UP Conference 2018

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Name: UP Conference 2018
Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
Event Description:

Every day we work to be the best possible version of ourselves, professionally and personally. The UP Conference is a day devoted to that work and to lead the charge we are very excited to bring you Fortune 500 Executive Leadership Coach and International Speaker, Justin Patton. Justin challenges leaders to think differently about how they lead and communicate. His high-energy and interactive approach keeps audiences engaged, and his message forces leaders to come face-to-face with themselves and tell the truth about how they are showing up. Justin will challenge you to communicate and lead more effectively. You DON'T want to miss this conference!! Click here for a complete bio on Justin and video clips of his work.

In addition to our keynote speaker, we will bring you a day full of interactive breakout sessions, one-on-one time with exhibitors and networking with fellow Chamber members. You will leave the UP Conference feeling motivated, optimistic, engaged and ready to tackle the new year. Take a look at our agenda below:

8:00am       Registration / Networking with Exhibitors 

8:20am        Welcome

8:30am        Keynote: Unlock Your Potential!
                    Justin Patton, Executive Leadership Coach

9:30am        Break with Exhibitors 

9:50am        Justin Patton, Executive Leadership Coach 

11:00am       Break with Exhibitors 

11:15am       Breakout Session 1

                      Choose from 3 options:
                            1) Effective Messaging Through Storytelling
                                Aimee Rose, VP of External Affairs, MBU

                            2) Business Growth Strategies
                                Chris Cain, Executive Director, Staunton Innovation Hub 

                            3) Talent Recruitment and Retention 
                                John Downey, President, BRCC
                                Carrie Chenery, Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership
12:15pm       Lunch & Keynote
                      Micro and Macro Regionalism and Why You Should Care
                      Allen Smith, IOM, Pres./CEO Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

1:30pm         Breakout Session 2
                     Choose from 3 options (see above)

2:15pm         Break with Exhibitors 

2:30pm         Closing Remarks 

**Exhibitor form Available - DEADLINE January 31st**

***Sponsorship opportunities available!***

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Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

  • Daikin Applied Americas, Inc.

Platinum Sponsor

  • Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Valley Inbound

Gold Sponsor

  • City National Bank
  • F & M Bank
  • Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

Registration Sponsor

  • DuPont Community Credit Union

Signage Sponsor

  • Commonwealth Promotional LLC
Blue Ridge Community College
Plecker Building 
1 College Lane
Weyers Cave,VA 24486
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00am - 3:00pm
Contact Information:
$85.00 Member: After January 19, 2018
$150 Non Member
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