2014 Seminars

Speakers & Seminar Schedule

7am-9am Networking Breakfast Mixer for Exhibitors & Public

Auditorium Schedule

8:30 am  Opening Remarks & Why Hire an Expert presented by Anthony M. Verna III Esq, Kravitz & Verna PLLC

9am  Employee Benefit Trends Study: How Employees and The Employers are Navigating an Evolving Environment by Steve Hudak, Met Life

10am Leveling the Playing Field: Social Media for Small Business by Ezra Chasser, Sore Thumb Marketing & NYC Author at Large

11am  Build Your Marketing Toolkit by Constant Contact: A framework for small businesses and organizations presented by Erik Bunaes, Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert and President, Endorphin Advisors


1pm  Advertising in the Digital Age, Mike FunkThe Daily Gazette

2pm  The Franchise ForumLearn about Franchise Opportunities, from real franchise owners featuring Franchisees from: FranNet, Money Mailer, Express Employment, Molly Maid & More TBA!

3pm   Youtube Marketing for Business Presented by Darcy Knapp, SEO Web Mechanics

4pm   Viral Marketing for Small Business, by Jacques Bastien, President Boogie Graphics


Executive Conference Room

9am  “Diary of a Facility Fire” by Tech Valley Continuity, Geoff Turner

10am  Backup and Disaster Recovery: What all Small Business Owners Must Know by Lauren Groff, Groff Networks 

11am  Developing an Authentic Brand For Millennial Consumers:
A Guide to Winning Gen-Y’s Business by Jason Matthews, CEO Gibble.com

12pm  (LUNCH HOUR)

1pm  Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity by Michael O’Mara Logical.Net

2pm  Social Media Marketing: It really does work by Caroline Boardman, The Daily Gazette

3pm  Small Business Financing Strategies: from Start-up through Exit, by Guy Prisciandaro, Key Bank Small Business Division

4pm  Managed Services and IT Services by  Tush Nikollaj, Logical.Net


Conference Room C (Job Seekers, Recruiting & Employer Hiring Seminars)

9am    Online Candidate Recruiting Tools for Business by Carol DarmetkoThe Daily Gazette

10am  How to Dazzle Your Prospective Employer! by Mark Grimm, Mark Grimm Communications

11am  The Secrets to Peak Performance by Dr Tom Denham, Careers in Transition

12pm  (LUNCH HOUR)

1pm    Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind by Dr Tom Denham, Careers in Transition

2pm   Life Experience: Get College Credit for What You Know by Diana Hawkins, SUNY Empire State College

3pm    Outsourcing as a Smart Business Trend by Rose Miller, SPHR, President, Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC

4pm   Putting Your Financial House Together by Darrell Cook, Karat Bars International


Conference Room D (Business Owner/Entrepreneur Seminars)

9am  Business Funding By Greg Wilder, President of Sand Dollar Associates 

10am  Google Adwords Marketing for Business Presented by Darcy Knapp, SEO Web Mechanics

11am   IT for SMBs: Cloud Solutions, Networking & Back Up by Paul Caputo, All And One IT Consulting Services

12pm  (LUNCH HOUR)

1pm    Small Group and Employee Benefits: What you need to know as a business owner by Teresa Scicchitano, NY Life Group Benefits

2pm  Cyber Security and You: impact of the latest regulations on SMBs, by Jason Appel, SAGE Computer Associates

3pm   IP, Trademark and Business Law by Attorney Anthony M Verna III, Kravitz & Verna PLLC

4pm  Grow Your Business With A Mobile App  by Barbara Pierce, Mobile Makeover


Conference Room E (Business Owner/Entrepreneur Seminars)

9am   Making Your Giftcard the #1 SKU by  Ron Friedman, DAMOMICS

10am  Unleashing Your Potential, by Kathy Johnson, MS Ed., Pyramid of Potential

11am  How to Start Up! Getting off the Ground with your own Business by The Small Business Development Center, SUNY Albany

12pm  (LUNCH HOUR)

1pm    Power Tools: Developing your Personal Power by Russell Heath, Leadership 

2pm   Insurance Basics for Your Start Up or SMB presented by Insurance Agency Group of NY

3pm Imagineering for Success by Herman Johnson, Cerebral Sports

4pm  Turning Rants Into Raves: Turn Your Customers on Before They Turn on You!  by Carol Heady, President, Learning and Performance Solutions


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