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Local Government Workplace Symposium – Limited Seats Available
The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), in partnership with the Minnesota Counties Foundation (MCF), will host their first Workplace Symposium on October 18-19, 2018, at the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. This Symposium will focus on leading, engaging, attracting, and retaining employees in the local government workplace. Check out the Symposium webpage for details.
You are Invited to the Fall Convening:  Building Thriving Communities
SE MN Together is planning to once again convene community members in Austin to learn about the progress that the group has created as well as hear from local community members on local issue areas.  The theme this fall is SE MN Together: Building Thriving Communities.  We have two keynote speakers along with many other interesting facts and information to help your community thrive.  Join us for lunch and an interactive day of networking with a community tour of Austin to follow the event.  Please be sure to register as there is limited seating available due to such a high interest after our last convening. More details can be found at the SE MN Together website.
What:   SE MN Together Building Thriving Communities
When:   November 15 at 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Riverland Community College, Austin, Minnesota
Afternoon Tour: Austin Community Tour via Coach Bus, 2:00 PM

Office Professional Academy Kickoff Event – December 5
Join office professionals from  the region at a kickoff event on December 5, from 8:30 -11:30 AM. The Power of You: Office Professional Academy Kickoff Event will include a keynote speaker focusing on stress management, cooperative purchasing vendor fair, information about upcoming program offerings, and prize drawings.
Are you looking for ways to reduce energy use and save money?
CERTS is hosting a free workshop, “Capturing Savings from Public Building Energy Efficiency” on November 1, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM in Mankato.
Schools, Cities, Counties, and Local Governments are invited to join Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team (SE CERT) for an informational session focused on creating and implementing projects to reduce public building energy use and save money for local jurisdictions – be it a township, city, school, or county – on its energy bills. Register at the CERTS website.
Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Saves $4,387.60 on Express
 A non-profit in Minnesota saves thousands of dollars using CPC’s Express online marketplace – Minnesota’s preferred purchasing platform.

The Tri-Valley Opportunity Council saved $4,387.60 in savings on 60 products in just 4 months!

“When we are able to save thousands of dollars on orders, we are able to put that money back into our programs.” says Alicia Berhow.

View Express.

To learn more about Express, contact Sarah Ness.
Recover Building Space and Increase Document Security
ISS can assist in managing your paper documents.  Whether storing a few boxes or hundreds, there is a storage solution for you.  24/7 access to records and the ability manage them on-the-go.  30% discount for SSC Members.  Contact ISS to get started and ensure your Minnesota document compliancy: (507) 754-4405 or
Fire Safety Reminders
NFPA’s 2018 Fire Prevention Week is October 7 - 13, and the theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere!” Through three simple calls-to-action, this year’s theme identifies basic but essential ways people can reduce their risk to fire and be prepared in the event of one:
- Look for places fire can start
- Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm
- Learn two ways out of each room

For more information on fire safety, contact Angie Radel, IEA, (507) 281-6682 or e-mail
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