President’s Message 2014-2015 Officers, Directors and Advisor

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President’s Message 2014-2015 Officers, Directors and Advisor
MINNEAPOLIS CHAPTER
October 2014 | Vol. 55, No. 10
Chartered 1960
President’s Message
“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the
result of forces working TOGETHER”
Lisa Hamilton
Chapter President
Carlson
2014-2015
Officers, Directors
and Advisor
~ James Cash Penney
Our September 17th Strategy Planning Meeting of
of Minneapolis found chapter representatives working and
planning together. Attendees participated in one of three committee
groups (Communications, Programs, or Membership). Ideas were
shared and captured. A representative from each of the committees
provided a quick recap of items discussed. It was clear that we all are
focused on growing our chapter together. Growing doesn’t just mean
growing our chapter membership. It includes each member growing
and learning through attending chapter programs, reading chapter
and corporate communications, networking with other chapter
representatives, mentoring new members and working alongside each
other toward a common vision and goals.
EWI®
I’m challenging EWI of Minneapolis to focus on the word together
for 2014-2015. Why this one word? A request was made to each of
the incoming Chapter Presidents by our 2014-2015 EWI Corporate
President, Darlene Banogan. She asked us to read a book by Dan
Britton entitled ‘One Word That Will Change Your Life’ and to come
up with one word that our chapter would focus on for the next year.
The concept of the book is simple. It asks a reader to embrace
ownership of one word for 365 days and by doing so the word becomes
the vision for the upcoming year. I thought about this concept and
finding one word that EWI of Minneapolis could focus on for 20142015. The word together kept coming into focus. The dictionary
states together as being ‘with or in proximity to another person or
people; at the same time’.
President
Lisa Hamilton
Carlson
Vice President/PresidentElect/Philanthropy/PR
Bev Kennedy
Parliamentary Consulting
Secretary
Courtney Wiehoff
Carlson Advisors, LLP
Treasurer
Pam Steinkraus
Graco Inc.
Membership/Mentoring
Director
Belinda Muehlbauer
CWT – Meetings and Events
Sergeant-at-Arms/
Program/Fund
Raising/Hospitality Director
Rhoda Ailts
Graco Inc.
Communications Director
Jill Kruger
Jill Kruger Designs
Advisor
Gina Brennan
Corporate Car & Coach
President’s Message / Chapter Officers and Directors p. 1-2 • October Chapter Meeting
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Information p. 3 • LCAM Highlights p. 4-8 • Member Firms in the News p. 9 • Calendar of Upcoming
Events / Birthdays / EWI Mission, Vision and Values p. 10 • Chapter Info/Anniversaries p. 11
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By working together and being committed to supporting member firms, representatives and
community, EWI promotes:
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Member Firms
o Showcases your firm’s products and services through advertising and sponsorship
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Personal and Professional Growth
o Professional development webinars and conference workshops
o Academy of Leadership programs
o Serving on corporate and chapter boards and committees
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Community Involvement
o Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) scholarships
o Literacy programs
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Relationship Building
o Connecting with other representatives at monthly chapter meetings, regional
conference and EWI’s Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting (LCAM)
We can grow stronger from the connections created by our involvement in EWI. Let’s work together
and share the value of membership. An easy way to do this is by utilizing current social media tools.
Are you experienced using social media or are you a novice? I know I’m in the novice category and
would like to learn more. Well … there is an opportunity to learn more at our October 15th Chapter
Meeting. You won’t want to miss it!
If you have other ideas or questions, please reach out to me or a member of the Board of Directors.
We are here to assist.
Lisa Hamilton
Chapter President, EWI of Minneapolis
TOGETHER
EWI of Minneapolis
L to R: Membership Director, Belinda Muehlbauer, CWT Meetings &
Events, and new representatives, Sara King, Hilton Minneapolis and
Joanne Roehrich, Xcel Energy, participate in strategic planning for
the new year during the September Chapter Meeting
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LCAM HIGHLIGHTS
Thom Singer | Connecting with People in a Social Media Crazy
World
By Lisa Hamilton, Carlson
Thom Singer was the keynote speaker on Thursday, September 11th at the 2014
Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting (LCAM) in Washington, D.C. He has
written books on the power of business relationships, networking, presentation
skills and entrepreneurship. Thom shared an inspirational message challenging each of us to move
beyond the superficial connections in our social media crazy world and speaking about the
importance of networking (human engagement).
