Join us on July 10-11th in LaVista, Nebraska for what looks to be an engaging and informative event. From compelling speakers covering topics important to you, to several networking opportunities with your industry peers, providers and specialty manufacturers, this conference will provide you with the tools you need to help grow your business.
Monday, July 10th
6:00pm – Specialty Manufacturers Reception
Tuesday, July 11th
7:30am – Registration
8:15am – Annual Member Meeting
9:15am – Break
9:30am – KEYNOTE: Kyle Bruss, Talent Plus – “Selecting, Developing and Retaining Top Talent”
11:00am – Break
11:15am – SESSION I: Dr. Ernie Goss, Creighton University –
“Agriculture Equipment Sales, Farmland Prices, and the Rural Mainstreet Economy”
12:30pm – Manufacturer & General Member Luncheons
1:45pm – SESSION II: Curt Tomasevicz – “Have No Fear”
SPECIALTY MANUFACTURES RECEPTION
It all starts here! Join us at the Specialty Manufacturers Reception for a fun evening full of good conversations, scrumptious food, adult beverages and entertaining music on Monday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m. Share stories and laughs with fellow dealers and manufacturers while enjoying the music of Iowa native Brian Congdon.
Congdon’s versatile style and deep repertoire includes songs from artists both new and old. From the Foo Fighters to Jimmy Buffett to Johnny Cash, his mix of alt/country, rock, and sing-along hits are big crowd pleasers. His repertoire is crazy deep, and includes songs from artists new and old. And he’ll happily let you request your favorite song, or buy him a drink. Either way, say stop by the stage and say Hi.
KEYNOTE: “SELECTING, DEVELOPING AND RETAINING TOP TALENT”
Kyle Bruss is the lead of talent acquisition and associate learning and development for Talent Plus®, a talent assessment company based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Talent Plus works with businesses to help them build and sustain high-performing and fully-engaged cultures through talent selection, development and analytics. Bruss’ work encompasses a full range of consulting services, from mission and vision development, to recruitment, selection, team development, one-on-one coaching and management development. “At Talent Plus, we believe every person has talent. It’s our goal to help clients and their employees express this talent to mutually benefit both the individual and organization.”
SESSION I: “AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT, SALES, FARMLAND PRICES AND THE RURAL MAINSTREET ECONOMY”
Dr. Ernie Goss is currently the MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and principal of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colorado. In addition, Dr. Goss is editor of Economic Trends, a monthly economics newsletter distributed to more than 10,000 subscribers. He also produces a monthly business conditions index for the nine-state Mid-American region, and conducts a survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of 10 states. Survey and index results are cited in approximately 100 newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, and other national and regional newspapers and magazines. Each month, more than 75 radio stations carry his Regional Economic Report.
SESSION II: “HAVE NO FEAR”
From growing up in small town Nebraska, to playing football for the Cornhuskers and competing in the winter Olympics, Curt Tomasevicz has experienced what most young boys only dream about. Tomasevicz began the sport of bobsledding in 2004 and competed just two years later in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Tornio, Italy, where he placed 6th in four-man. His greatest bobsledding accomplishment came in 2010 when his team “Night Train” won the Olympic gold medal in the 4-man bobsled race – the first gold medal for the U.S. in bobsled in 62 years. In 2014, his 4-man team took the bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics, making him one of only six American bobsledders in history to earn multiple Olympic medals.
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