Fall Small Business Conference

Start. Grow. Thrive.

NaperLaunch Spring Small Business Conference
Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nichols Library

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9:00-9:30 a.m.
Networking and coffee
9:30-9:40 a.m.
Welcome and recognition of NaperLaunch Academy participants and graduates
9:40-10:15 a.m.
Keynote address
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Breakout session 1
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Breakout session 2
12:45-1:30 p.m.
Closing remarks, reception and networking

Keynote address

Kandice Henning, Founder and CEO, Alive Center Naperville

Breakout session 1

Let’s Talk Value: Value Now, Value Later

Mary Lynn Hoffer, Principal, DHJJ

Funding Growth

Rick Burgess, CEO, Connect Lending

It Takes A Village!

Michelle Smith, President and Founder, Z&B Consulting

Breakout session 2

Legal Issues in Startup

Kevin Gallaher, Principal, Winick & Gallaher, P.C.

Integrated Marketing Strategies

Virginia Weiskopf, CEO, Weiskopf Consulting Services

Thrive Through the Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitude, Behavior)

Conor Cunneen, Motivational Speaker, IrishmanSpeaks