Recognition – HED Cycling

The 2018 BOLD Awards Winners Chosen! Minneapolis, MN / January 26 2018 – Hed Cycling Products is excited to announce that we were the recipient of a BOLD Award in the category of _small and bold of the boldess, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG.) The BOLD Awards honor and highlight the innovative and inspirational organizations that make Minnesota great. The program celebrates the corporate leaders and teams that are behind successful mergers and acquisitions, financing and extraordinary strategies that led to sustainability, remarkable performance and/or accelerated growth in 2018. All nominations were reviewed, ranked and awarded by a peer panel of judges representing the middle market community. Judges included corporate executives, service professionals, and entrepreneurs. Corporate leaders and teams representing the 15 nominee finalists chosen from an original nominee group of 69 organizations, attended the BOLD Awards on Tuesday, February 27, starting at 5:00 pm at The Muse in Minneapolis. This event is a vivid, high-energy BOLD celebration of the businesses that grow Minnesota! Each finalist is featured in a video vignette with interviews and testimonials showcasing their efforts and successes. The BOLD winners of each category were announced during the program later in the evening. The BOLD-est of the BOLD Winner was chosen via a real-time, live audience vote. The 2018 Finalists in each category are as follows: Early-Stage: Atonomous Tractor, Foreverence, T-Stud/Roosevelt Energy Large Corporate: Kraus-Anderson, Restaurant Technologies Middle Market: Bite Squad, Perforce, Ralco Non-Profit: Bunker Labs Minneapolis, Cookie Cart, Cornerstone Small Corporate: Duke Cannon Supply Co., HED Cycling, Inspire Medical About Association for Corporate Growth – Founded in 1954,...

CEO Retreat – 03.01-03.02.18

The Hammock Beach Resort proved to be a special place for roundtable members seeking a different venue for executive learning and networking. Our thanks to all the presenters that helped make the event such a success. I have posted the day-two presentation on “Mastering the Exit: Starting with the End in Mind” (view PDF) for those unable to attend the event. In my opinion, it serves as meaningful example of the very practical insights and issues discussed at the event. As a reminder to those that attended the CEO Retreat, the Exit Planning presentation includes a special offer access code for you to sample an online business valuation program at no charge. Post-event survey results demonstrate a clear desire to repeat the event next year. We will embrace that feedback and begin the process of planning for 2019! Our thanks to all the participants that made this member-driven event possible. Click here to view the Mastering the Exit presentation (PDF). Click here to view the event flyer (PDF). Event Photos click on an image to view larger Speaker: Cliff Ingari Speaker: Richard Milam Speakers: Ryan Tansom and Jim...

CEO Forum – 02.23.18 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    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...

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...

BCP Summit – 01.25.18

BCP CEO Summit Event Thursday January 25, 2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm Regal Boats Showroom Theatre 2300 Jetport Dr. Orlando, FL 32809 Join us for an invite only CEO summit of more than 100 of your most influential peers in Central Florida. The first of its kind. Learn about the process that some of the best brands in the world use to align their teams and activate their highest compelling truth. Come Hungry for Food & Conversation Enjoy a catered meal from the brand catalysts at Kobe Steakhouse, the recently voted 2017 best Japanese restaurant. Contact The seats are filling fast and space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing kennan@brandcatalystpartners.com with subject line CEO NEXUS. Click here (or on the image below) to view the event...