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Rochester on Tour

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Name: Rochester on Tour
Date: February 5, 2013
Event Description:

Rochester on Tour          
Innovating Growth!  That’s what Rochester is doing as one of the fastest growing areas in the State of Minnesota, and also the theme of Rochester on Tour at the state capitol in St. Paul on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Join us as we rally and show support for our community to the legislators in St. Paul.

This will be our 10th annual Rochester on Tour, and this year’s is just as important as our first. There are new legislators who don’t know much about us – it’s important we educate them so they understand the value we bring to the rest of the state and why we are a good investment.

Please join us for an exciting day that includes a Rochester Community Luncheon, informative issue sessions, tours of the state capitol and history museum, and a Grand Reception in St. Paul.


Luncheon Keynote speaker: Gov. Dayton's Chief of Staff, Tina Flint Smith.

Smith previously served as Chief of Staff to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and has diverse experience in the business and nonprofit sectors. Tina started her career at General Mills, founded a marketing and communications firm that served foundations and businesses in Minnesota and across the country, and is a veteran of dozens of local, state and national political campaigns

Issue Forums:
- How to get your legislator to hear you - Learn the secrets for success.
   Presented by selected lobbyists (you may know some of them)
- TPT Almanac – Hosted by Mary Lahammer (seen Fridays at 7 p.m. on TPT TV)
   Mary will give insights into this year’s session – predictions, effect on the Rochester area, etc.

- The Sales Tax Extension passed – Now What?
   Learn how the sales tax dollars will be used – How will the projects be prioritized? What are the details  
   of these projects? Get the information here…there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Local Officials Roundtable – Officials from city, county, law enforcement and the school district will all
   be here to meet and talk with you.  Bring your questions and comments as this time is specifically set 
   aside for you!

Event Sponsors:

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Food Sponsor:

Location:

Rochester International Event Center
7333 Airport View Drive SW

Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
10:45-11:30 a.m. Registration and networking, lunch begins at 11:30
12:35 p.m. Buses depart for state Capitol in St. Paul
7:15 p.m. Buses depart for Rochester

NOTE: Alternate date in case of inclement weather: Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Fees/Admission:

$50, $40 for Seniors 62+ (includes lunch, transportation, reception, education sessions and tours of the Capitol)

Please note: We urge you to ride the bus if possible as there is limited parking available at the Wellstone Center for the reception.

Optional History Center Tour: $8

LUNCH ONLY OPTION: $30 (Senior Discount does not apply).

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