Bi-annual meeting, Harmony Enterprises, TedX Pictures and Center Stage Leadership
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Biannual Meeting - June 21 @ 7:30am
We're halfway through our five year plan! Join us for our next quarterly meeting. Learn about the exciting projects, latest developments, network with your regional peers and tour the new Mayo Civic Center!

Date: June 21st , 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
At: Rochester Art Center

Many of our initiatives have made significant progress in the last six months and we are excited to share them with you.  Please RSVP to attend.  
Regional Development Tour - June 15th

The second annual Regional Development Tour is being held on Thursday, June 15, 2017!

This collaborative event is led by CEDA (Community and Economic Development Associates) and J2G (Journey to Growth).  The tour provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations who are potentially interested in commercial investment to learn about multiple communities within the southeastern Minnesota region.  In one afternoon, participants will talk directly with economic development professionals, community leaders, and decision makers in each of the featured communities: Chatfield, Eyota, Lewiston, and St. Charles.

By participation, you will come away with a heightened awareness of the assets in the toured communities and excitement for regional development opportunities.
Does this sound like a fit for you or your business? Email  Only 10 spots left!

J2G Visits Harmony Enterprise
J2G had the opportunity to spend a day with Harmony Enterprises, Inc. In a community just a short drive from Rochester, in the town of Harmony, this amazing company is making a global impact on waste and recycling while engaging other local businesses. Watch this video to learn more about how they serve their customers, the solutions they provide and their commitment to supporting our local community. 
Center Stage Leadership at Winona State University
July 20-21, 2017

Presentation skills can be important in any job. Whether you are speaking to large groups, in the board room or one-on-one, the ability to be clear, engaging and confident in what you say can be immensely powerful.
Join David Mann for this two-day, interactive workshop and learn how to incorporate tactics and tools used by actors, lawyers and professional speakers to captivate and persuade their audiences.
You, too, can position yourself to take full advantage of the moment of truth when every word counts. 
  • Learn tangible methods for being persuasive with written and live presentation
  • Use rhetorical techniques as practical basis for projecting integrity, humanity and clarity through all communication
  • Build confidence communicating with your prospective clients, shareholders, boards of directors, executive management, and customers
 Registration Link
 Video Link
TEDxZumbroRiver 2017
Journey to Growth was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s second TEDxZumbroRiver event, held on May 18th at Autumn Ridge Church, Rochester. Those in attendance enjoyed lectures by 10 energizing speakers. What amazing talent we have here in our region!

In case you didn't get to attend, rumor has it that the talks will be posted online. Stay tuned!
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