Celebrate Ely Networking Dinner

Are you ready to go on a safari?  Grab your pith helmet, binoculars, and gear, and join us for an evening of adventure featuring our keynote speaker, Steve Fredlund, "The Safari Guy."   Steve's bio and talk are outlined below.

Sound interesting?  Here is the evening lineup: Celebrate Ely Safari Flyer

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Social Hour with Cash Bar - Try your luck with our adventure gallery, photo booth, and mingle.
  • 5:30: Welcome
  • 5:45-6:30: Dinner Buffet and Door Prizes
  • 6:30-7:15: Chamber News & Awards
  • 7:15-8:15: Keynote speaker: Steve Fredlund 
  • 8:15: Closing Comments

Location: Grand Ely Lodge  40 N. Pioneer Road, Ely

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Tickets are $30.00/person and may be purchased via phone (218-365-6123), email (director@ely.org), or at the Ely Chamber of Commerce office (1600 E. Sheridan Street, Ely MN).

Steve Fredlund is a multi-passionate visionary who has had profound impact as an award-winning actuary, humanitarian, coach, consultant, author, speaker, podcaster, entrepreneur and leader of African safaris. His research into happiness combined with his safari experiences into something remarkable, the “Big 5” factors that are increasing individual happiness and team success around the world. Steve is a two-time TEDx speaker and author of “Do the Unright Thing” (releasing January 2024) who holds an MBA and fellowship in the Society of Actuaries. When not working, he can be found on the disc golf course, playing a poker tournament or suffering through another season as a Minnesota sports fan.


“The Safari Way to Greater Happiness”

Life and work are like an African safari, an ongoing experience blending excitement and stress. When we apply the same intentionality that goes into a safari to the rest of our life, we find ourselves more engaged, less burnt out, and happier in both work and our personal lives. Steve Fredlund is known as “The Safari Dude” and he uses compelling stories from the savannah to invite us into The Safari Way by choosing our experience, getting the right peeps in our Jeeps, doing the unright thing, taking in the view and embracing the adventure.

By attending this session participants will:

  • Understand how external pressures impact our decisions
  • Become more empowered to pursue the experience we truly want
  • Learn five practical ways to become happier in every area of life