The first week of May is National Small Business Week in America. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
Several years ago, Paul Long, a local commercial/business banker, created the South Sound Small Business Summit to give the opportunity for small business owners to hear from other local South Sound leaders about the challenges and successes of owning a small business. Last year, 140 local leaders attended the summit and learned from four amazing speakers. Each year the topics are chosen by the previous year’s attendees.
This year’s event will be held Friday May 3, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The event will be held at Tacoma’s STAR Center located at 3873 S 66th St. in Tacoma.
The speaker series is a great opportunity for small business owners to learn through an educational event that inspires and connects the business community while networking with other like-minded business leaders.
2019 SPEAKER LINEUP
HOW TO INFLUENCE THE CONVERSATION
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE ROOM?
Margo Myers, Margo Myers Communications
FAILURE AS A NECESSARY MEANS TO SUCCESS
Travis Daigle, Character Development Coach
BUILDING A HEALTHY TEAM CULTURE THROUGH HEROIC HOSPITALITY
Bryan Reynolds, Owner Anthem Coffee and Wine Bar
Ask the Speaker Panel
- Margo Myers, Margo Myers Communications
- Travis Daigle, Character Development Coach
- Bryan Reynolds, Owner Anthem Coffee and Wine Bar
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.southsoundbusinesssummit.com. All profit from the event will be donated to The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses, whose mission is to empower women to achieve higher levels of business success
Business owners can be sure that this event is a great opportunity to learn about innovation, development and success for their business and to network with many other likeminded individuals.
Thank you to this year’s event sponsors: Paul T Long- Trusted Business Lender for the South Sound, Timberland Bank, STAR Center, Thurston County Chamber, Tacoma Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Yelm Chamber of Commerce, Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce, Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce, Evergreen Business Capital, Copy Wrights Printing, South Sound SCORE, South Sound Magazine, South Sound Business Magazine, Anthem Coffee & Wine Bar, Once Upon a Time Photography, Tech Masters Computer Services, Maestro Strategic Solutions, Elevated Image Productions