March 24: Enterprise MN: 2017 State of Manufacturing - Focus Groups

Time:
02:00pm to 08:00am
Where:

Various locations, MN

Details:

The State of Manufacturing® is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota’s manufacturers that reveals their perceptions and opinions on the economy and other major issues impacting business.

On May 9, 2017, Enterprise Minnesota will release its ninth annual survey results at the Minneapolis Convention Center, which will be followed by State of Manufacturing events throughout the state. For the full schedule of events and to register, please visit The State of Manufacturing Events page.

The survey research will be accompanied by a series of focus groups, made up of individuals that represent a good mix of geographic locations, business sizes, and types of businesses.

Registration Information
These focus groups are exclusive to manufacturing executives and are free of charge. Registration required.
If you are interested in participating in a focus group please contact events@enterpriseminnesota.org.

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April 4: Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday

Time:
11:30am to 01:00pm
Where:

McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Details:

April's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series will feature University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle.

Mark Coyle has led athletics at the University of Minnesota since spring, 2016. He fosters leadership, integrity, and academic achievement among student athletes; and oversees the financial, business, marketing, and communications strategies for University athletics.

Registration Information
Registration: $35.00
Registration + Parking (Maroon Lot): $39.00
Registration + Parking (Washington Ave Ramp): $41.00

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April 5: ACG MN: Private Equity 2017

Time:
02:30pm to 06:30pm
Where:

IDS Center - Windows on Minnesota
80 South 8th St.
50th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Details:

The lower middle market for mergers and acquisitions (businesses valued below $500 million) is white hot for owners of well-performing businesses. If you are considering a transition of your company in the next five to seven years, industry insiders across the board recommend taking a look at selling now and quite possibly to a private equity firm.

Join us and hear the Learners Edge story and learn about other private equity transactions by the business owners who sold to private equity. They and their transaction teams will talk about the challenges and successes of selling their business.

Registration Information
Member: $55 ($75original price)
Non Member: $80 ($99 original price)

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April 7: St. Thomas First Friday Series

Time:
11:30am to 01:15pm
Where:

James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
3rd floor of the Anderson Student Center
2115 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Details:

This March features First Friday speaker Tony Fisher, retail and healthcare executive, speaking on "Leadership Lessons from the Cube to the Boardroom."

Registration Information
$30 per person
*includes a seated lunch with dessert

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April 11: Sustainable Workplaces: Good for People, Planet & Profit

Time:
08:00am to 10:00am
Where:

Wells Fargo Center
90 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Details:

We know why sustainability is good for your bottom line, but it can also have major implications for employee health, wellness, and productivity—especially when talking about the buildings we work in day in and day out. Register now to explore what businesses are doing to improve their built environments, and the tools needed to adapt.

Speakers Include:
- Becky Alexander, Architect and Researcher, LHB, Inc.
- Janet Olson, Wells Fargo

Registration Information
Members: $35
Non Members: $50

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April 12: TCB: 2017 Women In Leadership Forum

Time:
11:00am to 01:30pm
Where:

Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Details:

Join us as we bring together leading business women and men for an invigorating and collaborative discussion about the powerful benefits of women in corporate leadership roles, the challenges still facing many who want to ascend the ranks, and what's being done to eliminate such challenges.

The luncheon will also include highlights from the The Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership produced by St. Catherine University and recognize the Minnesota’s Honor Roll companies – those having 20 percent or more gender diversity in their executive ranks and on their board of directors.

Registration Information
$75 per ticket

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April 13: Manufacturing Workshop: How To Develop Your Future Leaders

Time:
09:30am to 11:30am
Where:

Brainerd Lakes Chamber - CTC Room
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Details:

Manufacturers know that the growing skills gap means they can no longer count on hiring applicants who will have the skills they need. Instead, they urgently need to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their current employees. Equally important, manufacturers need to focus on the unique competencies that comprise leadership skills.

Please join us to learn insights about the critical components of talent management and the steps necessary to develop a successful leadership development program.

Registration Information
This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration required. To register, contact events@enterpriseminnesota.org or call 612-455-4239.

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April 13: MSPBJ: Titans of Technology Awards

Time:
11:30am to 01:30pm
Where:

Radisson Blu - Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN 55425

Details:

It's a who's who in the Technology Industry and we are celebrating the best of the best. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is pleased to announce our 4th Annual Titans of Technology Awards presented by Robert Half Technology. Join us in honoring the region's outstanding technology professionals and their supporters.

Registration Information
$90 per ticket

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April 13: Manufacturers Alliance: 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Awards

Time:
06:30pm to 10:00pm
Where:

Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427.

Details:

Join us to celebrate and recognize those companies that share information and continuous improvement experiences with fellow manufacturers to strengthen the local manufacturing community. This year's winners are Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding, Inc., MGK, and Shutterfly, Inc.

Buffet breakfast begins at 6:30am. Program begins at 7:30am.The ceremony will be held at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427.

Registration Information
This event is currently full. Please contact our office to be put on the wait list: 763-533-8239. No walk-ins please

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April 18: Manufacturing Workshop: Accelerate Your Revenue Growth

Time:
10:00am to 12:00pm
Where:

Grand Arbor
4403 Pioneer Rd SE
Alexandria, MN 56308

Details:

What steps do successful businesses take to actively grow revenue? Do you know your company’s most important drivers of future growth? How do your existing and prospective customers see your business?

Attend this event to learn seven steps that will accelerate your business on the path toward measurable and sustainable revenue growth. Steve Haarstad, an Enterprise Minnesota strategy and marketing expert, will share an action-oriented approach to crafting a revenue growth plan that will become an integral part of your company’s overall strategy.

