Chamber’s ‘Ignite’ conference set for Tuesday

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SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee is gearing up to host the second annual Ignite Your Business Conference.

The full-day conference on Tuesday is designed to allow attendees to pick from 16 unique classes to fit their professional development needs. Each participant can choose four classes, each an hour and a half, on topics ranging from business growth, sales, technology, entrepreneurship and communications.

In addition, keynote speaker Russ Cherry will present during lunch. Cherry has been a trainer for some of the largest companies in the world, including ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips. A two-time cancer survivor, Cherry knows that every day is a good day, that without risk there are no rewards, and that people and companies can do more than merely survive — they can thrive. He knows that failure can be as much of a learning experience as success, and that asking the right question is more important than already knowing the answer. And he knows that he can help those in business — from the man on the factory floor to the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company — to rediscover their own paths and unlock the doors to unqualified success.

Registration for the Ignite Your Business Conference may be completed by downloading the registration form found on, or by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485. Registrations are $150 for Chamber members ($175 for non-Chamber members), and $100 for every additional registration from the same company. The conference will be held at the Edward A. Whitney Center at Sheridan College.

For more information, call the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

The conference schedule will include: 

• 7:30-8 a.m. — Registration

• 8-8:30 a.m. — Welcome and announcements

• 8:30-10 a.m. —Session 1 (choose one)

— Developing high performance staff

— Magic meetings

— Mindfulness and conscious business

— Cybersecurity

• 10-10:15 a.m. — break

• 10:15-11:45 a.m. — Session 2 (choose one)

— Give ‘Em the Pickle

— Everybody communicates, few connect

— Social media: handling reviews

— Entrepreneurship

• 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. — lunch with keynote address from Russ Cherry

• 1-1:15 p.m. — break

• 1:15-2:45 p.m. — Session 3 (choose one)

— Employment compliance basics

— Successful selling

— The retirement landscape

— NIST cybersecurity framework

• 2:45-3 p.m. — break

• 3-4:30 p.m. — Session 4 (choose one)

— The rules of engagement

— Trade show basics and beyond

— Strategies for productive communication

— Hiring for your culture

• 4:30-4:45 p.m. — wrap up

By |October 14th, 2016|

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