Networking is about long-term mutually beneficial relationships and people succeed more because of
networking than by not networking. Networking allows us to put the pieces together and when
pieces are put together big success can come your way! During the keynote message and throughout
the conference Thom challenged us to be engaged in networking with others and to be fully present
in our conversations. He challenged us to continue this practice once we returned home. Tips one
could use as they met with people or new clients, include:
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Utilize LinkedIn
o Businesses start their sourcing by using LinkedIn to do preliminary work in looking at
candidates. It’s not just for recruiting.
o Before your meetings check LinkedIn profiles for the people you’ll be meeting with.
When you find and realize you might have a connection based on information in their
profiles you’ll find that you can ‘fast forward’ to trust more quickly. Having
commonalities is good.
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What is your personal brand? Your brand is the execution on a promise.
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Top reason for attending an event or conference? Almost always it is about
networking opportunities.
o Get out of your comfort zone and meet people
o Be approachable and have your nametag visible
o Talk to people you don’t know
o Don’t be the best kept secret (at this conference, in your industry, etc.)
o The power of ‘Hello’ breaks you free.
o Share experiences and build relationships, it’s not just about business
o Have fun!
At some point in your career or your life, you are going to need something and someone in your life
who will be that connection because you took the time to build that connection!
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LCAM “WOW” TAKE-A-WAYS
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What an incredible 4 days! Great leadership training sessions at Leadership Caucus and
Annual Meeting. It’s a fantastic opportunity to network with other incoming chapter
presidents. Lisa Hamilton
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From Thom Singer, I learned E=MC² in the networking world. Translation: Engagement =
meaningful connections between 2 people. Jean Worrell
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I was “WOWed” by the energy and enthusiasm of the young women in the Collegiate
Chapter. I was inspired to volunteer to mentor one of them. Rhoda Ailts
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My WOW factor is and continues to be the friendships that are formed with other EWI
women across the Nation. Every year I attend, I meet another 4-5 ‘real’ connections and
through Face Book and LinkedIn, am able to stay in touch, and reach out for business
questions, networking opportunities and solid B2B exchanges! Belinda Muehlbauer
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That the delegate body voted to adopt all of the progressive initiatives that we believe will
enhance our organization to both our members and prospective members. Bev Kennedy
CONGRATULATIONS
BEV KENNEDY
Bev was elected to represent the Central Division
on the Corporate Nominating Committee during
the 2014 Annual Meeting.
Thank You
I want to say “thank you” to our Chapter representatives who attended LCAM and helped
with my campaign for Central Division Representative to the Corporate Nominating
Committee. This committee reviews applications for service on the Corporate Board and
proposes a slate of officers and directors that is voted on by the delegates at the Annual
Meeting and will have a large impact on the direction of EWI over the next year.
Bev Kennedy, CAP
Parliamentary Consulting
2013-2014 EWI Corporate Governance Chair
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EWI of Minneapolis is a Repeat Winner at LCAM!
Congratulations to Jean Worrell and the
Communications Committee
The Minneapolis Chapter received some nice recognition as our
October Chapter newsletter was selected as one of the three best this
past year.
This is the second consecutive year that the Minneapolis Chapter
received this award.
Pictured to the left are Jean Worrell, Communications Committee
Chair, and Gina Brenna, Chapter President. Also serving on the
Communications Committee this past year were Sharon Drews,
Thomson Reuters, Marsha Connor, Xcel Energy, and Leslie Rosedahl,
Lockridge Grindal Nauen.
LCAM 2014 Photo Gallery
Jean Worrell, Gina Brennan, Rhoda Ailts, Lisa Hamilton and Jack Hillegass at Opening Night Celebration
Belinda
Muehlbauer,
Jack Hillegass
and Lisa
Hamilton at
Opening Night
Reception
Rhoda Ailts, Bev Kennedy and Jean Worrell
at Closing Night Gala
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LCAM 2014 Photo Gallery
Chapter Dinner at Washington, D.C. Firm Carmine’s
Jack Reiter and Rhoda Ailts after touring the White House
Jack and Cindy Hillegass enjoy Chapter Dinner at Carmine’s
The White House
Board of Directors of EWI’s First Collegiate Chapter, University of MissouriColumbia, pictured with Corporate Director, Cortney Ihde (far right)
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EWI Corporate President, Ronwyn Anderson with Minneapolis Chapter President, Gina Brennan
Jean Worrell, Belinda Muehlbauer, Gina Brennan, Lisa Hamilton
with Brenda Barbarich of Detroit-Windsor Chapter enjoy the
Odyssey Cruise
Belinda Muehlbauer and Gina Brennan all
decked out at Closing Night Gala
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MEMBER FIRMS IN THE NEWS
Xcel Energy in the News
By Barbara Bridgeman, Xcel Energy
 Xcel Energy was named #1 Wind Provider for the 10th consecutive year from the American
Wind Energy Association Report.
