Pre-Registration is closed for this event.
Walk In Registration is available.
Free Expo and Seminars. Free Parking.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Expo Kickoff Breakfast
Building Our Future:
The Next Generation of Madison Business
How are we preparing our youth for business? This program focuses on the important relationship between education and business while highlighting successes in the community. Speakers include: Jennifer Alexander of the Greater Madison Chamber, Michael Johnson of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and Dr. Bettsey Barhorst of Madison College. Students from Madison East Jazz Orchestra will perform.
Breakfast is $10.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members.
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Exhibition Hall Open
Visit over 200 exhibitor booths, learn new services and products, meet with key decision makers, and make new connections.
10:30, 12:30, 2:30 p.m. -
Small Business Conference Seminars
Sponsored by: Charter Business
Register for the FREE educational seminars. Topics and times listed below. Limited Seating.
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Chamber Cafe
Salads, soups and sandwiches available for attendees and exhibitors.
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Expo After Hours
Join us for a large social event to wrap up the day. Meet and connect with business professionals from area organizations including Civitas and Leadership Greater Madison, Dane Buy Local, Madison Black Professionals Network, MAGNET, and The Business Forum. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and cash bar.
Small Business Conference Schedule
Seminars - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Power of Email Marketing
Combined with Social Media
Steve Robinson - Constant Contact
What Does it Mean to Business?
Barbara Zabawa - Whyte, Hirschboeck & Dudek
Linda Hoff - Physicians Plus
Steve Sparks - SSM Health Care
(Moderator: Jane Clark)
Why Your Business' Story Matters
Laura Gallagher - The Creative Company
Get 'Em and Keep 'Em Motivated
Terry Siebert - Dale Carnegie Training
Seminars - 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Earned Media: Maximizing Your Public Relations
Steve Van Dinter - St. Mary's Hospital
Carleen Wild - NBC-15
Rebecca Epperson - PR Etc, Inc.
(Moderator: Ellen Foley)
CEO Stories: Lessons Learned
Dave Wittwer- TDS
Jay Loewi - The QTI Group
Mike Victorson - M3 Insurance
Carol "Orange" Schroeder - Orange Tree Imports
(Moderator: Randy Eppli)
Leadership: What Are They NOT Telling You
Scott Savage - Scott Savage Group
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Ways of
Measuring Customer Satisfaction
Moses Altsech - Edgewood College
Seminars - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Marketing with Facebook:
How It's Really Done
Brian Lee - Revelation PR, Advertising & Social Media
Social Media - How to Build and Protect
Your Company's Reputation
Roger Putnam - Putnam Roby Williamson Communications
Tim Roby - Putnam Roby Williamson Communications
Take the "Work" Out of "Networking"
Ellen Bartkowiak - UW-School of Business
Turning Website Clicks Into Customers
Greg Sanders - Sortis Marketing
Small Business Conference Sponsor:
Wisconsin State Journal
Mid-West Family Broadcasting
American Family Insurance
Dean Health Plan
Meriter Health Services
WPS Health Insurance
Adams Outdoor Advertising
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Load In / Load Out Sponsor:
Two Men and a Truck
EZ Office Products
Murphy Desmond S.C.
Small Business Conference Room Sponsor:
Madison Investment Advisors
Upper Iowa University
Audio Visual Sponsor:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
DJ Graphic and Design
Program and Events Manager
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce