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...

CEO Forum – 03.23.18 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    Building Your Business through Loyalty Marketing: What CEOs Need to Know Friday, March 23, 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 David Kristal Augeo “Remember the Embers. . .” David Kristal is the son of Henry Kristal, owner of the iconic Minneapolis restaurant chain Embers. David Kristal transformed the loyalty program used in his father’s restaurant into Augeo, a tech company which delivers affintiy marketing services to large and small businesses. With offices across the United States, Augeo designs and supports enterprise-wide solutions and programs for many prominent companies. The company focuses on consumer and business-to-business loyalty, employee incentives/recognition, and membership benefits. Mr. Kristal holds a B. S. in business from the Carlson School of Management and a J. D. from Stanford Law School. Recently, he was selected as a QuantumShift entrepreneur which is limited to CEOs whose leadership, entrepreneurship, and proven ability to steer a successful private company qualify them for this national recognition. 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 – 03.20.18 Orlando

The CEO Forum: Central Florida Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rollins College – Bush Science Center Auditorium 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 Featured Presenter: R. Paul Herman CEO & Founder HIP Investor, Inc. R. Paul Herman is a globally recognized leader in investing to pursue positive impact and profit. HIP (Human Impact + Profit) Investor licenses 75,000 impact investment ratings of stocks, bonds, and funds to investors, fiduciaries, wealth advisors, fund managers, hedge funds, and retirement plans, including 401(k)s. HIP’s Ratings also help drive the Newsweek Green Rankings and the Peter Drucker Index. HIP’s Portfolios focus on sustainable equities and REITs, and thematically invest in “great places to work” and… Click here for more information about the...

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...

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...