January 31 - February 2, 2024  •  Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Welch MN


Are you an electrical contractor who is looking to gain industry knowledge, grow your business, and expand your network? 

  • Relevant industry insights: We've assembled a team of experts to discuss critical topics in the electrical industry that directly impacts the state of your business.
  • Invaluable networking opportunities: Meet local electrical contractors, and make lasting connections that can open doors to new opportunities and partnerships.
  • Grow your business: Learn from industry experts, thought leaders, and successful entrepreneurs who have experience running a thriving electrical contracting business.
  • Fun and games: Join us in the casino on Thursday evening to bowl, mingle and talk shop.


Discussion Topics:

  • Risk Management: Policies, Premiums, Common Risks
  • Marijuana in the Workplace
  • Labor Law Changes
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workforce Panel


Thank you to our event sponsors!


 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 31
5:00-7:00pm   Welcome Dinner. Join us for dinner & drinks.
Thursday, February 1
7:00-8:00am   Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:30am   Welcome by Emcee Rob Ferre 

8:30-9:00am   State of the Association by Jay Lewis

9:00-10:00am   Risk Management: Policies, Premiums, and Common Risks
by Hunter Kennedy, Federated Insurance
Navigate the complexities of insurance with Federated in a comprehensive discussion covering everything from disaster planning to key loss areas and risk management tools. Ensure your business and livelihood are adequately protected and join us to learn about your coverage, policy factors, pricing, and more.

10:30-11:30am   Labor Law Changes by Martin Kappenman, PRK&A Law
The 2023 legislative session in Minnesota was a dynamic period, resulting in significant modifications to labor laws. Martin will enlighten us about these new laws, ensuring everyone remains informed and up to date.

11:30-12:30pm   Marijuana in the Workplace by Kate Bischoff, k8bisch 
Recreational marijuana became legal in Minnesota on August 1, 2023, creating a challenge for employers as societal acceptance grows and recreational use becomes more prevalent. Kate Bischoff will shed light on this issue, exploring the implications for workplaces and the question of testing as she delves into what employers should anticipate following the enactment of the new law.

12:30-1:30pm   Lunch & Game by Emcee Rob Ferre 

1:30-3:00pm   Workforce Panel: Ed Godfrey, Karen Marberry, Richard Owen, Huguette Trebil, Mark Schultz, Roy Douha 
There are several initiatives such as PROWD, GI Bill, WIOA, and others, aimed at facilitating the hiring of individuals from marginalized populations, often with financial incentives. Our panelists today are here to offer you more insight into these opportunities and beyond, helping you navigate the available resources and benefits.

3:00-4:00pm   Cybersecurity by Collin Weekly, Imagine IT
Collin Weekly will guide you through the critical topic of cybersecurity, exploring the latest trends, threats, and best practices for safeguarding your digital assets. His presentation will provide valuable insight and strategies to protect your business and personal information in an increasingly connected world.

5:30-8:30pm   Bowling, Dinner and Cocktail Lounge. Please RSVP for this activity so we have reserve enough lanes.
Friday, February 2
8:00-9:00am   Breakfast Buffet
9:00-10:30am   Board of Directors Meeting


Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Highlights of Past Events  

Suggest a Topic for Upcoming Events

(HR Compliance, Tax Compliance, Safety, etc.) • Email your ideas to Michelle Dreier