1 | Handout 2

    Budgeting & Financial Management for Chambers 
    Bob Foulks, CPA, CAE, chief financial officer and deputy CEO, Wisconsin Medical Society
    Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3

    Minnesota’s Secretary of State & its importance to business
    Steve Simon, Secretary of State, Minnesota
    Handout

    Delta Air Lines today in Minnesota, and the world 
    Jeff Davidman, managing director, state government affairs, Delta Air Lines
    Handout

    What Lies Ahead for Chambers?
    Mick Fleming, president, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
    Handout


    Fall Conference
    September 24-26, 2014


    Agenda
    Speaker Biographies
    Attendee List

    Only in Minnesota
    John Edman, director, Explore Minnesota
    Handout

    Engaging Staff, Board & Volunteers in Your Chamber

    Bruce Miles, Ed.D, Big River Group, LLC.
    Handout

    Hiring Veterans Initiative

    Ted Daley, consultant, Hiring Minnesota Heroes
    Joseph Seaton, owner, iNSPiRE
    Nick Swaggert, veteran’s program director, Genesis10
    Mike Wolbrink, owner, Azule Staffing, SDVOSB
    Handout

    Planning Successful Events
    Ryan Pesch, extension educator-community economics, University of Minnesota
    Handout 


    Developing an internship program at your chamber

    Deb McMillan, director of government affairs, TwinWest Chamber
    Handout 1 | Handout 2  


    Employee Management - Recruiting & Retaining Staff 
    Christina Landree, branch operations manager, PHR
    Jenny Castle, human resources director, Atomic Learning & program director, Lakes Area Human Resource Associate Board of Directors
    Handout

     

    Archived Presentations

    Mini Institute
    June 19, 2014


    Agenda
    Speaker Biographies
    Attendee List

    157 Rules for Success in Organization Management 
    Patrick McGaughey, CPF, IOM 
    Handout 

    ChamberMaster Users Session 
    Michelle Schave, ChamberMaster
    Handout 

    So You Have a LinkedIn Profile. Now What?
    Dawn Zimmerman, Write Advantage
    Handout

    Signature Strengths 
    Diana Gabriel, PPC, Professional Certified Coach
    Handout 

    CVB/Chamber Relationships 
    Shelly Loberg, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce
    Brent Cory, Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau
    Handout 
     

    Annual Meeting
    January 29-31, 2014

    Agenda
    Speaker Biographies
    Attendee List

    Benchmarking our chambers, our industry

    Larry Dowell, president, Dowell Management, Inc
    Handout 

    Auctions by Cellular/Galas
    Pat MulQueeny, president, Eden Prairie Chamber
    Jas Hurd, regional manager, AuctionsByCellular
    Handout 

    Workforce 2020 (Rochester, MN): A Talent-Driven Community
    Jessi Strinmoen, director of workforce development, Rochester Area Chamber
    Handout

    HR Tips for non-HR Professionals
    Adam Morell, senior human resources manager, Doherty Employer Services
    Handout

    Mobile Aps for Business: 5 “Must Have” Aps for Chamber Execs
    Ryan Wilfarht, WorkSmart Seminars
    Handout

    Charting the Future for a Prosperous Minnesota
    Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
    Handout 1
    Handout 2
    Handout 3

    Membership
    Louann Feehan, Membership Mentor
    Handout 1
    Handout 2

    ChamberMaster Users Session
    Carol Kramer, ChamberMaster
    Handout 1
    Handout 2
    Handout 3

    Brain Gain of the Newcomers to Rural America
    Benjamin Winchester, research fellow, Extension Center for Community Vitality
    Handout
     


    Fall Conference
    September 25-27, 2013

    Agenda
    Speaker Biographies
    Attendee List
     

    Fearfully Courageous. One. Step. At. A. Time.
    Dave Cornell, owner, BBG Communications
    Handout
     

    The future of health care in Minnesota and America
    Neil Rolland, SHOP director, MNsure
    Handout

    The outlook for MN businesses: state & federal issues

    Doug Loon, vice president, regional affairs & advocacy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Bill Blazar, senior vice president, public affairs and business development, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
    Handout 

     

    Effective Education Partnerships
    Vern Schnathorst, coordinator, Detroit Lakes School to Work
    G.L. Tucker, dean of custom training services & product director, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
    Handout
    Welding Brochure

    Tour of Manufacturing    
    Carrie Johnston, president, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber
    Sandy Kashmark, executive director, Tri State Manufacturing Associations
    Handout 

    Be a Tour Guide and Other Ways to Lose a Sale

    Jacqi Glenn, consultant, Success Training & Consulting
    Handout 
     

    Building a High-Performance Culture
    Jeff Gau, CEO, Marco, Inc.
    Handout 
     

    Workforce Mobility: Challenges and Opportunities
    Steve Knutson, CIO, Marco, Inc.
    Handout 

     


    Mini Institute
    June 13, 2013, St. Cloud Holiday Inn & Suites, St. Cloud

    2013 Legislative Session: What it means for Minnesota businesses & where do we go from here
    Moderator:

    Laura Bordelon, senior vice president, advocacy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
    Panelists:

    Bob Johnson, president, Insurance Federation of Minnesota

    Dan McElroy, president, Hospitality Minnesota

    Jamie Pfuhl, president, Minnesota Grocers Association

    Tim Wilkin, president, Minnesota Beverage Association
    Handout

     

    Break Out Sessions

    Communications, Marketing and Social Media
    Kathi Nagorski, communications director, Brainerd Lakes Chamber

    Katie Nelson, marketing director, Owatonna Area Chamber
    Handout 1 | Handout 2

     

    One person offices

    Sue Schafroth, director, Cass Lake Chamber
    Handout

     

    Managing Multiple Priorities

    Carmen Gesinger, asst. to the president, Waconia Chamber

    Diane O’Leary, office manager, Willmar Lakes Chamber
    Handout

     

    Chamber Events & Events

    Pat Mulqueeny, president, Eden Prairie Chamber

    Amy Sinclair, member & events coordinator, Eden Prairie Chamber

    Deb Boelz, president, Little Falls Chamber

    Handout

     

    Building chamber and community leaders - Young professional and leadership development programs

    Barb Embacher, vice president, Greater Mankato Growth

    Bob Wallace, president, Fairmont Area Chamber

    Roberta Czaplewski, training and development business consultant, Riverland Community College

    Handout