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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

    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Holiday Inn, 200 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802
    In this presentation, the speaker will discuss what to do when confronted by an active shooter in the workplace. The Run, Hide, Fight applications will be taught along with discussing your company's plan and next steps. Experience and lessons learned from six years of active shooter drills will be incorporated throughout the presentation. In addition, there will be discussion on creating a plan for your organization.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will:

    - understand the importance of an active shooter plan. 

    - discuss current or potential active shooter plans at his or her organization.

    About the Speaker:

    Mark Marturano recently retired from St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN after almost 43 years of service. For 17 of those years, he was the Safety Officer responsible for all aspects of the safety program at St. Luke's.

    Currently, Mark teaches Safety and Emergency Management related courses at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) in the Masters of Industrial Safety and Hygiene Program.

    in addition, he works part-time at the Duluth Airport as a Special Projects person responsible for emergency planning, emergency exercises, and review of safety programs.

    Mark also runs his own Safety Consulting & Training business, Bullseye Safety & Training, which helps small healthcare and other business organizations set up safety and maintenance programs, as well as emergency and security plans. A large part of his business is Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Awareness Training and Drills.

    * Policy for public gatherings at the Holiday Inn

    Our service and management teams have put a lot of thought into providing you a comfortable and safe event environment.  We are following both IHG Clean Guidelines and MN Department of Health Guidelines which includes items such as:

    - Staff and management will be wearing masks

    - Sanitization stations will be placed at the entrance of your event space

    - Cleaning and disinfecting frequency have been increased in all areas of the hotel (hourly in all public spaces)

    - Meal service will be done with contactless processes in place.

    - Spacious room setup allowing for extra space for social distancing

    - Round tables set for 4 people maximum with 6 feet of space between tables

    - No items, food or beverage will be preset on the tables.

    • 13 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Let Me Be Brutally Honest With You

    "Let me be brutally honest with you." Honest, yes. But Brutal?? Really? Couldn't we achieve better results by being "authentically" honest instead of brutal? This session will introduce strategies to help participants provide authentic, effective feedback that is constructive rather than destructive.


    ·         recognize four behaviors that have a huge impact on the quality of conversations

    ·         discuss the outcome of caring for others while still speaking candidly

    ·         implement the communication tips immediately for more effective conversation


    Kathlynn McConnell

    Kathlynn is passionate about human capital. Focusing on the “human side of business”, Kathlynn works with her MCCU team members, and partners with businesses and organizations of all sizes, giving them tools to get their staff inspired and engaged so they can provide fabulous customer/member service, communicate well and play nicely with each other in the sandbox (which we call the workplace).

    Kathlynn has partnered with clients such as the Mayo Medical Clinic, Toro, Land O’Lakes, Public Works Association, Bank Trainer’s Conference, the Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Management, hospitals, universities, financials, non-profit organizations…well, you get the idea.

    In addition, Kathlynn also is an active member and past board member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), president of the Empowered Women’s Network, and serves in a variety of capacities in many other community, church and professional organizations.

    • 08 Dec 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Holiday Inn, 200 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802

    Regardless of whether recreational marijuana is legalized in Minnesota in 2020 or 2021, marijuana is already a factor in employment decisions. Medicinal marijuana is a protected activity in Minnesota, and employers are prohibited from discriminating against users. How should employers handle marijuana? Should we even test for it? This session will go through common situations.

    At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

    • Understand the risks associated with employment decisions impacted by marijuana.
    • Gain strategies to handle drug testing for marijuana.
    • Learn alternative approaches to discipline if an employee comes to work high.

    About the Speaker:

    Kate Bischoff is an overly enthusiastic, sarcastic, and opinionated management-side employment attorney and human resources professional. She works closely with management, HR folk, and technology companies to improve organizations and make it easier to recruit and retain talent through having easy-to understand policies, easy-to-use technology, and easy-to-explain compliance initiatives.

    Prior to starting her own business, Kate served as the HR Officer for Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia. Kate has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law.

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. 

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