• Edina Emerging Leaders

  • The Edina Emerging Leaders is a group of young professionals who are employed by member companies of the Edina Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the Edina Emerging Leaders is to create opportunities for young professionals to build relationships, develop a greater understanding of business topics, contribute to the Edina community through volunteerism and participate as active members of the Edina Chamber. Monthly meetings consist of networking, educational and philanthropic events that will engage young professionals in the group. If you're interested in getting involved, email Lauren at lauren@edina.org.

  • March 2018 Event: LinkedIn re-Boot
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Hellmuth & Johnson
    8050 West 78th Street, Edina MN 

    LinkedIn is quite possibly one of the strongest online business tools available today, yet very few are actually using it to grow their business. Here’s the truth: We live in an online world and if you’re in business you need to be on LinkedIn. Bottom line: People are looking for YOU, so let's help them find you.


    Key Takeaways:

    My #1 secret for getting someone to respond to your request.
    Tricks to improve your search rankings.
    Profile enhancements to get you noticed.
    The power of attachments.


    Kelly Lucente is CEO of Re-Tool Marketing®, a creative agency that focuses on growing brands, building strategies, and identifying positioning for entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized corporations.

    A 25 + year veteran in both marketing and sales, Kelly has worked with Fortune 500 brands, most notably the Ryland Group, Pulte Group, RE/MAX, and Pearle Vision. She was one of the key marketing team members of Rollerblade – a company that helped build the inline skate industry to $1 Billion and turned Rollerblade into a household name. She has also worked with Mattamy Homes, Canada’s largest homebuilder. She created the children’s educational product, Bye Bye Monster™ that was featured in Neiman Marcus and has partnered with celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy as a contributor to her Generation Rescue Foundation.

    Kelly has won both Gold and Silver NAHB Salesperson of the Year Awards four times in consecutive years and Dr. Toy Awards twice for product innovation.

    Kelly plays an integral role at her agency as lead brand strategist and creative di­rector. She focuses on shaping client engagement and spearheads all strategic innovation to trans­form corporate brands. Her expertise is helping businesses attract the right customer, gain market share, and increase revenue.

    She wrote MOO-LAH-GY to share the secret sauce of branding that many of her clients fly to Minnesota in minus 45 degrees wind-chill to get.

    Kelly divides her time between Re-Tool Marketing® and her personal brand, Brand by Kelly™, which focuses on client initiative, small-group workshops, books on brand, and keynote speaking. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys time with her fam­ily (especially her son, Joey) and giving back to her community as an active member of Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota Foundation, as an advisory board member for the Entrepreneur­ship Class at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and as a mentor for the MN Cup, a statewide, new-venture competition for entrepreneurs.

    You can reach Kelly through Re-Tool Marketing® at (retoolmarketing.com) or via her personal brand website at (brandbykelly.com).

    Register here.


  • Emerging Leaders Coordinator

    Lauren Elrick
    Communications Coordinator
    at Edina Chamber of Commerce

  • Emerging Leaders Chair

    Christopher Connelly
    Financial Advisor
    at Ely Private Wealth

  • Chris began his career in the financial services industry after graduating with dual degrees in finance and economics from the University of St. Thomas. As a financial advisor, Chris strives to be a crusader of informed consent as he believes people have the right to know all their options and make their own decision, with their own free will. He’s in the people business and just happens to use numbers to guide people in achieving their most ambitious endeavors.

    Chris enjoys music, fitness, golfing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends…preferably at the lake.  If you’re the type of person that believes in the ‘one last cast’ and the relentless pursuit of your idea – he’s always eager to hear a good story!

  • Emerging Leaders Chair

    Dr. Ken Wilson
    Doctor/co-founder of
    LIV Chiropractic

  • Dr. Ken Wilson is the doctor and co-founder of the newest element to Edina’s health community, LIV Chiropractic. His purpose is to Love and serve others; to expose Truth and change lives. He states, “When I help change/transform/enhance people’s lives, I am fulfilled. I relentlessly strive to witness miracles and help others become the best versions of themselves. And so far, I haven’t found a better way to do so and I absolutely love what I do.”

    Dr. Ken Wilson is first and foremost dedicated to God and his family. He is currently the father of a beautiful, healthy, and vibrant 10-month-young baby boy, Brantley Dean. His second child (gender to be determined at birth) will be ‘due' in the middle of April 2018. His beautiful wife, Cami, is his rock and motivation to live a life of excellence and continual progression.

    Dr. Ken has a B.S. in Human Biology Degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and a D.C., Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree, from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He also has well over 500+ hours of entrepreneurship and chiropractic trainings and seminars, and his extra training and progression is where he learned, applied, and grew his skills and passion for serving others. 

    Dr. Ken's focus is to help create an impact in everything he does; he is always determined to make his life, his family’s life, and the lives of those he serves better.