Cathy Perme

CM Perme and Associates, Inc.

C.M. Perme and Associates, Inc. provides organizational development and change management facilitation to help clients focus clearly, organize effectively and act with courage. We are known for creative, action-oriented strategies, practical and effective consulting, and system wide organizational development. We have applied whole system, large-scale intervention methods since 1994, and are adept at incorporating these methods-involving groups from 60 to over 600 people at one time-to help individuals at every level of an organization create rapid, fundamental and lasting change.

Kalli Matsuhashi, LP, MA
Executive Confidante

Executive Confidante works with the owners, family members, and employees of family businesses, turning interpersonal conflicts into healthier, more productive teamwork. Kalli Matsuhashi, owner of Executive Confidante, helps restore and maintain long term healthy relationships among family members, whether they are working in the business or not. Kalli collaborates with attorneys and financial advisors on succession and estate planning, and supports growing family businesses in building the structures the business needs to transition from an entrepreneurial start-up to a professionally managed business. She advises on the family aspects of family businesses, working with an interdisciplinary team as appropriate to address conflict, improving communication, and address behavioral issues of or among family members (e.g., addictions, abuse).

Elaine Pattison
Summerhill Associates

Summerhill Associates specializes in strategic Human Resources and Quality Systems to economically grow employee and process capabilities. In addition to providing retained HR Services, Summerhill offers consulting on HR Strategies, Recruitment and Retention, Compensation and Benefits, Performance Review Systems, Self Assessment, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, and ROI. Summerhill also provides expertise in Quality Methods, Process Development, and Compliance Programs specializing in manufacturing and software development. Summerhill Associates will help maximize the value of your Human Resources while minimizing business risks.

Teri Ross

Imagine That, dba yourCMTO

As a Marketing Technologist, I help organizations drive leads and revenue with a data driven strategy that identifies the ROI of all marketing initiatives. As an entrepreneur and retained consultant with global resources, I have worked with Fortune 500 companies, SMBs and many start-ups in driving a variety of e-commerce, lead generation, inbound marketing and web analytics marketing initiatives. My passion lies in delivering measurable results that exceed client expectations.

Terry Vance, PMP

The Quazon Group

Quazon specializes in merger and acquisition integration and product development effectiveness.  Owner Terry Vance uses a powerful combination of product development assessments, best practice implementations and metrics to lead M&I integration efforts, manage critical product development programs and provide staff augmentation of product development management.  Terry is a certified Project Management Professional and a certified ScrumMaster, an agile development methodology.

Marla Kapperud

Kapperud Business Consulting

Marla Kapperud specializes in working with owners of small to mid-size companies, helping them walk a tightrope called strategic management – laying the foundation for tomorrow’s success while competing to win in today’s marketplace. Marla is positioned to help business owners focus, plan, execute and evaluate possibilities, options and challenges. With over 30 years experience in small business management and leadership, she understands the challenges of owning and running a small business because she’s lived them.

Christine Young

Venture Bank

We proudly serve the small business community and believe in building long-term, personal relationships with our customers.  Venture offers a full menu of business services including deposits, cash management and financing.  We are an SBA preferred lender, allowing us to approve, originate and close on most SBA guaranteed loans and get the funds to you faster.

The Performance Excellence Network

Founded in 1987, the Performance Excellence Network is a non-profit corporation that advances improvement and performance excellence within organizations, individuals and communities.  The Network helps leaders identify strengths and improvement opportunities and builds networks that bring information, resources, knowledge and best practices to organizations desiring to improve.  PEN and the national Alliance for Performance Excellence are affiliated with the US Department of Commerce’s Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award program.

The Alternative Board®-TAB Twin Cities

Business advisory board and business coaching services for the small-to-midsize business owner.  Also, the local site for news and events for The Alternative Board in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

Business Coaching Twin Cities

Business coaching, consulting and advisory board services offered through Kodyne, Inc. and The Alternative Board.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE’s Engineering Management Society fosters the latest thinking in technology and organizational management and leadership research.