2016 General Managers Peer Group Meeting & Christmas Party
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When: Thursday, December 1, 2016
1:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota  55428
United States
Contact: Kevin Beyer

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The MTA General Managers Peer Group Meeting & Christmas Party will be held on December 1, 2016.  Attendance is limited to General Managers/Senior Executives of active MTA Active Member Companies and MTA Associate Members sponsoring the event. 

As in the past, spouses/guests of General Managers/Senior Executives of MTA Active Member Companies are invited to attend the reception and dinner at no charge. If your spouse/guest will be attending the reception and dinner, please include your spouse's/guest's name when you register for the event so that we can plan accordingly. 

Retired General Managers of MTA Active Member Companies are also invited, along with their spouse/guest, to attend the reception and dinner at no charge, however, it is the responsibility of each individual telco to invite these individuals and provide them with the event information. 


Thursday December 1st, 2016

1:00 – 1:05 pm

Welcome Kevin Beyer, GM, Farmers & Federated Telephone

1:05 – 1:50 pm

Federal Regulations Update Michael Romano, Senior Vice President of Policy, NCTA – The Rural Broadband Association (via Skype)

1:50 – 2:35 pm

Changes in Lease AccountingDaniel Owens, Principal, Olsen Thielen

2:35 – 3:00 pm


3:00 – 3:45 pm

Bonding Financing for Broadband ProjectsBruce Kimmel, Senior Municipal Advisor, Ehlers, Inc.

3:45 - 4:15 pm

Healthcare at HomeDiane Thorson, Public Health Coordinator, Otter Tail County

4:15 – 4:30 pm

MTA UpdateBrent Christensen, President/CEO, MTA

4:30 – 4:55 pm

Open Forum DiscussionKevin Beyer, GM, Farmers & Federated Telephone

4:55 – 5:00 pm

Closing RemarksKevin Beyer, GM, Farmers & Federated Telephone

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Reception & Retirement Celebration
MTA will be hosting a retirement celebration for Tom Maroney, Halstad Telephone Company

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Dinner, Vikings game on big screen

Reception and dinner will both be held in the Fireside Room.

Registration Fee - $75

Members - Registration fee of $75 provides eligible MTA Members to attend meeting and/or dinner. 

Guests/Spouses of MTA Active Member General Managers/Senior Executives receive a complimentary reception/dinner ticket.

Retired General Managers and their spouse/guest of MTA Active Member Companies each receive a complimentary reception/dinner ticket


All members, spouses/guests, sponsors and speakers attending the MTA GM Peer Group Meeting must be registered. Please register online above to attend. If you would like to sponsor, please click here.


Minneapolis Marriott Northwest for $142.00 USD per night with Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Click here to make your Marriott reservation at the MTA GM Peer Group Rate

Last day to book is 11/10/16

You can also make a reservation at Minneapolis Marriott Northwest by contacting the hotel directly at (763) 536-8300. Hotel cutoff date isThursday, November 10, 2016. If you have any issues with booking a reservation, please contact 763-536-8300 and ask for in-house reservations. If you receive notification that the room block is full prior to the hotel cutoff date, please contact Karin Jahnke at (320) 324-2809 or karin.jahnke@aciracoop.net.

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Thank you, Sponsors

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors


Badger Communications



Dakota Supply Group


Olsen Thielen



Registration Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice received one week prior to the event, you will receive a refund, less $10 processing fee. Cancellations the week of the event are non-refundable. No-shows will not receive a refund.

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