Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ansolabehere speaks at Wayzata Country Club

The Wayzata Rotary Club and Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon today at the Wayzata Country Club. The event was kicked off with a speech from Brett McQuin, owner of Run With Scissors, a Wayzata-based Web and video marketing company. Run With Scissors produced, among other things, two TV commercials for Treasure Island Resort and Casino.

The keynote speaker was Paul Ansolabehere, vice president of operations of Anagram International. Anagram is based in Eden Prairie, and is the largest Mylar balloon manufacturer in the world.

Ansolabehere spoke of the ever changing nature of business.

"Three months ago I didn't know how to Twitter," he said. "You, as a company, have to continually reinvent yourself and change. Recognize things are changing and embrace that things are changing."

He also stressed the importance of investing in your company and investing in your people.

"[Your people] will pay off faster than anything else you do," he said.

Pictured from left to right, Ansolabehere, Wayzata Chamber President Peggy Douglas, Wayzata Rotary President Andy Fazendin and Wayzata Chamber Chair Cindy Leines.


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