2014 MidSouth Summit


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

8th Annual MidSouth Economic & Business Development Summit
Executive Leadership Strategies... Growing Your Business and Community

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Discovery Park of America
830 Everett Blvd.
Union City, TN 38061

Conference fee: $50 per person (includes continental breakfast, materials and luncheon)

Offered in partnership by: Dyersburg State Community College Tennessee Small Business Development Center, University of Tennessee at Martin Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), University of Tennessee at Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (REED) Center, WestStar Leadership, U.S. Small Business Administration

You must register in advance. Please complete your registration with payment by May 2.

Questions about the event or registration? Contact Landy Fuqua at lfuqua@utm.edu or 731-587-7333.


8:00 am  Registration Begins
Continental Breakfast
8:30  Welcome

Landy Fuqua, Director, UT Martin REED Center/TSBDC
Dr. Tom Rakes, Chancellor, University of TN Martin
Maleia M. Evans, Director, TSBDC at DSCC
Dr. Karen Bowyer, President, Dyersburg State Community College

8:55-9:00  Introduction of Featured Speakers

9:00-9:50  Executive Brand & Advanced Communication Strategies
Part 1 - What Is Your Personal Brand?

Pinky Gonzales
Founder of Upriver Solutions
Nationally acclaimed Brand Advocate

9:50-10:00  Break/Networking Contest

10:00-10:50  Executive Brand & Advanced Communication Strategies
Part 2–Growing your Business and Community with your Brand

Pinky Gonzales

10:50-11:00  Break/Networking Contest

11:00-11:50  Roundtable of Communities Seeing Successful Growth in TN... Recognizing the Leadership Strategies that Worked in their Favor
Panelists will be Mayors, Community Leaders, and Business Owners from Thriving TN Communities

Noon-1:30 pm  8th Anniversary Luncheon & Motivational Speaker Lessons from the Leadership Trenches
Mr. Todd Hopkins,
Founder and CEO, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services,
A National Franchise & a West TN Success Story

Great Door prizes & Dismissal

For more information, visit www.utm.edu/midsouthsummit.

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