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Minneapolis / St. Paul 2022

Hosted in Minneapolis Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. CDT

Event Overview

Innovation. Courage. Decisions.

You show up for your peers and your business with full dedication — at any hour. It’s what makes the Vistage community of business leaders so special.

Now more than ever, it is imperative to innovate at the speed of life. As things continue to change in the blink of an eye, make sure you’re equipped to continue your climb. In the company of your Vistage peers (back in person!), access the insights you need to power your ascent in 2022 and beyond.

Save the date for the Vistage Executive Summit for:

  • Critical keynotes. Your local economy. Your hot-button issues. Your leadership, to the next level.
  • Targeted learning sessions. Deep dives into topics keeping members up at night.
  • Peer-to-peer connections. Get to know your greater Vistage community and share your unique perspective — face to face!

Event Speakers

Sarita Maybin

Speaker, Author

Adapting, Succeeding and Thriving in Tough Times

The ability to stay positive and productive in the face of change, challenges and uncertainty is essential for business success. In this interactive presentation, you will learn how to reset after recent setbacks, recharge your motivation and revitalize team morale so your organization can succeed and thrive. Sarita Maybin will share strategies for thriving on change, including how to cope with challenging situations beyond your control, and how to use your “resiliency resources” to bounce back from adversity.

    Takeaways include:
  • Three P’s for staying positive and recharging your motivation.
  • Five ways to rekindle your passion and bounce back from adversity.
  • How to stay connected and revitalize team morale — even when working remotely.
  • Sarita’s Top 10 Positive Communication Phrases for constructively communicating concerns.

Lauren Saidel-Baker, CFA

Economist, ITR Economics

The Climb Ahead

Inform your decision-making in a changing economic landscape with this data-packed presentation from ITR Economics. Tailored to your local market, ITR’s analysis will:

  • Assess business demand for 2022, 2023 and into 2024.
  • Evaluate the labor market and present expectations for availability and labor costs.
  • Present a clear picture of inflation and interest rates.
  • Discuss lingering supply chain issues and ongoing pricing concerns.
  • Look at key leading indicators and what they foretell for your market.
  • Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that impact your profitability.
  • And more!

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

CEO Projections 2022: Embrace the Revolution

Despite mixed economic signals, small and midsize businesses are adding employees at record levels, providing workers with more options, opportunities and power than ever before. The decisions, investments and leadership challenges CEOs are focused on for 2022 center around talent, specifically the hiring, retention and development of people. In this session, you'll gain perspectives on how to embrace the workforce revolution with the latest data and insights from Vistage Research.


Hilton Minneapolis

7:15 a.m.
Registration opens

7:45 a.m.
Breakfast Sessions

Sessions list and details coming soon!

9:00 a.m.
General Session | Lauren Saidel-Baker, The Climb Ahead

10:35 a.m.
Break | Marketplace

11:05 a.m.
General Session | Joe Galvin, CEO Projections 2022: Embrace the Revolution

11:45 a.m.
General Session | Connection activity

12:30 p.m.
Lunch Sessions

  • Should I grow my business, sell my business or transfer to family?
  • CEO's Candid Guide to Right People, Right Job, Right Fit to Scale the Business
  • Experience Vistage – for guests only

More sessions coming soon!

1:55 p.m.
General Session | Sarita Maybin, Adapting, Succeeding and Thriving in Tough Times

3:30 p.m.

Celebrate your community's Vistage Member Excellence Award winners and finalists and connect with fellow peers.

*agenda subject to change

Breakout sessions

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Session | Should I grow my business, sell my business or transfer to family?

Presenter: Dave Heymann, Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor, Generational Group and Vistage Speaker

How do I know if I should grow or sell? How do I decide if the next generation will succeed? Most entrepreneurs work hard and HOPE that generates the growth they want. Sellers typically find a buyer, negotiate a price and HOPE they get paid that amount of money. Parents HOPE the next generation will succeed. HOPE is not a strategy! We will learn how optimal buyers value companies and what causes value to change. We will study the CORRECT way to grow a business INTENTIONALLY and the only successful way to transfer to family.

Topic:Merger & Acquisition Advisory

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Session | CEO's Candid Guide to Right People, Right Job, Right Fit to Scale the Business

Join the Culture Index team to reveal the true fit of your executive team and leaders- who is in the right seat and who is not? Do you have the right team in place to scale your business? Not getting the top and bottom line growth by not hiring and obtaining the right team? In this session, you will be prepped to utilize data to make more objective human decisions in securing the right talent in order to drive sustainable growth. Walk away with new insights, tips, and practices to implement into your business and better align your people.

Topic:Leadership: Communication & Alignment



Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN