Your CMR Education Committee is working hard to prepare a wonderful Fall Conference! 

We think you'll love our range of topics and speakers, including our motivational speaker, Mike Kutzke, marketing professionals such as Instagram Influencer Sophia El'Rae, resorter panels, Cracker Barrels (Q&A with other resorts), silent & live auctions, entertainment, and vendor show!

We know it has been a busy summer for many resort owners! Let's come together to learn from each other and expert speakers, share from your own experience, and get to know other resorts from Minnesota!
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth-Downtown
200 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Date & Time
October 31, 2021, 12:00 PM - November 2, 2021 - 12:30 PM
Day 1 - October 31
12:00 pM
Welcome and Registration
12:30-1:30 pM
Ice Breaker and Introductions
Joanna Wallenberg | Brookside Resort & Marc Bloomquist | Cedar Rapids Lodge
    • 1:30-3:30 pM
"Disruption Results in Opportunities"
3:30-3:45 pM
Refreshments Sponsored by: Thrivent Financial | Ben & Kari Weerts
3:45-4:15 pM
Cracker Barrel - Resorter Q&A with other Resorters
Topic: Trends in the Industry
4:15-5:15 pM
Resorter Panel - Resorter Q&A with Resorter Panel
Topic: Check-In Times, Days, Turnovers, All Things Resort Processes
Sponsored by RezStream
​​​​Silent Auction Begins
Donate new items, gift cards, unique goods to the silent auction, services, etc.
Proceeds go to CMR Day On the Hill support.
Entertainment | Casino Night!
Costumes encouraged! 
Day 2 - November 1
8:00-9:00 AM
"Disruption Results in Opportunities" continued...
Mike Kutzke - Professional Training Services
9-9:30 AM
Cracker Barrel - Resorter Q&A with other Resorters
Topic: Water Toys and Wake Boats
9:30-10:30 AM
Education: Preparing for the Future | The Do's & Don'ts of Selling Your Resort
Presented by Karen Senger at Minnesota Resort Sales & Retired Resorter
Add value to your resort, prepare for a future sale, & paperwork to be consistent with...
10:30-10:45 aM
10:45-11:45 aM
Marketing | No Vacancy: Using Digital Strategies to Crush your Booking Goals
Presented by Hope Diane & Sophia El'Rae - Instagram Influencer, Brand Curator, and Photographer
11:45-12:00 pM
Resorter of the Year Award
Presented by Tim & Karen Senger (Retired Resorters of Cedar Point Resort)
12-1:00 pM
1-4 pM
Vendor Show
Special prizes awarded throughout the Vendor Show for present guests!
4-5 pM
Live Auction
With auctioneering entertainment by Josh Wallenberg (Brookside Resort) & Marc Bloomquist (Cedar Rapids Resort).
5-6 pM
CMR Annual Meeting
Hospitality Room to follow.
Hospitality Room Refreshments sponsored by MN Resort Sales North
Day 3 - November 2
7-8:00 AM
CMR Board Meeting
Welcome new board members, staff positions & transitions, and vote on board positions.
8-9:00 AM
Legislative Updates from the Hill
Joel Carlson, CMR Lobbyist
9:00 aM
Sponsored by: 
9-10:00 aM
Breakout Sessions
Breakout One: Pool Maintenance | Presented by Chad Storley, Horizon Pool Supply
Breakout Two: Cabin Cleaning | Resorter Q&A Style
Breakout Three: Insurance Claims | Presented by Dan Borseth, Pine Insurance Agency
10-11:00 am
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Nicole Lalum, EMT Northwest & Central Industry Relations
11-12:00 pM
Marketing: Digital Marketing Strategy & Visual Marketing
Presented by Amy Janzen, Create with Amy
12-12:30 pM
Wrap-Up & Door Prize
Mike Kutzke
Michael Kutzke is a full-time faculty member at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota and has taught as an adjunct instructor at St. Cloud State University, North Dakota State University, and Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has a M.S. Degree in Social Sciences from North Dakota State University, a B.A.Degree in Criminal Justice from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has also worked as a police officer for 17 years where his experiences included patrol, investigations, and administration.

