ABOUT

Meetings have evolved. Whether they’re taking place in person, virtually, or a hybrid of the two, you need experts who can deliver. 

Providing profesional meeting and event planning services

Bringing meetings to
life worldwide

Serving companies and
organizations for over 23 years

Partnering with you for
long-term success

Why choose The LaClare Group for your meetings and events?

Are you responsible for the meeting’s success, but lacking the time (or experience) to make it happen all by yourself?

Maybe you’re not a “details” person. No worries — you don’t have to be, because we are!

Our expertise is in planning and operating multi-day events. We handle it all, from finding the perfect location and negotiating contracts in your best interest to managing the online registration process and delivering a well-executed meeting, on budget.

While we work with clients from many different industries, we have a great deal of experience working with companies in the medical device and life science fields.

Clients tell us we’re a trusted extension of their team because we have their back (we do!) 

The bottom line: your success is our success.

That’s why most of our relationships are long-term. Our clients are happy with the results we deliver and want the same fantastic experience for their next event, and the one after that, and the one after that….

Our Team

Caytie Pohlen-LaClare 

Founder and President

Caytie’s entire career has been in the meetings industry. She created The LaClare Group in 1997, after working in hotels, a state association in Texas, and a major meetings & incentives company in Minneapolis. Caytie has focused on corporate clients, including many in the medical device industry. She brings personal attention, persistence, and perfectionism to a variety of projects: national sales meetings, 1000+ person conferences, multi-city road shows, even gala dinner events in Paris. When Caytie isn’t working, you can find her spending time outdoors, improving her foreign language skills, and embarrassing her teenagers by breaking into dance.

Julie Morey

Director of Operations

Julie joined The LaClare group in 2019, adding over 20 years of management experience with meetings, tradeshows, exhibits, and knowledge of the medical device and pharma industry. She has planned and executed events and incentive trips all around the US, Canada, and Europe. Julie’s hobbies include gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family, which includes spoiling her 6 grandchildren.

Kelsey St. John

Meeting Project Manager

Kelsey joined us in 2016 with the primary role of congress management. Her current role is Meeting Project manager, which allows her to work on a variety of meetings and events ranging from smaller one-day meetings to 800-person conferences. Kelsey loves partnering with clients and working as part of their internal team to create the events they’ve envisioned. When she’s not working, you can find Kelsey traveling, exploring new foods, and rooting for the Vikings.

Kaitlyn Pellinen

Meeting Project Coordinator

Kaitlyn’s Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from St. Cloud State University and interest in meeting planning is the perfect combination for her role at The LaClare Group. Maintaining client happiness and good client relationships is her passion. Outside of the office, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with friends and family, great books and movies, and traveling.

Jenna Grochow 

Marketing and Media Specialist

 Jenna is the Marketing and Media Specialist for The LaClare Group. With her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Film Studies from Winona State University and work experience with social media marketing, she has been a great addition to the team. Outside of The LaClare Group, Jenna is a world champion martial artist who enjoys dance, rollerblading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Connie Schulte

Key Account Manager

Connie is a meetings industry veteran, to say the least. She has seen and done it all and nothing fazes her. She handles every challenge with her signature calm approach topped off with  good humor. In her personal life, Connie enjoys every minute spent with her grandkids, and biking with her husband

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WHO WE ARE

  • Experts in bringing your meetings and events to life (virtual, in person, or hybrid)
  • Partners providing outstanding results
  • Professionals with industry training and experience
  • Project Managers who specialize in all aspects of planning and producing
  • Strategists who make sure your goals and objectives are met

OUR VALUES

Many companies say it; we actually live it every day. 

We are a committed, trusted partner providing you with professional meeting and event services. We bring honesty and our humble, midwestern work ethic to everything we do.

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OUR PURPOSE

We aren’t saving lives… but some of our clients are!

We strive to give your participants a seamless experience by providing simple online registration, accurate hotel reservations, healthy food, and distraction-free environments. Having these elements taken care of allows everyone to focus and learn!

 Our purpose: Improving people’s lives through the meetings they attend.

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