CEO Networking – 06.17.21 Recap

CEO Networking Event After more than a year of Zoom sessions and digital conferences, CEO Nexus was pleased to co-host an in-person CEO networking event with Rollins College Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship (CFAE). Attendees included members from roundtable groups across our statewide network – Jacksonville, Melbourne, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota. Not only were we able to reconnect with familiar and new faces, but this event also served as a step to rebuilding our social and professional circles. This was the first installment of our new summer series of in-person member networking events. According to the ASA and HBR, professional and personal networks and the accumulated social capital that underpins all relationships has deteriorated due to Covid-19. According to the ASA and HBR, professional and personal networks and the accumulated social capital that underpins all relationships has deteriorated due to Covid-19. Click here to read more.   Event Photos click on an image to view...

CNBI – 06.17.21 Howard Root

CEO Forum – June 2021   Leadership & Business Growth Series   Thursday, June 17, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT (1pm – 2pm EDT) Zoom Video Conference Speaker:     Howard Root, Founder and Retired CEO of Vascular Solutions, Inc. Zoom details will be sent to participants the day before the event. Howard Root Howard Root is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Vascular Solutions, Inc., a company he founded in 1997, took public in 2000, and grew into a worldwide medical device company that he sold to Teleflex for $1 billion in February 2017. Over the company’s 20 years, Howard led Vascular Solutions in inventing, developing and launching over 100 new medical devices used to improve the lives of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. The motivation behind the sale of Vascular Solutions and Howard’s voluntary early retirement is a true-life legal nightmare that is detailed in Howard’s book: Cardiac Arrest: Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds’ Hit-List.   For more information, please visit www.hennepin.us/ceo-next. Or you may call 612-348-9812 or email Mary.Matze@hennepin.us....

CEO Networking Event – 06.17.21

CEO Networking Event   Thursday, June 17, 2021 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT By Invitation Only (non-transferable):    CEOs of growth-oriented Second-Stage companies (10-150 employees) Your Network is Shrinking According to the ASA and a Recent HBR article* The Impact of COVID-19 Continues to Affect Business Owners Join Us 06.17.21 to Fight-back and Rebuild Your Network A CEO Social – Beer and Wine (dinner to be arranged separately off-site on Park Ave.) Meet Old Friends, Make New Contacts and Have Some Fun Event Hosted by Rollins College CFAE and CEO Nexus * American Sociological Association (ASA) study and Harvard Business Review article To view HBR article – We’re Losing Touch with Our Networks (https://ceonexus.com/040221) Pete McAlindon Pete McAlindon, Ph.D., is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Here, Dr. McAlindon teaches courses in entrepreneurship and directs the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship. He also serves as a faculty advisor to students as they find commercial applications and develop paths to market for technologies developed by NASA. Steve Quello Steve Quello is the founder and President of CEO Nexus, a company dedicated to serving the business development needs of CEOs leading growth oriented, second-stage businesses. He is co-creator of the Florida PeerSpectives™ Roundtable Network, the GrowFL Economic Gardening™ program and the CEO Next Business Institute (CNBI). Steve serves as master facilitator for the PeerSpectives™ Network, GrowFL, and CEO Next CEO roundtables.   For more information about this event, please contact events@ceonexus.com....

Webinar – 05.13.21 EAO

A Fireside Chat with Frank DiBello      Regional Aerospace Growth             Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET Online Webinar Speaker:     Frank DiBello – Space Florida The Entrepreneurs Alliance of Orlando presents A Fireside Chat Webinar with Frank DiBello, Space Florida. The Entrepreneurs Alliance of Orlando (EAO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to leveraging the magic of the region to help entrepreneurs thrive.   Invitation Only...

CNBI – 04.22.21 Jill Blashack Strahan

CEO Forum – April 2021   Leadership & Business Growth Series   Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT (1pm – 2pm EDT) Zoom Video Conference Speaker:     Jill Blashack Strahan, Founder and CEO of Tastefully Simple Zoom details will be sent to participants the day before the event. Jill Blashack Strahan Jill Blashack Strahan founded Tastefully Simple and grew the organization from $100,000 in revenue to $113,000,000 within the first eight years. Over the past 22 years, her vision, strategic thinking, ideation, and communication skills have led Tastefully Simple’s brand to become nationally known and loved. She plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of the company, with significant skills in marketing, sales and training. She brings passion and energy to the Tastefully Simple team, inspiring a culture of trust. In addition to building Tastefully Simple into a multi-million business, Jill has been honored as a top entrepreneur, mentor and business person. Her book, Simply Shine: Stories That Stirred the Fire, was published in 2007. Jill will share the four principles that were foundational in driving this success– abundance, celebration, excellence and realness with the CEO Forum audience.   For more information, please visit www.hennepin.us/ceo-next. Or you may call 612-348-9812 or email Mary.Matze@hennepin.us....

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Scott Burns, co-founder and CEO of Structural, recently shared how to move companies through and beyond the second-stage during a CEO Next Business Institute CEO Forum. During his presentation, Scott shared five important lessons he’s learned as an entrepreneur…