2016 Seminars

Speakers & Seminar Schedule

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

7:30a-8:30a Speed Networking in The Teleconference Room

Auditorium Schedule

8:50 am  Opening Remarks

9am   Creating a High Converting Digital Marketing Strategy by Asif Ismail, CEO of Inspired Global Marketing, Inc.

10am  Google Marketing Presented by Google’s Pragya Banthia

11am   Google Adwords Marketing for Business by Darcy Knapp, SEO Web Mechanics

12pm   Youtube Marketing for Business, Presented by Tom Kearns, Hot Advertising

1pm   The Franchise Forum, Is a Franchise for You? by Frank Dunne, FRANNET

2pm   Google Marketing Presented by Googler Becky Bush

3pm   Google My Business: How to Set Up and Maximize your Page by Jan Wallen, SEO Web Mechanics

4pm  10 Keys to Start Up Survival by Lonnie Sciambi, The Entrepreneur’s Yoda


Executive Conference Room

9am   Trademarks and Copyrights Law – Legal Best Practices for SMBs by Anthony Verna ESQ, Verna Law

10am The Future of Digital Web Design > Future Trends for 2017 – Dana Donnelly – Inbound Marketing Strategist, Inspired Global Marketing, Inc.

11am  The Power of the Inbox by Erik Bunaes, Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert™ & President, Endorphin Advisors LLC.

12pm  Your Culture is the Soul of Your Small Business – Create it Wisely by Lonnie Sciambi, The Entrepreneur’s Yoda

1pm    Getting Started with Constant Contact Email Marketing – Live Tour/Demo of Constant Contact’s Email Tools, Presented by: Erik Bunaes, Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert™ & President, Endorphin Advisors LLC.

2pm  Why Marketing Strategies designed to Talk Directly to Your Customers Drive ROI by Kariann Wolf Morris, Mad Strategist, Madaddie, Marketing that Means Business

3pm – 6pm  Complete the Mission Project’s Veteran Employment Panel Discussion, Felipe Moon, Amy Amoroso, Speakers TBA


Conference Room C (Job Seekers, Recruiting & Employer Hiring Seminars) Seats 15-20

9am   How To Reduce Healthcare Costs,  by Eileen M. Kopsaftis, HaveLifeLongWellBeing.com

10am  How to Dazzle your Prospective Employer, by Mark Grimm

11am   The Big Three: Resumes, Cover Letter and Interview Skills by Dr Tom Denham, Careers in Transition

12pm   Choosing the right Health Insurance Plan by Karen Laing, Health Literacy for All

1pm    Networking Beats NOT working by Dr Tom Denham, Careers in Transition

2pm   Getting the most out of your Education and Finding Opportunities, by Maria Neale, Mildred Elley

3pm  The Future of Small Business Hiring: Temp Agency Jobs by Meghan Drake, JJ Young

4pm  Team Building & Boosting Employee Morale by Fiona Gray, The Great Escape Room of Albany

Conference Room D (Business Owner/Entrepreneur Seminars) Seats 20-25

9am  What you should know about chip cards/EMV that affects your small business, and other services for your small business by Nicholl Bautochkathe Retail Council of New York State

10am Viral marketing for small businesses by Jacques Bastien

11am   Data Management for Your Small Business by Billy Obenauer DAMA-NYCR 

12pm How to build a Marketing Canvas by Maya McNulty, Up Your Biz Marketing

1pm    Stress Reduction for the Busy Professional  by Karen Laing, Health Literacy for All

2pm   Visualization for Focus and Motivation by Herman Johnson, BA, SPC, MAT, C.Ht, SH, PFT.

3pm  How Birthday Marketing Could Double Your Profits by Leo Quinn, 518BirthdayClub

4pm  Don’t Pay For Advertising – Pay For Results – Increase Your Profits Using Cross Promotions by Leo Quinn, 518BirthdayClub


Conference Room E (Business Owner/Entrepreneur Seminars) Seats 25-30

9am  Whose hands are in your profits and what to do about it by Dan Savage, Security & Technology Solutions

10am  IT Security for Small Businesses  by Tush Nikollaj, LogicalNet

11am  10 Mistakes All Small Businesses Make with IT  by Matthew Kelly, IT Administrator, Elucid Systems

12pm  How to Sell & Market the Hispanic Consumer by Hugo Acosta, CNY Latino

1pm    Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity by Paul Caupto, CEO, All and One IT Consulting

2pm  How building confidence can help you land your dream job by Kelly Ann Comley, Mary Kay Consultant

3pm  Small Group and Employee Benefits: What you need to know as a business owner by Teresa Scicchitano, NY Life Group Benefits

4pm  Getting to ZeroEnergy by George Keleshian, One Energy


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