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!

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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.

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Ticket price: $150
Attire: Cocktail

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May 2: Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday

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

McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Details:

May's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series will feature Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Maureen Bausch.

As the CEO of the 2018 Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Maureen Bausch is leading the efforts to host the biggest football event in the world in Minnesota. Previously, Bausch has worked as the executive vice president for Mall of America, advertising director of Cub Foods, and a fourth-grade teacher in Mesa, AZ. She has received two Maxi awards, a Clio award, and was named one of the Top 100 Marketers in the nation by Advertising Age.

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

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May 3: Gears & Gadgets: Cybersecurity for Manufacturing - How Vulnerable Is Your Company?

Time:
03:30pm to 06:30pm
Where:

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N.
Arbor Lakes Room
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Details:

Engineering.com states that Cybersecurity is manufacturing's biggest risk. Manufacturing was the 2nd most targeted industry for cyber-attacks in 2015. Do you have a plan? Where are the security risks in your company and how can they be minimized? In a panel discussion moderated by Bruce Lach, President of SUCCESS Computer Consulting, and made up of cyber security experts, we’ll provide invaluable advice on the security, legal, and financial implications of a cyber-attack at your manufacturing company. This is a panel discussion that your company cannot afford to miss!

This event hosted by Hockenberg Search is exclusive to manufacturing business owners and currently employed manufacturing leaders.

Registration Information
To qualify for attendance at Gears & Gadgets, one must be a manufacturing business owner or currently employed manufacturing leader. This focused approach will enable Gears & Gadgets attendees to engage in conversations that directly pertain to industry issues within their respective manufacturing companies.
*Space is limited.

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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 16: Hockey Day In Business

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

Poor Richard's Commonhouse
8301 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

Details:

Join us to hear Prevent Biometric’s Mike Shogren speak about Prevent’s innovative system & product that delivers real-time data when athletes receive impacts on the field and can send an alert for the player to be assessed for a concussion when an impact exceeds a threshold.

Registration Information
Registration is free
(includes lunch)

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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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