The Jack Daniels Way
Thursday April 24, 2014, 3-6 p.m.
UNC Asheville Campus, Sherrill Center
Speaker: J. McCauley Brown
3-5 p.m. Program
5-6 p.m. Reception
Mr. J. McCauley (Mac) Brown is the VP of Brown-Forman Corporation, producer of Jack Daniels, and was founded in 1870 by his great grandfather, George Garvin Brown. Mac will share with our Forum the role of governance in the family business of 4000 employees and sales of $3.8 billion in 2013.
Elevate Your Company's Sales,
Educate For Future Growth, and
Celebrate Your Success!
You are invited to a weeklong series of events for business owners and key leaders in support of the National Small Business Week.
Signs to Sales Success (Elevate your company's sales)
Many sales trainers and motivational speakers don't spend much of their day on the firing line, and facing rejection on a regular basis. Not so for Dari Mullins. As an account executive for Signarama, a host on WZGM radio and a nationally recognized speaker, Dari's built her success by connecting more than just the dots. She connects people together to do business with each other and with her company. Her inspiring ways pay off, she is already tracking 143% of her goal in the first quarter of this year. Dari will share her methodology and motivation at the kick off Learn and Earn series. The cost to attend will cover lunch and will be announced when confirmed. Advanced registration is required.
Details: Tuesday May 13, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Asheville location and cost to be announced.
360•Marketing Ed Expo (Educate for future growth)
It's a 360 degree world with your customer making buying decisions based on information they get from a myriad of sources. Marketing is simple. It is the right message to the right customer at the right time. Determining the who, what, and where is the challenge! Learn from some of Asheville's best marketing providers about which marketing channels works best for your company. There is more than you think . . . cause marketing, earned media, point of sale, market makers, client events, and more! This is not a sales show, but a content driven educational event to help you maximize your marketing dollars. You will leave ready to create and execute an integrated marketing plan. No charge to attend, but advanced registration is required.
Details: Wednesday May 14, 2014
9:30 a.m. - noon ( 9:30 is orientation and expo starts at 10:00)
US Cellular Center, Asheville
No charge but advance registration is required.
Not Our First Rodeo: Family Business with Success, Survival, Reinvention,
Starting a business is relatively easy, staying in business takes hard work, especially when you
are related to half of the staff. All business cycles include growth pains, spurts, and fallouts. Navigating you and your family along the booms and busts of the economy takes a deft hand at the helm.
Among local businesses scheduled to share their story: Wendy Banks, owner, Carolina Management Team; Gayle Mair, owner, Dampp-Chaser; Tom Crouch, owner, Young Transportation; and (all are NC Family Business of the Year recipients).
Details: Thursday May 15, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
UNC Asheville Campus, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room
No charge but advance registration is required.
Owners After Hours (Celebrate your company's success)
With more than 25,000 small business owners in the Asheville area, it is time celebrate the impact they have on our economy and quality of life! Come share your success at the inaugural kick-off of "Owners After Hours" at Travinia in Biltmore Park Town Square. The Travinia team is preparing a sumptuous selection of appetizers to complement a cash bar. The $10 charge goes to Junior Achievement of Asheville to help elementary and high school students learn financial literacy and the free enterprise system. Advanced registration is required.
Details: Thursday, May 15, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Travinia, Biltmore Park Town Square
$10 pay at the door goes to Junior Achievement of Asheville
Ask The Experts: Individual pro-bono consultations
Meeting an attorney, CPA, employment specialist or marketing consultant can be intimidating. Leave those feelings behind on Friday May16th because Asheville's leading professionals are donating their time and talent to help business owners get answers to their most pressing questions. There is no charge to attend, but advanced registration is required.
Details: Friday, May 16, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Regus, Biltmore Park
No charge but advanced registration is required.
The National Small Business Week is a collaboration of:
NC Family Business of the Year Awards Cermony
Congratulations Carolina Management Team! NC Family Business of the Year (small size category)
|Siblings and owners, David Van Zee and Wendy Banks|
The North Carolina Family Business Awards, presented by the Wake Forest University Family Business Center and media sponsor Business North Carolina, are designed to recognize the achievements of family-owned businesses and their contributions to their communities. In addition to business success, entries are judged on the following criteria:
- Innovative business strategies and practices
- Business growth and new development
- Contributions to community and industry
- Involvement by different family generations
- Commitment to family well-being
- Keeping the business in the family
Past winners from our FBF: Dampp-Chaser and The Biltmore Company.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Mint Muesemun, Randolph Road
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Awards Program