CEO Forum – 04.21.17 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    How to Keep your Business Fit with Leadership Skills Speaker:Chuck Runyon, co-founder of AnyTime Fitness Friday, April 21, 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 Chuck Runyon AnyTime Fitness With more than 20 years experience managing, owning, and franchising health clubs, Chuck Runyon revolutionized the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness, an alternative to big-box gyms. Anytime Fitness offers smaller, neighborhood gyms featuring convenience, affordability, quality equipment, and personal service with 24/7 access to members. Anytime Fitness was named Top Global Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2015 and 2016 and is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world, according to Business Insider. Runyon’s mother was the manager of a McDonald’s, so he learned about the franchise business model from her while working there as a teenager. While in college, he worked as a part-time salesperson for a fitness club and quit school to start a fitness marketing company. He and partner Dave Mortensen focus on people rather than money. Runyon likens a great business to being a great host. “Make sure everyone else is taken care of and, in the end, you’ll get what you want too, ” he says. 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...

Lessons from the Top and the Edge

Jeff O’Dell Advisory Team, Inc. (ATI) click on an image to view larger As co-founder of August Technology, a global manufacturer in the semiconductor industry, Jeff O’Dell and his team built the company and led it through a strategic merger and successful exit. The lessons he shared at the March Economic Gardening Forum event, regarding this journey, were compelling and inspiring. In particular, he emphasized the need to cultivate a culture of calculated risk, a tolerance for failure necessary to fuel innovation, and a commitment to develop talent and optimize teamwork in the face of inevitable change. These lessons, refined over time as a leader and coach, continue to serve him well in his current role as president of ATI. For details on these and other insights related to Jeff’s extraordinary journey, click the adjacent link to listen to an audio clip of Jeff sharing his story. View Media Archive (media archive available only to roundtable members) Jeff O’Dell holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and robotics from the University of Minnesota-Twin...

CEO Forum – 03.17.17 HCARS

   How Leadership and Strategy Build a Path to Success Speaker:Jeff O’Dell, president of Advisory Team, Inc. (ATI) Friday, March 17, 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 Jeff O’Dell Advisory Team, Inc. (ATI) As president of Advisory Team, Inc., Jeff O’Dell is a passionate builder of businesses who complements his strategic planning skills with strong visionary abilities. Working with a group of proven business leaders, ATI provides management consulting for small technology companies in need of funding or experienced business leadership. In 1992, he co-founded August Technology, a global manufacturer in the semiconductor industry, built the company, and led it through a strategic merger with Rudolph Technologies in 2006. Using his experience in business and his background in engineering, O’Dell also co-founded FamilyBox, Picket Fence, Café’ Inc., and Be Your Own Sports—online services/tools for individuals or businesses. O’Dell holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and robotics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 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 – 03.07.17 Orlando

Event Photos click on an image to view larger Tuesday, March 7, 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) Dave Mattson Sandler Training Dave Mattson is a best-selling author, sales and management thought leader, keynote speaker and leader for sales training seminars around the world. As CEO and President of Sandler Training, Mr. Mattson oversees the corporate direction and strategy for the company’s global operations including sales, marketing, consulting, alliances and support. His key areas of focus are sales leadership, strategy and client satisfaction. Since joining Sandler in 1988, Mr. Mattson has guided the firm to its position as a global provider of sales and management training with over 250 operating units in 25 countries. Under his leadership, the company has also been recognized four times in the Top 20 Sales Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com, and nine times by Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” as the number-one sales training company in the United States. Sandler named Mr. Mattson its CEO in 2007. During his years at CEO, revenue from the company’s Global Accounts Division has increased by 53 percent, international revenue by more than 145 percent and total company revenue by 35 percent. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For questions or additional information, please contact...

CEO Forum Preview – 03.07.17

Dave Mattson Sandler Training Our next CEO Forum will feature Dave Mattson, a best-selling author, sales and management thought leader, keynote speaker and leader for sales training seminars around the world. For this CEO forum, we’ll have a slightly different format. First, we will hear how Mattson took Sandler Training from a regional business to a global provider of sales and management training. He’ll focus on the strategies he used to scale the Sandler business. In the second part of the presentation, Mattson will take us through the ’10 Sales Behaviors CEOs Need to Embrace to Grow Their Business’. You don’t want to miss this informative talk on crucial sales and marketing techniques from the President of Sandler Training – voted nine times by Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” as the number-one sales training company in the United States. View event...

CEO Forum – 02.17.17 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    Strategy for Comfortable Success Speaker:Phillip Mattison, president of Core Products International, Inc. Friday, February 17, 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 Phillip Mattison Core Products International, Inc. Core Products International, Inc., began because Phil Mattison, founder and president, had a sore neck. Upon learning that his discomfort stemmed from an improper sleeping position, he began working with his chiropractor to develop a new kind of spinal support pillow. Since the successful launch of its first pillow product in 1988, Core has developed or acquired several other cervical support pillows. Over the years, Core has expanded beyond pillows to offer innovative orthopedic supports and braces, hot and cold therapy products, OTC electrotherapy units, massage products, and more. Core products are manufactured in the United States and Canada. 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...