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September 28, 2023

Stopping The Great Resignation

Mike Henke, owner of Mike Henke Inc., will present on the continual change of what employees look for in a career and new keys to retention, as well as strategies for how to implement them. He will also discuss why pay did not make the list and how pay affects retention, as well as why the relationship to the immediate supervisor is very important, and how you keep employees from all generations.

Developing Our Future Talent Through Community Partnerships

Brian Stefanich from Bemidji Career Academies will present on how their program is providing opportunities for the future manufacturing workforce through various ways, including high school courses, post-secondary courses and real-world experiences such as youth skills training, paid internships and partnerships with the Exploring Program. He will share how they are accomplishing their goals to boost student engagement and partner connections.

Tour Altoz

After the meeting, check out Altoz’ facility in Red Lake Falls, MN, where they manufacturer their award-winning mowers.



The Spot
604 Broadway Ave NE
Red Lake Falls, Minnesota 56750
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Meeting Agenda

11:00 am
Meeting Registration Begins

11:30 am
Lunch ($20/Person) 

11:45 am
Welcome And H2WMA Updates: Hal Halliday, H2WMA President

11:55 am
Speaker: Mike Henke, Mike Henke, Inc.

12:35 pm
Speaker: Brian Stefanich, Bemidji Career Academies

1:20 pm

1:10 pm
Optional Tour: Altoz

Cancellations are accepted up to 72 hours in advance. H2WMA requests payment ($20) for all registrations that do not cancel 72 hours prior to the event.