 Xcel Energy for the 8th year, earned a spot on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, one of the
most recognized benchmarks worldwide for corporate sustainability.
 Xcel Energy’s “Day of Service” held on Sept. 6, involved 660 employees, family members and
friends across the Minnesota jurisdiction, served 25 organizations. Approximately 2,000
hours were volunteered, valued at $45,000 by the Points of Light Foundation, in Washington,
D.C.
 Xcel Energy in March 2014 received an Emergency Recovery Award for its outstanding power
restoration efforts after a widespread, severe weather outbreak in the company’s Upper
Midwest Service Territory in 2013.
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George Family Foundation Recognizes Twin Cities Women Leaders
By Jean Worrell, MDA Leadership Consulting
At its first-ever “Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders” event on September 16, the George Family
Foundation recognized 84 exceptional women leaders making remarkable contributions to building
the Twin Cities. “Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders” was held at the Guthrie Theater on
Tuesday, September 16, in conjunction with a preview performance of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer
Prize-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles.
The event celebrated women who have served as CEO, board chair or president of large corporations,
colleges and universities, government and nonprofit organizations, health care, and major arts
organizations in the Twin Cities. Nine groundbreaking women leaders were also honored
posthumously at the event for their contributions in creating the quality of life present in the Twin
Cities today. Two of our member firms had honorees at this special event: Sandra Davis, Chair and
Founder, MDA Leadership Consulting, and three Carlson executives Trudy Rautio, CEO,
Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Wendy Carlson.
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CALENDAR OF UPCOMING
CHAPTER MEETING EVENTS
EWI
MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
MISSION
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Chapter Meeting
OCTOBERHilton Minneapolis
2 Janet Tschida
15 Jodee McCallum
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Chapter Meeting
NOVEMBER TBD
DECEMBER
None
13 Pam Steinkraus
19 Jean Worrell
Wednesday, December
2014
21 Tami 17,
VanBrocklin
26 Pauline Knight
Chapter Meeting
Blaisdell Manor
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING
BOARD MEETINGS
EWI brings together key individuals from
diverse businesses for the purpose of
promoting member firms, enhancing
personal and professional development and
encouraging community involvement.
VISION
To be a global women’s organization of
5,000 engaged members empowering
others for positive change.
VALUES
Integrity
Excellence
Respect
Collaboration
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Board Meeting
Via teleconference
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Board Meeting
TBD
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Board Meeting
Via teleconference
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
October 2
October 11
October 15
Janet Tschida
Jill Kruger
Jodee McCallum
CAREERS
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MINNEAPOLIS CHAPTER MEMBER FIRMS
Advisor Net Financial
Carlson
Carlson Advisors, LLP
CWT – Meetings and Events
Cerner Corporation
Cities Communications, Inc.
Corporate Car & Coach
Dalco Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
Graco Inc.
Hilton Minneapolis
Jill Kruger Designs
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
MDA Leadership Consulting
Muse Event Center by CRAVE Catering
Parliamentary Consulting
S & T Office Products and Office Interiors
Sempris, LLC
Thomson Reuters, Legal
Three Sons Signature Cuisine
Xcel Energy Inc.
Life Member: Pauline Knight
EWI OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES
FIRMS
11 Years Cerner Corporation
7 Years Corporate Car & Coach
REPRESENTATIVES
none this month
COURTESY MESSAGES
ewiConnect is the official publication of
EWI of Minneapolis
Articles, photos, member and firm news items
for the monthly publication
may be submitted to:
Jill Kruger via email at
[email protected]
DEADLINE for the
November ewiConnect newsletter:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
If you need assistance with transportation to Chapter
Meetings, or if you know of any significant happenings
of interest to our members, such as deaths, illnesses or
accidents, please contact the Secretary
Courtney Wiehoff via email at
[email protected]
ROSTER UPDATES
The Roster change form is for firms and
representatives to update any information. Please
contact Bev Kennedy via email at
[email protected] if you need to update your
Roster information.
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