Shanna Kabatznick, Shanna K12:30PM Lunch Keynote: Networking is out. Connecting is in!
Shanna specializes in working with organizations and teams in the insurance, banking, and financial services industries. Her high energy and magnetic personality create an environment where attendees will feel not only connected but motivated and educated. She has been featured in CBS6 Virginia This Morning, ABC 8 News (WRIC), Sonabank POWER Plug Podcasts, Take the Lead podcast, and many others.
Mildred “Nany” Gonzalez, MOR Consulting11:15AM My Financial Past, Present & Future
Mildred “Nany” Gonzalez has been helping businesses large and small grow and thrive for 20 years. She has extensive background in critical business functions, based on both advanced formal training and hands on experience.
She is a seasoned business executive with in-depth experience in the management of accounting, human resources, and inventory systems of diverse multimillion dollar regional and national organizations.
Nat is a Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Pierce / McCoy. He has a demonstrated history of building and leading teams of legal talent to provide the highest level of service to the firm’s individuals and business clients various practice areas. Pierce / McCoy is a full -service law firm with offices in New York, Dallas, Richmond and Norfolk. Nat has led startups and home- based businesses that are bootstrapped and venture-backed; big teams and individual creators; for-profits and non-profits. Nat is passionate about helping build companies that matter.
William Campbell, OEP Marketing & AdvertisingMarketing Track Two: 1:30PM Pillars of Modern Marketing
Campbell has over a decade of experience in marketing, advertising, and media buying. A vast amount of that experience has been within the legal industry, one of the nation’s most competitive service industries.
In addition to his advertising experience, Campbell has also built and implemented marketing systems for businesses that help keep them in front of their customers or clients by effectively distributing audio, video, and written content
Stephanie Heinatz, Consociate MediaMarketing Track Two: 2:45PM How to Create a Million Dollar Message
Cutting her teeth as a newspaper journalist and working on assignments from her own hometown, to the remote areas of East Africa to war-torn Iraq, Stephanie believed one thing – stories are the most powerful way to reach people and inspire change. She brings that same strategy to Consociate Media, where she specializes in working with business owners, legislative initiatives, economic development programs, non-profit organizations, tourism efforts and individuals to strategically plan and execute storytelling across a wide range of new and traditional media.
Tim Ryan, Archphor & StartwheelMarketing Track One: 1:30PM Perfecting your Pitch & Navigating Networking
Tim has more than 20 years of experience in Business Development, Marketing, Startups, Entrepreneurism and Information Technology. Tim works with two primary focuses. First is working with early stage startups and small businesses to help them start, grow and succeed, Secondly, to energize larger and more established business by helping think and operate in a more youthful and nimble manner. Tim currently serves as the Executive Director StartWheel, an organization that consolidates and coordinates the entrepreneurial efforts across Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Paul Clegg, Farmers Insurance10:30AM Ins & Outs of Home-based Business Insurance
Catesby Jones, Peace Frogs9:15AM Opening Keynote
Experienced business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry. Skilled in advertising, sales, retail, entrepreneurship and sales management.
Joseph Lee, JLGOV, LLC10:00AM Cybersecurity Essentials for your Home-based Business
Mr. Lee has earned the trust of an extensive network of C-Level and Senior industry professionals over his long term career, based on his ability to deliver results, understand and respond to mission customer requirements, complete projects in a timely manner, and operate as a team player by integrating himself into the culture of each customer workplace to ensure cyber solutions and services meet the business requirements. His repeated strong performance and passion to deliver on contracts has earned him the respect of Executive level managers in his client base and heads of military commands. He has formed strategic alliances with strong valuable teaming partners, to provide a total solution and greater capability in; cyber security, engineering, content management, information technology, digital transformation, data integration and records management.
Joey Pocan, Small Business AdministrationMarketing Track One: 2:45PM Marketing Essentials: the Customer, the Strategy, the Big Plan