CEO Forum – 06.22.18 HCARS

   Preparing for Exit: Lessons Learned Friday, June 22, 20187:30 to 9:00 amWSB & Associates(WSB University Conference Room on 2nd floor)701 Xenia Avenue SouthMinneapolis, 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 Wright Corporate Finance Associates Jeff Wright, managing director, Corporate Finance Associates, has more than 30 years experience advising company owners as an investment banker. He works with private companies to execute high value exits through a managed, competitive process.   Roy Larson entero Roy Larson founded entero, a staffing firm, with a mission to deliver exceptional client service and enlightened company culture. After rapid growth, entero was acquired by BCforward, a national staffing firm.   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 – 06.20.18 South FL

The CEO Forum: South Florida Region Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Palm Beach State | Room: HT103 B & C 801 Palm Beach State College Drive Featured presenter: Lewis Gould Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO Q.E.P. Co., Inc. of Boca Raton Lewis Gould is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Q.E.P. Mr. Gould knew, after working many years and making money for the company he worked for, that he wanted to make his own money by starting his own business. By his own admission, Gould, who preferred to spend his spare time as a ham radio operator, stumbled into the home improvement industry. As a businessman he was more familiar with… Click here to view the flyer. Click here for more information about the...

CEO Forum – 06.13.18 Orlando

The CEO Forum: Central Florida Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rollins College Bush Science Center Auditorium 1000 Holt Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 Featured Presenter: Uncas Benjamin (Ben) Favret III President and Founder Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc. Ben Favret is President and Founder of Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc. the creators of Vestex, the first and only apparel to earn the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association as well as receive the Edison Award for Innovation and Innovation of the Year from Apparel Magazine. Ben has over 30 years of experience… Click here for more information about the...

CEO Forum – 05.18.18 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    The Importance of Succession Planning in Building a Profitable Business Friday, May 18, 20187:30 to 9:00 amWSB & Associates(WSB University Conference Room on 2nd floor)701 Xenia Avenue SouthMinneapolis, 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 Eric Gibson Ultra Machining Company Eric Gibson, president of Ultra Machining Company, has more than 30 years experience driving strategy and improving processes for companies in fast-paced, highly regulated industries. Since joining the company in 2012, Eric has led UMC through six years of profitable growth while creating a culture of innovation and a focus on quality that are vital to the value the company delivers to its customers. In 2016, he spearheaded a capital expenditure project that resulted in an 11% increase in machine capacity and a 15% increase in machine utilization. UMC holds a 1.4% customer return rate on its parts, an indicator of quality that far exceeds industry standards.   Don Tomann Ultra Machining Company Don Tomann, CEO and owner of Ultra Machining Company, is the son of Terry Tomann who started the company in the family garage in 1968. Production was moved to a large facility in Hamel, MN, in 1972, and to the current state-of-the-art facility in 2003. The company has grown steadily into a premiere manufacturer of precision machined parts and assemblies serving customers in the medical, aerospace, commercial, and energy industries. Don is a strong advocate for family-owned businesses and the role they play in strengthening the community and the...

CEO Forum – 05.08.18 Tampa

The CEO Forum: Tampa Bay Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm USF CONNECT | Oak View Room 3802 Spectrum Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612 Featured presenter: Tony DiBenedetto Tech Executive and Entrepreneur Tony DiBenedetto has 30 years of experience in the technology industry, with a focus on executive management, business innovation and high-impact growth. Tony is the former CEO of Tribridge, a technology company specializing in software, services and cloud solutions, where he led the strategic direction, development and vision for 19 years. He also served as… Click here for more information about the...

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...