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Survey Reveals Bakken Impact in Grand Forks Region Grand Forks area businesses are growing to meet demands in the Bakken region of North Dakota.

53 percent indicating they find the initiative valuable for their businesses.

The Chamber – Grand Forks/East Grand Forks, on behalf of the region’s Bakken initiative, surveyed its members, which revealed businesses are attributing both revenue and employment growth to business activity related to the oil and gas industry.

Grand Forks Region EDC President and CEO Klaus Thiessen said, “Our region’s effort to recruit new businesses expanding because of the Bakken is also attracting new customers for our existing businesses. At the end of the day, we can undeniably say the oil and gas industry is helping this region grow and create new jobs.”

Of respondents, 67 percent attribute some of their revenue in the past two years to Bakken activity. In the past two years, 23 percent of respondents have added staff to support related business growth. “Anecdotally we knew the region’s business community is being impacted by our state’s oil and gas industry,” said Barry Wilfahrt, The Chamber’s president and CEO. “These results are exciting for our region, demonstrating a much greater impact.” The Bakken Initiative, a collaborative marketing effort launched last year to enhance awareness about the region’s business and community support assets, draws wide support among respondents as well, with

Wilfahrt said the survey also demonstrates the variety of opportunities the region’s businesses have to serve Western North Dakota demands. Respondents experiencing business growth related to the Bakken activity included automotive services, real estate, construction, and manufacturing. “We also hope this survey demonstrates to companies that they can expand east to our region to meet demands of company growth in the Bakken. It can be done. Our business base is proving that,” said Thiessen.

Bakken Business Survey Results - 139 Respondents Over the past two years, what percentage of your business revenue do you attribute to Bakken related activity?

0% 1 - 25% 44

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25 - 50% 8

50% or more 4

32% - No Increase 67% - Some Increase

In the past two years, have you hired additional employees to

Do you find value for your business in the City's Bakken Initiative, an effort to raise the Grand Forks region's profile in the Bakken?

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32 23% Hired Staff

No 106

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76% No 53% Find 17% No 28% Not Staff Value Value Sure

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Chamber News Cats Success Continues Officers

Chair: Jeff Wilson Vilandre Heating, Air Conditioning Plumbing Chair-Elect: Chris Wolf Alerus Financial Past Chair: Chris Semrau Ralph Engelstad Arena Secretary: Kristi Magnuson Nelson Hugo’s/Hugo’s Wine & Spirits Ron Galstad Galstad, Jensen, Olson PA Colin Cutler Bold Method LLC Barry Wilfahrt The Chamber - GF/EGF

Directors

Craig Amiot - 5 Star Collision Bill Burga - LM Windpower Dan Dahl - Dahl Funeral Home Torrie Enget - Best Buy Pete Haga - City of Grand Forks Bonnie Haley - Bon Voyage Travel Brady Hansen- Verizon Wireless, BeMobile, Inc. Phyllis Johnson- UND Jay Kleven - EAPC Architects Curt Kreun - GF City Council John Oncken - True North Equipment Dennis Reisnour - Altru Health System Brian Rydell - Rydell Auto Center Klaus Thiessen - GF Regional EDC Coleen Tweten - Midcontinent Comm. Matt Winjum - Rhombus Guys

Sr. Military Advisor to the Board Colonel Paul E. Bauman - GFAFB

Staff Barry Wilfahrt

President/CEO barry@gochamber.org

Lisa Swanson

Vice President of Operations lisas@gochamber.org

Kimberly Strom

Program/Event Director kimberlys@gochamber.org

Carla Younce

Finance Director carlay@gochamber.org

Emberly Lietz

Membership Director emberlyl@gochamber.org

Connie Klefstad

Administrative Assistant info@gochamber.org

Audrey Lind Project Assistant

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Congratulations to the EGF Fire Department and Firefighters Local 3423 for taking over East Grand Forks largest community event; CATS Incredible, now in its 26th year. The Chamber board and staff enjoyed 25 years of organizing the tournament and working this year with these groups during the transition to ensure the success of CATS Incredible continued. Thanks to all the great volunteers who continue the tradition of helping make CATS a fun event for everyone, especially long-time event volunteers and co-chairs Tom McDonald and Tom Stennes.

