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Making Minnesota Ready: 2017 Business Conference & Annual Meeting

Name: Making Minnesota Ready: 2017 Business Conference & Annual Meeting
Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty headlines this must-attend event. Network with business leaders from all sizes and types of companies, and leave with valuable information to steer your company to success. Pawlenty, who serves as the CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, will challenge you to prepare for the age of stepped-up automation – the 4th Industrial Revolution. Our annual Minnesota Business Benchmarks will be released, underscoring the state’s strengths and identifying areas for improvement to compete in the global marketplace. Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist, Leuthold Group, and Susan Brower, state demographer, will translate what the economic trends mean for growing your business. And a panel of Minnesota business leaders – including The ALARIS Group, Polaris Industries and CHS – will discuss innovative ideas to address workforce challenges.

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Calling all HR Professionals!  The Business Conference & Annual Meeting has just been pre-approved by HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) for 2.75 HR (General) Recertification Credit Hours.  Sign up today and receive your credits after attending the half day event.

The Minnesota Chamber’s Annual Meeting recognizes member volunteers who have given their time and expertise to the organization throughout the year. The 2016-2017 Chair of the Board Jill Renslow, Mall of America, will officially turn over leadership to 2017-2018 Chair of the Board Todd Paulson, RTP Company. The new Board of Directors and committee leadership are also introduced.

Register before October 15 for only $125
Includes Business Conference and Annual Meeting Luncheon

After October 15: 
Member: $155
Non-members: $225

Lunch Only:
Members: $60
Non-members: $75  

Lunch Corporate Tables of 10:
Members: $550
Non-member: $750

Overnight Accommodations:

Superior guestrooms are available at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for a discounted rate of $169+tax per night. To make a reservation, click here or call 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce room block.  To take advantage of this discount, guests must make reservations by October 16, 2017; any reservations after this date are subject to availability and at prevailing room rates. Also, if interested in booking a 1 Bedroom Suite or Junior Suite, please contact Renee Williams, in-house Reservations Coordinator for Radisson Blu, at 952-851-4019 with the promo code MNCHCM.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Silver Sponsor

Registration Sponsor


Luncheon Sponsor


Wi-Fi Sponsor

Digital Media Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Annette Hruby at or 651-292-4689. 

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Contact: Joan Rausch at 651-292-4654 or

Cancellations must be received by November 9, 2017. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date or on uncancelled reservations.  Substitutions are accepted.