"Expand your network" with the Rocky River Chamber at our 2023 Local Business + Community Expo!
Mark your calendar to join us on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Doors open to the public at 2PM, and the event runs until 6PM.
Exclusive lunch for only exhibitors and sponsors from 1-2PM.
How to get involved in EXPO 2023:
Don?t miss this unrivaled opportunity to showcase your business!
Get involved today!
Connect with us:
Call :: 440.331.1140
Email :: firstname.lastname@example.org
2:30 – 3:00
Kelly MacLean Achievement Center - https://www.kelly-mac.com/
Title: From Vision to Reality – 5 Strategies to Finally Achieve Those Elusive Goals
Description: Struggling to get to the next level? Feel like you have plateaued? This workshop will give you actionable steps to take to achieve your goals quickly! This is for everyone who has struggled to achieve a goal, whether a personal weight loss goal or taking your small business to $5 million a year. Kelly will provide actionable steps that make sense and a handout for everyone to begin following the steps and achieve their goals.
Bio: Kelly Maclean founded Kelly Maclean Achievement Center while still working full time, going through a contentious divorce, and also being diagnosed with an “incurable disease”. Kelly’s focus on solutions for her clients and herself has enabled her success. In addition, she has founded three other passive-income businesses in the past 4 years which do not take away from her main focus: helping students discover their passion, build confidence, find their perfect college path, and save money on college tuition. Having learned strategies that enabled her success, Kelly now speaks to groups, helping everyone be successful in reaching their goals.
3:15 – 3:45
Janet Kendall White
CEO, Berkshire Group, Inc. - https://berkshiregroupinc.com/
President, NAWBO Cleveland
Title: Increase Your Leadership Agility Through Emotional Intelligence
Description: Research has shown that there is a strong correlation between emotional intelligence and successful leadership. Leaders with higher levels of emotional intelligence are better equipped to manage interpersonal relationships, build trust with team members, and inspire others to achieve their goals. They are also more effective in managing conflict, solving problems, and making good decisions. Agility is necessary to remain competitive in a professional world that is increasingly interdependent, fluid, and unpredictable. Utilizing the Agile EQ framework, we will look at agility as the ability to recognize the emotional and social needs of a situation and act accordingly. In this short session participants will learn what emotional intelligence is, an effective model containing 8 mindsets and keys to further develop their emotional intelligence.
Bio: Janet Kendall White is founder of Berkshire Group, Inc., a WBE and WOSB certified and award-winning organization that has a three-decade track record of transforming leaders, teams, cultures, and businesses. Utilizing proven assessments, one on one coaching, and group facilitation Janet and her team help individuals and organizations go from good to great. Janet is a sought-after speaker and facilitator locally, nationally, and internationally. She is the author of several training books and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Fortune, and Bloomberg Business Week.
4:00 – 4:30
CEO, Ahola Payroll & HR Solutions - https://ahola.com/
Title: Tips, Tools, & Techniques to Attract and Retain Top Talent in 2023
Description: The war for top talent wages on for small businesses in 2023. Learn about the current state of the hiring market and trends in recruiting and hiring. In this presentation we will discuss tips, tools, and techniques you can implement as a small business to retain your best employees and attract qualified new candidates to your organization, as well as 2023 Trends: What’s Keeping Business Leaders up at night in 2023?; Tips, Tools & Techniques to Attract and Retain Top Talent in 2023; The Great Resignation and its Impact; Hiring Trends, Pay Transparency Trends, & more.
Bio: As CEO, Jeff holds the primary responsibility for charting the strategic direction of the company his parents founded, while fulfilling its mission to help other family businesses succeed. Under Jeff’s leadership, since joining the family business in 1984, the company has secured its marketplace position as a top provider of family-focused payroll and human capital management systems. Jeff’s earlier educational credentials include a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Computer Information Systems from The Ohio State University, an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University and an executive MBA program for Families in Business at Kennesaw State University. In addition, he earned Family Business Advisor Certification from the Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute.
4:45 – 5:15
Chief Improvement Catalyzer, Helbig Enterprises - https://www.helbigenterprises.com/
Title: Maximize Your Sales with Discovery
Description: Sales is not about selling. Rather it is about learning. In this presentation we explore the importance of discovery as well as how to use it throughout the sales process. Getting out of sales mode and into curious mode is essential for business growth. Face it - no one likes a salesperson. However, everyone likes the person who is genuinely interested in learning about them, their successes, their
challenges, their needs. Effective selling techniques is critical to business growth and sustained success. This program sets the participant up for great success and better outcomes. Find out: What prospects really want; How to use discovery when networking and prospecting; Questions to ask during the sales meeting; The importance of discovery for account management.
Bio: Diane Helbig is a business advisor and trainer, award-winning author and speaker, and podcast host. Diane helps businesses and organizations operate more constructively and profitably. iane’s no-nonsense, straightforward approach cuts through the noise and allows clients and training participants opportunities to realistically and enthusiastically implement the plans they devise. Diane is the author of Lemonade Stand Selling, and Expert Insights, and Succeed Without Selling. She is the host of the Accelerate Your Business Growth podcast. Diane is a member of the Newsweek Expert Forum and sits on the NAWBO Cleveland Board of Directors.