Beachfront Blues

How about that Beachfront Blues event?!  Definitely in the running for the best attended Fuse event yet!

If you didn’t make it out, allow me to fill you in on what you missed.  The evening was staged on the private beach of the historic Glensheen Mansion, with access to the grounds to explore at your whim.  Kyle Scherz added his own flavor to familiar tunes, keeping the atmosphere upbeat.  There were scrumptious Blackwoods appetizers that kept you coming back for more, and free beer from Bent Paddle to cleanse your palate.  Top that off with lively lawn games, new friends and ideal weather!  Even the Sundew paid us a visit with a honk from the lake.

If you didn’t make it out to this one, be sure to join us at the next event.  Fuse at Five on the rooftop Eagle Harbor Room of the Inn on Lake Superior, sponsored by Verizon Wireless.  At this free event there’s sure to be fabulous prizes, tempting appetizers, and a cash bar.  Hope to see you there!

Tiersa Dodge
Fuse Duluth Leadership Council - Chair
DSGW Architects


YPro Conference Agenda is Here!

September 25, 2014
Sheraton Duluth Hotel

7:30 - 8:15 am Registration

8:15am Keynote Presentation
Positioning Yourself as a Leader - Ted Schick, Schick Corporate Learning
Ted is a charismatic corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, Ted has over 30 years experience leading people.

[Corporate Track] In the Mind of the Negotiator: Problem-solving & decision making in the workplace - Jeff Holmes Vice President of Real Estate for maurices
[Entrepreneurial Track] Taking the Leap - Eric Faust Owner of Duluth Coffee Company, Nick Arntz and Elyse Wachendorf of the Happy Wanderer

[Corporate Track] Increase Your Productivity - Pascha Apter of Giant Voices
[Entrepreneurial Track] Spott-On Networking - Pat Spott of Spott Law Office, PA

[Corporate Track] Develop Habits to Build a Successful Life - Karen Stromme of UMD Athletics
[Entrepreneurial Track] Social Media to Grow Your Business - Lucie Amundsen of Locally Laid

12:15pm - 1:00pm Etiquette Luncheon 
Learn the dos and don’ts of dining at the conference’s three course etiquette luncheon presented by event expert Jax Eisenmann, held at Greysolon Ballroom.

1:00 pm Networking Game and Sponsor Booth Visits  

[Corporate Track] Marketing Yourself : Building your personal brand for success - Panel Discussion featuring City Council Member Linda Krug, Brian Hanson of APEX and Pam Solberg-Tapper of Coach for Success
[Entrepreneurial Track] Money Management - Craig Chilcote of Anderson, Kuiti & Asuma, PLLC

3:00pm Keynote Presentation
Work/Life Balance - Don Ness, Mayor of Duluth
Don was elected mayor in 2007 from a field of 12 candidates. Four years later, Ness became the first mayor to run unopposed since Duluth was incorporated in 1887. Despite Don's extremely busy schedule he has found a way to balance his work and his family life, find out how he does it all.

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Interested in sponsorships? Help us prepare a new generation to lead with vision and passion. Contact Martha Bremer for more information. mbremer@duluthchamber.com; (218) 740-3754.