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Business Day at the Capitol

Name: Business Day at the Capitol
Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 10:45 am - 6:30 pm
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
11 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55101
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join your peers to advance your priorities face-to-face with legislators. Get briefed on the issues, and then ride buses to the Capitol for prearranged legislative appointments. Afterward, return by bus for an informal reception. Share where your legislators stand on the issues while networking with business associates from around the state.

There is a pro-business majority in the legislature – let’s make the most of this opportunity!


10:45 a.m. | Optional pre-session | Lobbying 101 and Issue Briefing
11:30 a.m. | Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. | Lunch
12:45 p.m. | Keynote Panel plus Q&A: Health care reform: Who benefits?

  •          Wendy Clopp, senior manager of hr operations, Digi-Key Electronics
  •          Dr. Ken Holmen, chief executive officer, CentraCare
  •          John Naylor, chief executive officer, Medica
  •          Karen Peterson, principal, Mercer

1:45 p.m. | Bus leaves to Capitol
2:00 p.m. | Activities at the Capitol: Capitol tours, Key Leader briefings, legislative appointments

Key Leader Briefing Schedule
                2:00 p.m. | Health Insurance, Rep. Joe Hoppe
                2:30 p.m. | Workforce Development, Rep. Pat Garofalo
                3:00 p.m. | Transportation, Rep. Paul Torkelson and Rep. Frank Hornstein
                3:30 p.m. | Taxes, Rep. Sarah Anderson and Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly of the Minnesota Department of Revenue

                Capitol tours available at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.| Buses return to the hotel
4:00 p.m. | Reception at InterContinental
6:30 p.m. | Adjourn

Attendees have the option to pick from an "ala carte" menu of options, or attend the entire event for one price (best value).

Full Event
Member: $75
Nonmember: $100

Pre-Session Issue Briefing and Lobbying 101 
Member: $10
Nonmember: $15

Lunch and Keynote
Member: $55
Nonmember: $80

Bus to Capitol
Member: $10
Nonmember: $15

Member: $35
Nonmember: $50


Gold Sponsor | Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association
Gold Sponsor | Northern State Bank
Networking Reception Sponsor | Gardner Builders
Silver Sponsor | Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hinckley
Silver Sponsor | BNSF Railway
Bronze Sponsor | Minnesota Shopping Center Association
Bronze Sponsor | Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd.
Bronze Sponsor | BOMA Greater Minneapolis
Bronze Sponsor | Metal Casters of Minnesota
Bronze Sponsor | Minnesota Utility Contractors Association
Associate Sponsor | Minnesota Wire

Sponsorship opportunities are available - contact Alyssa Roach - - for more information.