On Tuesday, July 24, local veterans and professionals gathered at Cargill's office in Minneapolis, MN for a networking event.
The evening began with a welcome address by ACP Mentor Robert Frias, Employee Relations Senior Specialist, followed by remarks from Eric Ahlness, VP of Operations for Corporate Affairs and former ACP Protégé. Brigadier General David D. Hamlar Jr. then provided a keynote address about the challenges of transitioning, and was followed by the President of ACP's Citizens Program, Tim Cochrane, who spoke about ACP's program and partnership with Cargill. Attendees then participated in a networking activity lead by the author of "The Twenty Minute Networking Meeting," Nathan Perez. Afterwards, guests were invited to attend information sessions hosted by local military friendly companies, including: 3M, Best Buy, Boston Scientific, Cargill, General Mills, Medtronic, UPS, US Bank, and Xcel Energy. The evening concluded with a networking cocktail reception.
ACP would like to thank Robert Frias and Sheila Jessen from Cargill, as well as all the presenters for a wonderful evening.