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BUSINESS OWNER SEMINAR SERIES – Recruiting, Retention, Revisioning

May 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm


Our in-person seminars are back and we’re tackling some of the greatest challenges business owners are facing – recruiting talent, retaining valued employees, and creating an attractive workplace of the future. Our panel of experts in all areas of human relations will share their insights into what’s happening now and how business owners can stay on top of the changing landscape.

Our panel of speakers will cover current trends in hiring; what role culture plays in employee engagement; the key role that managers play in retention; branding your business to attract quality candidates; and how recruiting practices are evolving.

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David Magy – David Magy is a founding partner of retained executive search firm Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates. David is an expert in retained search, corporate recruitment, and workforce consulting–he has been in the field for over 30 years. David’s background includes working in the human resource departments of a number of Fortune 500 companies. He has worked extensively designing staffing systems for human resources from both consulting and corporate perspectives. David is a nationally recognized speaker and blogs on matters related to search, staffing, and ethics.

Heather Polivka – HeatherP Solutions and Awesome People Leaders help companies unleash the human potential within their organization. Their expert guidance helps clients design and shape their culture, craft a distinctive employee experience, create a differentiated employer brand to show what makes them unique and compelling, and develop their leaders to make it a reality. Together, these lead to higher employee retention, improved engagement, and stronger business results.

Derek Sussner – Derek Sussner is the Founder and Executive Creative Director of Sussner, a branding firm specializing in helping companies make a meaningful mark. The team at Sussner guides marketing leaders working to make their brand communicate better, stand out, and engage audiences to grow their business. Sussner has been guiding organizations with creative solutions for over two decades. A sampling of clients Sussner has been privileged to partner with includes: McDavid USA, City Center Minneapolis, Life Time Fitness, Game One Sports, and ThreeBridge Solutions.

Laurie Simonson – Laurie Simonson oversees Froehling Anderson’s operations, including human resources, recruiting, communications and training. Before making her way into the accounting world, Laurie was a successful business owner and worked in the creative field. She relies upon her creative skill set to find new ways to make the firm’s culture healthy and fun. She knows how important the right kind of environment is to Froehling staff and ultimately, to the firm’s clients. Culture has always been important to Laurie; it’s what initially drew her to Froehling Anderson. She has been instrumental in the development of the firm’s very successful Blended Workforce policy.

All guests are welcome to our event! Please note that these events are intended to be educational in nature, with topics crafted to provide value to business owners and, on occasion, their key leadership team members. If you are not a business owner, you are still very welcome to join us — please consider inviting a client, friend, or acquaintance who is a business owner and would also benefit from the event’s content.


Jon Schindel – Schindel Segal Law Firm

Angie Trocke | Angie Propp, AAP – Highland Bank

Doris Hentges, CPA | Brandon Rosenthal, CPA | Robb Prestholdt, CPA – Froehling Anderson


• 3:00pm -3:30pm – Check-In, Networking & Refreshments

• 3:30pm – 4:30pm – Program


May 25, 2022
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Highland Bank


Forgotten Star Brewing Co.
38 Northern Stacks Drive
Fridley, MN 55421 United States
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