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Posted 9.19.06

The Weatherhead School of Management is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Height Regional Chamber 2006-07 Business Breakfast Series (BBS). Topics examine issues critical to business growth and offer practical tools and ideas to energize business owners and their staffs. Presentations by dynamic local experts, many of them HRCC members, provide HRCC members and guests with valuable resources and solid support. The Series is held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in the following locations:

• September, October, and November:
at A.M. McGregor Home, 14900 Private Drive, East Cleveland
Breakfast treats provided by Panera Bread Company

• January and June:
at Weatherhead School of Management, corner, Ford & Bellflower Roads, Case campus; Breakfast treats provided by Taste of Excellence

• February, March, April and May:
at Kensington Place Apartments, 30 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights;
Breakfast treats provided by Panera Bread Company

Admission for each breakfast is $10 for HRCC members; $15 for non-members (additional fee for parking on the Case campus for January and June breakfasts.) RSVP suggested. Please call the HRCC office at 216.397.7322 for reservations or more information.

HRCC’s Fall BBS topics focus on the creative vision that drives both successful businesses and business people. On September 21, HRCC welcomes John DiJulius, author and President of John Roberts Spa. DiJulius will reveal the secrets to his success in his talk on “Secret Service: Hidden Systems that Deliver Unforgettable Customer Service.” On October 19, Jeanne Hauer, Regional Marketing Strategy Director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will share “The Power of Vision: Its Impact on Our Lives and Our Business.” And on November 16, Rachel Lerner, JD will address “Protecting your Ideas: Forward Thinking about Intellectual Property, Licensing, Strategic Alliances, and Other Entrepreneurial Concerns.”

BBS Winter topics address various factors governing healthy business practices, healthy employees and healthy customers. On January 18, Dr. J.B. Silvers, Treuhaft Professor of Health Systems Management at the Weatherhead School, will conquer the weighty topic of “Healthcare: Who Pays, How Much, For What?” On February 15, HRCC hosts an all-star panel of experts in business wellness to discuss “Creating a Healthy, Productive Environment for Your Business and Your Community.” On March 15, Maggie Busser, Editor and Publisher of Balanced Living Magazine, will encourage attendees to “Meditate on This: Marketing Your Business to the Growing Population of Consumers Leading Healthy and Environmentally Conscious Lifestyles.”

In preparation for HRCC’s 13th Annual Business Expo (May), the Spring BBS topics focus on networking and sales strategies. On April 19 our speaker (to be announced) will teach attendees to “Follow your Leads! , offering tips and techniques to maximize success at the Business Expo. And on May 17, Jim McClintock, Sales Coach and Trainer from The Training Center, will help participants “Take Control of Your Sales Opportunities.”

The series concludes on June 21 with a topic that informs all organizational success, as HRCC welcomes Dr. Melvin Smith, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director for Executive Education at Weatherhead School of Management. Dr. Smith will discuss “Enhancing Effectiveness through Social Capital," including leadership assessment and development, emotional intelligence, and social exchange relationships.

The Business Breakfast Series is on hiatus in December, July and August.

HRCC’s Business Breakfast Series is one of dozens of programs designed to support businesses and strengthen commerce in HRCC’s member cities –Cleveland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, and University Heights. Members enjoy outstanding networking and marketing opportunities, exceptional business education programs and small business support, and valuable savings on business products and services. More than 300 members create a wealth of resources from which to draw ideas, energy, and leadership, and build a better community in which to live. For reservations or information, call (216) 397-7322 or visit www.hrcc.org.

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