BRIC to Fine Tune Goals

Tankers, Global Hawks, National Guard, UAS integration into national airspace, preparation for the next BRAC and the Grand Sky UAS Business Park are the main projects the Base Realignment Impact Committee (BRIC) are working on. To refine its focus on each of these, the group of nine members will meet in a half day strategic planning session next month. Each of these projects is very complicated and involved many players and weekly meetings to ensure that the highest and best use of base resources continues to be the over arching vision of the BRIC.

42nd Street Destination Corridor

Work continues on developing a destination corridor along 42nd Street adjacent to the interstate in Grand Forks. The current concept is to have approximately 50 sculptures placed over the next several years along 42nd St from Demers to 32nd Ave S. Easements from adjacent property owners, landscape and sculpture design work and lighting and base infrastructure are all in the planning phase. This is another project

that is a direct result of the NV360 (North Valley New Vision)process.

Herald Advisory Committee Encourages Strong Business Coverage

The Chamber’s Herald Advisory Committee continues to meet quarterly with the publisher and editorial staff at the GF Herald. The group discussed a business dashboard that could appear in the GF Herald on a monthly basis with a possible story or two on trends in business and in the local numbers. The group focusses on discussing local business issues and issues that affect business and what our community can do about it. Many of the business stories in the Herald are a result of the Herald Advisory committee’s discussions. The Chamber’s goal is to heighten awareness of business issues, business success stories and business opportunities in the community.

GF/EGF MAC and Fargo MAC Meet

Eight members of the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee (MAC) traveled to Fargo last month to visit with the newly formed (3 years old) Fargo MAC Committee. The group presented details on what our MAC does; the missions at the GFAFB and the two groups discussed how our two communities need to work more closely together to promote an Eastern North Dakota approach for future missions at GFAFB and Hector Field. The ND Congressional Delegation strongly encourages our two groups to work together. Participating from GF/EGF were: Barry Wilfahrt Kim Strom Sheila Bruhn Al Palmer Cont. on page 5 www.gochamber.org


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Membership Renewals

The following businesses know the value of their Chamber Membership and have renewed their membership in The Chamber - GF/EGF. Please visit them for your purchasing needs. Ameriprise Financial - Debbie Albert Artistic Floral Aurora Urgent Care Beckstead’s Auto Repair Bert’s Truck Equipment Best Buy Co., Inc. Boardwalk Bar & Grill Business Specialties, CPA’s Cornerstone Ag Services, Inc. Corporate Technologies Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve Fairfield Inn GFAFB 319th Force Support Glamorous Reruns Greenberg-Lynda & Tom Hartmann Harmon Glass Doctor Holiday Inn Express ICON Architectural Group Iteris Maple Veiw Memory Care Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Paradiso Mexican Restaurant Pins & Needles Plaza Motel Prudential Crary Real Estate - Shawn Horn SimplexGrinnell LP Sprague Alliance Consulting Subway (1801 Gateway Drive) Subway (1850 Columbia Rd.) Subway (2400 S. Washington) Subway (2551 32nd Ave S.) Subway (2800 S. Columbia Rd.) Subway (32nd Ave S.) Subway (DeMers) Subway (EGF) Subway (Emerado) The Coffee Company TrainND

Military Affairs Committee’s Action Packed August MAC will start out the month with their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 8th at 8:00 am at The Chamber. Jason Wehry from Northland Community & Technical College will give a presentation about the aerospace programs at NCTC. They will get into the full swing of things on August 12th when the MAC Golf Event takes place at the Grand Forks Country Club. This is a fun golf outing that pairs civilian and military golfers together and gives us an opportunity to develop and enrich the relationships with our military men and women in the Air Force and the ND Army National Guard. Summer Bash takes place on August 15th at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Amidst all the activities taking place during their summer celebration, members of the Military Affairs Committee will be there serving lunch to our military families. MAC closes the month with the 16th Annual Maury Rothkopf Military Appreciation Day on Thursday, August 29th at the Alerus Center. The event starts with tailgating prior to the UND vs. Valparaiso Football game. The Military Affairs Committee will have a large tent in Tailgate Village area. Members of the committee will serve a meal and distribute tickets (donated by the UND Athletic Department) to the football game that day and the Saturday UND volleyball game against Texas A&M to our military men & women and their families.

