Wednesday May 12, 2020


  7:30  –  8:30  AM           Breakfast Conference Steve Wilmer, Dream Big!

  8:30 – 10:00 AM            Exhibition Hall/Government Workshop

  1. Exporting 101 International Trade Andrea Moore
  2. Doing Business with the VA Prudence Howard
  3. Doing Business with North West Florida State College Dedria Lunderman
  4. Workman’s comp for small business Chris Byrnes

10:15 – 11:00 AM            Workshops

  1. Were In Transition: Your thoughts Have Power 1 Barbara Britt
  2. Creativity and Problem Solving & Teamwork Robert Foster
  3. Business in a Violent World: Are You Ready for Tomorrow? Steve Webb
  4. How to do business with Hispanics and Latinos David Triana
  5. How to become & Set up a Non-Profit (forms 1023) Jessica Griffen
  6. Foundation of Sales Brian Braley

11:00 – 12:00 PM             Exhibition Hall/Seminar

12:00 – 1:15 PM              Lunch Conference Peggy Brockman & Kathy Houchin

  1:15 – 2:15 PM             Exhibition Hall

  2:30 – 3:15 pm              Workshops

  1. Doing business with a non-traditional approach Lloyd Reshard
  2. Dangers of Growing Too Fast Patrick Rooney
  3. Promoting You! Steve Wilmer
  4. Financing your Business ventures (Panel Discussion) Kelly Reeser, Michael Higgins and others
  5. Intellectual Property Mistakes You Can Only Make if You Are IBM J. Nevin Shaffer
  6. SBA/SCORE Presentation (Services and Certification) Rosalind Bryant/Dale Smith

  3:15 – 4:00 PM              Exhibition Hall

  4:15 – 5:00 PM              Workshops

  1. Making sure your business doesn’t help sex traffickers Dr. Samantha Graber
  2. Integrating Business Technology Lloyd Reshard
  3. Your Business & Taxes Patrick Rooney
  4. Networking Like A Pro (Even if You’re Shy) Mia Bolden
  5. Workplace Mental Health: Tips for Supporting Employees Dr. Ava Jones
  6. Emotional Intelligence for Business Dr. Jessica Griffen

Thursday May 13, 2020


  7:30  –  8:30  AM            Breakfast Conference (Key Note Speaker) To be Announced!

  8:30 – 10:00 AM             Exhibition Hall/Government Workshops

  1. Doing Business with Escambia County Paul Noble
  2. Doing Business with Santa Rosa County James Walter
  3. Doing Business with GSA Chasity Ash

10:15 – 11:00 AM            Workshops

  1. We’re in Transition: Your Thoughts Have Power 2 Barbara Britt
  2. Equipping your sales team/Interviewing skills for sales person Brian Braley
  3. Engaging & empowering: Supporting Black Small business through Policy John Rigsby
  4. Protecting Your Assets & Building For Retirement Kenny Bryant
  5. How to Find More Leads & More Sales In Your Business Howard Wolpoff
  6. How to be Grow & Be Successful with Boomer Employers (To be announced)

 11:00 – 12:00 PM           Exhibition Hall/Seminar

12:00  –  1:15 PM            Lunch Conference Kenny Bryant

  1:15 – 2:15 PM             Exhibition Hall

  2:30 – 3:15 pm              Workshops

  1. Micromanaging Is BAD! Dr. Ava Jones
  2. Launching an Online Business (To be announced)
  3. Grant Writing Basics (To Be announced)
  4. Cybersecurity Learning How to Protect Your Business (To be announced)
  5. Oh No They Didn’t Peggy Brockman & Kathy Houchin
  6. Bridging the Gap Between Confidence & Competence John Rigsby

 3:15 – 4:00 PM               Exhibition Hall

 4:15 – 5:00 PM               Workshop

  1. Social Entrepreneurship James Sparks
  2. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A female Entrepreneur (Panel Discussion) Katrice Johnson Moderator: Dr. Jessica Griffen, Peggy Brockman, Dr. Sam Graber, Erin Wilmer, Kathy Houchin, Mia Bolden
  3. Being Environmentally Conscious in Business Mike Sireci
  4. Branding for small business – Avoiding the pitfalls of designing your own brand Mason Guttery
  5. Social Media Marketing Panel Discussion (To be Announced)
  6. Payment Processing -What Every Business Owner Should Know Jennifer Burke

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