Welcome to the

All employee meeting 2022!

sept 14th - 16th 2o22

Wednesday September 14th

11:30 – 1:15 PM CT  | DEI Event Feed My Starving Children (Optional) 18732 Lake Dr E, Chanhassen, MN 55317

Dress Code: Working Clothing – anything you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty. Wear comfortable closed – toe shoes.

This optional DEI event will take place in Chanhassen, MN. If you are flying in, feel free to uber to the event right from the airport. There will be a group leaving from the Elire Office at 11AM if that works better for you. We will all carpool back to the office afterwords. If you are planning on attending, please register below.

3:00 – 5:30 PM CT  | Elire Office Tours Open House

Dress Code: Business Casual ( If you are getting your head shot taken, you can decide how formal you would like it. )

We will have tour guides ready to show you around starting at 3PM. If you have work related items, you can work in the office as well. You can come whenever you would like; feel free to check into your hotel and wash up, change clothes before heading over. The hotel is across the street from the office so it is a quick journey in! You can take the Skyway, or if you are walking outside, the best entrance is the one by the Ruth Chris Steak House. You will have to take the elevators up to the 7th floor either way.

We will be taking head shots for those who want it! If you cannot be here for this time, we can make it up on Thursday or Friday. Email [email protected] for questions or to schedule a make-up session.

Please fill out the RSVP form even if you do not want a head shot!

6:00 – 9:00 PM CT | Happy Hour & Team Dinners at CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar (LaSalle Plaza – Minneapolis) – 825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Dress Code: Business Casual

Certified Angus Beef, grilled to perfection & topped with herbed truffle butter, served with buttermilk mashed potatoes & grilled brussels sprouts

seared Verlasso salmon filet served over a bed of linguini noodles tossed in lemon oil, grilled artichokes, roasted tomatoes, asparagus, & white wine, finished with lemon butter sauce, basil & capers

fresh vegetable medley sautéed with soy chili sauce over coconut jasmine rice finished with cilantro & chopped peanuts

panko crusted chicken medallions, whole grain mustard beurre blanc, mashed potatoes, green beans

*All options include Ceasar Salad and Chocolate Cake for dessert.

Thursday September 15th

8:30 – 9:00 AM | Breakfast in the Main Room provided by Hilton

All Day Dress Code: Business Casual

Menu includes:

  • Applewood smoked Bacon
  • Turkey sausage links
  • Scrambled eggs (plain)
  • Buttermilk pancakes
  • Overnight steel oats
  • Cottage Potatoes
9:00 – 10:00 AM | Elire Partner Update: State of Elire

Micheal Merrill & Grant Bernardy present an update on Elire.

10:00 – 10:45 AM | Ice Breakers with Mentor Families

How to work as a team to problem solve led by Ryan Salata & Jen Rudnicki

10:45 – 11:00 AM | Morning Break
11:00 – 12:00 PM | ECC Presents: Wellness Hour

Please fill out the RSVP form to choose which activity you’d like to enjoy your Wellness Hour. Activities are first come first serve with a limited number of people per session!


Led by Summer Ericson

Location: Symphony IV

We will begin this yoga flow class by releasing lingering thoughts in order to stay present during the practice. We’ll then establish a connection to our breath that will be used to guide movement throughout the class. Using this mind to body connection as guidance, we will flow through stretches that release tension and stress in the body. We’ll end the class with a short savasana meditation that will restore the mind and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.


Led by Ashlynn Leigh

Location: Orchestra D

We will begin the session by exploring subtleties active within the body through breathwork, and a gently guided meditative practice called the full body scan. Following this guidance we will enter a sensory exploration to anchor into presence, and begin a uniquely curated sound journey supported by crystal singing bowls, koshi chimes, rain drum, gong, and North American indigenous instruments including flute and rattles. Similar to Yoga Nidra, a sound journey encourages each participant to relax and let go, coming deeper into the sensations of the body and a release of the mind. Its okay to fall asleep! Sleeping allows easier access to the subconscious mind and cellular relaxation and healing. You may also experience light visions similar to a dream like state – no two experiences are the same and are always unique to the individual.


