Vision 2020: Panel Discussion on Planning for Success

Registration ends Friday, October 18

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Monday, October 21, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM CDT
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Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N.
Arbor Lakes Room
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Marni Hockenberg                                                952-500-9542

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Arbor Lakes Room

Monday, October 21, 2019 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Registration/Networking
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Program, Audience Q & A
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Networking Reception
                             Hot appetizers and cash bar 

As we near the end of 2019 it’s a great time for manufacturing business owners and their Executive team to start thinking about what we want to accomplish in 2020. Many companies begin the annual planning process by deciding on which of the primary annual initiatives the organization can focus on to drive growth. Whether you have those initiatives identified or not, our panel discussion can help you understand how the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) identifies upcoming opportunities (and risks) you need to be aware of. Panel experts will provide a holistic understanding of why they believe EOS has been key to improved business plans and increased positive results.

Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of how EOS helps companies:

1 Define and achieve its vision

2. Set measurable priorities that align with its vision and goals

3. Structure specific initiatives in a way that best fits their company and timeline

Panelists:  Mary Nutting, Owner and President, CorTalent

Tony Wand, CEO, HM Cragg

Deb Steigauf, Director of Operations, Core Products International

Shane Steffensen, CFO, Lube-Tech, Inc

Panel Moderator: Peter Beaumont, Business Advisor, The Resultants

To qualify for attendance at Gears & Gadgets, one must be a manufacturing business owner or currently employed manufacturing Executive.   This focused approach will enable Gears & Gadgets attendees to engage in conversations that directly pertain to industry issues within their respective manufacturing companies. 

Registration ends Friday, October 18.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this Gears & Gadgets event possible!











About Minnesota Manufacturing Executive & Gears & Gadgets 

Minnesota Manufacturing Executives

Founded in 2012, Gears & Gadgets is an exclusive quarterly event for Minnesota Manufacturing Executives to discuss industry trends and develop synergistic connections. A typical event showcases a manufacturing industry speaker followed by a networking reception with hot appetizers and cash bar. Manufacturing business owners and executives are eligible to attend.

This program is 'by invitation only'. To receive invitations, contact the founder, Marni Hockenberg at or 952-500-9542.