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April 15
Monthly Luncheon

Viking Stadium Update
Marquette Hotel 11:30AM

April 28-May 1
ACG Intergrowth

Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

April 29
Twins Game with TMA
Budwiser Deck
7:10 PM Game Start

May 20

Summit Brewery Tour

June 5
New Members Lunch
Gray Plant Mooty Office

June 9
Golf Tournament
Minneapolis Golf Club 
10:30 AM

Opening Beer Sampling Reception

Orchestra Hall
5:30 - 7:30 PM

June 10
Capital Connection

July 10
Corporate Only Roundtable
Golden Valley Golf & Country Club
Invite Only

August 28
YP Lawn Bowling with TMA
3 - 6 PM

October 30
Corporate Only Roundtable
Golden Valley Golf & Country Club
Invite Only
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
"The 2009 Capital Connection was by far the best planned and run capital networking event I have ever attended in my 20+ year career.  Nicely done! Thanks!"
Mary Merrill

New Member Luncheon

New Members! Mark your calendars!

Our informal lunch for new members is:

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gray Plant Mooty Offices
80 S 8th Street
5th Floor

Email Mary at for details/register!

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!

Save the Date! Intergrowth 2014
2014 BOLD Awards

ACG Bold Awards logo

The officers and directors of ACG Minnesota Announce the Second-Annual


What is BOLD? It's an attitude. A style. A flash of creative insight. A gutsy approach. A break-through strategy.

Original. Inventive. Daring and BOLD, this program celebrates BOLDness and honors the very best in corporate growth strategies. Leaders and their teams will be recognized for imagination, innovation and extraordinary efforts to grow Minnesota.

RECAP See Photos of BOLD 2014 and a
Video about BOLD

Thanks to our photo memory sponsor

Additional information on the BOLD Awards:

Platinum Sponsors
Baker Tilly logo Maslon logo
MSP Business Journal logo
Other 2014 sponsors

Our 2014 Winners
Corporate Small
Surly Brewing Company
Corporate Middle Market
Baldinger Bakery
Corporate Large
Hormel Foods Corporation
Boldest of the Bold
Surly Brewing Company
2014 Upper Midwest Capital Connection
Invitation Top Banner
Golf Tournament
Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM

This year’s golf tournament will be hosted by the Minneapolis
Golf Club. The Club’s premiere golf course was designed
by legendary Willie Park Jr. and Donald Ross nearly a century ago. 

Opening Night Reception
Monday, June 9, 2014 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

All attendees of the Capital Connection are invited to a beer sampling reception at the newly remodeled Orchestra Hall sponsored by several investment banks, which will serve beer from tables located throughout the venue.

DealSource & Capital Connection
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

at The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

The DealSource allows private equity firm members and more
than 20 investment banks and intermediaries the opportunity
to meet one-on-one in pre-scheduled meetings.

Capital Connection
The Capital Connection is a unique opportunity for all
attendees to network with representatives from more than
60 leading private equity firms, hedge funds, and mezzanine
providers from both the local and national markets.

Monday, June 9, 2014 11:00 AM - 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:30 PM



April Luncheon

ACG MN Luncheon Featuring Lester Bagley and Collin Barr

Join ACG Minnesota as we welcome Lester Bagley of the Minnesota Vikings and Collin Barr with Ryan Companies as they discuss the Vikings stadium and development update. You will hear about the team’s transition to the University of Minnesota for the 2014 and 2015 season. They will also give an update on the status of the 2018 Super Bowl bid. 

Lester Bagley is Vice President of Public Affairs & Stadium Development and brings more than two decades of public affairs and communications experience to his role. 

Collin Barr is President, NorthCentral Ryan Companies US, Inc. Mr. Barr provides executive leadership to the NorthCentral Region of Ryan Companies, based in Minneapolis. This business unit encompasses all the Ryan service areas of development, architecture & engineering, construction, property management, and real estate capital where commercial property solutions are delivered to customers across the United States and Canada. 

April 15, 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

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
April 29th TWINS Game with TMA!

ACG MN Twins Game with TMA Minnesota

Join ACG Minnesota and TMA Minnesota for a Springtime ball game at Target Field. 

Minnesota Twins vs Dodgers
Tuesday, April 29 (Game starts at 7:10 p.m.)
Budweiser Deck

This will be a FUN event and a great opportunity to network with 
other professionals as well as our friends from TMA Minnesota on the Budweiser Deck at Target Field!

Early bird registration ends April 14th - so be sure to get your ticket reserved by then!

Price includes game ticket, lunch buffet, 2 drink tickets and a good time. 

PS Ron Jost is in charge of the weather!

See you at Target Field!


April 29, 2014
6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM
Central Time


Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 USA


Casual - Dress for weather


ACG MN Registration
Member Registration  $65.00 for a limited time  ($85.00 original price) 
Non Member  $80.00 for a limited time  ($100.00 original price) 

To Register, Click HERE
Intergrowth 2014
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