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September 16
Monthly Luncheon
Mike McFadden-Candidate for US Senate
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

September 18
Fall Social
Seven Sushi Ultra Lounge & Skybar
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

October 2
2014 Sponsor Thank-You Reception & 2015 Kick-Off

Mission American Kitchen
4:30 - 7:00 PM

October 21
Monthly Luncheon at Target Center

Timberwolves' President, Chris Wright
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

October 30
Corporate Only Roundtable

Golden Valley Golf & Country Club
Invite Only

November 18
Monthly Luncheon

Pentair's VP of M&A, Nii Quaye
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

December 10
Holiday Social & Election of 2015 ACG Board

December 16
Monthly Luncheon
Polaris Industries' VP of Corp Development, Todd Balan
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


ACG JobSource
"The ACG Cup was the crowning achievement of my MBA career.  As a student dedicated to a career in financial services, the event was an unparalleled opportunity for me to display my skills and dedication to judges from the premier banking institutions in town."
Drew Kniffin
University of St. Thomas MBA Graduate
2014 ACG Cup Competition



2014 Winners 

1st Place:
Carlson School of Management
Erik Ritland
Matthew Miller
Robert Tinkham
Joseph Stormont
Matt Born
2nd Place:
Carlson School of Management
David Lindsay
Andrew Foster
Jake Titus
Jacquelynn Williams
Anders Gregerson
3rd Place:
University of St. Thomas
Jeff Hawkes
Chau Le
Tony Lang
Wes Watson
4th Place:
University of St. Thomas
Andrew Heading
Brian Strauss
Matthew Berg

Congratulations to all participants for a job well done!

Thank you to Carlson School of Management for hosting the 2014 competition!

September Luncheon September 16
ACG MN Luncheon with Mike McFadden, Former CEO of Lazard Middle Market

Please join ACG at our September 16th luncheon featuring Mike McFadden, who was most recently the Co-CEO of Lazard Middle Market in Minneapolis and is currently running for U.S. Senate.

McFadden has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in the private and public sector. As our previous President of ACG, many of you may have experienced his vast array of knowledge in the industry.
This spring, McFadden stepped down from his role as co-CEO at Lazard Middle Market, a position where he has served since 2007, in order to run for U.S. Senate.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Central Time

The Marquette Hotel
710 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402


Event Registration
Member $35.00
Non Member $75.00

Register Here
2014 Fall Social September 18

ACG MN Fall Social

Join ACG Minnesota at Seven’s roof top Ultra Lounge for a Fall Networking Social Hour.
We're ready to start another great season and we'd like to kick it off with a purely social networking event.

If you haven't been to Seven’s roof top yet, make sure to register today!!
View the cityscape of downtown Minneapolis in style while meeting new faces and reconnecting with old friends.

We will provide great food and drinks while you provide the conversation.
Hope to see you on the 3rd floor rooftop!

Thursday, September 18, 2014
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Time

Seven Sushi Ultra Lounge Skybar
700 Hennepin Ave
3rd Floor Rooftop
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 USA

Dress Code

ACG MN Registration
Member Registration $55.00
Non Member $95.00

Register Here

hank  you to our sponsors:
Sponsor Thank You and 2015 Kick Off! October 2nd

ACG Minnesota Sponsorship Thank you and 2015 Kickoff

Please join us on Thursday, October 2nd, for a little fun, food and drinks at Mission American Kitchen & Bar. 

ACG Minnesota sincerely appreciates all you do for our organization. As a thank you, to you and representatives from your firm, please join us as we honor you and with a special "Thank YOU" happy hour reception! 

Register below to confirm your attendance. 

Those who commit to re-up their sponsorship will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad. For every $1,000 of sponsorship commitment, you will receive 1 entry to win the 4G iPad. 

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 2, 2014 
 4:30 PM  - 7:00 PM 
Central Time

Mission American Kitchen & Bar 
77 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 USA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

To Register, Please click HERE
Monthly Luncheon - Timberwolves - October 21st

ACG MN Luncheon featuring 
Timberwolves' President, Chris Wright

Please join ACG Minnesota at our October 21st luncheon featuring Chris Wright, President of the Minnesota Timberwolves!

Mr. Wright will be speaking about "The Perfect Storm:" Timberwolves, Lynx, Mayo Clinic Square and the Target Center Renovation.

Mr. Wright has been with the Timberwolves organization for 23 years and has served as President for the past ten. He leads the day to day business operations of the franchise. With his senior management team, he is able to integrate the business and basketball operations to meet the strategic and financial goals of the team. 

Wright, who graduated from Carnegie College of Physical Education in Headingly, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, is very involved in and consults with many local charities and youth sports programs. He was elected to and serves on the board and the executive committee of the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 
11:30 AM  - 1:30 PM 
Central Time

The Target Center 
600 First Avenue North 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403



Non Member

Please click HERE to Register
Thank You to our 2014 Platinum Sponsors
Thank You to our 2014 Platinum Sponsors
2014 Board Members

2014 ACG MN Board

Brian Klein -
Ryan Miske - President Elect, VP Capital Connection & VP YP Group 
  Jamie Nickel
- Tresurer
Chris Bellini - Secretary
Kayla Picciano - VP Sponsorships
Paul Meyering - VP Programming
Jerry Grabowski - VP Corporate Programming
Ben Cooper - VP Membership
David Shapiro - VP Membership
Robin Oertel - VP Membership
Mike Hirschberg - VP ACG CUP
Terri Shepherd - Vice President
Jon Schwingler - Vice President
Amanda Holmer - Vice President
Lesley Zaun - Vice President

Julie Tanaka - Director, President Emeritus
Mike Wolf - Director, Past President

Michael Sullivan - Director, Past President 

Nicki Vincent - Executive Director
Mary Christensen - Admin

Beginning January 1, 2012 Annual Dues are $395. Click on "Join ACG" at the top of the page to process your application online and become a member today!
ACG MN meets every third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM for a luncheon on the 50th floor of the Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. We welcome members, their guests and non members to each event. Please come to check us out - our topics change every month! 

We are proud to offer a variety of events!
  • Monthly luncheon meetings
  • Quarterly Corporate Only Roundtable Breakfast event
  • ACG Cup for participating regional MBA Schools
  • Upper Midwest Capital Connection
  • Member Only Golf Outing 
  • Fall Social Networking Event
  • Member Only Holiday party

For more information on ACG MN please Contact:

Nicki Vincent - Executive Director
612-590-1041 or 

2920 183rd Avenue NE 
East Bethel, MN 55092 
Fax: 763-413-7328
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