West Tennessee Small Business Conference (WTSBC)

West Tennessee Small Business Conference (WTSBC)
Thursday, February 19, 2015
First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Church Street, Jackson, Tenn.
“Growing Your Business in Small Town America”
Conference AGENDA
Mr. Conrad Delany, retired, Forever Communication, Jackson (emcee)
Registration & Breakfast (Booth Time) Breakfast sponsored by Chick fil-A
Chancellor Tom Rakes, UT Martin
Jackson City Mayor & Madison County Mayor
Keynote Speaker
Mr. Michael Angelo Caruso, Effective Leadership-Getting People to Do Stuff
9:05 – 9:45 Concurrent Sessions
Show Me the Money: Business
Plans/Strategic Planning
Survival vs The Giants: The 3 R’s –
Recruit, Revive & Retain
Mr. Joe Rowell, Entrepreneur, Memphis
Mr. Grant Edwards, Chick-fil-A, Vann Drive,
9:45 – 10:00 Break (Booth Time)
10:05 – 10:45 Concurrent Sessions
Networking & Marketing (including Social
How Do We Measure Success?
Ms. Amy Howell, Owner
Howell Marketing, Memphis
Mr. Joe Rowell, Check Solutions
10:45 –11:30 Concurrent Sessions
Be a Winner: Learn How to Negotiate
Managing Generational Differences:
Mr. Michael Angelo Caruso
Mr. Dave Bratcher, Panel Moderator
Austin Baker, Memphis
Chuck Doss, Union City
Cheri Childress, Milan
Joe White, Parsons
Booth Time/Networking
Lunch (Catered by Chick-fil-A)
Luncheon Speaker – Mr. Grant Edwards, Chick-fil-A
1:00 – 2:00
Special Presentation for Non-Profits: Fundraising Through Stories
Mr. Michael Angelo Caruso
Note: We reserve the right to substitute topics or speakers
Who should attend?
Existing Business Owners
Non-Profit Organizations
Emerging Entrepreneurs
Business & Economic Development Community
Public & Private Sector
Any Business Seeking to Grow
Anyone Wanting Success & Networking
Anyone who wants Professional Development
This one- day event consists of powerhouse sessions and
workshops designed to help your business or non-profit
organization grow professionally.
Platinum Level - $1,000+
TSBDC – Jackson
TSBDC – Dyersburg
TSBDC - Martin
WestStar Leadership – UT Martin
West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation
Gold Level $500+
Northwest Tennessee Development District
Southwest Tennessee Development District
The Jackson Chamber
TLM Associates, Jackson
Silver Level $250+
First United Methodist Church, Jackson
Bronze Level $100+
West Tennessee Industrial Association
Booth & Sponsorship Information:
$1,000 = Booth & 3 Registrations
$500 = Booth & 2 Registration
$250 = Booth & 1 Registration
Note: We reserve the right to substitute topics or speakers
4 Easy Ways to Advance Register/ Seating is Limited!!!!
Deadline to Register: Thursday, February 12, 2015
On-Line: www.utm.edu/weststar
By Mail: Return this form to WestStar, UT Martin, 321 Administration Building, Martin, TN 38238
Check made payable to WestStar.
By Fax: Fax a copy of this form to 731-881-7019
By Email: [email protected] or [email protected] (If you register by email, make sure to include
your name, business, complete address and phone number. If you are registering more than one, make
sure to include all information on all registrants.
Conference Fee: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $65 pp. (until January 1st)
DAY OF CONFERENCE - $75 pp (after January 1st)
This fee includes cont. breakfast, lunch, networking, and lots information! Make checks payable to
Name: _______________________________________________________________________
Business: _____________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________________Email:__________________________
Credit Cards Accepted (call 731-881-3298)
Note: We reserve the right to substitute topics or speakers