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Welcome New Members! Olive Garden Donald Szutenbach 3160 32nd Ave. S. Grand Forks, ND 58201 (o) 701-746-2038 (f) 701-746-9267 DSzutenbach@OliveGarden.com www.olivegarden.com MyPillow Sarah Cronin 2800 South Columbia Road Suite 423 Columbia Mall Grand Forks, ND 58201 (o) 701-203-5363 sarah@mypillow.com www.mypillow.com

Q W Massage & Spa LLC Garrett Hovendick 305 Demers Ave East Grand Forks, MN 56721 (o) 218-773-4229 qwmassagespa@gmail.com www.qwmassage.com Q W Massage and Spa LLC has been proudly serving the Red River Valley for over 5 years. Offering Relaxation Massage, Couples, Hot Stone, Bamboo, Body Wraps and more!

Healing Arts Institute LLC Garrett Hovendick 824 Gateway Dr. NE East Grand Forks, MN 56721 (o) 218-230-4554 healingartsmanor@gmail.com www.healingartsmanor.com Healing Arts Institute is currently taking student applications for our fall massage therapy certification program. www.egfmassageschool. com Check out our metaphysical stores as well as massage & spa services at www.healingartsmanor. com

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Canad Inns Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:45pm - 7:00pm

Free Admission Complimentary hors d’oeuvres ~ drink tickets & cash bar ~ Great door prizes ~ Progressive cash drawing is at $600! Canad Inns invites all Chamber Members and their employees to join them for a fun Business After Hours. Stop in...enjoy a fun evening of networking. You might even win $600 in our progressive cash drawing. We’ll draw the name of one Chamber Member business. If someone from that organization is present, they win! Business After Hours is a great time to network, catch up with friends, coworkers and clients in a fun and casual way. Spread the word and plan to attend the next Business After Hours.

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Chamber Supports Look at Border Cities Legislation

The Chamber is teaming up with chambers and municipal governments in Moorhead, Breckenridge and East Grand Forks to determine what the real implication of recent MN laws will be on businesses along the MN/ND border. Much rhetoric and political banter followed the 2013 MN and ND legislative sessions. The real question is what is real and what is myth. Working together we plan to find out what the biggest impacts are so several measures can be put forward from a border cities perspective to help narrow the gap for businesses along the MN/ND border. Barry Wilfahrt and The Chamber-GF/EGF received an award recently from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities for their support of the Greater MN Economic Development Partnership.

Housing Update Set for September 11th Early in the NV360 Process a housing shortage was identified as one of the top concerns in our region. Mayor Brown immediately appointed a Blue Ribbon Task Force to quantify the problem and identify potential ways to improve the housing supply and market.

Chamber Announces Date of Disney’s Business Excellence Training-Mark Your Calendars

The Chamber-GF/EGF is partnering with the well known Disney Institute to bring their top notch training to Grand Forks on April 22nd of 2014. Disney is hailed as a leader in providing excellent training programs. Their transformative insights are grounded in real-world experiences and time-tested philosophies of The Walt Disney Company. The Chamber last hosted this training in the area in 2003 and 2004. The seminar in April 2014 will be the Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence Training. The full day training will cover: Creativity & Innovation, Leadership Strategies for Organizational Excellence, Disney Selection, Training & Engagement Practices, Consistent Delivery of Quality Service and Fortifying Brand Loyalty. This is a great seminar for all employees to create a stronger team. Mark you calendars, information on registering for the seminar will be available in the coming months.

