Utah Veteran Business Conference 2018

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Name: Utah Veteran Business Conference 2018
Date: May 11, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM MDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THIS EVENT.  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Please join us tomorrow morning to register at the door. 

Connecting Veteran Entrepreneurs and Business Owners with the Resources They Need To Be Successful In the Marketplace

Join the Utah Veteran Owned Business Coalition to learn about what it takes to become a successful Veteran-Owned business, the local and national resources available, and to connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners.

Help us tailor the conference to best meet your needs by taking the short 5-7 minute survey:

0830    Registration & Exhibitors
0900    Welcome
0915    Opening Keynote - The Four Commitments of a Winning Team, Presented by Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton is a 7'4" NBA All-Star, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author. He is passionate about sharing his teamwork message and has spoken to many world-class organizations, including IBM, FedEx, Phillips 66, Caesars Entertainment, HEAD USA, Big O Tires, TD Ameritrade, Farmers Insurance, T-Mobile, Habitat for Humanity, and LG?as well businesses, government agencies and universities at every level.  He has been featured as a team-building expert in print and online publications such as, Forbes.com, Sports Illustrated, and Entrepreneur.com.  

In addition to his work on team-building, Eaton is managing partner in two award-winning restaurants in Salt Lake City, Tuscany and Franck?s, recently voted Best Restaurant in Utah. Mark will also be adding author to his list of growing accomplishments. As a special treat, the first 200 guests to the conference will receive a copy his book, The Four Commitments of a Winning Team, set to be released in April of 2018.

When Eaton is not speaking, writing, or working he enjoys traveling with his wife Teri, horseback riding, mountain biking, skiing, and the outdoors. He lives in Park City, Utah with his wife, children, horses, dogs, and barn cats.

The first 200 guests will receive a copy of his new book The Four Commitments of a Winning Team.  For more information about Mark Eaton, please visit www.7ft4.com

1000    Break
1015    Veteran Business Resource Center
            Jackie Hobson, Veteran Business Resource Center, Business Advisor
1045    Small Business Resource Presentations

  • Business Plan: Deb Bilbao, Salt Lake Chamber Women?s Business Center
  • Marketing: Alex Knowlton,  Sebo Marketing
  • Funding: Karl Wernick, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Taxes: Merrill Taylor, CPA
  • Legal: Dana Ball, Dana Ball Legal Services
  • Accounting: Juan Manuel Reiz, SCORE
  • Government Contracting: Chuck Spence, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

1145    Lunch / Networking
1220    Suited for Good
1230    Luncheon Keynote - Economic Impact of Small Businesses on the Economy
            Robert Spendlove, Economic and Public Policy Officer, Zions Bank
1300    Break
1315    Resource Partner "Mentoring Session"
            Visit with resource specialists:

  • Boots to Business Classes: Ian Lorenzana, Small Business Association
  • Business Law / Entities: Dana Ball, Dana Ball Legal Services
  • Business Plans: Deb Bilbao, Women?s Business Center of Utah
  • Counseling: Jim Herrin, SBDC
  • Crowdfunding: Bryce Hansen, SBDC
  • Cybersecurity: Alli Bey, Haight Bey/Totem
  • Franchising: Alexis Courtney, FranNet
  • Funding: Danielle Lower, Utah Microloan Fund
  • Government Contracting: Alex Quay-Sackey and  Chuck Spence, PTAC
  • Human Resource and Workforce Development: Amy Lowe, Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • Marketing: Alex Knowlton, Sebo Marketing
  • Social Media: Paula Sageser, SCORE
  • Utah Veteran Resource Center: Jackie Hobson, VBRC
  • Taxes: Merrill Taylor, CPA
  • Accounting: Juan Manuel Ruiz, SCORE
  • VA Verification Certificate & Veterans First Program: Keith Christiansen, PTAC
  • Veterans First: Chuck Spence, PTAC

1500    Adjourn

$30 Individual ticket
$150 Booth and two conference tickets
$500 Supporting Sponsor Corporate name recognition on all marketing material, one exhibit booth and two conference tickets
$1000 Event Sponsor Corporate name recognition on all marketing material, one exhibit booth and four conference tickets
$2500 Major Sponsor Corporate logo recognition on all marketing material, one exhibit booth and six conference tickets
$5000 Presenting Sponsor Corporate logo recognition on all marketing material, one exhibit booth and eight conference tickets
For sponsorship questions, please contact Jackie Sexton at military@slchamber.com or call (801) 328-5053.





Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs  |  Salt Lake Chamber Women's Business Center  |  Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development   |  U.S. Small Business Administration  |  American Legion  |   Utah Department of Work Force Services  |  Utah SBDC Network  |  SCORE  |  Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund

*Note: If your company is a member of the Salt Lake Chamber, but you are having trouble registering, it could be that we do not have your email in our system.  We can help fix that simply email Angelica Henderson at ahenderson@slchamber.com or call (801) 328-5083.  You can also complete the registration by choosing to register as a non-member until we can send you your credentials.  There is no difference between member and non-member registrations.

Event Media:
Salt Lake Community College
Larry H. Miller Campus
Karen Gail Miller Conference Room
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070
Date/Time Information:
May 11, 2018
General Session: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Mentoring and Networking: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
801.326.2372 - Cory Pearson, Veteran Services Coordinator- State of Utah Department of Veteran and Military Affairs
$30 Individual Fee
$150 Exhibitor Booth
$500 Supporting Sponsor
$1000 Event Sponsor
$2500 Major Sponsor
$5000 Presenting Sponsor
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