Special Fall Greetings!
A big thank you to Becky Bakken and the entire Discover St. Louis Park team for hosting one heck of an annual meeting. There were more than 70 people that attended this valuable two day event. Surveys received back from attendees were very positive with some great ideas to make future events even better. 60.6% of attendees who participated in the survey were very satisfied with the conference and 39.4% were satisfied. Great job to all involved.
Networking, education, the slate of speakers and to find motivation and inspiration were all reasons cited why folks attended. The two conferences MACVB organizes each year have these interests top of mind.
Mark your calendars now! Our next two day seminar is the education summit June 2 – 3, 2019 and will be hosted by Visit Cook County. Linda Jurek and her team are already lining up what looks to be an incredible conference.
As in MACVB style, our slate of speakers was very strong. One of those speakers was Erik Therwanger who has a company called Think Great. Erik’s presentation was geared towards human behavior and performance. It is often recognized that business affects personal and personal affects business. Erik’s insight on leadership, goals and accountability through the use of his own personal journey and his family challenges was inspirational and insightful for many.
I thought I would share just a few tidbits to think about from Erik’s presentation.
– “We can control two things, our thoughts and our actions.”
– “Leaders have to have goals.”
-“92% of people fail at goals. Are you an eight percenter?”
-“We have to think great!”
-“Delegation is a form of leadership.”
-“The toughest distance we travel as a leader is six inches, between our brain.”
As busy professionals, it’s important to be continually learning. Thank you to Erik for spending his time with us in St. Louis Park.
MACVB is on the rise. There is a ton of positive energy and great things are on the horizon. Consider participating in one of our committees. The education, public policy or silent auction committees are all great choices and a good way to get to know your colleagues from around the state. Contact Dee Schutte if you have interest.
A big thank you to Dowell Management and specifically Dee Schutte, our Executive Director, for her ongoing efforts on behalf our organization. And thank you to all who contribute, sponsor and participate in any way, shape or form in MACVB. You are appreciated.
-Joe Henry, 2018 Board Chair
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