CEO Forum – 06.23.17 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger CEO Forum Speaker Panel Anne Hed, HED Cycling Ryan Blundell, Master Technology Group Ward Johnson, Sojos    Economic Gardening: Lessons Learned Panel members/Economic Gardening graduates:Anne Hed, Ryan Blundell, and Ward Johnson Friday, June 23, 20177:30 to 9:00 am WSB Associates – 2nd Floor Conference Room701 Xenia Ave S., Suite 200Golden Valley, MN 55416 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 Anne Hed HED Cycling Anne Hed founded HED Cycling with her husband in the mid 1980’s. The company used Anne’s winnings from a triathelete competion to start the business that basically reinvented the wheel. Later, the company expanded to begin making frames in a partnership with Cervelo. Ryan Blundell Master Technology Group Ryan Blundell is the CEO of Master Technology Group which is based in Eden Prairie, MN. The company is a low-voltage contractor specializing in the installation and service of data, security, life safety, and audio/visual technologies in commercial and retail facilities. Ward Johnson Sojos Ward Johnson, former owner and CEO of Sojos, combined his love of pets with his desire to own his own business. Sojos is one of the pioneers and leading brands in raw nutrition for pets. Sojos was acquired by WellPet in late 2015. 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...

CEO Forum Recap – 06.14.17

Event Photos click on an image to view larger Waymon Armstrong, ECS Our thanks to Waymon Armstrong for sharing the latest chapter in the ECS story at the June CEO Forum event in Orlando. Waymon’s journey as a leader is truly a profile in perseverance and resilience. Clearly, a commitment to core values has served him well. It’s refreshing to see that in the face of relentless pressure to compromise, integrity still wins. Click the link below to access an audio file of his presentation (requires CEO Nexus member login) – Media...

CEO Nexus Cup – Albu & Associates

The CEO Nexus Cup was awarded to Albu & Associates at the recent CEO Forum event in Orlando on 06.14.17. Our congratulations to Jason, Andrew and the entire team at Albu & Associates. Jason’s comments to the Forum audience clearly reflected the heartfelt respect and appreciation he holds for his father and his staff. Click the link below to listen to Jason’s comments (requires CEO Nexus member login) – Media...

CEO Forum – 06.14.17 Orlando

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:00PM to 8:00PM Registration/Networking 6:00PM-6:45PMProgram/Q&A 6:45PM-8:00PM Alfond Inn, Conservatory300 E New England Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 Map and Parking Directions Complimentary parking available in Suntrust Parking Garage(valet available at Alfond Inn for a fee) Waymon Armstrong ECS Waymon Armstrong is founder and chief Executive officer of Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc. (ECS) – an Orlando-based firm that defines innovation in the leading-edge field of modeling, simulation and training. Armstrong’s company specializes in advanced training solutions that improve the performance of military personnel, first responders and corporate employees. So he spends much of his day thinking about simulating disasters that will make emergency response teams better and faster, or ensure soldiers have medical skills that save lives on the battlefield. 20 years ago, Armstrong started ECS with a vision, a lot of passion and his personal life savings. After three years, the company was not generating enough revenue to pay him even a small salary. Armstrong had remortgaged his home, invested the last of the life savings, and incurred $300,000 in credit card debt. His accountant encouraged filing for bankruptcy, but Armstrong continued and ultimately landed ECS’s first large assignment for the U.S. military. Today Armstrong has more than 100 employees and the company has expansion into private health care, transportation, energy, and other industries which triggered the opening of new markets for the greater MS&T industry, contributing to its overall growth. Armstrong was selected CEO of the Year in 2014 (Orlando Business Journal), Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 (I4 Business) and National and State Small Business Person of the Year in 2010 (national...

GrowFL Luncheon – 06.09.17

Event Title: GrowFL Information Session – Brevard County Friday, June 9, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 100 Datura Dr Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Featured Presenter: Steve Quello, GrowFL CEO Roundtable Master Facilitator IF YOU ARE A PRESIDENT OR CEO OF A COMPANY WITH GREATER THAN $1 MILLION IN ANNUAL REVENUE CAN YOU ANSWER THESE THREE QUESTIONS POSITIVELY? 1. I have a clear core Marketing Strategy and know the demographics, geographies, and psycho-graphics of my ideal customer. 2. I have a board of independent advisers where I can discuss anything in a confidential environment and receive candid feedback advice on my most pressing issues and challenges. 3. I am using a set of proven management tools that provide focus, accountability, and transparency within my leadership team and other members of my organization. If you answered NO to any of these questions, then you are not maximizing your company’s opportunities for greater success and… Click here for more information about the GrowFL Information...

GrowFL Luncheon – 06.07.17

Event Title: GrowFL Information Session – Fort Lauderdale Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek 555 NW 62nd St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Featured Presenter: Richard W. Arnholt, Member Bass Berry & Simms Government Contracts: Risk and Opportunities in the Age of Trump The presentation will cover areas of opportunity for government contractors under the Trump Administration, such as cyber security, U.S.-manufactured goods, and support for SOCOM and CENTCOM, both of which are based at MacDill Air Force Base just outside of Tampa Bay. While government contracting presents some significant opportunities, it also presents some unique risks. For that reason, the presentation will also briefly cover some of the key risks areas and compliance considerations, including… Click here for more information about the GrowFL Information...