Registration Information
This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration is required. To register please contact events@enterpriseminnesota.org or call 612-455-4239.

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April 18: EOS Self-Implementer Workshop

Time:
05:30pm to 09:00pm
Where:

Lurie LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Details:

Attend this EOS Self-Implementer workshop and learn tools to help run a better business through the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). With over 2500 companies professionally implementing EOS, our guess is that there are thousands of other companies that have read the books or downloaded some tools from the website and are implementing the process on their own without help from a Certified Implementer.

Registration Information
General Admission: $75
Leadership Team Special: $50

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April 19: ECOM: April Gala Dinner

Time:
05:00pm to 09:00pm
Where:

Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 1st Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Details:

April will feature Ambassador Bob Zoellick & The Honorable José Ángel Gurría, recipients of the 2017 Bill Frenzel Champion of Free Trade Award.

Robert B. Zoellick was the President of the World Bank Group from 2007-12, U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005, and Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Zoellick served as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State, as well as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff. Zoellick is now a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

As Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 2006, José Ángel Gurría has firmly established the Organisation as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including the G7, G20 and APEC, and a reference point in the design and implementation of better policies for better lives.

Registration Information
Non Members: $100
Community Leaders & Young Professionals: $60
* Registration closes on April 13 *

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April 25: MN Chamber: Tales on Tap - A New Kind of Happy Hour

Time:
04:00pm to 06:00pm
Where:

Worrell
1414 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Details:

Join us for a new series to learn impressive stories behind a collection of some of Minnesota’s most innovative companies while connecting with other curious business professionals.

Located in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, tour Worrell’s unbelievable space that embodies creativity in healthcare product innovation. Learn how R&D, user experience, engineering and prototyping are leading Worrell to an exciting future. We invite you to join us for food, refreshments, time to connect and certainly an interesting conversation…or two!

Registration Information
Member: $25
Non-Member: $50

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April 27: The (Real) Power 50 of 2017

Time:
06:00pm to 09:00pm
Where:

InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55101

Details:

The members of The (Real) Power 50 are the linchpins in their company. The connectors in their industry. The heart of the operation. The people who make things happen. The remarkable players in the Minnesota business community with a knack for getting things done — and being helpful along the way.

Members of the 2017 (Real) Power 50 will be honored at an awards gala with a night of drinks, dinner, and celebration. Each honoree will also listed in the May 2017 issue of Minnesota Business magazine.

Registration Information
Ticket price: $150
Attire: Cocktail

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May 9: MN Chamber: Finance Executives Forum - Economic Pulse & Look Forward

Time:
07:00am to 09:00am
Where:

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Details:

Join us for the second in a series of quarterly breakfasts - created to provide finance executives of small to mid-sized companies with the opportunity to network with peers while addressing an issue important to building on your successes. These forums offer a peer-to-peer setting that is perfect for CEOs, CFOs, presidents and controllers.

May 9th Speakers
• Laura Kalambokidis, professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Economist
• Jonathan Kozy, senior research analyst, US Trust
• Kurt Sunderman, managing director, Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Registration Information
Member: $45
Non Member: $65

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May 10: MN Chamber: The Hidden Talent Pools

Time:
09:00am to 01:00pm
Where:

Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Details:

Examine Minnesota’s workforce shortage and be introduced to frequently overlooked talent pools. Speakers and panelists will challenge participants to think differently about where they look for employees, sharing “best practices.” In addition, the inaugural Minnesota Job Honor Awards will recognize Minnesotans who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them.

Registration information
Member early bird: $85 (expires April 10)
Member regular: $105
Nonmember early bird: $85 (expires April 10)
Nonmember regular: $145

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May 11: Manufacturers Alliance: Improving Equipment Reliability

Time:
07:30am to 09:30am
Where:

Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue. S.
Edina, MN 55431

Details:

Are all of your employees engaged via a plan, metrics, and a process to optimize your equipment? Engaging your maintenance, engineering, and production employees in a TPM program will help ensure equipment is safe and working correctly when you need it. It will also help minimize equipment breakdowns, defects, and parts needing to be reworked. Our peer presenters will share what has worked, what hasn’t, and answer your questions to help improve your equipment’s overall effectiveness and reliability.

Presented by Eaton Corporation, 3M, and The Toro Company. Co-Sponsored by CBRE

Registration Information
Members: 5 Attendees Free
Non Member: $55.00

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May 18: ECOM Luncheon: May

Time:
12:00pm to 01:00pm
Where:

Minneapolis Hilton
Salon Ballroom - Third Floor
1001 S Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Details:

May's luncheon will feature guest speaker Dr. Loretta Mester, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland .

As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Loretta J. Mester participates in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy, and oversees 950 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh who conduct economic research, supervise banking institutions, and provide payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government. She assumed her role as president and CEO in June 2014.

Registration Information
Members: Free
Guest of Member: $60
Non Members: $80
Community Leaders & Young Professionals: $50
Students: $25
* Registration closes on May 10*

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May 19: MSPBJ: Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit 2017

Time:
07:30am to 05:30pm
Where:

Radisson Blu at Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55425

Details:

The 2nd Annual Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit is taking place on May 19, 2017 at the Radisson Blu at Mall America! This event will once again bring together hundreds of young professionals (age range 20-40) from all over the Midwest. Throughout the summit, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from speakers who will focus on topics of diversity, inclusion, communication, self growth, and more.

Registration Information
$149 Regular Price (ends April 7)
$175 Late Price (ends May 10)

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