Michael has been professionally presenting training courses for over 15 years in a wide-range of topic areas. He has taught multiple academic courses at several colleges and has specialized training in personal and organizational growth and development, change management, supervision, social impact variables, and adult learning theory. Taking pride in his ability to blend humor, information, and adult learning principles, Michael delivers a powerful message with lasting impact.
"Disruption Results In Opportunities"

• The past fifteen months have presented challenges, struggles and difficulties for individuals, families, and communities. At the same time, these disruptions also create opportunities for growth, new ideas and new experiences. Life moves quickly and it is easy to get caught up in the urgent, in the busy, the daily need-to-dos and this can negatively affect your quality of life. In a fun and fast-paced learning environment, this presentation explores strategies for individuals to reenergize, focus on the positive and design the best future while enjoying the present. Please come prepared to smile, laugh, and enjoy the presentation.

Training themes include:
o Strategies to stay energized and identify positive options
o Addressing the impact of current and future uncertainty
o Discussing workgroup/workplace changes – people, spaces, technology, and expectations
o Adapting to change – acknowledging the power of comfort zones
o Priority clarity vs. time management
o Impacts of a growth mindset and life-long-learning
Holiday inn& Suites
200 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802

Special accommodations have been made for our Fall Conference.
 Book a room at the Holiday Inn for $99/night.
To book by phone, call 218-722-1202, reference Community of MN Resorts.
Under Rate Preference, select the GROUP RATE and enter "CMR" when booking online.
Brought to you by your CMR Education Committee:
Timberley Christensen | Finn n' Feather Resort | CMR Edu. Committee Chair,
Joanna Wallenberg | Brookside Resort,
 Kayla Daigle | Two Inlets Resort,
Mike Schweiters | Boyd Lodge, 
Clint Mueller | Balsam Bay Resort | CMR President,
Marc Bloomquist | Cedar Rapids Lodge,
Karen Senger | Retired Resorter | CMR Communications Liaison
We look forward to having you!
Vendor Show
monday, november 1
Register your company to be in the CMR Vendor Show and get in front of Minnesota resort owners!


• 8 foot x 10 foot booth, 2 chairs and an 8 foot table with table cloth. Use your space to display your products or services to approximately 80 resort owners.

• FREE electricity at your booth. Please let us know if you need electricity on the Registration Form! Booth locations will be assigned.

• Welcome packet: Your business name, address, phone number, web site, and email address are included in each conference attendee’s welcome packet.

• Minnesota Resorter Magazine: Your information will also be published in the Minnesota Resorter which is our periodical published 3 times a year. It is distributed to every resort in Minnesota – 750+.

• You will receive a list of all attendees registered for the Conference.

• Lunch - we will provide a box lunch on the day of the Vendor Show (Max of 2 per Vendor). You are also invited to join us for any meals held during the conference for a fee.

**If you are not a CMR Associate Member, you may become an associate member to get this special pricing.

Conference Sponsorship
Sponsor a Conference Event
Sponsor a break, meal, entertainment, or session!
Gold: $500-$1,000
Silver: $250-$499

Bronze: $100 - $249
Sponsorship Opportunity includes:
∙ Your name and contact information printed on conference literature.
∙ An opportunity to provide items for the attendees’ Welcome Packets.
∙ A “stand out” listing in the winter issue of the Minnesota Resorter magazine with your business name, logo and contact information.

You may choose the Sponsor Opportunity that works best for your business. The CMR Conference Committee will determine what event to apply it to. If you have a particular conference event that you would like to sponsor, please indicate so.

Sponsorship Levels:
Gold Sponsorship – $500-$1,000+ | Sponsor a meal or entertainment.
Receive all of the benefits of the Silver Sponsorship and you are given the opportunity to introduce yourself, say a few words about your business, holding everyone's attention at once, and answering questions from resort owners.

Silver Sponsorship – $250-$499 | Sponsor a break, a happy hour or a welcome table display.
During your event, your name will be displayed on the table and your literature can be passed around.

Bronze Sponsorship – $100-$249 | Sponsor refreshments and/or gifts for the Welcome Packet.

E-MAIL [email protected] FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

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