Great Lakes Annual Chapter Meeting

June 16, 2022 12:00am - June 17, 2022 12:00am ET
Location Information:
Embassy Suites (Virtual Option Available)
1823 Abriter Court
Naperville, IL 60563
United States
Contact Information:
(937) 222-6707
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Please join us for the Great Lakes Annual Chapter Meeting! The conference will feature several thought-provoking and informative sessions with CPE available, an early bird optional session, and an abundance of resources, tools, and takeaways to help you succeed in the accounting coop industry. Don't miss the chance to network with your peers and enjoy Thursday Evening Reception with drinks, dinner, and Golf, all included with registration.

Not able to attend in person?  We have a virtual option for those that can't travel to Naperville.  

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, June 16
8:00 am – 12:30 pm Registration
6:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast (Included with Wednesday night stay for Attendees and Family)
9:00 am – 9:10 am Introductions
9:10 am – 11:00 am OPTIONAL SESSION – Employee Retention & Labor Panel
(CPE = 2 Personnel/Human Resources credits)
Shayla Danz, Premier Cooperative
Andrew Schuster, GROWMARK
Additional details coming soon
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Lunch (No Lunch Provided, participants are on their own)
General Session
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Opening Remarks and Early Bird Drawing
12:45 pm – 1:35 pm Insurance review, including issues with cybersecurity
(CPE = 1 Business Management and Organization credit)
Jim Brunker, Senior Account Executive and Partner – M3 Insurance
1:35 pm – 2:25 pm Presenting Financial Statements to the CEO and the Board
(CPE = 1 Finance credit)

Additional details coming soon
2:25 pm – 2:50 pm Break and Drawing
2:50 pm – 3:40 pm Board Interactions and dealing with Old By-laws
(CPE = 1 Business Law credit)

Eric Fogel, Partner – SmithAmundsen, LLC
3:40 pm – 5:00 pm Business Meetings and Late Bird Drawing
Thursday Evening Social Event:
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Social (Attendees and Family)
Top Golf (Sponsored by National)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner (Attendees and Family)
Top Golf
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Evening Entertainment (Attendees and Family)
Top Golf
Friday, June 17
6:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast (Included with Thursday night stay for Attendees and Family)
General Session
8:00 am – 8:30 am Business Meetings (continued) and Early Bird Drawing
8:30 am – 9:20 am Ag Economic Update
(CPE = 1 Economics credit)

Tanner Ehmke, Lead Economist - CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division
9:20 am – 10:20 am Accounting and Tax Update
(CPE =1, .5 Accounting Credit and .5 Tax credit)

Mark Juedes CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Rebecca Thoune CPA, National Cooperative Director - CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
10:20 am – 10:40 am Break and Drawing
10:40 am – 11:30 am Grain and Feed Outlook
(CPE = 1 Specialized Knowledge)

Aaron Curtis – MID-CO Commodities, Inc
11:30 am – 11:40 am Closing Remarks, Late Bird Drawing, & Adjourn
Friday Afternoon Great Lakes Chapter Golf Outing
Details to be determined and provided during the meetings


Event Registration

NSAC Member (In-Person or Virtually)
- $200 - General Session: 6 hours of CPE on Thursday afternoon and Friday Morning
- $75 – Optional Early Bird Session (Thursday Morning)
Retiree Rate (In-Person or Virtually)
- $125 –  6 hours of CPE on Thursday afternoon and Friday Morning
- $35 – Optional Early Bird Session (Thursday Morning)
Non-NSAC Member (In-Person or Virtually)
- $375 -  6 hours of CPE on Thursday afternoon and Friday Morning
(Includes 1 year NSAC membership)

- $75 – Optional Early Bird Session (Thursday Morning)

$50 – Spouse/Guest & Children over 12
$25 – Children 2-12


Thursday night at Top Golf in Naperville (Included in registration)
-          Happy hour (sponsored by NSAC National HQ)
-          Dinner Buffet (Backyard BBQ)
-          3 hours of golf 


Embassy Suites
1823 Abriter Court, Naperville, IL 60563
Room rates are $149+tax per night
Booking Link -
Group Code - NSA Hotel deadline: May 19, 2022

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor (#103068) of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: