CEO Next – 10.08.20

Collaboration Forum –    Regional Second Stage Business Resources   Thursday, October 8, 2020 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am CT (10am – 11am ET) Zoom Video Conference Speakers:     Steve Quello, CEO Nexus     Sarah Swenty, Small Business Association Join us on Thursday, October 8 at 9 am via ZOOM to learn about business programs that support and accelerate businesses that are in growth modes. This forum will feature: Steve Quello, on CEO Next Business Institute (formerly Economic Gardening) Sarah Swenty from the Small Business Association on the Emerging Leaders Program Past participants from CEO Next Business Institute and the SBA Emerging Leaders Program will also share their experiences with the programs, including: Mercedes Austin, Owner and Founder of Mercury Mosaics Andy Kim, President of EVS, Inc. Melissa Gill, Owner and Founder of On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy Zoom details will be sent to participants the day before the event.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visit Or you may call 612-348-9812 or email

Webinar – 09.30.20 StoryBrand

The StoryBrand Process –   Delivering the right message to    the right people at the right time   Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET Zoom Video Conference Speaker:     Derek Sussner, Sussner Design Company For most business owners, the marketplace is shifting. For many, the change has been dramatic. A conventional response to the simple question: “What do you do?” may also need to evolve. What matters today to your customers – and to your customer’s customers – is likely different than what mattered even just months ago. If people don’t understand why they need your products or how your services will solve their problem, then you are missing out on opportunities in this shifting marketplace. In this webshop, Derek Sussner, Founder and Executive Creative Director of Sussner Design Company and StoryBrand Certified Guide, will share relevant tools and facilitate a small group exercise that will show you how to write a clear brand message. Zoom details will be sent to participants the day before the event. Derek Sussner is the Founder and Executive Creative Director of Sussner Design Company, and a StoryBrand Certified Guide. He believes business leaders deserve an ally who understands how to help their brand stand out from the crowd. As a StoryBrand Certified Guide, Derek helps clients clarify their messaging to better connect with their customers so their marketing is more effective.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information about this event, please contact