Let Your Voice Be Heard...
House Commerce Chair, Representative Zack Stephenson (D-Coon Rapids) and Senate Commerce Chair, Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) will join to give us an overview of their committees and what they may be hearing this session.
During Bank Day, you will have the opportunity to hear views and caucus priorities from the legislative leaders for the 2021 session. Commissioner Grace Arnold, Minnesota Department of Commerce, will begin the day with the opening remarks and give an update on the Department.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman (D-Brooklyn Park) and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) will speak about their caucus priorities and legislating in a virtual world.
You will also receive briefings on current legislation and issues from MBA’s Government Relations Team.
Former DEED commissioner and co-founder of Civic Eagle, Shawntera Hardy, will close the morning with an insightful keynote exploring the meaningful ways our industry can embrace the differences among us and ensure all voices are represented and heard.
8:30 a.m. Welcome – Andy Noll, First Farmers and Merchants and MBA Chair
8:35 a.m. Commissioner Grace Arnold, Minnesota Department of Commerce
8:55 a.m. MBA Government Relations Team Update
9:15 a.m. Senator Gary Dahms, Minnesota Senate Commerce Chair
9:40 a.m. Senator Paul Gazelka, Minnesota Senate Majority Leader
10:05 a.m. Speaker Melissa Hortman, Minnesota House of Representatives
10:25 a.m. Representative Zack Stephenson, Minnesota House Commerce Chair
10:45 a.m. Representative Brian Pfarr, Minnesota House of Representatives and President of First Farmers and Merchants – Le Sueur
11:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Shawntera Hardy, Cofounder of Civic Eagle
11:30 a.m. Program Concludes
Please note: With current restrictions at the Capitol, in-person meetings cannot be scheduled. However, the importance of making and building relationships with your legislators remains. The MBA's Government Relations team will provide tips and tools for creating successful connections.
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Date & Time
February 10, 2021
8:30 - 11:00 AM
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