Celebrate Business: 2010 The Year of Growth

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Kalamazoo, Michigan (PRESS RELEASE – April 27, 2010) – Kalamazoo, Mich. will be the host city for “Celebrate Business-2010: The Year of Growth,” a leading-edge business leader conference organized by the Strategic Small Business Initiative, to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 8:00 am-6:30 pm, at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS, 5830 Venture Park Drive, Kalamazoo, MI.

National and regional level speakers include keynote speakers Tony Rubleski, author of Mind Capture-How You can Stand Out in the Age of Advertising Deficit Disorder; Mary Jane Mapes, author of The Art of Fielding Questions, and John Schmitt of the Michigan Small Business Technology and Development Center at Western Michigan University.

Attendees will select from breakout sessions led by metro Detroit’s Terry Bean, author of The Universal Guide To Business Networking, speaking on Social Media, Dave Kersjes of Breakaway of Ada, MI, speaking on “Entrepreneurship,” Kelly Duggan of KELLY DUGGAN Image Consulting of Kalamazoo, Mich., presenting “Branding, It’s All About what Your Clients Think,” Karen Vogelmann of Karen Vogelmann-Business Success Coach of Plainwell, Mich., with “How to Love what You Do and Earn What You’re Worth,” and Sandy Derby of Derby Financial & Associates of Kalamazoo, Mich., on “Networking.”

The daylong conference includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, a reception and an attendee gift. Less than 150 tickets remain available. Early-bird tickets are $50 (registered and paid by April 30); thereafter, $75. A limited number of vendor tables are available for just $99. On-line registration is open at www.thessbi.com.

For further information call Jodi Loehrs, 269.488.8904, email info@thessbi.com.


The purpose of the Strategic Small Business Initiative is to provide effective growth strategies to small and medium sized businesses nationwide through networking, educational forums and peer support.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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