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Spott Law Sponsors Zenith City Online

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Spott Law Office has entered into a corporate sponsorship relationship with Zenith City Online.  Zenith City Online, the Zenith City History Archive, Zenith City Press, and Zenith City Services/Resources are all affiliates of X-Communication LLC of Duluth, Minnesota, and dedicated to celebrating historic Duluth, Western Lake Superior, and Minnesota’s Arrowhead.  Zenith City Online, a web-based publication, and the Zenith City History archive, are free public resources that share the content of Zenith's books, online magazine, and public domain materials.

 

Spott Law Sponsors Business Development Seminar

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Spott Law Office is sponsoring the August 12, 2014 Let's Do Lunch business development presentation entitled, "Restoring the Historic NorShor Theatre," presented by business developer George Sherman, President, Sherman Associates, Inc. and Christine Gradl Seitz, Executive and Artistic Director, The Duluth Playhouse.

In 2010 the Duluth Economic Development Authority (DEDA) purchased the historic NorShor Theatre and surrounding real estate. The intent was to return the NorShor to life as a vibrant cultural center — serving the needs of the arts, dance, theatre and musical organizations from across the region.

In 2012, DEDA selected developer Sherman Associates and the Duluth Playhouse, as a part of an RFP asking them to join forces to oversee the transformation of the theater, and future management of the facility. Each bringing expertise in their respective fields, this powerful partnership crafted a compelling vision and plan for the project. Together they direct the rehabilitation of the NorShor Theatre, the Temple Opera House and the Annex Buildings, creating a state-of-the-art, 700-seat facility in the heart of Duluth.

Let's Do Lunch, Duluth is one of the Chamber's most popular business programs. It is designed to provide Chamber members a venue to network with one another while listening to influential speakers address issues that are timely, relevant, and engaging.

 

Biga Attends Transportation Seminar

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Attorney Kay Biga attended a 1 ½ day seminar on Transportation, Logistics and the Law on June 13th and 14th in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  She will be adding a segment on transportation issues to her fall 2013 business law classes at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

A life-long Duluthian, attorney Kay Biga is a mediator, Guardian ad litem and Custody Evaluator. She also is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Superior and serves as adjunct faculty at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. She teaches courses in a variety of subjects, including: business law, business ethics, real property, contracts, strategic management, and international business.

Since 1984, Kay has been the Chief Operating Officer of Biga Affiliates. A frequent presenter at the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Series, Kay is known for her expertise in matters related to networking, strategic planning, and hiring and firing practices. Kay also serves on a number of committees in the area and is actively involved in the local community.

 

Spott Law Office Lawyers Assist With Ethics Training

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Rotary Club # 25 and the Duluth Superior Eco Rotary Club are sponsoring an all-day ethics training for local area high school students.  Attorney Patrick Spott from the Spott Law Office and Assistant Professor Kay Biga from the University of Wisconsin – Superior will be the presenters.  Attorney Emily Spott will be preparing much of the materials for the training.  The ethics workshop will be held from 8am-3:30pm on April 30, 2014 at the Kitchi Gammi Club. Area high school juniors and seniors are invited to attend the event.

The daylong training session is designed to present students with realistic scenarios that they might face in the corporate workplace. Students work together to craft ethical and fair solutions to the problems that they might one day encounter on the job.  “This will be a fun, interactive workshop with both large and small group activities,” said Kay Biga, who facilitates the class. “The benefit to the student is getting prepared for ethical issues that will confront them in college and in the workplace. This unique training will also set them apart from other students when completing their college applications.”

Plans are for 10 adult facilitators and 60 participating students at the program. There is no cost to the students to attend.  If you know of a high school student who might benefit from this dynamic training, please contact the Spott Law Office at (218) 724-9325.

 

Biga Offers Hospitality Management Course at UWS

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Assistant professor and attorney Kay Biga is offering a new hospitality management course at the University of Wisconsin - Superior this spring.  The course takes advantage of Biga’s thirty years in the hospitality and tourism industry.  There will be several guest speakers, field trips and help in lining up internships.  This is the first time a hospitality course is being offered in Duluth/Superior by a higher education institution.

A life-long Duluthian, attorney Kay Biga is a mediator, Guardian ad litem and Custody Evaluator. She also is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Superior and serves as adjunct faculty at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. She teaches courses in a variety of subjects, including: business law, business ethics, real property, contracts, strategic management, and international business.

Since 1984, Kay has been the Chief Operating Officer of Biga Affiliates. A frequent presenter at the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Series, Kay is known for her expertise in matters related to networking, strategic planning, and hiring and firing practices. Kay also serves on a number of committees in the area and is actively involved in the local community.

 

 

 

Spott Law Office Sponsors Symphony Concert

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Spott Law Office joins Kraus Anderson Construction in sponsoring the Duluth Superior Symphony Verdi Requiem Concert on April 5, 2014.  The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi.  It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist who Verdi admired. The first performance, at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, marked the first anniversary of Manzoni's death.  Maestro Dirk Meyer conducts the DSSO, joined by the DSSO Chorus, UMD Chorus, and Minnesota Chorale in performing this timeless masterpiece.

