2011 Spring Conference

Last Year’s Spring Conference Held Sunday May 1, 2011 at

The 2011 MLBA Spring Conference was once again held at Cragun’s on Sunday
May 1st. For the 4th straight year, record attendance was achieved and a record number of vendors attended the event. The day started with 2 seminars by R&D Agency and Vinocopia, then attendees met with vendors in Cragun’s large pool area. A fine three course dinner sponsored by Illinois Casualty Co. with wine provided by Vinocopia, was followed by a live comedy show headlined by Fancy Ray McCloney. Then folks gathered back in the pool area for live music by Jeff Loven and magic by George Tovar.

The MLBA Children’s Fund held their first annual Spring Raffle (please see the list of winners below.) Monday found attendees at a breakfast brunch and a short presentation was given by InGroup Design on MLBA’s new website and Online Training Course.

2011 Spring Conference Vendors

(Please support these vendors who support MLBA!)


Illinois Casualty Co.Howard Beck309-793-1700www.ilcasco.com

VinocopiaMarion Dauner~ 612-455-4005marion@vinocopia.com
MillerCoorsJerry Lang ~ 952-492-2464jerry.lang@millercoors.com
DiageoBryan Therriault, Peter Cecil~ 952-368-4252bryan.therriault@diageo.com
Anheuser-BuschDavid Anglum ~ 612-597-1967david.anglum@anheuser-busch.com
Beam GlobalCordell Hunkins, Rachel Frandrup~ 952-830-1131www.beamglobal.com

Pabst BrewingJeff Van Shoick(not pictured)~ 612-281-1859jvanscho@pabst.com
Norton’s Heating, Inc. Kevin and Dave Moe218.444.1533dave_nortonheating@yahoo.com
Firehouse PizzaBob & Jack Hannah~ 952-461-7492bobfirehouse@gmail.com
Reco Store Equipment Brenda Kujawa952-935-4330bkujawa@recoverysy.com
Summit FoodsSteve Corrigan & Doug Oaks~ 651-292-9048stevec@summitfoodsusa.com

Ace Ice – Shamrock GrpSteve Kelly (not pict’d)~ 612-824-0745steven@shamrockgroup.net
Prestige Wine GroupChad Pobuda~ 651.649.5823cpobuda@prestigewinegroup.com
E&J Gallo WineryChris Hunt ~ 651.659.2829chunt@johnsonbrothers.com
High Five Beverages Donovan Sienko612.247.9975ds@drinkhighfive.com
ATM NetworkMick Sletton(952) 767-2000



Arctic Glacier Ice Jerry Kern 651.455.0410jkern@arcticglacierinc.com
August-Schell BrewingMike Lewis, Ed Schumacher, Jeff Pohl612-817-6969www.schellsbrewery.comwww.grainbelt.com
Cold Spring BrewingDoug DeGeest, Mike Feldhege& Mick Detviler~ 651-489-2376www.coldspringbrewery.com
Bacardi USA Corey Herzog, Jeff Lange763.428.1048jlange@bacardi.com
Kim L Brown InsuranceKim & Jackie Brown ~ 651-730-9803kim@klbinsuranceagency.com
Brown-FormanBilly Smith, Don Friedrick (not pict’d)612-219-7085 Donald_Friedrick@B-F.com
Retail Information Technology EnterprizesRick Feuling (Not pict’d)~ 320-230-2282www.rite.us
Dynamic Products MidwestTom Skelley, Kellie Weinzetl, Kristi Meier612-861-5227 ext 7



Cornell Insurance ServicesDavid Cornell, Ron Linneman~ (651) 556-0456www.cornell-insurance-services.com
Comedy Gallery Tom Hansen (right) ~763-434-7218www.comedygallery.com
Crosby Lake SpiritsBob Nichols ~ (651) 649-5800www.crosbylakespirits.com


Plasma Energy Drink Todd Smith ~ 952-220-8333www.drinkplasma.com
ForestEdge WineryPaul Schuster~218.224.3535www.forestedgewinery.com

eDigita/Higher Standards Charles McManus / Chris Hauble651.717.8456 / 952-736-1700chris_hauble@hotmail.com

R&D Agency Don Dunn, John McGrew952-882-8000ddunn@rdagency.com
Summit BrewingJeff Spaeth, Tyler Bruner651.265.7800jspaeth@summitbrewing.com
Klinkhammer FinancialJoe & Zeb Klinkhammer~ 507.664.9088klinkhammer.joe@pmlmail.com




MLBA Children’s Fund Spring Raffle Winners

Grand Prize – $10,000

– Becky Doran, Elk River, MN

First Prize – $2,500

– Lana Hom , Proctor, MN

Second Prizes (2) $1,000

– Diane Vry, Wadena, MN

– Pat Matykiewicz & Tom Kueppers,
St. Paul, MN

Third Prizes (3) $500

– David Moe, Bemidji, MN

– Gerry Schiltz, Roseau, MN

– Jeff Craig,
Minneapolis, MN

Fourth Prizes (8) $250

– Mike Dempsey,
Long Prairie, MN

– Jason Malkovick,
Minneapolis, MN

– Royce Martin,
Alexandria, MN

– Kathy Huber,
New Brighton, MN

– Dave Perkins,
Minneapolis, MN

– Jimmy Proulx,
Vadnais Heights, MN

– Mike Recer,
Hastings, MN

– John Mancini,
St. Paul, MN