Agenda of Events

September 24, 2016

Moderator: Charles Young, Jr. CPA – Young & Sons Tax and Accounting

8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration – Foyer Entrance – Coordinator Renee Pratt-Cocroft/ HART
9:00 – 9:10 AM WelcomeEdwin Narain/ State Representative
9:10 – 9:20 AM Occasion – Honorable Tampa City Councilman Frank Reddick
9:20 – 9:30 AM Program Overview – Chair – ETCRP Economic Development Committee Carrol Josephs-Marshall
9:30 – 10:15 AM Session 1 – Opening Doors to Emerging Markets – The Laws of Doing Business Globally Constance Daniels, Esq.; Leadership and Your Competitive Edge – Proper Funding for Globalization – Brad Owens/ Suncoast Credit Union & Charles Long/ U.S. Small Business Administration
10:15 – 10:35 AM Presentation Description: Technological Support – Recording studios, 3D-Printers, classes, software, digital magazines, eBooks, audio books and more. Laura Doyle/ – Senior Librarian – Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
10:35 – 11:00 AM Networking Break – Vendor Exhibit
11:00 – 12:00 PM Session 2 – Breakout: Innovative Technologies for Small Businesses in Global Markets – Internet Marketing & Advertising – Sean Josephs/ Vice President – Blue Lynx Marketing; The Science of Selling & The Art of Persuasion – Leighton Kyler/ Sales Performance Management
11:00 – 12:00 PM Session 3 – Breakout: Emerging Markets and Technologies – Social Media Opportunities – Ebone Cruz/ WTMP Radio Personality; Developing entrepreneurial success; The Science of Selling & The Art of Persuasion – Christine Quinn/ Owner – My Family’s Seasonings, LLC.
11:00 – 12:00 AM Session 4 – Breakout: EXPERIENCE NEW CLOUD-BASED TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO STREAMLINE MBE/WBE/SBE CERTIFICATION: Skip the wait and get your existing business fast-tracked for WMBE/SLBE Certification and recertification using the new on-line application process — an on-site, instructional seminar with computer workstations – Gregory K. HartCity of Tampa Small and Minority Business Development; Rita Sauri/ CCA Hillsborough County Economic Development
12:00 – 1:00 PM Luncheon & Keynote Speeches – Strategy for Creating & Striving to be Successful – Thomas Huggins, III/ Ariel Business Group Inc.; Success Story – Derrick Rackard/ The Best Employment Solutions, LLC.
1:00 – 2:00 PM Session 5 – Breakout: Innovative Technologies for Small Businesses in Global Markets – Internet Marketing & Advertising – Sean Josephs/ Vice President – Blue Lynx Marketing; The Science of Selling & The Art of Persuasion – Leighton Kyler/ Sales Performance Management
1:00 – 2:00 PM Session 6 – Breakout: Emerging Markets and Technologies – Social Media Opportunities – Ebone Cruz/ WTMP Radio Personality; Developing entrepreneurial success; Developing entrepreneurial success – Christine Quinn/ Owner – My Family’s Seasonings, LLC.
1:00 – 2:00 PM Session 7 – Breakout: EXPERIENCE NEW CLOUD-BASED TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO STREAMLINE MBE/WBE/SBE CERTIFICATION: Skip the wait and get your existing business fast-tracked for WMBE/SLBE Certification and recertification using the new on-line application process — an on-site, instructional seminar with computer workstations – Gregory K. HartCity of Tampa Small and Minority Business Development; Rita Sauri/ CCA Hillsborough County Economic Development
2:00 – 2:20 PM Presentation: Business Watch: – Connecting and protecting your business with law enforcement – Janelle McGregor/ Tampa Police Department; ***RAFFLE & GRAND PRIZE!!!***(Must Be Present To Win)
2:20 – 2:30 PM Special Thanks – Carrol Josephs-Marshall/ Chair – ETCRP Economic Development Sub-Committee
Evangeline Best/ Chair – East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership (ETCRP)
Closing Remarks – Edward Johnson/ Manager – City of Tampa Economic Development