During the next two years, WBC aims to be recognized as having been a major factor in the economic recovery of businesses in Arizona and nationwide. While WBC can help any CEO or business owner, it focuses on technology, commercial development, sports and entertainment industries.
Corporate Workshops 2021
Sustainability 101 for C-Suite Executives
June 3, 2021, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Thirty years ago, when I was a Federal government executive, I witnessed some conservative company owners try to get a forestry professional society director fired because he used the word “sustainability” in the title of the annual convention! There are still some people who think “sustainability” is a socialist conspiracy; but the tide has turned the other way, in that the term is used in all aspects of business and lifestyles. This workshop will discuss how the term does/will/should apply, not just to energy or construction industries, but how it impacts the bottom-line of every business leader.
Planning for or Coping with Mergers & Acquisitions
July 12, 2021, 1-4 PM
Last year brought us many unplanned mergers and delayed hoped-for acquisitions. In the restaurant industry alone, the National Restaurant Association reported that there were 29 major mergers in 2020. This workshop will provide techniques, resources, examples, and advice about how to survive these, sometime-traumatic occurrences and how to successfully implement beneficial ones.
The pandemic revealed the weaknesses in supply chains (e.g., milk and produce delivery) of which most of us were not aware. All businesses faced challenges in getting supplies, timely transport of their goods, losing long-term suppliers or buyers, and unanticipated higher costs of getting anything done. For CEOs and business owners, this workshop will describe common problems, and, using case studies, identify resources and solutions to help resolve them.
In sports, the term “next up” means that a team has the depth to replace a key player, who is hurt or retires. In the business world, most CEOs and business owners do not place a priority on identifying a successor. In other situations, traditional succession methods have excluded women or people of color. This can endanger any business, especially in unpredictable economic times. As importantly, a weak or no bench or lack of planning, endangers family (particularly among African- Americans) wealth, and community (especially underserved urban and rural areas) well-being. This workshop will focus on the issue in hospitality, restaurant, and sports industries.
These workshops will be feature different cities throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area (e.g., Chandler is featured in the Sustainability one on June 3, 2021), but include speakers from throughout the US. These workshops will be live (with limited attendance), hybrid or virtual, depending on timing and COVID restrictions during 2021. More information is posted on each session in “Events.” Sign up on the “Contact Us” page to be alerted about WBC Activities. If you are interested in sponsoring a workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
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We will feature expert discussions we feel can help you develop strategies to deal with three of the most pressing challenges: how do you safeguard your business and your family via supplemental health insurance, legal protection, and property/casualty insurance.
WBCs Sponsorship Opportunities
Invitation to be a WBC Advisor + one Associate position for 2021 & 2022
Online logo placement/“Sponsored” emails to your mailing list
Online Ads (on website or social media) o Social Media Promotion/Guest blog posts
Photos about the sponsorship participation in WBC activities o Signage-Portable banners at WBC activities o Speaking opportunities
Inclusion in printed materials and mention in newspaper, TV, or radio when possible