Speakers

Our speakers are hand-selected by invitation only to speak at this conference. Each are seasoned business professionals who have run their own small businesses or consult with small businesses for their career. At the 2017 Best Practices Conference, you’ll learn from experience.

Bill English, Licensed Psychologist; Platinum Group
Melissa Budensiek, Social Media Expert; Hubbard
Gary Braun, Owner, Pivotal Advisors
Kevin McKinnon, Deputy Commissioner; MN Dept Economic Development
Richard Murphy; President, Murphy Warehouse
Christian Young, Lead for SBA Loans, Venture Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Kusilek, Marketing Expert; MN Bus Magazine
Ken Ritterspach, Owner; Traction Results
Mike Zenk, President; Venture Bank
Bob Oberlies, Attorney; Fredrikson
Steve LeBeau, Editor; MN Bus Magazine
Tom Hubler, Owner, Hubler for Family Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Vincent, Director; Assoc. for Corporate Growth
Kyle Chank, Director of Operations; Super Bowl Committee
Jeff Olejnik, CyberSecurity Expert; Wipfli
Bernie Laur, Director Digital Sales; Hubbard
Jayson Wold, Marketing Expert; MN Bus Magazine
Ben Theis, Owner; SKOL Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Clairmont, President; Clairmont Group
Jon Olson, Millennial Expert; Anoka Ramsey Professional Education
Jessica Manivasager, Attorney; Fredrikson
Valerie Fedie, Partner, Wipfli
John Erhart, Shareholder; Fredrikson
Bob Stewart; Platinum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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