The Women’s Enterprise Development Center, Mid-Hudson Valley (WEDC-MHV), in partnership with the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce and Re>Think Local will hold a daylong conference on March 27, 2014 at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, NY. The conference, “The Road to Growth: Scale Your Business. Up Your Game.” will provide future and current business owners the opportunity to gain valuable information about how to grow their businesses in the current economic environment.
The keynote speaker for the conference, Willie. C. Taylor, Regional Director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, will address the critical importance of small business as a key to economic development and growth in the region. Following the address, attendees will break into four different concurrent workshops focused on business growth and development: marketing; customer service; financing for growth; and, the triple bottom line. Local successful business owners will facilitate the workshops.
In addition, there will be a round table of successful Hudson Valley business owners, moderated by Tom Sipos, host of Hudson Valley Live Radio on critical issues affecting small business. Panelists are: Frank Campagna, President, ColorPage Marketing and Publishing; Judith Papo, President, HV Shred, Inc.; Lou Paradise, President and CEO, Topical Biomedics, Inc.; and, Kimberley Williams, Senior Vice President, Williams Lumber & Home Centers.
What: The Road to Growth: Scale Your Business. Up your Game. Hosted by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center – Mid-Hudson Valley, at Marist College.
Date/Time: Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Locust Grove, 2683 S Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Who: Willie C. Taylor, Regional Director, US Economic Development Administration | Tom Sipos, Host of Hudson Valley Live Radio | Frank Campagna, President, ColorPage Marketing and Publishing | Judith Papo, President, HV Shred, Inc. | Lou Paradise, President and CEO, Topical Biomedics, Inc. | Kimberley Williams, Senior Vice President, Williams Lumber & Home Centers | Eric Egeland, President, Capacity Business Consulting, Inc. | Walter Recher, President, SmallBall Marketing, and many more local, successful business people.
Opportunities: There will be a keynote address, four different, concurrent workshops, a round table and opportunities to network with other small business owners during the event. Media will have the opportunity to interview Regional Director Taylor, the presenting business people, as well as WEDC-MHV Director Lea N. Bishop and Program Manager, Laurie Rich.
Registration Is Required: To register, email Laurie Rich, WEDC-MHV Program Manager at Lrich@wedcbiz.org or call 845-575-3438.
WEDC-MHV thanks the sponsors of The Road to Growth: Design By MGC, TEG Federal Credit Union, The Restaurant Playbook Group, Think Social First, and Villa Borghese for their support and assistance.
The Women’s Enterprise Development Center, Mid-Hudson Valley (WEDC-MHV) is the premier small business training center in the Hudson Valley focusing on equal opportunity for employment and business ownership for both men and women entrepreneurs. All are welcome to take advantage of WEDC-MHV’s affordable, high-quality business training, advisory services, disaster recovery consulting, and access to capital, so every entrepreneur can be empowered to build successful businesses and contribute to the local economy. The WEDC serves the counties of Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland in New York State. For more information please visit wedcbiz.org.