Agenda of Events

September 30, 2017

Moderator: Leighton Kyler, Peak Performance Paradigm LLC

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration – Foyer Entrance – Coordinator Renee Pratt-Cocroft
9:30 – 9:40 AM WelcomeSean Shaw – State Representative
9:40 – 9:50 AM Occasion – Honorable Tampa City Councilman Frank Reddick
9:50 – 9:55 AM Program Overview – Chair – ETCRP Economic Development Committee
10:00 – 11:00 AM Workshop 1 – Quality Over Quantity Volume: – How to identify real and meaningful moves in the market for Small Businesses. Making measured moves in the market. Janette Blanco – Business Consultant, FSBDC at Hillsborough County;Effectuated Logic and Building Blocks:Using Logic to build your business.Andrew Gold, Ph. D.
– Co-Founder, e2Venture & Operation Startup/ HCC Professor
10:00 – 11:00 AM Workshop 2 – Working with Government:Gain experience in new cloud-based technology designed to streamline MBE/WBE/SBE Certifications.Creating Economic Development Opportunities for Small Business Owners:Instructional seminar.Rita SauriSpecial Projects Coordinator Hillsborough County Economic Development &Gregory HartManaging Director Minority and Small Business, City of Tampa
11:00 – 11:20 PM Networking Break – Vendor Exhibit
11:20 – 12:40 PM Luncheon – Ask an Expert Technology Panel:Hacking the business growth curve leveraging technology: Join us as we serve lunch.Q-A Panel Moderator: Ebony Grimsley-Vaz,Chief Strategist, Above Promotions Company.Panelist: Sean JosephsChief Strategist, The Josephs Group; Courtney Cress– Director of Telecom Expense Analysis, Acuity Technologies;Fabian Yepez Vice President, Prospera West Coast; Nassim Shamsideen- Vice President of Sales, Synergistic Funding; Bill TrotmanFinancial Services, TD Bank; Felice FlakeCEO, ScySec LLC; Leighton Kyler - Principal Sales & Performance Strategist, Peak Performance Paradigm
12:40 – 1:05 PM Speaker 1: Learn how to volunteer as a group and get active in your community: A corporate social responsibility (CSR) program could be what your company needs to work toward a community mission alongside your business mission.Dr. Veronica J. Walters- Educator, Business Strategist, Entrepreneur, Beauty Queen and Pastor
1:05 – 1:25 AM Speaker 2: Marketing for Small Business: Back to Basics. Fabian YepezVice President, Prospera West Coast
1:25 – 1:45 PM Speaker 3: – Accessing Capital to Finance Your Business: Aquring loans and business development resources. Robert R. West, Jr.- Store Manager, Assistant Vice President, TD Bank – Central Store
1:45 – 2:10 PM Keynote Speaker 4: Learn how to turn Tampa’s tourist into new customers: Get a competitive advantage by becoming a certified partner: Brandy Hastings- Regional Partnership Manager, Visit Florida
2:10 – 2:20 PM Presentation & Raffle:(Computer & Electronic Related Items)***RAFFLE & GRAND PRIZE!!!***(Must Be Present To Win)
2:20 – 2:30 PM Special Thanks – Carrol Josephs-Marshall/ Chair – CEO, Central Florida Community & Development Inc./ ETCRP Economic Development Sub-Committee
Evangeline Best/ Chair – East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership (ETCRP)
Closing Remarks – Edward Johnson/ Manager – City of Tampa Economic Development