CEO Forum – 02.23.18 HCARS

   Navigating the Growth Curve Friday, February 23, 20187:30 to 9:00 amAmerican Engineering Testing, Inc.(2nd Floor Conference Room)550 Cleveland Avenue NorthSt. Paul, MN 55114 7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A Traci and Lori Tapani Wyoming Machine Traci and Lori Tapani are co-presidents and owners of Wyoming Machine, a precision metal fabrication company the sisters inherited from their father in 1994. Located in Stacy, MN, and founded in 1974, Wyoming Machine began as a family-owned, old school machine shop. In the mid-1980s, the company became the first of its type in Minnesota to purchase and use laser cutting equipment for sheet metal fabrication. To meet the standards of the US military and aerospace industries, the company had to be completely retooled for training and hiring. Wyoming Machine has grown into one of the region’s leading providers of metal fabricating services, including laser cutting, CNC punching, forming, welding, and assembly and provides components to OEMs and other manufacturing companies in industries ranging from heavy agriculture and construction equipment to retail store fixtures. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visitwww.Hennepin.us/BusinessAssistance and click on the Economic Gardening section, call 612-348-4191, or email...

Presentation by Barbara Stankowski – 01.25.18

“AMTIS Journey” by Barbara Stankowski Presentation by guest presenter Barbara Stankowski, President/CEO/Owner AMTIS, Inc.. Click here to view the Presentation (PDF). Event Photos click on an image to view...

Recognition – NRI

The Power of Accountability Christopher LazzaraPresident at NRI Accountability starts with a clear goal of something you will be held to by another or something you will be holding yourself to, along with a specified date down the road when this goal will be accomplished. I would like to start with a story of what it means to be accountable. About seven years ago I got to a point in my business where I was working all hours of the day. I was trying my best to keep my business growing while at the same time dealing with all of the issues small business owners face on a daily basis. I was struggling with the fact that I literally had no more time left to use and couldn’t work any harder than I already was. I have always believed that putting your nose down and grinding it out is the only way to true success. This attitude was what had gotten me to where I was at that point. At this point in time, I began to see the signs that we weren’t moving the company forward as fast as we had in the past. Small issues were holding us back time and time again. This was extremely frustrating for me. I didn’t know what else to do to keep pushing us to greater heights and that was the scariest part. I had always been the leader and the driver for where we were going and what to do next. I believe that it is in these times of great confusion and difficulty when some of the best ideas...