It has now been close to 6 months since those results were released and judging from all of the construction, much progress is being made on the housing issue. Still, there are less than 100 single family homes on the market and college students are reporting a tight rental market. Thus, the chamber working closely with the city and leaders of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Housing is working to do an assessment on progress in the housing market. The results of that assessment will be released on September 11th at 3:30 at the chamber office.

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Business Briefs AE2S’ Rengstorf Earns GIS Certification

AE2S (Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.) congratulates Lucas Rengstorf, Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist, on his recent certification as a GIS Professional (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). Certified GISPs are professionals who have met the minimum standards for professional practice and ethical conduct as established by GISCI. GISCI certification requires achievement in three areas: educational achievement, professional experience, and contributions to the profession. “Lucas has endless energy and enthusiasm for the GIS

profession,” says Roger E. Grimsley, PLS, AE2S Geomatics Manager. “He’s consistently looking for new ways to add value to our projects. He keeps up on the latest trends and GIS industry practices so we can provide the best possible service for our clients.”

Recipients of the Special Achievement in GIS award are selected by ESRI from thousands of organizations worldwide. GIS combines computer hardware, software, data, and the talents of professionals to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information.

AE2S Receives Special Achievement in GIS Award

“Our work on the North Dakota Western Area Water Supply Project played a significant role in earning this award, and we look forward to continuing to provide innovative GIS solutions for our clients,” said Roger E. Grimsley, PLS, AE2S Geomatics Manager. “We work with a number of municipalities and regional water systems in the heart of oil country in western North Dakota, and we leverage GIS to help the region quickly respond to rapid growth while ensuring that future needs are also considered.”

AE2S (Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.) has received an international award that recognizes outstanding work with Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The firm accepted the Special Achievement in GIS award at the 2013 Environmental Sciences Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference in San Diego, CA on July 10, 2013.

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bridging the financing gap Sometimes projects need a boost when trying to cross over from concept to reality. AE2S Nexus helps bridge that gap. We focus on creating solid plans, aggressively pursuing funding options, and assisting you with implementation to make sure your project is on solid ground. SerViceS • • • • •

Utility Rate Analysis Funding/Financing Project Development and Administration Economic Development Asset Management

The Financial Link

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Business Briefs The cutting-edge technology of GIS has helped meet the visual and informational needs of land owners, engineers, financial analysts, planners, surveyors, and other project team members in western North Dakota as they work on high demand and fast-paced projects. The web-based and mobile capabilities of GIS have provided the ability to paint a live, interactive picture. “Rapid growth causes static data to become obsolete quickly,” said Lucas Rengstorf, AE2S’ GIS Coordinator. “The use of ArcGIS Online and ArcServer provides a real-time solution to distribute changes immediately, enabling all project team members to access the same maps and data whether they are in the office or in the field.” GIS provides clients with a living tool that enables them to continually adapt and plan for changing conditions, as well as easily access and edit information about their infrastructure – saving them time and money.

Graf, Otteson and Haabak Join AE2S AE2S Nexus, the financial division of AE2S has hired Ryan Graf as a Financial Analyst in the firm’s Grand Forks, ND office. He will be responsible for utility financial analysis, including cost of service assessment and rate design; funding development and administration, including analysis of funding alternatives and application support; energy efficiency offerings of AE2S’ asset management services; and reports for clients on Federal regulatory developments.

Graf brings more than three years of experience in regulatory policy and energy efficiency. Prior to joining AE2S, the Grand Forks native worked www.gochamber.org

