Networking Opportunities

To paraphrase the old adage, "it's not what you know, it's who you know." The EGSA Fall Conference creates networking opportunities for knowledgeable industry professionals to meet with other key industry players. Our networking events are designed to create new business relationships and fortify existing connections in a relaxed, informal environment.


Golf Tournament

Minnesota's Crown Jewel - The Wilds Golf ClubWilds Golf Course

Get ready for another EGSA Golf Tournament! Designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, the Wilds Gold Club is nestled in a breathtaking natural setting of Ponderosa pines, hardwoods, wet-lands and wildlife habitats. Just a short drive from the Twin Cities, The Wilds has 150 feet of elevation changes, water in play on nearly half the holes, swift bentgrass fairways and over 70 strategically placed bunkers. A boxed lunch will be waiting for you on your cart when you arrive (as well as rental clubs if you ordered ahead of time).

The Wilds Golf Club
3151 Wilds Ridge
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(952) 445-3500


Greens Fees $165.00 (includes boxed lunch)
Rental Clubs $35.00 
One Mulligan $5.00
Three Mulligans $12.00 

Make sure to stop by the EGSA Registration Desk on Sunday, September 17th anytime from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, where the list of foursome pairings for the tournament will be posted. All requested changes to the pairings must be made by 6:00 pm on Sunday. At that time, the final pairings will be submitted to the golf course and we cannot guarantee changes can be made after that time.


Cummins Gearhead Factory Tour (SOLD OUT - Wait List Only)


Cummins is proud to host a factory tour at their Fridley manufacturing facility. The tour will showcase three elements of the site, all attendees will have the opportunity to take a guided walk around:

Factory: Originally opened in 1969, the Fridley manufacturing plant is located on 122 acres in Fridley, Minnesota. The facility has 560,000 square feet of manufacturing space and ships more than 100,000 generator sets out the door every year. It also houses a 100,000-square foot office building for professional employees, a 300,000-square foot warehouse, an acoustical test center, training facilities, and a separate technical center for additional product testing.

Acoustic Room: One of the largest testing centres in the diesel and power generation industries at 105 feet long, 80 feet wide and 36.5 feet high. The Cummins Acoustic Testing Centres features a hemi-anechoic chamber certified as “Precision Grade,” the maximum accuracy level per ISO 3745:2009.

Interruptible room: The facility serves as a demonstration for savings that can be achieved by using on-site power in parallel with a utility for interruptible service showcasing five generator sets using PowerCommand® paralleling controls.  It also shows the function and capabilities of an isolated power supply for standby service.

Cummins is a world leader in the design and manufacture of engines and power generation equipment, including PowerCommand standby and prime power systems. All the major components - the engine, alternator and control systems - are manufactured by Cummins. This integral approach means each element of a generating set is matched to work in harmony from the start.  

Cummins serves a variety of markets, including Military and Defense, designing products to provide tactical power for military applications under extreme environmental conditions and duty cycles. Product developed for BEAR (Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources) 800kW and AMMPS (Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources) 5-60kW highlights our technical capability.

Cummins encompasses unique expertise in that all aspects of generator set design, manufacture and service have been brought together in one company. 

There are 3 security requirements for background checks that will be requested during the registration process in order to be approved for the Tour:

- First/Last Name
- Company Name
- Title

If this tour interests you, please sign up now! You may only register for this tour via Early Bird Registration, which ends August 17th, 2017. We do not anticipate anyone being denied, however, should you not receive approval from Cummins for any reason, EGSA Staff will contact you personally.


Please Note: $30 will cover administrative costs associated with the tour. You will be responsible for your own lunch prior to boarding the bus for this event. It is a requirement that you wear suitable/sensible shoes (i.e. no open toe/heels, etc.). Safety shoes are not required but highly recommended. 

To ensure your spot on the Cummins Factory Gearhead Tour, you must sign up by August 17th as space is limited to 55 people. There will not be any availability to sign up onsite. This tour will fill up fast, sign up today (first-come, first-serve basis).


Twin Cities Winery Tour

Wine TourLet’s explore what the Twin Cities have to offer in the way of Vino!

Hop on a luxury coach for a wine adventure you will not soon forget. Sit back, relax and allow your knowledgeable tour guide to take you to Minnesota’s best wineries right outside of the Twin Cities, some of which have won Best of Show awards!

This tour features three wineries with multiple tastings at each of them. You will enjoy souvenir glasses, snacks and water will be available at each stop and on the bus.

Your 5-hour tour will include lunch and transportation to and from the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis aboard luxury, air conditioned, coach transportation with leather seats and connections for your phones/playlists. 


Sovereign Estate – Enjoy breathtaking views of this beautiful estate and taste a selection a fine wines made their own vines and from grapes across the state and country. Learn about the history of Minnesota wine and a favorite to enjoy on the patio!

Schram Vineyards – Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery began as the dream of a farm boy who loved making wine. He met an uptown girl with a taste for wine and beer and they put down their roots in the fields of Waconia in 2008 The dream came to fruition with them opened their doors in 2013 as a winery, and soon after, as a brewery as well. Marrying country and city, wine and beer – Schram brings vineyard wine and craft beer drinkers together in Minnesota at last!

Parley Lake Winery - Parley Lake Winery was established in 2008 at Deardorff Orchards & Vineyards by Lin & Bonnie Deardorff and Steve & Deb Zeller. With both couples interest and appreciation for wine and grapes, it was only natural that chance meeting on the paddle tennis court would keep Lin and Steve in contact over the years.

Lin along with his wife Bonnie, continued growing and selling a variety of apples, including the Honeycrisp Apple, at Deardorff Orchards, which they began in 1981. Steve and Deb both continued working their daytime jobs at Rosemount and spent a couple years abroad in Germany. 

Meanwhile, a few miles from Deardorff Orchards, the University of Minnesota was developing cold hardy Minnesota grapes. The Frontenac grape was introduced in 1996, La Crescent in 2002, Frontenac Gris in 2003 and Marquette in 2006. As more varieties were introduced so grew the number of wineries in Minnesota. And in 2005, the Deardorffs and Zellers began planting cold hardy grapes that in three years would become the wine for Parley Lake Winery (named after the lake that is adjacent to the property).


The cost of this tour is $135.00


Fishing Tournament

Lake Minnetonka Fishing TournamentFishing

Lake Minnetonka is a short drive from Minneapolis. Lake Minnetonka’s 14,528 acres is ranked the 10th largest lake in Minnesota! The structure in the lake makes for many tremendous guided fishing opportunities for a variety of sport fish. While being a nationally recognized trophy largemouth bass fishery, this metropolitan lake also has strong northern pike, walleye, panfish and muskie populations. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned angler, you are sure to enjoy a day of fishing on the waters of Lake Minnetonka! 

You will need to purchase your Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) Fishing License before the day of the Tournament. To do so online, please visit the following websites:

MN Resident: ($10)
Non-Resident: ($12)

1st: Biggest Largemouth Bass
2nd: Biggest Norther Pike
3rd: Most Fish Caught 


Cost: $175

Your cost includes a boxed lunch and transportation to the tournament site.