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2020 Avera PACE 42nd Annual Conference and Trade Show

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020: Golf Outing, Elmwood Golf Course
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020: Conference & Expo

Affiliate registration is open!  Our theme this year is Nourishing the Future.

    Register Here

    The Avera PACE team has been working for months to put together a conference and expo that will provide value to all of our attendees regardless of your business category. We hold this free event every year as a thank you to all of our valued affiliates. Do not miss this chance to network with Avera senior leaders, Avera PACE associates, Avera PACE affiliates and our awesome vendor partners!

    The expo and trade show will be filled with over 80 booths! The companies sponsoring this event and presenting at our expo are in place to help you save money and gain value from our Avera PACE group purchasing affiliate program. The educational events during our conference will help to energize you personally and educate you on some prevalent trends within the business world today.

    Feel free to share this invite with anyone else within your organization who may want to join us!


    7:15 am - Registration and Buffet Breakfast

    8 am - Welcome and Prayer, Prayer by Mayor Paul TenHaken

    8:05 am - Avera PACE Conference Kick off, Ryan Donovan, & Kevin Jordanger

    8:30 am - Keynote Speaker: Nourishing the Future, Tom Henderson, Founder of Restoration Generation

    9:30 am - Vendor Show/Expo/ Door Prizes

    11:45 am - Morning Breakout Sessions

    • Handling Difficult Conversations
      Christina Cota, Director of Human Resources, Interstates
    • Sous Vide – What is it and how can it help my operation?
      Amanda Viau, Avera Food Service Director

    12:45 pm - Buffet lunch

    1:30 pm - Afternoon Breakout Sessions

    • Employee Retention and Hiring
      Cody Siewert, Avera Human Resources Analytics and Insights Partner
    • 3 P’s of a successful Environmental Services Program
      Bryan Mangum, Vice President of Sales Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.

    2:30 pm - Afternoon Break

    2:45 pm - Closing Speaker: Nurturing your Funny Bone, Tommy Ryman, World Renown Comedian

    3:45 pm - Facility Grand Prize drawing and Conclusion

    Key Note Speakers

    Tom Henderson, founder of Restoration Generation
    Tom Henderson, a 20+ year student ministry veteran, is the founder of  Restoration Generation. Since starting Res Gen in 2010, Tom has spoken to over 275,000 people at conferences, schools, festivals and other events across the country. Res Gen hosts several annual events in Sioux Falls including the Res Gen Men’s Summit, Date Night Comedy, and Parent’s Night.

    Tommy Ryman, comedian
    Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk-singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where judges raved about Tommy saying, “They had never seen anything like him; one of a kind — fantastic!”

    Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as disturbingly adorable.

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