CEO Council Member Portal

November/December 2015

Roger Hurd

"How do we set prices?  Build up from costs with perhaps some influence from what the market will bear? Take 1½ minutes to watch an alternative approach in the video below. And consider, how can we better understand what our customers truly value?"
- Roger Hurd

Watch - Clearing the Roadblocks to Better B2B Pricing

Pat Voyles

"Vulnerability is the key to unlocking the door of trust for the crucial conversations we must have.  But, vulnerability is about exposing and talking about failures and weaknesses.  If we can’t be real, honest, open and vulnerable with each other, NOT being vulnerable becomes the kiss of death because we don’t communicate and learn at the level we need to perform well together. This is why it’s essential to learn to be vulnerable. How comfortable are you with being vulnerable with employees and clients?"
- Pat Voyles

Read - Why Vulnerability Should Be an Important Part of Marketing

Watch Daring Greatly: Why Vulnerability Is Your Greatest Strength

Upcoming Events

Enterprise Minnesota Business Events

How to Grow Your Company Leaders
Thursday, March 24, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Maple Grove
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Five Drivers of Great Business Strategy
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Elk River
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2015 Statewide CEO Council
Enterprise Minnesota - 2015 Statewide CEO Council - Manufacturing Panel Discussion
(Pictured left to right: Verne McPherson, CEO, Tolerance Masters; David Rhode, plant operations manager, Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing; Joe Mulford, president, Pine Technical and Community College; Dane Anderson, president and CEO, FAST Global Solutions; Bob Kill, president and CEO Enterprise Minnesota) 

Click on the links below to view the speakers' presentations.

Mary ConnorWhat You Need to Know to Create a Winning Business Strategy

Greg LangfieldThree Proven Ways to Company-Wide Continuous Improvement

Kent MyhrmanHow Quality Will Lead to New Profits in a Global Economy

Joe Mulford (Keynote Speaker) Workforce Strategies for Business Prosperity

Pat VoylesHow Developing Leaders at All Levels Will Help You Grow Your Business

Sponsored by
Doherty Staffing Solutions Klein Bank
Lindquist and Vennum Wipfli, LLP

Why ISO Transforms Your Business

Mathieu Tapp, CEO at Fraisa USA, speaks at Enterprise Minnesota's business event Why ISO Transforms Your Business
(Mathieu Tapp, CEO at Fraisa USA addresses the crowd at Why ISO Transforms Your Business)

Enterprise Minnesota's December business event Why ISO Transforms Your Businesshelped attendees gain insight on how manufacturers can outpace their competition by adopting internationally recognized standards for a well-managed business.

Click on the links below to view the speakers' presentations.

David Ahlquist, Business Growth Consultant
Enterprise Minnesota - Minneapolis

Alex Altstatt, Director, Business Development
Western Spring Manufacturing - Hugo

Gregg Elliott, President and CEO
Seacole - Plymouth

Mathieu Tapp, CEO
Fraisa USA - New Brighton

Valuable Articles

How to Handle a Toxic Superstar Employee - American City Business Journals

The Need For Training Within Industry - Industry Week 

Can't find skilled workers? Try this American strategy from World War II - American City Business Journals

Enterprise Minnesota® Magazine

Winter 2015

Enterprise Minnesota Magazine - Winter 2015 issue