Led by Mike Thompson

Location: Orchestra C

We will sit for the duration of the session, 60-90 minutes, in circle. There will be a brief overview on my personal journey with tea, and a short bit about Gong Fu Cha and the tea we are drinking before we begin the session. Together, we will invite in silence and an exploration of the subtly altered present moment, without the clutter of word. The space will be set up and curated upon arrival of participants. Chairs can be provided for those unable to sit on the floor for that duration of time. We will cycle through a high mountain oolong from Taiwan and a Shou Puerh from Southern China in series to explore the subtleties within the energetics of the tea and the sensations it provides in the body and mind. There is a small amount of caffeine present for those who are sensitive.. there is also an opportunity to sit with “no tea” and experience the container of what is being offered while simply drinking hot water

12:00 – 12:45 PM | Lunch – Hot Buffet


  • Crunchy Chop Salad (GF, VG)
  • Rice Noodle Salad (GF)


  • Thai Braised Chicken (GF)
  • Beef Bulgogi (GF)
  • Crispy Mock Duck (VG)


  • Vegetable Fried Rice (GF)
  • Bok Choy Saute (GF)
  • Dessert Assortment
  • Green Tea Panna Cotta (GF)
  • Lychee & Mango Tapioca Shooters (GF, V)
12:45 – 1:15 PM | Elire IT and General Security 30 Minutes

Evan Jensen presents on IT & Security

1:15 – 2:00 PM | How to Participate in the Sales Process

Michael Friend & Sales present tips for you to get involved in Sales

2:00 – 3:00 PM | DEI Update & Big Brother Big Sister Informational Session

The DEI group presents on progress in the last year at Elire and what they look forward to in the future. Big Brother Big Sister Representative presents on how you can get involved in the organization.

3:00 – 3:15 PM | Afternoon Break
3:15 – 4:15 PM | Personal Improvement Hour

Please fill out the RSVP form to choose which activity you’d like to enjoy your Personal Improvement Hour. Activities are first come first serve with a limited number of people per session!

Led by Karen Long

Location: Orchestra D

Led by Summer Ericson & Maddie Caron

Location: Symphony IV


Led by Bonnie Waters

Location: Orchestra C


Led by Susan Heinlein

Location: Symphony III

Required for and limited to all Team Elire people Managers and the Focus Area Leads.

4:15 – 4:45 PM | Awards & Accolades

Presented by Alvaro Sanson & Communications Team

5:15 – 9:00 PM | Riverboat Cruise and Dinner on Mississippi River with local Musician Michael Bustin

Buses Leave from the Hilton at 5:30pm, more information coming soon.

Friday September 16th

8:30 – 9:00 AM | Breakfast in the Main Room provided by Hilton

All Day Dress Code: Business Casual

Menu includes:

  • Applewood smoked Bacon
  • Turkey sausage links
  • Scrambled eggs (plain)
  • Buttermilk pancakes
  • Overnight steel oats
  • Cottage Potatoes
9:00 – 10:30 AM | Keynote Speaker: Ross Bernstein

Ross Bernstein is the bestselling author of nearly 50 sports books and has appeared on thousands of television and radio programs over his career, including CNN and ESPN, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today.

View Ross Bernstein’s website here

10:30 – 10:45 AM | Morning Break
10:45 – 12:00 PM | Practice Area Breakout Sessions

Each practice area leads different sessions about their practice.

Client Relationships Pillar – Michael Friend (Location: Orchestra D)

Finance & Operations Pillar – Landon Hartvigsen (Location: Orchestra C)

Talent Pillar – Mike Surma (Location: Orchestra C)

Solution Center and Success Hub – Brian Peterson (Location: Orchestra C)

MAS – Richard Merrill (Location: Symphony IV)

Treasury – Carlos Conde (Location: Symphony IV)

Cloud ERP and HCM – Chris Costakes (Location: Symphony III)

On-Prem – Jeff Hilliard (Location: Symphony III)

12:00 – 12:45 PM | Lunch

Make up head shot sessions for those who could not make the first session.

Corn & Quinoa Chop Salad: Red cabbage, sweet peppers, black beans, avocado-lime dressing

Chipotle Caesar Salad (GF): Hearts of romaine, cumin roasted chicken, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, chipotle spiked Caesar dressing, tortilla chips

Chicken Al Pastor (GF): Guajillo chilies, oregano

Cumin-Lime Roasted Shrimp (GF): Salsa verde

Adobo Tofu (GF,VG): Vegan cheese

Spanish Rice (GF,V): Tomato broth, cilantro

Stewed Black Beans (GF,V): Jalapeno, onion, lime

Dessert Assortment

Tres Leche Martinis

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake

12:45 – 1:15 PM | Partner Wrap Up

Carlos Conde and Chris Costakes wrap up All Employee Meeting 2022.

2:30 – 6:00 PM | Top Golf Event (Optional)

Bring your significant other if you’d like. Please RSVP in the RSVP form whether you are planning on attending or not.