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The Business Edge is a briefing series for business owners and organizational leaders highlighting cutting edge business strategies and techniques for businesses to be resilient and competitive in the domestic and global business environments.

2017-2018 Business Edge Briefing Series

The most current knowledge in a variety of business leadership-related topics, with an emphasis on real-world experience and success, covering areas such as leading change, fostering resilience, achieving innovation, resetting your business model to fit the new economic times, inspiring creativity, motivating teams to increase productivity, organizational transformation, improving the triple bottom line, managing talent and staying ahead of the competition.  

Hosted by the Institute for Leadership (ILS) of the Barowsky School of Business and in partnership with the North Bay Leadership Council.

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Program Schedule
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Registration
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Program


Want Your Company to be a Force for Good AND Profitable? Become a B Corp!

Did you know that 73% of consumers care about the company, not just the product when they look at purchasing? Learn how becoming a Certified B Corps will help consumers know your company meets the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency they demand.

Certified B Corps are leading a global movement working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.These firms are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

B Corps are not only innovative, they are outperforming their conventional peers, financially and in other ways. B Corps are better for workers, their communities, and the environment.

Learn how to use your business as a force for good.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.
Program Location: Dominican University of California – Creekside Room

Keynote:

  • Heather Paulsen, Consulting Expert in B Corp Certification

Panelists:

  • Carolyn Pistone, President, Clear Blue Commercial
  • Josh Prigge, Director of Regenerative Development, Fetzer Vineyards
  • Kristel Corson, VP of Marketing, Clover Sonoma

 

Ticket Price: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast)
Registration link: Event Closed

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center


Involving Family in Your Business Enterprise: Essential Do’s and Don’ts You Need to Know

As small enterprises grow beyond the start-up stage, they begin to face new challenges: How to grow? Where to acquire more capital? Who to hire and for which role(s)?

One of the most consequential decisions entrepreneurs will make is whether to proactively and formally involve family members in the business. Three-quarters of all new business ventures established in the United States are founded with significant involvement of the family in the business.

Gain insights into the dynamics that accompany the decision to involve or reject the collaboration of family members. Discover ways that a family moves through each generation of development. Learn from successful entrepreneurs on how they addressed legacy and succession challenges while minimizing conflict.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018  at 7:00 a.m
Program Location: Dominican University of California – Creekside Room

Keynote:

  • Emily Bouchard, Principal, Wealth Legacy Group

Panelists:

  • Barry Friedman, CEO, Friedman’s Home Improvement
  • Patty Garbarino, President & CEO, Marin Sanitary Service
  • Jordan Shields, Partner, Arrow Benefits Group

 

Ticket Price: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast)
Registration link: coming soon

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.
Program Location:  Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus

Ticket Price: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast)
Registration link: coming soon

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018  at 7:00 a.m.
Program Location: Dominican University of California – Creekside Room

Ticket Price: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast)
Registration link: coming soon

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center


 

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