at a regulatory consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. region that focused on the development of environmental regulations. “Ryan’s experience in Washington, D.C. transfers extremely well to Nexus,” says Shawn Gaddie, Division Manager at AE2S Nexus. “With his former employer, Ryan helped water and wastewater utilities identify energy efficiency possibilities within their systems, outlined funding opportunities to offset the costs of those projects, and suggested ways to build internal capacity to continue improving energy efficiency. We’re excited to put Ryan’s skills to work for our clients.” Graf holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington, IN. AE2S has hired Zachary Otteson as a Marketing Coordinator in the firm’s Grand Forks office. He will be part of AE2S’ Marketing Group, and responsible for working with the marketing team to provide creative services on marketing materials for AE2S, its divisions, and clients. Before joining AE2S, Otteson worked at the UND Center for Community Engagement as a Graphic Design Intern. “Zack brings enthusiasm and creativity to all the projects he works on,” says Sue Hass, Assistant Marketing Manager at AE2S. “His fresh perspective and strong design skills are an excellent addition to the team.” Originally from Grand Forks, Otteson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design Technology, with a certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

AE2S has hired Jesse Haabak as an Engineer in Training in the firm’s Grand Forks, ND office. He will be providing industrial services as well as working as part of AE2S Water Solutions. Haabak is currently working on various hydraulic modeling, water transmission, and design engineering projects. Before joining AE2S, Haabak was a construction engineering intern for the North Dakota Department of Transportation, where he attained field certifications in asphalt paving. “Jesse has gained some good experience very early in his career, and we are able to plug him into a variety of our industrial design and build projects,” says Sanford Case, PE, Operations Manager of AE2S’ Grand Forks headquarters. Originally from McVille, ND, Haabak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota, and has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is the first step in the process leading

Bremer Bank Names Peterson as President/CEO of GF Charter

Bremer Bank announces the promotion of Tammy Peterson to President and Chief Executive Officer of the Grand Forks Charter effective August 1, 2013. Peterson has spent her entire career at Bremer Bank, most recently as a senior vice president and senior business banking manager in Grand Forks. She will be responsible for bank locations in Grand Forks, Grafton, Larimore, Fordville, Gilby, Fisher, Crookston and Warren. Cont. on page 10

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Business Briefs “We are so fortunate to have such an amazing and talented leader in Tammy Peterson to promote to be our next CEO of the Grand Forks Charter,” said Kevin Powers, Group President for Bremer. “Tammy started with us as a credit analyst and moved her way into business banking quickly. For the past five years as senior business banking manager, she has led a very successful business and agricultural banking team and her leadership skills have excelled. We are all really excited to have her move into this executive position and continue to grow our presence in the Grand Forks region.” Peterson joined Bremer in 1996 as a credit analyst. Three years later, she was promoted to a business banker taking on expanded supervisory and leadership responsibilities over the next nine years. In 2007, she developed and began managing the SBA department for North Dakota. A year later, she was promoted to senior vice president and business banking manager for the Grand Forks Charter. Peterson has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota. In addition to her career accolades, she is very committed to serving the community. Peterson is an active volunteer, serving as a board member of the Dakota Horizons – Girl Scouts Regional Council for the past five years, most recently acting as its treasurer. She has also been an active volunteer with various organizations throughout the community, including: the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, American Diabetes Association and the Greater Grand Forks Jaycees to name a few. “I have had the great fortune of working at Bremer for more than 15 years in Grand Forks,” said Peterson. “I am so excited to lead such a wonderful and talented group of people in the Grand Forks Charter. This is an amazing opportunity 10

and I look forward to helping Bremer Bank grow and prosper in the northern Red River Valley.”

Altru Welcomes Staff

Ramesh Mishra, MD, joins Altru’s pediatrics team. Dr. Mishra earned a degree in medicine from the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal. He then practiced in Nepal focusing on general medicine, gynecology and anesthesiology. Most recently Dr. Mishra completed a residency in pediatrics at Hurley Medical Center, a part of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He served as Pediatric Chief Resident at Hurley Medical Center for the past year. Altru welcomes Rebecca Novacek, MD, to our neurology department. She joins Dr. Matthew Roller and Dr. George Woodward in providing excellent neurological care. A native of Minot, N.D., Dr. Novacek began her education at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., where she received degrees in biology and chemistry. She continued her education at the University of North Dakota, earning a degree in medicine. Most recently, Dr. Novacek completed a neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Irminne Van Dyken, MD, joins Altru’s general surgery team. Dr. Van Dyken received a degree in cell biology and neuroscience with a minor in biochemistry at Montana State University. She continued her education at the University of North Dakota where she

