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The Rose Ensemble

Founded in 1996 and based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, The Rose Ensemble performs vocal music that strives to stir the emotions, challenge the mind, and lift the spirit. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, languages, politics, religion and world cultures and traditions. With nine critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages, including new research in Hawaiian, Swedish, Middle Eastern and American vocal traditions.

The Rose Ensemble is the recipient of the 2005 Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, first prize winner in both sacred and secular music categories at the 2012 Tolosa Choral Contest in Spain (part of the European Choral Grand Prix). The group’s concerts and recordings have been called “first class” (Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung), “impassioned and brightly alive” (Choral Journal) and “engaging . .. satisfying” (Gramophone). Founder Jordan Sramek received the 2010 Louis Botto Award from Chorus America “for entrepreneurial zeal.”

The Rose Ensemble can be heard regularly on American Public Media and the European Broadcasting Union (most notably with annual Christmas broadcasts) and was recently featured in special live broadcasts on Radio France, Chicago Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, and National Public Radio’s Performance Today.

The Rose Ensemble’s recent performance highlights include appearances at Certamen Coral de Tolosa (Tolosa Choral Contest, Spain), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL), Willamette University (Salem, OR), Broadway Center for the Performing Arts (Tacoma, WA), Philharmonic Center for the Arts (Naples, FL), Early Music Now (Milwaukee, WI), and the Festival de Chiquitos (Bolivia).

The Ensemble has released 10 recordings to date.

Dave Weber

Dave Weber

Dave Weber is an internationally recognized speaker, with a track record of success. He is an honors graduate from Mercer University with a B.A. in Communications. He simultaneously captained the university’s NCAA Division I soccer and volleyball teams for three years and received All-Conference honors in both sports. As a Sales Representative for Motorola, Dave received over fifteen outstanding sales awards, including the prestigious “Top 10” award each year. In 1987 he started his own speaking and training firm. His high energy and fun entertaining style quickly made him a highly sought after speaker. Read more

Jason Puracal

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John Hersey

John Hersey

Thirty years as a successful corporate leader and entrepreneur have given John Hersey a unique perspective on human behavior, leadership, motivation and change. At the age of 28, John was Vice President of Marketing for a $1 Billion Bank, the oldest and one of the largest mutual savings banks in North America. By age 34, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing for the 18th largest advertising agency in the U.S.

 

John shows his audiences why an environment of contagious leaders is not pie in the sky thinking, not complicated, not expensive, and above all, not an option. Read more

Margaret Seidler

Many of us have experienced the sometimes startling results from a 360° leader feedback assessment. For Margaret Seidler, it was a life altering moment. Determined to improve, she devoted herself to researching what makes a great leader. Her quest led her to the principles of Polarity Thinking™. In Margaret’s bestselling book, Power Surge, she demonstrates how a leader’s natural strengths can become weaknesses when leadership values are not managed in pairs over time. Audiences begin to see themselves more completely to gain strength, not lose it. Leaders learn to be more insightful, incisive and purposeful in managing themselves while addressing their organization’s complex challenges. Read more

Bob Varsha

Bob Varsha is among the most recognized broadcast hosts and play-by-play announcers in the automotive world. Read more

Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich

As a renowned global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich is an accomplished business speaker, addressing hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, Pfizer, St. Jude Medical, and more. His books include the best-selling, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, and the award-winning, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition. His latest book is Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies. Read more

Michael Houlihan

Michael Houlihan

Serial entrepreneur, industry reformer, successful brand builder, Michael helps small and medium sized businesses build their brands and achieve profitability. He was the Founder, President and CEO of Barefoot Cellars. His new book, The Barefoot Spirit, chronicles Barefoot Cellars development from novelty to mega-brand status. In 2005, he successfully sold Barefoot Cellars to E&J Gallo, where he consulted for a year to maintain Barefoot’s entrepreneurial character. He is a keynote speaker, blogger, guest lecturer, and regular contributor to business media. His straight-talk business articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Time and INC Magazine.

Barefoot Wine, now America’s #1 Wine Brand was created by Michael C. Houlihan who started in his home with little wine industry knowledge and even less funds. He built an unknown label into one of the fastest-growing brands in America, and has demonstrated success in sales-oriented team building, product distribution, and building a national brand on a shoestring. Currently, he is sharing the Barefoot Wine experience and business principles to help start-ups and established businesses build winning brands.
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London Broil

Free your fears! Hang out with your best funny friends – The London Broil Show!

The London Broil Show is an amazing three man Comedy/Juggling extravaganza and a blend of fun and hip off-the-wall comedy. They build a unique show for every audience around releasing fear of failure, teamwork and innovation. Experience gut-busting laughs served up on a platter. But be careful…That plate is hot!