Cyber Security Workshop – 04.26.18

Are You Ready for an unexpected Cyber Attack? Get prepared: You are invited to attend our invitation-only security seminar specifically designed for executives and managers in the SMB (small- to mid-size business) market. Thursday, April 26, 2018 DRIVE SHACK — Orlando, FL Click here to register now! Click here to view the flyer...

Recognition – HED Cycling (Forbes)

“Can A Small Business Survive Tragedy?” “…With Steve’s invention and Anne’s earnings, the two started Hed Cycling in 1984. Steve and Anne only made 14 wheels that first year, but the phones kept ringing. They sold their wheel to more professional athletes and teams, even patenting a new design for a composite front wheel that brought in more partners and international sales. By 2014, Hed Cycling had grown to 40 employees and a 12,000 square-foot facility in Minnesota; manufacturing premium bicycle wheels and components that embodied Steve’s design philosophy known as…” To continue reading this article, please visit...

CEO Forum – 04.20.18 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    The Keys to Building a Successful Company: A Culture of Insight, Learning, and Innovation Friday, April 20, 20187:30 to 9:00 am University of MinnesotaMcNamara Alumni CenterDiscovery Nexus — 2nd Floor200 Oak Street SEMinneapolis, MN 55455 Parking Information Please park in one of 3 available parking garages. The preferred location is the University Avenue Ramp, connected Adjacent to the Alumni Center. Parking Fee:  $3/hour (daily max of $12) View Map / Directions:  http://bit.ly/ceonexus-UMparking 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 Mo Saremi Bell International Laboratories Mo Saremi is the CEO and chairman of the board of Bell International Laboratories, a family-owned business that manufactures specialty products for the consumer health, cosmetics and beauty, nutrition, and EPA industries. Their product line includes everything from shampoo and lip gloss to insecticides and fungicides. The company has seen rapid growth since 2015 when they began to focus on the natural ingredient market for skin care by following the European trend of using fewer synthetic chemicals in their products. According to Saremi, listening to his employees and hiring and retaining good people have been keys to the success of Bell Labs. The company pays high-end wages and benefits and offers in-office yoga, health, and wellness classes. Saremi immigrated to the US from Iran over 35 years ago and landed in Minnesota with no money, but Minnesota State University (Mankato) gave him a chance by admitting him and giving him work. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry...

CEO Workshop – 04.18.18 MN

 Mastering the Exit   Starting With the End in Mind   Date   Wednesday, April 18, 2018  7:30am to 9:30am (CDT)   Location   WIPFLi — Training Room  Minneapolis, MN (see map link below)   Who Should Attend?   By invitation only to CEOs of second   stage growth companies.   Price   No fee  Space is limited, so register now! Event sponsored by b•better, CEO Nexus, and Highland Bank. For more information about this event, please contact info@ceonexus.com View map: bit.ly/ceonexus041818m   As a business owner, you may be faced with this question: How do I plan for an eventual exit while continuing to grow? Hear from both an entrepreneur who has sold a business and a mergers and acquisitions attorney about how a Growth and Exit Plan (GEXP™) can provide the tools you need to exit in your own timeframe to the right buyer at the price you want. You know your business, but do you know:•  The value of your company?•  The net proceeds required to maintain your lifestyle?•  How to maximize the value of your company?•  Your exit options and the impact they have on taxes, culture, timing, and control? Ryan Tansom GEXP Collaborative™ Ryan is head of business development and strategic relationships for GEXP Collaborative™. Since he sold his family business, he has been on a mission to help owners with their plans for growth and exit. A serial entrepreneur and host of the podcast “Life after Business,” he also developed The Value Advantage™ and serves as a partner in the family office firm Solidity Financial. James Carlisle GEXP Collaborative™ Jim’s responsibility at GEXP Collaborative™ is to design best-in-class strategies which aim to achieve successful outcomes for clients based on their...

Recognition – Nick Slavik

NICK SLAVIK PAINTING & RESTORATION CO. HONORED BY PAINTING AND DECORATING CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA at the 2018 Painting & Decorating EXPO Galveston, TX / March 2018 – Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. of New Prague, MN was recognized with a 2018 PDCA Picture it Painted Perfectly (PIPP) Industry award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). The award was presented during the 2018 Painting & Decorating EXPO, February 21-23 in Galveston. The annual awards program is hosted by PDCA and recognizes the best performances in the coatings application industry by contracting company members of PDCA. The PIPP Industry Awards are presented for overall project excellence and superior craftsmanship. Awards were distributed in the following categories: Commercial Decorative, Commercial Interior, Commercial Exterior, Commercial Restoration Exterior, Commercial Restoration Interior, Industrial Interior, Industrial Exterior, Residential Decorative, Residential Interior, Residential Exterior, Residential Restoration Exterior, and Community Improvement. Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. won an award for the Residential Restoration Exterior category for their exceptional work performing and in-depth restoration on a brick Victorian mansion that was build in the late 1800s. About The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America – The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America serves the coating and wallcovering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success. For more information, please call (800) 332-7322 or visit www.pdca.org. Click here to view/download the press release...