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Leadercast 2016 —“Architects of Tomorrow”

Leadercast, the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, will be broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 6. This year marks the 16th year of the annual leadership conference and the fourth year that the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and People for Care and Learning will host the event at First Baptist Church.

This year’s conference theme, “Architects of Tomorrow,” will focus on visionary leaders who imagine and build a future that is rich in innovation and collaboration and full of hope—a future where problems are solved, questions are answered, and confusion gives way to clarity.

The conference will equip attendees to create their own visionary path. Key speakers—visionaries in their own fields—will inspire the more than 325 people who attend locally, and the more than 100,000 people who will attend the event live in Atlanta or at hundreds of other simulcast locations in more than 20 countries.  

Further details can be found here


Bedwell Small Business Person Nominations Open

The annual Mel Bedwell Small Business Person Award luncheon, slated for May 2, will kick off a monthlong focus on the contributions of small business to the economic well-being of Cleveland/Bradley County. Highlighting the luncheon is recognition of an outstanding small business person in the community, recognized for his/her success in six areas: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales, innovativeness of product or service offered, response to adversity, and evidence of contributions to the community.

The Chamber board of directors renamed the Small Business Person of the Year Award to honor the memory of Mel Bedwell, who was known for his energy, determination, ingenuity, honesty, enthusiasm and loyalty—all traits necessary for a successful small business owner. Bedwell was co-founder with Jack Smith of Cleveland Business Machines.

Nomination forms for this award are available at the Chamber of Commerce or by emailing Bernadette Douglas at bdouglas@clevelandchamber.com


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