BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience, presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership/COSE, exclusively designed for small business owners and middle-market CEOs, C-suite leaders and their teams.

The one-day convention includes national keynote speakers, full exhibit hall and interactive workshops lead by members on topics such as:

  • Talent, People and HR
  • Business Owner, Leader and Team Development
  • Marketing, Customers and Branding
  • Business Growth, Sales and Financials


Member rate: $59
Non-member rate: $459

Registration includes breakfast, lunch and networking reception following the convention. Regretfully, we cannot offer any refunds if you decide to cancel your registration.

Click HERE to register.


IX Center
1 I-X Center Dr
Cleveland, OH 44135
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Who Should Attend

Attendee titles include:

  • Business owners
  • President
  • Entrepreneur
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • Vice President
  • Marketing Director and Manager
  • HR Director and Manager
  • Business Development Manager

Meet our keynote speakers

Our keynote lineup features three individuals who have used their strong business intellect, creativity, and experience to take their respective companies and clients to extraordinary levels. 
Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute 
Launch, Grow and Sell in Five Years

Joe Pulizzi, Founder of Content Marketing Institute, will discuss his unique method on how he launched his business, grew his company to $10 million in revenue, and then sold for even more five years after launch. You'll come away from this presentation with a number of marketing and business strategies to help take your business to the next level.

Joe Pulizzi is the founder of  Content Marketing Institute, a UBM company, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World. Joe is the winner of the 2014 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council.   Joe’s the author of five books, including his latest, Killing Marketing. His third book, Epic Content Marketing was named one of “Five Must-Read Business Books of 2013” by Fortune Magazine. You can find Joe on Twitter @JoePulizzi. If you ever see Joe in person, he’ll be wearing orange.

Brenda Kirk, Senior Vice President, Product & Strategy, Hyland
Why Making Time for Strategy is Essential for Your Company's Success

 Brenda will share insights on how you can manage growth, develop the right go-to-market product strategy and develop a clear strategic plan for employees. 

Brenda Kirk joined the Sales department of Hyland in 2000. Throughout her tenure, she has been the Director of Financial Services and the VP of Sales, Americas. In 2010, she took on the newly created VP of Strategy post to help drive the company’s long-term strategic vision and growth goals. In 2016, Brenda was promoted to Senior Vice President, Product & Strategy, assuming executive leadership over the company's development, quality assurance, technical support, global cloud services and special ops teams. In 2017, Brenda took on the role of Executive Vice President & Chief Product & Strategy Officer.

Chieh Huang, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Boxed
Culture & Business Growth

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.