Behind the Success Series

“Behind the Success” is a series of in-depth, candid conversations with our region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

4:00 – 5:15pm


Pioneer Bank, 1450 Adams Street Mankato, MN 56001

About the Event

Join us for “Behind the Success” with Chad Surprenant of ISG, as he shares valuable lessons learned on his path to success. Presented by the South Central Small Business Development Center and moderated by Wes Otto, Publisher of Connect Business Magazine, this event delves into the realities of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurs navigate risks, rewards, setbacks, and triumphs, encountering obstacles on the path to realizing their visions and dreams. Whether you’re contemplating starting out or already on your entrepreneurial journey, gain insights from our region’s most successful entrepreneurs as they share their firsthand experiences.

Seats are limited. Registration is required, but there is no fee.

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About Chad Surprenant

Whether he’s steering ISG’s vision and business strategies or perfecting his swing on the golf course, Chad injects excellence into every pursuit. Though he was raised within the family business, his rule-breaking spirit emerged early, which is still present today as he champions the firm to do irrational things, take calculated risks, and outperform the competition.

Chad helped shape ISG’s unique approach to client relationships, its transition to employee ownership, and the organization’s subsequent growth. Equally comfortable proposing innovative business models as he is recommending the perfect wine, Chad’s leadership style is refreshingly dynamic. He is the respected, unrivaled champion of ISG’s culture and strategic direction.

Meet the Visionaries

Each event in this series will showcase a different Southern Minnesota business owner who has achieved remarkable success in their respective industries. From seasoned veterans to rising stars, our speakers represent a diverse range of businesses and backgrounds.

In-Depth Conversations

Discover the secrets to their success as our expertly moderated discussions delve into the triumphs, challenges, and pivotal moments that have defined their entrepreneurial journeys. Learn about the strategies they employed, the lessons they’ve learned, and the vision that drives them forward.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, business enthusiasts, and community leaders in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the growth and prosperity of Southern Minnesota.

Inspiration for All

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned business owner, or simply someone interested in the stories of local success, “Behind the Success” offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Gain fresh perspectives, find motivation, and discover new pathways to achievement.

Supporting Local Businesses

By attending this event series, you are actively contributing to the promotion and support of Southern Minnesota’s entrepreneurial community. Your participation helps create a thriving ecosystem for businesses in our region.

Who Should Attend

  • Entrepreneurs: Gain valuable insights, strategies, and inspiration to fuel your own entrepreneurial journey.
  • Business Professionals: Learn from the experiences of successful leaders to enhance your business acumen and leadership skills.
  • Students and Educators: Get a glimpse into the real-world experiences of entrepreneurs, making it a valuable resource for educational institutions.
  • Community Supporters: Join us in celebrating the achievements of local businesses and fostering a supportive ecosystem for regional growth.