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Thrive 2020 NoCO Virtual Summit- Special event sponsored by WEBO

  • 27 Apr 2020
  • 1 May 2020
  • 6 sessions
  • 27 Apr 2020, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (MDT)
  • 28 Apr 2020, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (MDT)
  • 29 Apr 2020, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (MDT)
  • 30 Apr 2020, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (MDT)
  • 1 May 2020, 10:30 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 1 May 2020, 12:30 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • Virtual- Zoom details provided upon registration


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WEBO Network- Northern Colorado chapter presents Thrive 2020 NoCO Virtual Summit a special event to bring together Northern Colorado business experts in a panel/roundtable format to support, inspire, and equip local entrepreneurs and business owners to not just survive the 2020 COVID-19 crisis but thrive and grow through it.

The first-ever, Thrive 2020 NoCo Virtual Summit, a 5-day summit for small businesses and entrepreneurs, will be held for no charge to attendees April 27 - May 1st, 11:30am-1pm MST Monday thru Thursday with 2 sessions on Friday 10:30am - 12:00pm MST, and 1 - 2:30pm MST.

Thrive 2020 NoCo Virtual Summit will include five days of panel discussions where you can ask the questions and get the guidance your business needs to thrive in this current business climate. The Summit will cover the following areas where we’ve seen local businesses challenged by the most since COVID-19 began its spread in our area in Mid-March 2020.

Monday, April 27th- 11:30am MST

Keeping Your Finances Healthy

Including discussions on cash management and strategies, information on the resources, loans, grants, etc. made available by federal, state and local governments to help small businesses. And, we’ll discuss how you can be financially ready for the next phase of this crisis.

Panelist Amanda Kendall, EA Elevating Profits, LLC
Panelist Ryann Hodge Momentum Tax & Financial LLC
Panelist Jennifer Spencer Business Consultant with Larimer SBDC
Moderator Shannon Richardson Merrill Lynch

Tuesday, April 28th- 11:30am MST

Pivot! Keeping Your Sales & Marketing Relevant through Uncertain Times

Sales & Marketing now and when business gets rolling again

Many businesses are struggling with how to pivot sales and marketing efforts, how to sell with compassion, and even provide their products and services in our current reality. We want to equip you with the tools and strategies to navigate this new landscape, keep selling, plan for what happens when they can again open their doors, and help keep the local economy in motion. We’ll also discuss what comes next and what marketing and advertising they can be working on now to prepare for the next phase. 

Panelist Alison Proffit Proffit Coach
Panelist Nick Armstrong WTF Marketing
Panelist Cindy Skalicky On Point Communications, LLC
Melissa Kellogg Lueck     
Avanti Creative Group, LLC

Wednesday, April 29- 11:30am MST

Your Strategic People Plan - Human Resources and Managing a Virtual Workforce

We will help businesses adjust to the opportunities and limitations of having a virtual workforce and offer the strategies to ensure a smooth workflow while maintaining employee relationships and team connectivity.

Panelist Kendra Prospero  
Turning the Corner, LLC
Panelist Tina Todd SimplyHR
Jana Sanchez
Trebuchet Group & LaunchNo.CO
Alison Proffit Proffit Coach

Thursday, April 30- 11:30am MST

Planning for the “After”: Business Continuity and Operations Strategy

Strong yet compassionate leadership, a solid plan for maintaining business operations and continuity will help businesses stay in business, retain employees and better thrive through this crisis. Our panelists are experts in guiding leaders to be the visionary leaders their companies need.

Panelist Mary Hyde-Bohn
Panelist Rachael Walker Life's a Buch
Panelist Katherine McGraw Patterson (KP) WEBO Network
Moderator Jana Sanchez LaunchNo.CO

Friday, May 1 (AM session 10:30-noon MST)

Spotlight on Mindset and Mental Health: Building a Resilient Spirit for Entrepreneurs

We will empower business owners to rise above their circumstances and take charge of their futures, no matter the crisis du jour. We’ll teach them the steps to do that now in this time of crisis as well as equip them to thrive even when it’s all over.

Panelist Becky Lauridsen IOME
Panelist Kathryn Plummer Sage Holistic Health
Panelist Zach Mercurio, Ph.D. Zach Mercurio
Moderator Melissa Kellogg Lueck Avanti Creative Group, LLC

Friday, May 1 (PM session 12:30 - 2pm MST)

BONUS SESSION: Opportunities in a Post-Covid World- An Economic Development Panel

This bonus session will gather together local NoCo Economic Development Directors to share and answer questions on what the local local municipalities and economic development offices are offering to help entrepreneurs and small businesses to weather this pandemic.

Panelist Shannon Hein City of Fort Collins
Panelist Michelle Vance Town of Wellington
Panelist Stacy Miller Town of Windsor
Panelist Bryan Pederson City of Greeley
Moderator Kat Rico Loveland Business Development Center

The results of our efforts will be a stronger, inspired, more resilient business community, with new ideas, new products, services offered in new ways, more of our residents employed and earning money and less failed businesses, which burden our economy as a whole.

About WEBO Network

WEBO's mission is professional development, with community building through the shared experience of being a woman business owner. Every one of our events is an opportunity for you to share your challenges, tap into the wisdom of the community, and get the resources and information you need to succeed.  At WEBO, our goal is to connect, support, and grow!

Though our events are typically for women only, we felt called to open up this virtual summit up to the entire Small Business & Entrepreneur Community in light of the impacts this global pandemic is having on us all.

We pride ourselves in creating a space to provide

  • Expertise – our presenters are life and business experts who will share their information and skills to help you grow your personal and professional knowledge.
  • Real life takeaways – from stress relief strategies to social media plans, you will come away from our events with real takeaways you can use.
  • Community building and networking – Every WEBO event is an opportunity to connect with other passionate, motivated women business owners.
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