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Be a part of the entrepreneurial spirit of Minnesota and master ideas that will help you rewire your organization for future creativity and growth. Come join us for a true celebration of 20 years of success with the Minnesota Waste Wise and Energy Smart programs. Also, Former Governor Tim Pawlenty will present the Spirit of Minnesota Award posthumously to David Olson’s family in honor of his longtime leadership of the Minnesota Chamber.
Featuring guest speakers:
- Chris Policinski, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes, Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year
- Chuck Runyon, CEO, Anytime Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine's #1 Franchise in the World.
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1001 Marquette Avenue South
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Individual Non-Member Luncheon Only |
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REGISTRATION & NETWORKING 7:00 a.m.
OPENING SPEAKER 8:00 a.m.
Bleed Purple: Chuck Runyon, CEO, Anytime Fitness
BREAKOUT SESSIONS 9:15 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
>> Minnesota Business Barometer results: Do they affect your business decisions?
Todd Rapp, president, Himle Rapp & Company
>> Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurship: How Minnesota Moves Forward
Credit for Pass Through Taxes: Beth Strinden Kadoun, director, tax & fiscal policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
R&D Credit: Doug Stang, government relations, 3M
Income Equity Crowd Funding: Ryan Schildkraut, attorney, Winthrop & Weinstine
Investment Funds: Jay Schrankler, executive director, office of technology commercialization, University of Minnesota
Moderator: Bill Blazar, interim president, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
>> Playing with the big boys, tips to landing clients
Blair McNeil, general manager, Mortenson Construction
Brad Pomerleau, senior director, Strategic Sourcing, Target Corporation
Tony Wixo, senior director, global sourcing & procurement, Polaris Industries
Moderator: Liz Diedrich, CEO, Diedrich RPM
>> Accelerate growth with a game-changing strategy
Steve McDonald, managing partner, Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
Donald Kreye, business development manager, Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
>> 60 ideas to energize your sales pitch
Joan Moser, president, Spoken Impact
>> Managing the evolution of your business
Darin Lynch, CEO and founder, Irish Titan
>> Entrepreneurs find cash in trash
Ryan Hanson, sales representative, Duluth Pack, Inc.
Rick Siewert, owner, Wood from the Hood
>> What's next on the energy frontier
Jeremy Kalin, president, Eutectics, LLC
Timothy M. Smith, director NiSE at IonE , assoc. prof. BBE & ESPM, University of Minnesota
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER 11:30 a.m.
A company with rich Minnesota heritage growing its global footprint: Chris Policinski, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes