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Equipment Finance Cares Minnesota Event Recap

June 28, 2022, 06:47 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

Equipment Finance Cares (EFC) held an event last week at Midland Hills Country Club in Roseville, MN hosted by Honour Capital. The event featured 58 equipment finance professionals from 35 different organizations.

“EFC was excited to go back to where the initiative started in 2021,” said Jesse Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JDR Solutions and founder of Equipment Finance Cares. “This was the biggest show of support for one of our regional meetings and we are excited for the momentum that EFC is maintaining in the equipment finance industry.”

The program offered two industry thought-leading panels. Deborah Reuben, CLFP, founder and CEO of TomorrowZone moderated the “Human Side of Innovation” panel that featured Nancy Robles - Eastern Funding, Jeffrey Bilbrey - Leasepath, Daryn Lecy, CLFP - Oakmont Capital and Tawnya Stone, CLFP - GreatAmerica Financial Services. The second panel “Emerging Talent” was moderated by Sean McKenna, Sales Executive at Great American Insurance Group and featured, Kristi Schon - Channel, Katie Thompson - Siemens, Jacob Fahl, CLFP - Mitsubishi HC Capital America and Mike Mroszak - Dedicated Financial GBC.

Panel discussions touched on topics such as building company culture, empowering your workforce to make their own decisions, how to engage the younger workforce, and the best ways to recruit and retain younger talent.

“Thank you for the opportunity to participate - not only did I make meaningful connections, but I had a chance to learn about other industry professional's passions and how we can continue to make a difference. I appreciated the format - good mix of learning and engagement. I hope you get involved again in the future,” said Katie Thompson from Siemens.

The foundations showcased during the event were: Minnesota Good Works, St. Theresa Orphans Foundation, The Slipka Foundation, Technovation MN, Love Life Now Foundation, Equipment Lease & Finance Foundation, and the Chris Walker Education Fund.

Attendee Quotes
“As a newcomer to the Equipment Finance industry, it was an honor to participate in this fantastic event where I was able to meet and connect with others professionally but also see first-hand how organizations are doing good and giving back to the communities we serve.” – Kristi Schon, Channel

“This was my first Equipment Finance event and I enjoyed it so much. It was (wonderful) having the opportunity to meet several people in our industry whom I've admired for several years.” –  Tracey Elfering CLFP, Oakmont Capital

“ECF is a great opportunity to support organizations that are doing great work in their local communities and network in an intimate setting.” – Kareem Jernigan, Leasing Associates

The next Equipment Finance Cares event will be on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Auxilior Capital in Plymouth Meeting, PA. If you are interested in hosting, being on a panel, or sponsoring a future EFC event please reach out to Jesse:

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