For Immediate Release:
January 4, 2016

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE IN HINCKLEY, MINNESOTA

Hinckley, Minn. – As part of its continuing effort to promote professional development and career advancement among emerging leaders, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, in support of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, is pleased to announce the National Leadership Development Conference on June 21 – 23, 2016 at Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn.

This conference will host more than thirteen distinguished panelists and speakers, including business leaders, authors, motivational speakers and change leaders. Keynote speakers include; Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman for the National Indian Gaming Association; Ross Bernstein; inspirational speaker and best-selling author; Holly Hoffman, reality TV star and motivational speaker; Joe Schmit, Twin Cities broadcaster and author; Joe Malarkey, motivational speaker and member of the “Speakers Hall of Fame”; Kieran Folliard, Founder and COO of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey; and Michael Veeck, coveted public speaker and owner of five baseball teams, including the Saint Paul Saints.

Attendees can expect a wide range of learning opportunities and motivational guidance, along with personal and professional growth tools.

Who should attend this conference?
• Executives, directors, managers and emerging leaders from tribal affiliations and business corporations
• Mid-level managers who have recently been promoted
• Prospective executives or managers looking for career enhancement
• Businesses seeking leadership excellence for their management team

The early registration fee for conference participants is $899 through February 29, 2016 or $749 a person for groups 3 or more. Regular registration will be $1,099 per attendee from March 1 to June 2. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, dinner reception and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by Grand Casino Hinckley. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with other professionals attending while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment that Grand Casino Hinckley has to offer.

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures believes that education is the foundation of every successful career, which is why 5 percent of each registration fee will be donated to the MLCV Tribal Leadership Scholarship Foundation, dedicated to providing tuition assistance for students who wish to achieve a higher education and pursue a career.

“We are excited about the level of enthusiasm we’ve already received from speakers, sponsors and attendees,” said Joe Nayquonabe, CEO of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. “We look forward to bringing together emerging leaders to this truly unique conference in Minnesota.”

Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to register for the National Leadership Development Conference, please visit www.leadershipdevcon.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures manages all the Mille Lacs Band’s businesses, including Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Grand Casino Hinckley, the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel and the DoubleTree Hilton in St. Paul, Minn., 2020 Brand Solutions, Embassy Suites Oklahoma City, DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place and other Band-owned businesses such as a cinema, a grocery store, gas/convenience stores, a golf course, wastewater treatment plant and a print shop. It also oversees certain amount of the Band’s investments and considers new business opportunities to provide economic support for the Band’s future. Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures has over 3,500 employees and its board of directors is comprised of five members, who guide the business and investment decisions for the Band. Visit www.mlcorporateventures.com for more information.

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