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Last week (August 3-4) I had the opportunity to attend the ARRM Technology Showcase in Bloomington, Minnesota.   The focus of the event was to discuss how technology is impacting the I/DD industry and to visit with vendors about their various tech tools.  Of the 150-200 attendees, there were 30-35 current Therap users representing about 20 Minnesota agencies.

I had the pleasure of meeting these users, answering questions and visiting about the recent Release, Individual Based Caseloads, how the Billing Plus functionality works with the MN-ITs system… lots of great conversation.

It was also great to meet agencies that were not electronic database users  and show them the advantages of using the Therap System.  This group was interested in seeking solutions.

The conference adjourned Tuesday afternoon, and after talking to the last agency in the hall, I packed the booth, gathered my materials and decided to not work in the hotel room.  I had been there since Sunday afternoon and was seeking some outdoor venue to check email and touch base other clients and contacts.  Since this was a technology show and I do “work in the cloud”, why not checkout a local lake with internet access?  There are 10,000 lakes in the state, right?

So, by 5:30pm, I was sitting at Lord Fletcher’s dock on Lake Minnetonka,  doing catch-up work, having a walleye sandwich and ice tea.   A great way to cap off a very good conference.

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(BTW – No mosquitoes!)

Thanks to ARRM for hosting the event.  I look forward to attending next summer.