CEO Forum – 12.21.17 HCARS

   Accessing Capital to Grow Your Company: Resources for Second-Stage Businesses Thursday, December 21, 20177:30 to 9:00 amWIPFLi – Training Room7601 France Avenue S #400Minneapolis, MN 55435 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 Brad Lehrman Soffer Charbonnet Brad Lehrman is a partner with the Minneapolis-based law firm of Soffer Charbonnet and practices in the entrepreneurial venture group. He has an extensive background as an attorney, business advisor, private investor, and board member. Steve Coleman Platinum Group Steve Coleman focuses on owner transition and successions plans, strategic planning, and sales growth in his capacity at the Platinum Group. He has co-authored a book entitled What’s Next for You: Business Owners Share their Transition Stories. Paul Wagner Minnesota Wire Paul Wagner is the chairman and CEO of Minnesota Wire. While providing strategic direction to Minnesota Wire in its evolution to a high technology development company, He has expanded the company’s market exposure to include medical, defense, industrial, and commercial sectors. 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 – 12.11.17 Orlando

The CEO Forum: Central Florida Monday, December 11, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Alfond Inn 300 E New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 Featured Presenter: Bill Hagaman Jr., CPA Managing Partner, CEO WithumSmith+Brown, PC Please join WithumSmith+Brown’s CEO and Managing Partner, Bill Hagaman, who will share the story of the public accounting firm’s successful growth journey from five people in a small town office to nearly 1,000 team members in six major metropolitan regions. Having consistent year-over-year revenue and size growth since inception in 1974, Withum currently ranks as the 26th largest public accounting firm in the nation and can boast one of the best staff retention rates in the profession…. Click here for more information about the...

CEO Forum – 11.17.17 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    Leveraging Technology with Leadership for Greater Success Friday, November 17, 20177:30 to 9:00 amWSB 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 Rich Nazarian Minnetronix Rich Nazarian, CEO and chairman of the board of Minnetronix, co-founded the medical technology company in 1996 with three employees and one project. While providing both business and technical leadership to the company, he served as company president until April of 2017. He is the principal inventor on 15 patents and is the chief author of numerous papers on medical device development. Rich has led his company in the development of new and innovative medical devices such as implantable artificial heart electronic systems, cardiopulmonary bypass systems, laser imaging systems and ventricular assist devices and nerve growth stimulators. Holding both BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Rich is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was also named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. 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 – 10.20.17 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    Contagious Culture: Our Path to Workplace Productivity and Profitability Friday, October 20, 20177:30 to 9:00 amWSB 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 Jennifer Smith Innovative Office Solutions Jennifer Smith, co-founder and CEO of Innovative Office Solutions, started the company in 2001 with a vision of making workplaces more productive by creating places where people love to work. Not only does Innovative design workspaces, but the company also offers office supplies, break room and coffee services, cleaning and facility supplies, and printing and promotional services. A woman-owned business and the largest independent office solutions company in the Midwest, Innovative Office Solutions has ranked in the Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America for eight years and has been included in the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by the Minnesota Business Journal for six years. Ms. Smith credits the contagious culture of the company as the secret to its success. 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 – 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...