Gateway to Entrepreneurship GROW Conference
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S GROW YOUR BUSINESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
November 1, 2019 (Valhalla, NY): Westchester Community College’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship (G2E) Center will host its annual GROW Conference in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week on Friday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the college’s Gateway Center located at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla, NY. This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held from November 18-24, 2019, and will celebrate innovators and job creators worldwide with activities and resources that will guide them to take the next steps on their entrepreneurial journey. The GROW Conference empowers small business owners throughout Westchester County and will feature a variety of workshops as well as a keynote address by Jason Robinson, Director of Marketing at UPS.
The GROW Conference, organized by G2E and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, is the region’s largest gathering of business owners and professionals for the purpose of training for small businesses. Last year’s event attracted hundreds of participants and this year’s conference is expected to attract a similar number of attendees. GROW brings together local professionals through networking, mentoring, business development and marketing sessions for the purpose of building relationships to further their company’s growth. The full-day forum offers the details of growing your business and maximizing success, with a focus on networking, mentoring, business development and driving revenue. Attendees are able to tap into a network of like-minded business leaders, potential partners and resources, and hear from marquee-name professionals and innovators from Westchester and beyond.
Jason Robinson, Director of Marketing at UPS, will deliver the keynote at this year’s GROW Conference. In his position, he develops competitive strategies to support organizational business growth objectives in New York City and surrounding markets. Robinson advances the company’s awareness in competitive positioning for small to large businesses through market intelligence and portfolio assessments. During his keynote, Robinson will share how to foster strategic partnerships and networking across the business supply chain to maximize opportunity and disrupt the future.
“There are more than 35,000 small businesses in Westchester, and the college is committed to supporting these entrepreneurs,” says Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles. “Our economy needs these innovators and we are always interested in creating programs and events to help them thrive. The GROW Conference is an example of our dedication to helping to maintain healthy economic growth in the region,” she adds.
This year’s GROW Conference’s theme is One Day, New Ideas: Innovation & Disruption. Attendees at this year’s conference will learn new ideas for growing their businesses, disrupting the status quo, and be informed of innovative solutions to apply to their entrepreneurial efforts. Some of the workshop topics at this year’s GROW Conference includes: Business Disruption: How to Weather The Storm; Disrupt Your Money Habits To Reignite Your Business;, Selling on Amazon: Lessons Learned; The Value of Design Thinking; The Changing Retail Environment In Our Downtown; How Can Small Business Benefit From The Sharing Economy, and more.
The sponsors for the 2019 GROW Conference include: Business Council of Westchester, Candela Systems Corporation, New York Business Development Corporation, Tompkins Excavating, UPS, Westchester County Office of Economic Development, and Westchester-Putnam One-Stop Career Center. “We are grateful to have these wonderful organizations contribute to this special event,” says Eridania Camacho, G2E Director.
The GROW Conference is open to the public and tickets can be purchased online at growyourbusiness.eventcombo.com. for $110. The GROW Conference is free for all Westchester Community College students with a valid student ID. For more information about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor of the GROW Conference, please contact Eridania Camacho, G2E Director, at (914) 606-5616 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general questions about the event, please contact Events To Remember at (914) 218-3968 or via email at EventsCJH@EventsRemember.com.