 

Spott Teaches Business Grad Students

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Attorney Patrick Spott is teaching Business Law for the College of St. Scholastica to students in the Masters of Business Adminstration and Masters of Arts in Management programs during the spring and summer semesters of 2014. Spott is an adjunct faculty member in the College's School of Business and Technology. The School of Business and Technology combines an academic emphasis on liberal arts with experiential learning to create global leaders with strong professional skills who act with integrity and a strong sense of social responsibility. The School offers a variety of programs including: accounting, applied economics, computer science/computer information systems, finance, organizational behavior, management and marketing.

The Masters of Business Administration is offered through the School of Business and Technology. The College of St. Scholastica's Master of Business Administration program offers a broad-based business curriculum emphasizing technical and analytical skills; global and cultural acumen; and, social responsibility and ethical decision-making. Students work with mentors from the business community and are immersed in real-world situations throughout their program. Coursework includes required classes in global leadership and ethics, managerial application of technology and communication and cultural effectiveness. Students can work on a real-time global business problem through the unique Capstone Abroad seminar. Through the Professional Effectiveness seminars, students gain insights, skills and partnerships to turn their career goals into reality. Founded in 1986, the Master of Arts in Management program has produced over 600 graduates who have taken roles as corporate leaders and managers in private corporations, nonprofits, heathcare, government, education, engineering, and small business entrepreneurship. Graduates of this program are skilled at identifying and analyzing organizational problems, developing innovative solutions, and making correct, ethical decisions at critical times. The program's primary areas of study include:


Organizational behavior
Process consultation
Human resources management
Interpersonal communication and cultural competence
Strategic change management
Traditional business topics such as marketing and economic

 

Biga Presents Paper at MBAA Conference

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Kay Biga presented a paper entitled, "Keeping People Involved: Creating a New Model for Service Organizations" authored by Kay Biga, Patrick Spott and Emily Spott, at the The 50th Annual MBAA International Conference in Chicago in March of 2014.  Founded in 1964 by a group of professors from leading Midwestern universities including the Indiana University and the University of Kansas, the "Midwest Business Administration Association" stands for a high quality, high value, multidisciplinary gathering of leaders from around the world with almost a half century of history to present and receive useful research, share effective pedagogy, and network in a fun and familiar setting.  The paper will be published in the MBAA annual conference proceedings.  

 

Spott Law Sponsors Craft Beer Presentation

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Spott Law Office sponsored the June 11, 2013 Let's Do Lunch small business presentation entitled, "Learn What's Brewing in Duluth," presented by Brad Nelson - Minster of Culture & Propaganda, Fitger's Brewhouse/ Tycoons / Burrito Union.

Duluth is developing into a craft beer haven; Fitger's Brewhouse alone has created more than 100 styles and 2,500 barrels of handcrafted beer. And with additional microbreweries popping up in Duluth and surrounding areas, the community is beginning to be recognized by both media and tourists as a malt-yeast-and-hop destination.

Let's Do Lunch, Duluth is one of the Chamber's most popular business programs. It is designed to provide Chamber members a venue to network with one another while listening to influential speakers address issues that are timely, relevant, and engaging. 

 

Kay Biga, Patrick and Emily Spott Publish

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Attorneys Kay Biga, Patrick Spott and Emily Spott have published an article entitled "How to Win Friends and Influence Students: Applying Networking Principles to the Teacher-Student Relationship in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice 2013.

A life-long Duluthian, attorney Kay Biga is a mediator, Guardian ad litem and Custody Evaluator. She also is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Superior and serves as adjunct faculty at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. She teaches courses in a variety of subjects, including: business law, business ethics, real property, contracts, strategic management, and international business.

From 1997 to 2011 Patrick Spott worked as a Dale Carnegie Trainer in addition to his practice, instructing both lawyer and non-lawyer business people in the application of time-tested principles to measurably improve confidence, communications, and interpersonal skills.
Pat is also an adjunct faculty member at the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin, Superior.

At the College of St. Scholatica Pat teaches in the School of Business and Technology. He provides legal training to accounting and finance majors in the college's undergraduate program. Pat also teaches graduate students in the Master's of Business Administration and Master's of Management programs, again focusing on legal topics.

At University of Wisconsin, Superior Pat helps train our area's future paralegals and lawyers. Teaching in the Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department, Pat provides instruction in almost every area of law. He also designed the first on line legal studies course at UWS and coninues to teach in both the traditional classroom setting and on line.

Attorney Emily Spott has received her Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota.  At Spott Law Office, Emily's work has focused on litigation support, motion practice and research. At Hamline Emily was a Bakken Fellow and competed internationally in Vienna and Hong Kong as both a participant and coach in the Willem C. Vis (East) Moot Court Competition.

 
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