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Crain’s MidMarket Perspectives

Date: November 3, 2016

THRIVING IN THE FACE OF CHANGE: How middle market companies can flourish in today’s ever-changing world.

BGL Founder Michael Gibbons is a panelist on track 1 about raising capital.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 7:30am-11:30am
Hilton Cleveland Downtown


7:30-8:00am – Registration | Breakfast | Networking
8:00-8:15am – Opening Remarks
8:15-9:00am – Keynote Presenters: Joe Kanfer, Chairman and CEO, GOJO Industries & Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, Vice Chair, GOJO Industries
9:00-9:15am – Networking Break

9:15-10:15am – Tracks #1 / #2

#1: PLAYING NICE WITH UNCLE SAM: Working through the latest in government regulations doesn’t have to be painful, but you have to be prepared and informed. Learn about the latest regulations – federal, state and local — that will affect your middle market business.

#2: SHOW ME THE MONEY: Finding capital can be especially challenging for middle market businesses. Hear from the experts on ways to best position your business.

10:15-10:30am – Networking Break

10:30-11:30am – Tracks #3 / #4

#3: THE MILLENNIAL WORKFORCE: What are ways in which middle-market companies can take advantage of growth in the millennial generation? What are best practices in terms of retaining, attracting and creating a leadership pipeline among this fast-growing segment of the population?

#4: READYING YOUR BUSINESS FOR GROWTH: What are the key things that need to be considered when determining the growth trajectory for your middle-market business? Is M&A the way to accomplish your growth goals, or should the business follow a more organic path? How do you best make sure that the growth is done in a measured fashion?

11:30am – Event Concludes