2015 Business Day NOT at the Capitol

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Name: 2015 Business Day NOT at the Capitol
Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Business Day NOT at the Capitol (BDNAC) provides all sizes and types of Minnesota companies the opportunity to see your legislators and influence public policy decisions. This is a great chance to advance your priorities face-to-face with lawmakers and learn about timely issues affecting your business. Join your peers from across the state while focusing on challenges facing your community and region. Speak with one voice on the issues that will help strengthen the business environment.

Full Event Individual Registration $95 per person
Luncheon Only | $55
Networking Social Only | $35

Great River Ballroom
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 

9:00 a.m. Registration Open | Networking
Plenty of time to arrive, park and register before the morning sessions begin. Registration remains open through lunch.
9:30 a.m. Optional Session: Lobby 101: How to be the most effective advocate for your issues
This breakout session has become very popular over the past two years, so we are opening it up to all attendees who might be interested in a little refresher course before heading up to talk with legislators. 
Bill Blazar, interim president, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
10:30 a.m. Welcome & Key Messages for 2015 Business Priorities
Attendees will receive written materials outlining each priority.

11:00 a.m. Keynote Address 
Tom O'Neill, president, The Nerdery
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Governor Address
Governor Mark Dayton - Invited
12:45 p.m. Adjourn Luncheon Program

12:45 - 4:00 Appointments with Legislators

We will bring the Capitol to you! Appointments will be designated by regional area of the state. All attendees will receive a legislator appointment time and location at check-in for all pre-scheduled appointments made by the chamber.
12:45 - 4:35 p.m. Hot Topics
In between appointments, stop by one of these "hot topic" sessions for an update on key issues.

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. | Session 1
Construction/Renovation of the Capitol 
Capitol History: Brian Pease, historic site manager, Minnesota Historical Society
Renovation Update: Curtis Yoakum, assistant commissioner, communications & planning, Minnesota Department of Administration

Sponsored by Gardner Builders
1:25 - 1:55 p.m. | Session 2
Transportation: Representative Tim Kelly (R-Red Wing) 
Sponsored by Northern State Bank

2:05 - 2:35 p.m. | Session 3
Taxes: Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope)
Sponsored by Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd.

2:45 - 3:15 p.m. | Session 4
Health Care: Senator Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna)  
Sponsored by Insperity
3:25 - 3:55 p.m. | Session 5
Education: Representative Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton)
Sponsored by Versique

4:05 - 4:35 p.m. | Session 6
Environment: Representative Dan Fabian (R- Roseau)
Sponsored by Wenck Associates, Inc.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Networking Social
We want to know how your day of lobbying went, so stay for a refreshment and some camaraderie while sharing your success story of the day. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.
5:30 p.m. Adjourn

Platinum Sponsor

Exclusive Luncheon Sponsor | Destination Medical Center (DMC)   
Networking Social SponsorMayo Clinic
Booklet Sponsor | Grand Casino Mille Lacs/Hinckley
Association Partnership - $1000 Level | Minnesota Precision Manufacturing AssociationMN Utility Contractors Association (MUCA)MotivAction, LLCNAIOP Minnesota
Association Partnership - $500 LevelBOMA Greater MinneapolisIntegrityKwik Trip, Inc., Metalcasters of Minnesota, Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA)National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Hot Topics Sponsor | Gardner BuildersInsperityNorthern State Bank, Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd.VersiqueWenck Associates, Inc.
Charging Station | Best Buy

Please call the Crowne Plaza at 651.292.1900 and ask for the Reservations department. Rooms are limited so reserve yours today!

Please click here to view the sponsorship opportunities. Contact Kristina Copley at 651.292.4651 or kcopley@mnchamber.com.

Contact Leah Tomasetti a 651.292.4669 or ltomasetti@mnchamber.com.

Cancelations must be received 3 business days prior to the event for a full refund. Substitutions are acceptable.
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Leah Tomasetti
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