Conscious Capitalism founded by John Mackey (CEO, Whole Foods) and Raj Siso...

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302 N. Green Street

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9:45 am- Registration & Networking

10:15 am- Raj Sisodia Presents Conscious Capitalism Co-Founder (90 min + Q&A)

12:15 pm- Lunch

1:30 pm- Conscious Capitalism: Lessons from the Journey (3 hours)

Hear the impact from local Chicago entrepreneurs whom have transformed their business by running a more conscious business model:

Daphne Dolan from City Staffing

Nick Sarillo from Nick’s Pizza and Pub

Steven Dyme from Flowers for Dreams

4:45 pm- Cocktails & Networking

6:45 pm- Conclude



About Raj Sisodia:

Raj Sisodia is a Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He is the co-author (with John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market) of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Harvard Business Review Publishing, 2013). He is also co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family (Penguin/Portfolio 2015). His most recent book is Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business (Berrett-Koehler, 2016). His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose is considered a foundational work in explaining the precepts and performance implications of pursuing a conscious approach to business. Raj is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business at Babson College in Wellesley, MA.


Conscious Capitalism: Lessons from the Journey

In the words of University of Virginia Darden School of Business professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. trustee R. Edward Freeman,

“We need red blood cells to live (the same way a business needs profits to live), but the purpose of life is more than to make red blood cells (the same way the purpose of business is more than simply to generate profits).”

While making money is essential for the vitality and sustainability of a business, it is not the only or even the most important reason a business exists. Conscious businesses focus on their purpose beyond profit.

We all need meaning and purpose in our lives. It is one of the things that separates us from other animals. Purpose activates us and motivates us. It moves us to get up in the morning, sustains us when times get tough and serves as a guiding star when we stray off course. Conscious Businesses provide us with this sense of meaning and purpose.

By focusing on its deeper Purpose, a conscious business inspires, engages and energizes its stakeholders. Employees, customers and others trust and even love companies that have an inspiring purpose.

Join us and hear the real impact of what Conscious Capitalism has doe for Daphne Dolan from City Staffing, Nick Sarillo from Nick’s Pizza and Pub, and Steven Dyme from Flowers for Dreams – all Chicago-based entrepreneurs.

Learn how your peers are creating meaningful and sustainable good in the world!



About Daphne Dolan- Managing Partner of City Staffing

City Staffing is an award-winning staffing agency in Chicago. We are WBE certified with an outstanding reputation for connecting fabulous companies with talented professionals. Our services include contract and temporary employment, temp-to-hire, and direct hire placements across multiple fields. Relationship and results-oriented, we are the go-to staffing agency for Chicago and the Chicagoland area. City Staffing has been named to Forbes 2017 & 2018 “America’s Best Recruiting Firms”, Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2018, and awarded Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent lists for the past six years.

Any firm that truly follows a stakeholder orientation is much more likely to act ethically and it will be more likely to act in ways consistent with Conscious Capitalism. This is how City Staffing works always with Ethics as key to success.

1. City Staffing lives and breathes the concept of the whole business ecosystem as one of our strenghts - it is the way we treat our stakeholders and they treat us. We have a unique dynamic which is different to the norm - in that we have two different types of employees, our in-house staff and our large team of temporary employees out in the field. We regularly review and brain storm best practices with both teams and look to them for innovation which helps us guide our business in doing the right thing for all our stakeholders all the time. Along with our team, we have a team of suppliers who have been loyal to City Staffing from day one and who have help us grow and become more efficient and also given us good consul. And finally our Clients who have been loyal, supportive and helpful for many years and who have worked with us to help us be a better company and in return we have given them fabulous employees who shine because they have arrived in the right place for them.

2. We understand the needs of key stakeholders by staying in close contact with them, and continuously align stakeholder needs with the organization's needs (lunch-n-learns monthly, off-site workshops, etc). We invest in the local economy and contribute to small women owned businesses. We feel it is also extremely important to give people room to express personal values in their everyday work life.

About Nick Sarillo- Founder & CEO of Nick's Pizza and Pub

Founded in 1995, Nick’s Pizza and Pub is one of the top twenty busiest independent pizza companies in per-store sales in the United States. His three-restaurant chain in and around Chicago does approx. $7 million in sales, with approx. 260 employees. While all three boasts less than a 25 percent turnover rate in an industry in which the average annual turnover is nearly 100 to150 percent. Nick’s was named a Forbes 2017 top 25 Small Giants –companies that chose greatness over growth. The Trust-and-Track Institute offers hands-on experiential learning, one and two- day classes, as well as consulting services. He is an active member of the Conscious Capitalism and Small Giants Communities. He credits his restaurant company’s success to its purpose-driven culture, which is the focus of his first book: A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business and he is a monthly contributor to The Business Journals “Small Business Works.” His insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Investor’s Business Daily and Inc. Magazine who dubbed him the “Blue Collar Millionaire.”

About Steve Dyme- CEO of Flowers for Dreams

Flowers for Dreams is leading the craft flower movement. Locally made bouquets sold online for fair & honest prices and delivered by hand across Chicago and Milwaukee. Every bouquet benefits an amazing local charity. The company gives away 1/4 of all it's profit. To date, over $400,000 to community organizations. Business Insider named them one of the 20 Most Inspiring Companies in America (2012).

Mission & Purpose: We use beautiful, local bouquets to advance causes of justice & charity in our community.


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