SAVE THE DATE! Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum
- Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Please mark your calendar for the 2017 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum, presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership, on Thursday, May 11 at Corporate College East. Our program will offer insightful, dynamic and informative presentations on hot topics that are impacting middle-market companies like yours.
We'll also provide plenty of opportunities to connect and network with more than 200 Northeast Ohio middle-market executives and decisions makers.
We're pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Chieh Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer of Boxed, an e-commerce business that is disrupting the wholesale shopping club experience by enabling you to shop for bulk-sized items online or via mobile app and have them delivered directly to your door.
Founded in 2013, Boxed is a middle-market company on a significant growth trajectory. It was recently named by Forbes magazine as one of the next “billion-dollar startups.”
The company has raised $180 million in funding and is known for its incredibly generous employee perks. In 2015, Huang, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, announced he would personally pay for the college tuition of all of his employees' children.
Huang was named to Goldman Sachs’ list of 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs (2016) and to National Retail Federation’s list of People Shaping Retails Future (2017).
In addition, Boxed was named Emerging E-retailer of the Year by Internet Retailer in 2016.
We're also planning thought-leading discussions on these topics:
The Data Payoff: A significant challenge for any business is not only capturing the right data, but also focusing its use to create opportunity for your company.
Learn how mid-sized businesses with big brands and even bigger numbers of customers leverage data to redefine their customers’ experience and their own profitability.
Beyond You—Leadership and Teams: Mid-sized companies face a leadership dilemma: They are too big for the owner or CEO to manage them alone and too small for all the trappings of the complicated org charts of their large competitors.
Our speakers will share their experiences in building, managing and leveraging a dynamic leadership team.
Millennials as Drivers of Success and Opportunity: Millennials have many Boomer and Gen X leaders befuddled about the best ways to attract and leverage their talent. Learn what companies can do to hire and keep millennials to maximize opportunities now and in the future.
Cyber Threats in Northeast Ohio: How Scary are They? While technology has driven innovation and opportunity in every part of your value chain, it also has exposed businesses to an endless stream of breaches and threats.
Key leaders of Northeast Ohio’s CyberSecurity Consortium will talk about how collaboration between large and middle market companies can help both address the cyber-threat challenges they’re facing.
Please check back for information about how to register.
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