September 16, 2018

Club E: “Mind the Gap: Understanding Consumer Behavior”

Event Date: September 25, 2018 at 11:30 am

Location: Northland Country Club, Duluth, MN

Club E’s September Meeting will take place September 25 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Duluth’s Northland Country Club with the topic of: “Mind the Gap: Understanding Consumer Behavior.”

Event Description from Club E:

Consumer behavioral patterns are rapidly shifting with multiple crosscurrents: Millennials are beginning to “adult” and change their priorities in spending, tax cuts are providing more cash in paychecks, yet rising inflationary trends could feel like we have less, not more, in the months ahead. We present an economic view on the state of the consumer but also offer fresh proprietary insights as to why consumer behavioral shifts are underway, and importantly, what questions to ask internally to form more productive consumer strategies. Specific attention is given to the roadmap of the realization of tax cuts and the profound impact that’s having on our economy (at the moment). Too, we delve into changes we’re seeing in spending priorities by millennials as they enter into their adult consumption years—proving to be more frugal than generations before them.

Neely Tamminga is CEO and Chief Whiteboard Artist of DISTILL, an insights and advisory company to c-suites and boards. During her 20-year career on Wall Street as a stock analyst, Neely would routinely apply seemingly imperfect and disparate data to help ground conversations about consumer behavior to money managers and institutional investors.

Neely is considered a consumer behavior expert with insights that span all demographics and across all key areas of discretionary spending. Career awards include top sell-side analyst in The Wall Street Journal Best on the Street analyst survey in 2006 and 2011 for her coverage in broadline and apparel retailers. In 2010, FT/Starmine ranked Neely No. 2 in Stock Picking for her 2009 coverage in Specialty Retail. In 2009, FT/Starmine ranked Neely No. 2 Industry Estimator for her 2008 coverage in Personal Products.

Neely has also received recognition by Institutional Investor magazine for her coverage in the apparel & footwear, department stores, and hardlines retailing sectors. Prior to starting DISTILL with her long-time business partner and friend, Kayla Wesser, Neely worked at Piper Jaffray and A.G. Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo). Neely serves on the national board of directors for; prior board service includes Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

The best lunch of your month is happening Tuesday, September 25th, from 11:30AM – 1PM at Northland Country Club. Your ticket includes a three course lunch at the best venue in town, great networking with top-flight executives in town, and an executive level speaker.

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There will be a speaker presentation on an informative topic that provides practical, actionable ideas. The purpose behind each session is provide you with the encouragement to go back to your office just a little bit smarter, savvier and more energized than when you left for lunch. All monthly meetings are open to the public. You may also choose to become a member of the Club Entrepreneur community, which will allows you unlimited access to a video library of previous speaker presentations and a searchable database of active members.


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