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Small Business Success in Lake County

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Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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University Center of Lake County

1200 University Center Drive
Multipurpose Room G
Grayslake, Illinois 60030

Plan. Protect. Prevail.
The unexpected will happen…
          is your business prepared?

Join us for a dynamic half-day seminar focused on providing entrepreneurs and established businesses with the most current strategic business intelligence, tools and resources to mitigate risk and provide insights to make your business more successful and secure.

As a business owner, you are so focused on running your business day-to-day that you don’t have time to think about potential disruptions to your business. It’s a good idea to make sure that you’re prepared, as the unexpected can lead to serious consequences. Attend this seminar to find out what you should be doing today to protect your assets.

Conference Events and Speakers

Event Moderator: Roch Tranel, CEO, The Tranel Financial Group
8 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking and Resource Tables
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: Frank Brisbois, Director, Illinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center
9 a.m. State of Lake CountyAaron Lawlor, Lake County Board Chairman

Hear an update on the local economy and learn about important Lake County Board initiatives.
9:30 a.m. Overcoming Challenges of Small Business Ownership

Experience real life challenges these small business owners faced and the best practices used to overcome them. Take these successful ideas and apply them to your business to achieve better results and increased revenues!

Moderator: Aki Jackson, CPA, CGMA, AAJ Business Advisors, LLC

Liliana Espinosa, Corner Health Foods
Don Rigali, Rigali Packaging, Inc.
Keisha Stoute, Stoute Mediation
Lucy Torres, Express Employment Professionals (2015 Hispanic Business of the Year)
10:30 a.m. Break and Resource Tables
11 a.m. Mitigating Risk with Subject Matter Experts

Learn from subject matter experts the key issues and challenges facing small business owners today and the strategies used to mitigate them.

Moderator: Jim Marshall, V.P. Business Banking, MB Financial Bank

Cyber LiabilityJason Lensink, CIC, Wm Schwartz & Co Insurance
FinanceGeorge Skweres, CPA, MBA, Affinity Financial Services
InsuranceWilliam Murphy, Farmers Insurance Company
LegalRick Rogers, JD/MBA, The Rogers Law Group
Cyber SecurityGreg Kischer and James Cambray, CFI Security