San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:
Profile: Raising Your Profile to Epic Heights
with Charles E. Sykes
$50 At the Door / $30 Advance Purchase through EventBrite
A high profile in one's community means so much more than having your last name proudly displayed at the top of one of the tallest buildings in the city. In fact, one could argue, that type of monumental success doesn't happen without establishing your identity in your city as a leader first. To achieve this, it means ingraining yourself in the culture and the very fiber of the city that you live in and work in. At the heart of every true entrepreneur is the desire to give back. And Charles Sykes, "Chuck" to his friends, is a true advocate of Tampa, and is the recipient of a 2015 Impact Award for his community support of the arts and culture. He is heavily involved in Tampa's economic development, and is highly-regarded as one of Tampa's top business leaders and influencers.
In this Business Accelerator Workshop, you will have the opportunity to spend two hours with Charles and learn things like:
- What are the best professional, civic and charitable organizations to be a part of?
- How you can sit on the board of some of the most exclusive organizations in Tampa.
- How do you balance your professional obligations with your desire to give back to the community?
- What makes you and your business newsworthy so organizations and media outlets put you on their radar?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Business owners who want to make a bigger mark in their community.
- Business owners who want to be recognized as key people of influence in the community.
- Business owners who want to leave a bigger impact in the world than just profit.
- Business owners who want to contribute to worthy causes.
- Business owners who want to be a part of the Tampa elite.
Business Acumen Rating:
Ticket Price: $50 At the Door, $30 Advance Purchase
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR:
Charles E. Sykes
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mr. Sykes majored in mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University. He is very involved in his community, serving the University of Tampa as a member of their Board of Trustees and Administrative Affairs Sub-committee. He supports Feeding America of Tampa Bay, the country's largest charitable hunger-relief organization, as a board member.
Mr. Sykes serves on the boards of the Tampa Bay Partnership, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of West Central Florida, the American Heart Association, and Feeding America of Tampa Bay.
Within these organizations, Mr. Sykes served as Chair in the years 2010 and 2011 of Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, the 2011 Chair of Baseball Stadium Committee, and the 2012 Chairperson for the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball. Mr. Sykes was Chairperson of Lucky Ducky Derby for Feeding American Tampa Bay. In 2013, he served as Chairperson for the Tampa Bay Partnership, and currently as the Chair of the Baseball Caucus.
Mr. Sykes is a member of the Hillsborough County Economic Development Committee and is a University of Tampa Trustee. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and in 2012 he served on the Executive Committee of the Republican National Committee. In 2010, Mr. Sykes was voted as Tampa Bay’s top business leader in the St. Petersburg Times Annual Leadership Survey of the Business Community.
Mr. Sykes leads efforts and actively supports the Heroes Luncheon, Gasparilla Music Festival, the Boy Scouts, Young Life, Tampa Downtown Partnership and Tampa Bay Wave
When & Where
Key Person of Influence - USA
Welcome to the Key Person of Influence events page for Eventbrite. Here you can select on a number of events coming up in Tampa Bay and central Florida to enhance your entrepreneurial horsepower.
The KPI CEO Socials are are casual, but highly-vetted events for the sole purpose of connecting with area leaders, and connecting them to one another. These events are by invitation-only, and exclusively for established business leaders in second stage of growth. To be considered for an upcoming CEO Social, visit our landing page for list of qualifications: CLICK HERE FOR INFO
The KPI Business Accelerator Series are ongoing meetup events for entrepreneurs looking for very specific answers to specifically-targeted concerns.
Each week, we feature a local community business leader who has mastered at least one of the soft skills vital to becoming a Key Person of Influence:
- Productizing - Scaling
This is a real opportunity to meet with local leaders, to network with other entrepreneurs, and to get specific, meaningful, & relevant advice for your business. We know your time is valuable: ours is too. That's why we've developed a business acumen rating for each of our events to ensure you don't attend a meeting that is either too basic, or beyond your company's current scope of capability.
Just look for our Business Acumen Rating on each Meetup:
These events aren't generic, or boring presentations; they are highly-interactive conversations. You will be able to ask our influencers your specific questions to get the answers you need for your business to excel in this new collaborative economy.
Have a look at our upcoming professional events below, find the ones that are relevant to you, and we hope you will join us soon!