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With an NHRA membership you are also a Duluth Chamber of Commerce member and can attend Chamber events for the member price. 

Upcoming events

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth, 200 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802

    As HR professionals, employees depend on your guidance.  This session will arm you with good information to be able to help them begin to navigate to Medicare. For example. when is the best time to apply for Medicare? Or if you keep working, should you stay on your group plan or go on to Medicare right away? Get these answers and more! Gain a better understanding of how Medicare works as during the transition from the workplace into Medicare. 

    Lunch is included.

    Presenter: Sheryl Radle

    Sheryl Radle is the Owner and CFO of Radle Insurance Services, Inc. Sheryl began her career with Radle Insurance Services in 1999 after spending more than 20 years in banking.  Sheryl decided to leave that industry to join her husband, Byron, who is her business partner so they could grow the business together.

    Sheryl is very involved in Radle Insurance Services.  Besides her financial duties as CFO, Sheryl also serves as the Office Manager and brokers health products to Medicare individuals, small groups and individuals who do not receive benefits though their employer.

    Outside of her office Sheryl serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Premium Security Plan and the BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Agent Advisory Board.

    In her free time Sheryl enjoys spending time with her family at the lake and knitting.

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Dubh Linn, 109 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

    Elissa Hansen, President and CEO of the Northspan Group, will share with NHRA how to attract and keep talent!

    If you are a business owner, manager, or do hiring, you know you or your company can have the best business plan in the world, but it doesn't mean anything if you can't find the right people to make your vision a reality. Let's fact it; the old cliche is true - it really is hard to find & keep good help these days!

    This is the reality for many markets and industries, but here in the Northland we have the extra challenge of our location not providing a large pool of resources to draw from, which means we actually need to find people willing to move to our area. Then once you do find that amazing person, you need to convince them to stick around through our sometimes challenging Northland weather, not to mention their other family members trying to find work.

    Come to this session to understand what it takes to find and keep great talent in today's marketplace, including:

    • What jobs posts must include, should include, and what makes them good
    • The 5 core objectives that we feel are leading the workforce revolution, and
    • Lastly what a successful employee retention plan should focus on

    Come to learn from 3:00 - 4:15pm

    Stay for a special NHRA happy hour afterwards at Dubh Linn from 4:15 - 6:00PM!

    Elissa Hansen, President & CEO of The Northspan Group, Inc., leads the organization with more than 20 years of experience in business, community, organizational, and economic development across Minnesota and Wisconsin. She invests her time creatively advancing others' capabilities through strategic action & business planning, facilitation, grant management & writing, financial solutions & packaging, site selection & due diligence, community project funding development, and communications & brand development.

    She has previous experience with the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX), Brainerd Lakes Area Development Corporation, and most recently, Steam Creative Consulting. She recently served as a member of the Duluth City Council, chair of the Northern Lights Express Passenger Rail Alliance, and a commissioner on the Duluth Economic Development Authority. She participates in the Aim High Network, which connects inspiring women entrepreneurs and community leaders in the region to build influence, leadership, wealth and opportunity.

    Hansen grew up in central Minnesota, and achieved her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University. After living and working across the country, she chose to make Duluth her home. She is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional with the National Development Council and a graduate of both the Leadership Duluth and Blandin Community Leadership programs. Hansen has also been honored as one of the Duluth News Tribune’s “20 under 40,” which celebrates professionals who are making a positive impact and working for change in the region.

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Duluth Depot, 506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802
    • 199

    Mark your calendar and register early for this special leadership event!

    Four-Star General Richard "Butch" Neal, USMC (Ret.) will share leadership lessons learned throughout his service. General Neal is the author of What Now Lieutenant? Leadership Forged from Events in Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Beyond.

    In addition, Alan M. Anderson will speak and present a tribute to area Medal of Honor recipients whose leadership lessons have demonstrated incontestable acts of gallantry.

    This event is co-hosted by the Northland Human Resources Association (NHRA) and the St. Louis County Historical Society's Veterans Memorial Hall Program

    You won't want to miss this unique opportunity! Register early!

    After the event, stay for a special book signing with General Neal from 4:00 - 4:30pm!

    *Proceeds from this event benefit the Medal of Honor Row exhibit in Veterans Memorial Hall (www.vets-hall.org).

    Program Questions or to register through the Veterans Memorial Hall Program: email Jay Hagen or call him at 218-733-7500.

    Sponsorship Inquires: call Dennis Hughes at 218-213-7929.

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    Online Registration Questions: email Sarah Crowell or call her at 612-968-7393.

    1) Register Online (click blue button)

    2) Pay online or make a check to St. Louis County History Society and mail to:

    C/O Jay Hagen, VMH Program Assistant

    St. Louis County History Society

    506 West Michigan St.

    Duluth, MN 55802

    Check payment must be received by November 8th.


    Featured Speaker: Four-Star General Richard "Butch" Neal, USMC (Ret.)

    General Neal was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps upon graduation in 1965 from Northeastern University, where he received a B.S. degree in History and Education. He also holds a M.A. degree from Tulane University and is a graduate of the National War College.

    During his 34 years of active duty service, General Neal’s operational experience included two tours of service in Vietnam, battalion command, and service as Director, USMC Amphibious Warfare School; Deputy for Operations at U.S. Central Command for Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM; Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Division; and Deputy Commander in Chief/Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command.

    His staff positions include service as Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division, HQ US Marine Corps.

    From 1996 until his retirement from active duty in 1998, General Neal served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.

    General Neal's decorations include: the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star Medal with gold star; the Defense Superior Service Medal with palm; Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V"; and the Purple Heart.

    Since retirement, General Neal has been a Senior Fellow for the National Defense University.  He has been the President of 3 patent licensing companies to include President of Sisvel US, a Trustee at Norwich University, and Overseer at Northeastern University.  He has served on several boards, including Chairman of the Board of the Military Officers Association of America from 2008-10. He recently published a memoir “What Now, Lieutenant?”

    General Neal and his wife Kathy live in Washington, D.C.

    Moderator/Speaker: Alan M. Anderson, PhD., FCIArb

    Alan M. Anderson, PhD, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with over thirty years of experience. He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate and by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the “gold standard” for international arbitration practitioners. Alan has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of intellectual property litigation since 2010, and has been recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer® for more than ten years. Alan specializes in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution, and appellate advocacy.

    Alan’s practice is international in scope and he represents clients in a wide variety of industries. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses. He has tried jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts, literally from Los Angeles to New York City. In his intellectual property practice, Alan has litigated actions involving a variety of diverse technologies. His arbitration experience includes large domestic commercial disputes and international arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He represents foreign corporations in court in the U.S. and in international arbitrations.

Cancellation Policy

We understand there may be occasions that require you to cancel your registration for an event. Cancellations made within (3) full business days prior to an event will be fully refunded. Due to costs associated with venue, food planning, and other expenses, cancellations not made within three full business days will not be refunded or applied to future meetings. 

To review your registration details, go to your registration details page.

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