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The Government Affair Series: Grassroots Engagement & Campaigns

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Name: The Government Affair Series: Grassroots Engagement & Campaigns
Date: December 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

The Government Affair: Grassroots Engagement & Campaigns (Part 4)

Whether your experience with government is limited to voting for elected officials or you lobby your representatives on a weekly basis, this program will walk you through a comprehensive, non-partisan, grassroots experience at the local, state and federal level. This program will challenge participants to stretch their knowledge on all levels of government while learning from and networking with other business people and influential leaders.

Course learnings can be applied to any municipality and will include a wide-range of speakers.

This four-part series meets from 1 p.m.  to 4 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month from September to December at a location relevant to the topic.

Course learnings can be applied to any municipality and will include a wide-range of speakers. Each class will follow with an optional afterglow at a local establishment.

September 19, 2017 - Local Government - Learn about the local commissions, city council process, development reviews and the role local government plays in sustaining a successful business community.  Hear from city staff, elected officials and economic development professionals.

October 17, 2017 - State Government -  Learn about the state legislature, lobbying, passing bills out of committees, how to participate in a grassroots campaign and who the players are.  Hear from elected officials, capitol staff and professional lobbyists.

November 21, 2017 - Federal Government - Learn about federal government issues that affect Minnesota businesses.  Get an inside perspective into Washington D.C. and how legislation impacts our local companies.  Hear from Fortune 100 government affairs professionals, congressional official/staff and a federal agency official.

December 19, 2017 - Grassroots Engagement - Learn how to influence democracy.  Participants will learn how to effectively participate in a grassroots campaign for your company.  Graduation ceremony to follow, guests welcome.

Held in partnership with:

  • River Heights Chamber of Commerce (lead organizer)
  • Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
  • Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Connolly Kuhl Group

Program Benefits
Individual Benefits: Develop a great network of individuals who play an active role in the business community; become a more effective and influential leader at work by understanding the process of civic affairs; and learn transferable tools for your professional tool box.

Employer Benefits: Gain company exposure, and develop a strong employee who understands civic affairs and increases their leadership talent within the organization.

Community Benefits: Support active participation in the community, and further engage the local talent in grassroots initiatives on all levels of government.

Series sponsorships available. Contact Bruce Nustad,, for details.

Location varies based on session.
Date/Time Information:

Key dates/Locations:

September 19, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m, Local Government, Dakota County Northern Services Center, 1 Mendota Road, West St. Paul, 55118

October 17, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., State Government

November 21, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Federal Government

December 19, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Grassroots Campaigns, followed by graduation ceremony.

$199 for the series (4 programs plus graduation)
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