earned doctor of medicine. Dr. Van Dyken recently completed a residency at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, where she was the chief surgical resident. Asad Nazir, MD, joins Altru’s family medicine team. Dr. Nazir earned a bachelors of medicine and surgery from Allama Iqbal Medical College – University of Health Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan. He then worked as a research associate in medicine/ gastroenterology at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. He recently completed a residency at Altru Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Nazir is board certified in family medicine. Vikesh Gupta, MD, joins Altru’s pulmonary critical care team. Dr. Gupta earned a bachelors of medicine and surgery from Jawaharlal Institute of Post- Graduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry, India. He completed internal medicine residencies at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India and The University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, Dr. Gupta completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Missouri - Columbia

Congressional Policy Summit

The Greater North Dakota Chamber invites you to participate in the third annual Congressional Policy Summit to be held August 26 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo. Our Congressional Policy Summit was developed to help business leaders like you understand how federal policy Cont. on page 11


decisions will affect our country, our state committed volunteer, serving on the executive and our businesses. It provides a unique opboard of Valley Memorial Homes in Grand Forks. portunity for you learn This to area for current advertiser, delete this from national and state statement prior to printing. industry experts. You can ask questions of these experts and participate in a discussion of how these issues affect your business and our economy. And you can be involved in developing the process in which we all can support pro-business policy at the federal level. The event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with a keynote by Mr. Martin Regalia, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Following the keynote, there will be panel discussions on health care and energy as well as an update on federal immigration legislation. The evening will include a social and dinner and our Congressional Delegation will participate in a panel discussion about the issues that affect business in North Dakota. Sen. Heitkamp and Rep. Cramer have confirmed their participation. Senator Hoeven has been invited. You may register for the 2013 Congressional Policy Summit at www.ndchamber.com or by calling 701-222-0929.

Bremer Promotes Beito

Bremer Bank announces the promotion of Kevin Beito to senior business banking manager for the Grand Forks Charter. Beito has 26 years of banking experience and has been at Bremer for the past five years. In his new role, he will be responsible for credit, sales development and leadership of the business and agricultural teams for the Grand Forks charter, which includes locations in: Grand Forks, Grafton, Larimore, Gilby, Fisher, Fordville, Crookston and Warren. “Kevin has been a strong contributor on our business banking team,” said Tammy Peterson, newly appointed president and chief executive officer of the Grand Forks Charter.” He will assume the position I had previously held and I’m so confident in his leadership and banking skills. We are so fortunate to have him on our team.” Beito joined Bremer in Grand Forks in 2009. He previously worked at Wells Fargo serving the locations of St. Cloud, Faribault and Grand Rapids. Beito has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Mankato. He is a 11

Gen Y’s in the Workplace As Generation Y’s (10 to 30 years of age) enter the workforce, older supervisors are having difficulty adapting to this new generation. A generation that is bringing with them to the workplace: unfamiliar attitudes, different beliefs, challenging expectations, specific needs, and new motivational triggers. This brown bag lunch will provide instruction and discussion opportunities for supervisors, coaches and human resource professionals, related to the best practices on how to train, lead and coach Generation Y employees. During the 90 minute session you will explore four key areas: 1.What are the characteristics for Generation Y’s? 2.How these characteristics came about. 3.Why do Generation Y’s and older generations misunderstand each other? 4.Tips on how to lead, manage and coach Generations Y’s more effectively.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm The Chamber - GF/EGF $20/Person (lunch provided) $30/Non-Member (lunch provided) Presented by: Galen Cariveau, Cariveau Workforce Services

Galen has 35+ years of experience providing workplace training to supervisors, managers and coaches in the region. Seating is limited. Sign up by August 20, 2013. Reservations can be made at 772-7271 or email info@gochamber.org with the names of those attending.


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