Conference Schedule

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Registration   7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

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Morning General Session   8:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

Breakout Session 1   9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 2   11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Networking Lunch   12:00 noon. to 1:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 3   1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 4   2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon General Session   3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

General Session Speakers

Program Details

Morning General Session


Energizing and Informative Keynote Speakers

If It Is to Be, It Is Up to Me!
Willie Johnson, Corporate Training Manager, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Reading the Tea Leaves — A Discussion of the US, Arkansas, and Local Economy
Jeffery Collins, Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, Sam M. Walton College of Business      

Networking Lunch


Take a break from the day of training to enjoy the Embassy Suites buffet lunch and network with attendees.


Afternoon General Session


Panel Discussion with Successful Northwest Arkansas Entrepreneurs

Join us for a panel discussion featuring local entrepreneurs who will share insights they’ve learned over the years as they grew their enterprises.

Ben Israel, Chairman and CEO, Dixie Development,
Gail Stein, CFP®, CSA®, Certified Financial Planner Practitioner®, Certified Senior Advisor®, ING Financial Partners, Inc.
Tim Stanley, President, Total Document Solutions, Inc.
Rolf Wilkin, President, Eureka Pizza,


Breakout Session Choices


Business Operations

Marketing and Sales Promotion Track

Nonprofit Management

Session 1

Writing a Business Plan and Applying for a Small Business Administration Loan

Tracey Jeffers, Center Director, Small Business Development Center, University of Arkansas

Planning Your Marketing: “Who's Gonna Buy My Stuff?”

Speaker: Kristin & Steve Ferguson, SCORE

Raising More Money for Your Nonprofit Organization

Speaker: Bill Powell, SCORE

Session 2

Cash Flow Management

Susan Slinkard, Relationship Manager, Metropolitan National Bank

Developing an Effective Sales Strategy

Speaker: Michael Fitzpatrick, SCORE

Nonprofit CEOs vs. Nonprofit Boards of Directors: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Speaker: Maxie Carpenter, MVC Advisory Resource, Inc.

Session 3

Killer Customer Care

Speaker: Willie Johnson, J.B. Hunt

Six Awesome Ways to Market Your Business

Speaker: Carrie Perrien Smith, Soar with Eagles

Building an Effective Board of Directors

Speaker: Bill Powell, SCORE

Session 4

Hiring and Retaining the Right People

Speaker: H. B. Fink, Johanson Consulting, Inc.

Planning Your Marketing: “Who's Gonna Buy My Stuff?”

Speaker: Kristin & Steve Ferguson, SCORE


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