CEO Next – 10.08.20

Collaboration Forum –    Regional Second Stage Business Resources   Thursday, October 8, 2020 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am CT (10am – 11am ET) Zoom Video Conference Speakers:     Steve Quello, CEO Nexus     Sarah Swenty, Small Business Association Join us on Thursday, October 8 at 9 am via ZOOM to learn about business programs that support and accelerate businesses that are in growth modes. This forum will feature: Steve Quello, on CEO Next Business Institute (formerly Economic Gardening) Sarah Swenty from the Small Business Association on the Emerging Leaders Program Past participants from CEO Next Business Institute and the SBA Emerging Leaders Program will also share their experiences with the programs, including: Mercedes Austin, Owner and Founder of Mercury Mosaics Andy Kim, President of EVS, Inc. Melissa Gill, Owner and Founder of On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy Zoom details will be sent to participants the day before the event.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visit www.hennepin.us/ceonext. Or you may call 612-348-9812 or email Mary.Matze@hennepin.us....

CEO Next – 09.17.20

Collaboration Forum –    Regional Second Stage Business Resources   Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am CT (10am – 11am ET) Zoom Video Conference Speakers:     Steve Quello, CEO Nexus     Sarah Swenty, Small Business Association Join us on Thursday, September 17 at 9 am via ZOOM to learn about business programs that support and accelerate businesses that are in growth modes. This forum will feature: Steve Quello, on CEO Next Business Institute (formerly Economic Gardening) Sarah Swenty from the Small Business Association on the Emerging Leaders Program Past participants from CEO Next Business Institute and the SBA Emerging Leaders Program will also share their experiences with the programs, including: Mercedes Austin, Owner and Founder of Mercury Mosaics George Lee, CEO of Snap Agency Melissa Gill, Owner and Founder of On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy Zoom details will be sent to participants the day before the event.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visit www.hennepin.us/ceonext. Or you may call 612-348-9812 or email Mary.Matze@hennepin.us....

Moving Through and Beyond…

Scott Burns, co-founder and CEO of Structural, recently shared how to move companies through and beyond the second-stage during a CEO Next Business Institute CEO Forum. During his presentation, Scott shared five important lessons he’s learned as an entrepreneur…

CEO Next – 08.20.20

CEO Forum – August 2020   Leadership & Business Growth Series   Speaker:     Scott Burns, CEO and Co-Founder of Structural Thursday, August 20, 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CT12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Speaker presentation and Q&A Zoom Video Conference Scott Burns Scott Burns is the CEO and Co-Founder of Structural, connecting organizations with data rich profiles, intelligent search, and real-time insight. As a leader, he has seen firsthand that people success translates into organizational success. Before Structural, Scott co-founded GovDelivery in a St. Paul, MN basement in 2000. The team grew to 250 professionals across four offices in the U.S. and Europe. The sale and merger of GovDelivery in 2016 completed Scott’s run as both a startup entrepreneur and a leader of a high growth company as it scaled, completed multiple acquisitions, and went through two successful exits. Scott is currently a Board Member of Star Tribune, Member of the State Economic Security Group, Race Official for U.S. Alpine Skiiing, and a local / state government advisory on policy innovation, economic development, and technology.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visit www.hennepin.us/ceonext. Or you may call 612-348-9812 or email Mary.Matze@hennepin.us....

CEO Next – 06.18.20 Recap

Maximizing Enterprise Value for Entrepreneurs – Looking to the Future The recent CEO Next Forum panel discussion explored succession and exit planning challenges at a time of market uncertainty influenced by COVID-19. CEO panelist shared personal stories and insights related to the fundamental business elements required to maximize enterprise value. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation. Click here to view the 06.18.20 presentation Zoom recording. Click here (Members-only) to access related...

CEO Next – 05.21.20

CEO Forum – May 2020   Leadership & Business Growth Series   Speakers:     David Grossman, Insperity     Dave Bell, CEO – Phygen     Teresa Thompson, Fredrikson & Byron Thursday, May 21, 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm12:00 pm CT to 1:00 pm CT – Speaker presentation and Q&A Zoom Video Conference David Grossman David Grossman is a Performance Specialist with Insperity where he consults with small and medium-sized businesses to help them implement proven people and organization development strategies. David supports Insperity clients through various approaches, including coaching, training, facilitation, assessment, and performance improvement. He specializes in helping business owners and leaders strengthen organizational culture to drive desired business results. David has earned Insperity’s prestigious annual Chairman’s Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to improving client performance. He has a BA in Communication from Stanford University and an MA in Speech and Interpersonal Communication from New York University. David Bell David Bell has dedicated his career to taking engineering ideas and new products to market in multiple industries. He has founded two companies that are on the front lines of service responding to COVID-19. He founded Sterilucent, Inc. which has a disruptive and exciting new approach for sterilizing surgical medical instruments. Bell also founded Phygen Coatings, Inc. which is a provider of nano thin film coatings that provide greatly improved wear and corrosion resistance. Teresa Thompson Teresa Thompson – As the Chair of the firm’s Employment &amp Labor Department, Teresa partners with clients to navigate employment disputes at the advice and litigation stages. Teresa works with clients in many industries, including health care, mental health, disability and aging services, legal, staffing, retail/service, and manufacturing, with a...