Scaling Your Business
Scaling Your Business

Scaling Your Business

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The Strathallan Rochester - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

550 East Avenue

Rochester, NY

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Tickets are now on sale for Scaling Your Business (, the area's premier conference on smart growth from experts who have lived it. Guiding you on your growth journey are CEOs, Founders, Presidents, and growth experts.

We'll focus on:

  • Thinking strategically about growth – discovering the role growth can play in advancing your business

  • Finding capital to finance growth

  • Testing growth ideas quickly and cheaply

  • The role your suppliers, investors, employees, and customers play in helping you achieve your growth goals

  • Designing and managing a growth portfolio

Who should attend?

This program is designed for founders, business managers, and leaders tasked with propelling growth in their organization. The program is designed for businesses seeking approaches to growth that work in a fast-paced changing business environment.


Keynote: Fostering Business Growth and Dynamics of the current Business Environment
Professor Clifford Smith, Prof. of Business Administration, Prof. of Finance and Economics, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester

Panel: Using social media to drive growth
Laurie Riedman (Moderator) President, Riedman Communciations
Nicole Kazimer, Founder, Helloyogagirl and Hikyoga
Suzette Norris, Partner, Prospero Communications, Inc.
Linh Phillips, Founder and Author, Sir Rocha Says

The Challenges of Growth in the Non-Profit Sector
Kate Bennett, President of the Rochester Museum and Science Center

Growth Challenges - Prototype and Pitch
Daniel Forte, CEO and Founder, Quantum Technology Group

Building ethics in from the beginning
Professor Linda MacCammon, Board Member, Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation

Growth Case Study: Group Activity
George Gibson

Panel: Women Founders
Carin Cole (Moderator), Assistant Dean of Students, Simon Business School, University of Rochester
Sarah Plasky-Sachdev, Founder, Aquavation
Heidi Grenek, Founder and Owner, Moonlight Creamery

Assumption vs. Reality: Value from Voice of the Customer for Scaling Your Business
Anne Orban, Director, Discovery & Innovation, Innovation Focus, Inc.

Banks as a Source of Funding for Growth
Dan Burns, President, M&T Bank’s Rochester region, and Bob Cieslica, Administrative Vice President, M&T Bank

Implementation: The Pointy End of Your Growth Strategy
Ron Dougherty, Managing Partner, Aspire Management

Becoming a Savvy Legal Consumer
Jeffrey Allen, Senior Counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

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