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5th Annual Employee Benefits Seminar

Annual Employee Benefits SeminarStrengthen your Employee Benefits

5th Annual Employee Benefits Seminar

July 19, 2017

Registration: 8:00am
Seminar: 8:30 – 11:00am

Viterbo Collins Auditorium


The Insurance Center’s 5th Annual Employee Benefits Seminar is The Insurance Center’s largest annual event of the year. We welcome several keynote speakers that are cutting edge in their field, providing you with the information and tools you need to strengthen your business and knowledge set. Changes in healthcare, encouraging wellness, staying compliant and building success within your corporation are some of the valuable topics we will cover this year. We look forward to seeing you in July!


Breaks will be offered between speakers to give you time to network, take notes or re-fill your coffee before the next Keynote Speaker.


Keynote Speakers

Tony Saarem




Tony Saarem, GoMacro: Growth with Purpose
In 2004, Amelia Kirchoff and her daughter Jola Sonkin founded GoMacro, a vegan nutrition bar company, in Viola, WI. The products they created were based on the macrobiotic diet, which Amelia had converted to after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. By 2011, Jola and Amelia were struggling to meet demand for their product, and Tony Saarem, a Production Leader at Trane, was hired to lead operations. At the time, the company had five employees, and was manufacturing in the milk parlor of an old barn on Amelia’s property. Since then, GoMacro has grown to over sixty employees, been through multiple facility expansions, and sales have grown by 2500%. Managing this rapid growth and business expansion has given Tony the unique experience of building a staff, a manufacturing process, a benefits program, workplace policies, and a nationally recognized brand, from the ground up. Tony will share the story of GoMacro, how the principles upon which the business was founded continue to shape its future, and how GoMacro has found success in a rural village of 700 people. Tony also serves as the Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council.




Christie Harris, HeartMath & Gundersen Health System: HeartMath and Wellness
Christie Harris is a Wellness Education Specialist at Gundersen Health System. She has been working in the field of health promotion and wellness for over 17 years and serves as a HeartMath Rvitalizing Care/Resilience Advantage Trainer, a certified Intrinsic Coach, and certified as a Holistic Stress Management Instructor. Christie works primarily in the areas of mental health, ATODA, and has been working in the field of stress management for the past 14 years. When not wearing her hat as a health educator, Christie enjoys time with her family and spending time outdoors.





The Insurance Center

• Updates on Health Care Reform and What It Means for Group Plans
• Medicare and the Aging Workforce
• Prescription Drug Costs and your Health Plan
• Wellness Services
• Bench-marking
• Trends


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