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NGIA will hold its Annual Conference July 15 at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. The Annual Sand "Bagger" Golf Outing will be held on July 16 at Iron Horse in Ashland. This year's line-up is a can't-miss slate of specialists who will speak on improving communication, Nebraska farm issues, couponing, OSHA survival skills, child labor and more. On July 16, we cap off the conference with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the beautiful Iron Horse golf course in Ashland.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mayor Jean Stothert9:00 –   9:15 Opening/Welcome by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert.

Elected to serve as the Mayor of Omaha, she took office on June 10, 2013.  Since that time she has worked diligently to find solutions to some of Omaha’s serious problems along with working through disagreements with the Police and Fire Unions.  

Communication specialist Robin Dreeke

9:15 – 11:30 Social Engineering: Decoding Non-Verbal Communication.

Survive in the jungle by learning how to read the body language of your customers, associates and peers. Robin Dreeke is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program (BAP). Although Robin always had aspired to become a great leader, he realized from his time at the United States Naval Academy and in the United States Marine Corps that leadership was much more than just telling people what to do - a great leader uses interpersonal skills to influence, rather than command, others. As a commander in charge of over 200 recruits and 16 drill instructors at Parris Island, South Carolina, Robin learned the fundamentals of leadership and influence. Upon entering service in the FBI in 1997, Robin was assigned to the FBI's New York field office where he was tasked to recruit spies and confidential human sources in the agency's efforts to thwart the effort of our country's adversaries.

Beef Council Exec Ann Marie Bosshamer

11:30 – 12:00 Pasture to Plate Issues by Ann Marie Bosshamer, Executive Director of the Nebraska Beef Council.

This presentation will address hot topics that consumers want to discuss with grocers.   The presentation is designed to equip grocers with answers to potential consumer inquiries, such as the use of antibiotics, hormones, grass-fed vs. grainfed beef, and the marketing of beef.

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch with Critter Encounter

OSHA consultant Steve Danon

12:30 – 2:00 How to Survive an OSHA Inspection by Steve Danon.

OSHA has increased enforcement to levels never seen before, from huge increases in the numbers of inspections and citations characterized as "willful" or "repeat" to more criminal referrals. OSHA today is also engaging in more aggressive strategies during inspections, creating a minefield for employers across all industries. The consequences of being caught unprepared for an OSHA inspection are more dire now than ever.  Our speaker will provide an update on the current landscape of OSHA enforcement, review employers' and employees' rights during an OSHA inspection, provide detailed recommendations for actions employers can and should take now and during inspections, and discuss strategies to help ensure the best possible outcome from an unexpected visit by OSHA.

2:00 – 2:15 General Membership Meeting

2:15 – 2:30 Break

Child labor law specialist Rich Nelson

2:30 – 3:30 Child Labor Law Update by Rich Nelson.

Rich is a Labor Law Specialist with the Nebraska Department of Labor.  Nebraska Child Labor Law requires a person or corporation employing a minor under sixteen to meet specific standards and postings.  He will review hours of employment along with duties minors can and cannot perform.  He will also cover most common injuries sustained in the workplace by minors.  

Coupon fraud specialist Dan Shaul

3:30 – 4:00 Coupon Redemption in Today’s Jungle by Dan Shaul.

Dan is a senior partner of American Coupon Services and State Director for Missouri Grocers Association.  He will share his vast knowledge of the coupon program and lead you through the jungle of coupon redemption.  He will share information regarding new electronic coupon formats, along with a frank discussion on coupon fraud.

Curt Tomasavicz

4:00 – 5:00 Curt Tomasevicz

Curt Tomasevicz began the sport of bobsledding in 2004 and made an appearance in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, only two years after his debut as a bobsledder. Tomasevicz has won the U.S. Nation Push Championships the past three seasons. He won his first World Cup gold medal with driver Steve Holcomb in Cesana, Italy in 2007. Curt began his first attempts at driving in the U.S. Team Trials in October 2007 and has competed in a few America’s Cup races earning a bronze in Calgary in 2008.

As part of Team Night Train, Curt won the 4-man World Championships in Lake Placid in 2009. He also took the bronze medal in 2-man in the same World Championships.

His greatest bobsledding accomplishment came in February of 2010 when his team won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 4-man bobsled race. It was the first gold medal for the U.S. in bobsled in 62 years. Curt also took 6th place in the 2-man event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Curt comes from a small Nebraskan town, which hails a population of 690. His family includes his parents Dennis and Amy and one younger brother Jon. Curt is a baseball umpire and a high school football official. He is also a huge Cubs fan. Curt’s hobbies include playing bass guitar, astronomy, and reading. Greg Maddux is his favorite athlete.  

Curt played running back and linebacker for the University of Nebraska from 2000-2003. He was Academic All-Big XII in 2003.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Curt Tomasavicz

8:00 a.m. Shotgun Annual Sand Bagger Golf Outing at Iron Horse in Ashland, Nebraska

Click here to download a registration form.

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