Business Institute Expo: FALL 2017


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7AM – 2:30PM


Word of Peace Lutheran Church
21705 129th Ave North  |  Rogers, MN 55374


  • Cyber Security
  • Play is serious business!
  • Leadership Strategy
  • How to kill a sale in 10 days.
  • Preparing for 2018: HR Compliance


  • Registration begins at 7am
  • Booths open from 7am to 2:30pm
  • Continental breakfast & full lunch at noon
  • Speakers begin at 8am & done at 2pm
  • Desserts served at booths from 2–2:30pm
  • Tickets required for event
  • Open to the public


  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $40

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Keynote Speaker

John Bell, CFO Seacole – Cyber Security

John Bell is the current CFO for Seacole-CRC, LLC, a $20M, 50+ employee chemical manufacturing and distribution company in Plymouth, MN. Without employing any internal IT staff, John has put together a top flight Cyber Security Plan for his company. Fast becoming one of the top threats to all businesses, understanding Cyber Security can be a daunting endeavor. Come hear about the threats that exist and how to protect yourself and your business in this ever-changing cyber environment.


Speaker & Event Emcee

Heather Peabody, The Peabody Players – Play Is Serious Business!

Play is serious business! The Peabody Players’ Leadership Training provides great ways to get your whole team engaged, working, & laughing together! Topics include: Trust, Teamwork & Collaboration; Creativity & Innovation; Authenticity, Vulnerability, & Wholeness of its leaders; and most importantly CONNECTION & PLAY!



Kate Bischoff, tHRive Law & Consulting – Preparing for 2018: HR Compliance

An enthusiastic management-side attorney and SHRM-SCP/SPHR-certified human resources professional, Kate Bischoff advises organizations in a wide range of industries on employment law and human resources issues, from recruitment and workplace culture to terminations.

Kate is passionate about improving company culture and using technology (social media and data analytics) in the workplace. Prior to founding tHRive Law & Consulting, Ms. Bischoff served as a human resources officer for the United States Department of State at the U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia and for the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem.

Erik Therwanger


Erik Therwanger, Think GREAT – Leadership Strategy

Erik is the founder of Think GREAT and draws from his experiences as a U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur to help organizations achieve new levels of success. He uniquely combines leadership development, team building, sales training, and goal-setting into strategies and techniques that empower team members and leaders to exceed expectations.

Think GREAT is a Certified Veteran-Owned Business and Erik is also author of The Think GREAT Collection. Erik shares the successful, proven concepts in his six books.

Jarrod Peterson


Jarrod Peterson, The Jarrod Peterson Real Estate Group – How to Kill a Sale in 10 Days

Jarrod Peterson is owner of the Jarrod Peterson Real Estate Group, a private real estate enterprise with the Edina Realty brokerage. Jarrod and his team in the top of Edina Realty and top ½% of all Realtors in the nation. Jarrod sells approximately 100 properties per year and has won over 40 local and national awards for his sales & service. Jarrod hold a BS in Management, and MBA, and had earned 5 of the top real estate certifications during his career

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