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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, June 08, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 2 Water Street Excelsior, MN 55331
    Registration is closed
    • BCPA Summer Networking Event - 

    Board the boat no later than 11:45am, and we cruise from 12pm-3pm.

    • BCPA Member -  Free
    • Guest – $75.00


    Our summer Networking event will be a boat cruise and casual lunch (sandwich, garden salad, fresh fruit, potato chips and a dessert) aboard the Paradise Princess II located in Excelsior.


    Please be on board no later than 11:45 so we can depart promptly at 12.  We will be back at the dock at 3pm.


    Directions to the Port of Excelsior

    • Coming from the Intersection of 494 and Hwy 7:
      Take Hwy. 7 west 5 miles to County Road 19/Oak St. (Excelsior Elementary School is on the right) and go right. Go to next right, which is Water Street. Go straight to 3rd St. Free parking is on either right or left of Water Street between 2nd and 3rd streets. Look for the Blue and Green Parking Signs as you drive down Water Street. Our boarding dock at the Port of Excelsior is just a short walk, with metered street parking also available in front of the port.
    • Coming from Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul:
      Take 394 West to 494 South. Go Approximately 3 miles to Hwy. 7 west and follow directions above.
    • Coming from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport:
      Take 494 West/North to Hwy. 7 West and follow directions above.
    • Coming from the Southwest/West:
      Take Hwy 7 East to County Rd. 19, Go left. Take next right on Water Street.

    Ample FREE parking is available behind the shops between 2nd and 3rd Streets off of Water Street in beautiful downtown Excelsior and just a short walk to our dock. Look for the Blue and Green Parking Signs as you drive down Water Street.



Past events

Thursday, May 11, 2023 In Person Meeting: Member Networking and Group Discussion
Thursday, April 13, 2023 In Person Meeting: Leadership and Followership with former HSEM Director Joe Kelly
Thursday, March 09, 2023 Virtual Meeting: Successful Drills & Exercises with Dr. Steve Goldman from MIT
Thursday, February 09, 2023 Virtual Meeting: Private Sector Benefits of Public/Private Partnerships with Steven Caluris from ChicagoFirst
Thursday, January 12, 2023 Adaptive BC with Dr. David Lindstedt
Thursday, November 10, 2022 In-Person Panel Discussion on Vendor Management
Thursday, October 13, 2022 Crisis Management Topic: Alex Fullick
Thursday, September 08, 2022 Public/Private Partnerships with CISA Regional Advisor Christopher Gabbard
Thursday, July 14, 2022 Crisis Management Topic: Alex Fullick
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Emily Rice, Margaret Millett, Mark Minutillo - A New Approach to Mentoring
Thursday, April 14, 2022 April Hybrid Meeting - TBD Topic
Thursday, March 10, 2022 Two Years In...What have we learned and where are we going? A Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, February 10, 2022 Competencies in Demand to Ensure Career Resiliency - Cheyene Marling
Thursday, January 13, 2022 Return to Work: The Most Important Issue You’ve Completely Overlooked - Bo Mitchell
Thursday, December 09, 2021 BCPA December Networking Event – Richardson Nature Center
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Modern Personal Preparedness – John Ramey
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Leadership Fireside Chat - Vanessa Mathews
Thursday, September 09, 2021 BCPA September Networking Event – TOPGOLF
Thursday, August 12, 2021 No Member Meeting - BCPA Board Meeting
Thursday, July 08, 2021 Continuity Life After COVID – A Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, June 10, 2021 You’re It! How to Lead When it Matters Most
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Advancing Business Impact Analysis
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Applying Telework for Fiscal and Operational Performance
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Thursday, February 11, 2021 BCPA Town Hall Event
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Thursday, December 10, 2020 BCPA Member Meeting / Dr Mike Osterholm
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Pandemics - hosted by Teri Behling
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Cyber Resilience - Pandemic Planning and Crisis Response
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Fighting Cyber Attacks Requires More than Security – It Requires Cyber Resiliency
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Leading your organization through a complex novel crisis: Lessons from the frontlines of COVID-19
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Keith Cantando (Cisco)
Thursday, August 13, 2020 BCPA Board Meeting - No BCPA Member Meeting
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Enabling Productive Work From Home
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Looking Backward to Run Forward
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Returning to Work - Large Group Discussion
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Crisis & Continuity Leadership in the Time of Coronavirus
Thursday, March 12, 2020 BCP Round Table discussion
Thursday, February 13, 2020 PANDEMIC Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, January 09, 2020 5G Network: Definition and Implications
Thursday, December 12, 2019 BCPA 25th Anniversary CELEBRATION! A Walk Through the BCDR world from the 80s to Present
Thursday, November 14, 2019 2020 IT Trends Conference - BCPA November event
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Cyber Breach and Incident Response
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Strategic Telework and Continuity of Operations
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Responding to the Unthinkable: Leadership Lessons Learned During and After the Recovery of a School Explosion
Thursday, June 13, 2019 BCPA Summer Networking Event - Minnesota Twins Game!
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Implementing a New Business Continuity Management Tool
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Tell me about your Business Impact Analysis (BIA)!
Thursday, February 14, 2019 A Day in the Life of an Incident Responder
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Disaster Preparedness and Experience Panel
Thursday, December 13, 2018 BCPA Holiday Networking Event- Smaaash at MOA
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Chaos Engineering - From Recovery to Resiliency
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Two Presentations! 1) Building an Enterprise Command Center and 2) Delivering Organizational Resilience through Critical Event Management
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Crisis Management - Thought Process
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Tour of OneNeck IT Solutions
Thursday, June 14, 2018 BCPA Summer Networking Event - Betty Danger's
Thursday, May 10, 2018 How can businesses and public entities work together to improve preparedness and response initiatives?
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Thursday, March 08, 2018 Let's Discuss Exercises Together!
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net
Thursday, January 11, 2018 State of Information Security in the Upper Midwest
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Holiday Luncheon / Networking Event
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Vendor Resiliency Panel
Thursday, October 12, 2017 DR in the Cloud
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Conference - INTERFACE Twin Cities 2017
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Thursday, December 08, 2016 Dec 2016 Networking Event
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 BCPA May Monthly Meeting: WEBINAR
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 November Monthly Meeting
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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