2014 Small Business Summit

2014 Small Business Summit
2014 Small Business Summit
2014 Small Business Summit
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Regent University are partnering to present the 2014 Small Business Summit.

WHAT:           

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Regent University are partnering to present the 2014 Small Business Summit.  With two tracks, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about business topics such as marketing, sales, leadership, IT and management.

WHO:             

Small Business owners are encouraged to attend. This event is open to the public.


Helen Dragas, will serve as keynote speaker. She has served as president and chief executive officer of The Dragas Companies, a diversified real estate concern, since 1996.

Marc Willson will speak during the opening session. He brings 35 years of experience to bear helping retail, restaurant and tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to the public and is a consultant to the Virginia Small Business Development Center.

WHEN:          

Friday, March 28
8:00am-1:00pm

For more information, see attached schedule.

WHERE:        

The Founders Inn & Spa

5461 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach

TO ATTEND:

$99 per person. Register online at https://Events.HamptonRoadsChamber.com or call Sharon Dail at 757-664-2501.

About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (www.HamptonRoadsChamber.com)

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia.  The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members.  The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.

 

Contact Lisa Jones at 757-664-2531 or ljones@hrccva.com to attend and cover this event.

 

Small Business Summit Schedule- March 28

 

7:30 - 8:00 am
Registration - Exhibits open

 

8:00 - 9:00 am          
Opening Session
Keynote: Marc Willson - Consultant, VASBDC

9:15 - 10:15 am
Breakout sessions (Attendees may choose one of the three sessions)

Session I -    
Health Reform Update for Small Business
Presented by:  Steve Keogh, Regional Sales Manager, Optima Health

Session II -   
Are You in the Business of Being an Exceptional Business?
Presented by: Kevin Neff, KevinMakesSense.com

Session III -  
Leading Small Enterprise Success
Presented by: Dr. Gary Oster, Professor of Leadership and Innovation, Regent University

10:15 - 10:45 am     
Break - Visit Exhibitors 

10:45 - 11:45am            
Breakout sessions (Attendees may choose one of the three sessions)

Session I -    
SBA Loans 2014
Presented by: Michael Austin, Senior Vice President, Fulton Bank

Session II -   
Do Not Attend - Unless You Have Employees
Presented by: John M. Bredehoft, Employment Law Partner, Kaufman & Canoles

Session III -
The Misunderstood World of Small Business Marketing!
Presented by: Dr. Gregory Stone,  MBA Program Director and Professor of Marketing, Regent University

12:00 - 1:00 pm        

Lunch  
Keynote Speaker - Helen Dragas, President & CEO The Dragas Companies

 

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