October 11, 2006

Weatherhead School of Management takes part in regional business series

Schools hosts, provides experts for Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast series

Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management is helping members of the business community learn about growth and practical tools by hosting the Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) 2006-07 Business Breakfast Series.

Presentations by local business experts will provide members and guests with resources and support.

The series is held the third Thursday of the month from 8-9:30 a.m. at locations around the east side and eastern suburbs of Cleveland, including:

October, and November:

A.M. McGregor Home, 14900 Private Drive, East Cleveland— Breakfast treats provided by Panera Bread Company

January and June:

Weatherhead School of Management, corner, Ford and Bellflower Roads—Breakfast treats provided by Taste of Excellence

February, March, April and May:

Kensington Place Apartments, 30 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights—Breakfast treats provided by Panera Bread Company

HRCC's fall topics will focus on the creative vision that drives both successful businesses and business people. On October 19, Jeanne Hauer, regional marketing strategy director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will share "The Power of Vision: Its Impact on Our Lives and Our Business," while on November 16, Rachel Lerner will address "Protecting your Ideas: Forward Thinking about Intellectual Property, Licensing, Strategic Alliances, and Other Entrepreneurial Concerns."

Winter topics address various factors governing healthy business practices, healthy employees and healthy customers. On January 18, Case's own J.B. Silvers, Treuhaft Professor of Health Systems Management at the Weatherhead School, will discuss "Healthcare: Who Pays, How Much, For What?" On February 15, HRCC hosts an all-star panel of experts in business wellness to discuss "Creating a Healthy, Productive Environment for Your Business and Your Community."

The series continues on March 15 when Maggie Busser, editor and publisher of Balanced Living magazine, will encourage attendees to "Meditate on This: Marketing Your Business to the Growing Population of Consumers Leading Healthy and Environmentally Conscious Lifestyles." On April 19, a guest speaker will teach attendees to "Follow your Leads!", offering tips and techniques to maximize success at the upcoming Business Expo. And on May 17, Jim McClintock, sales coach and trainer from The Training Center, will help participants "Take Control of Your Sales Opportunities."

The series concludes on June 21 with a topic that informs all organizational success, as HRCC welcomes Melvin Smith, assistant professor of organizational behavior and faculty director for executive education at the Weatherhead School of Management. He will discuss "Enhancing Effectiveness through Social Capital," including leadership assessment and development, emotional intelligence, and social exchange relationships.

HRCC's breakfast series is one of dozens of programs designed to support businesses and strengthen commerce in HRCC's member cities—Cleveland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, and University Heights. Admission for each breakfast is $10 for HRCC members; $15 for non-members (additional fee for parking on the Case campus for January and June breakfasts.) RSVP suggested. Call the HRCC office at 216-397-7322 for reservations or more information.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, October 11, 2006 09:10 AM | News Topics: Events, HeadlinesMain, Lectures/Speakers, Provost Initiatives

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