1st Annual Utah Small Business Summit

October 17, 2012

Overview

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The Utah Small Business Coalition is proud to host the 1st Annual Small Business Summit.  This conference is specifically geared to small business owners and managers. The conference will feature inspiring and informative keynote speakers and numerous breakout sessions aimed to help small businesses improve their bottom line.

Event Details

Date: October 17, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Radisson Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City (215 West South Temple)
Cost: $30
Website: www.utahsmallbiz.com/events

The Utah Small Business Coalition is proud to host the 1st Annual Small Business Summit.  This conference is specifically geared to small business owners and managers. The conference will feature inspiring and informative keynote speakers and numerous breakout sessions aimed to help small businesses improve their bottom line.

Conference Schedule
(Click here to learn more about our speakers and presentations )

7:30 am    Registration Opens/ Continental Breakfast
7:30 am    Optional Event- Meet the Candidates Forum (see below)
8:15 am    Welcome
8:30 am    Keynote: Successful Business Through Successful Relationships, Larry Chatterton, Chatterton Inc.
9:30 am    Breakout Session #1 (5 training sessions offered)
10:45 am  Breakout Session #2 (5 training sessions offered)
11:45 am  Break
12:15 pm  Luncheon Keynote: Branding & Marketing for Small Business, Mike Brian, Penna Powers Brian Haynes
1:45 pm    Breakout Session #3 (5 training sessions offered)
3:00 pm    Breakout Session #4 (5 training sessions offered)
4:00 pm    Closing Networking Reception, Sponsored by Utah's Own
5:00 pm    Conference Concludes

Breakout sessions (subject to change):
click here for more detail and information about the conference presentations 

  • Small Business Resources Panel
  • Technology for Small Business- Using technology to make your business more efficient and profitable
  • How to Use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for Business
  • Promoting Your Business: Press Releases, Blogging and Social Media
  • Too Small to Fail- Strategic HR Concepts for Every Company
  • Small Business Best Practices and Succes Stories
  • International Trade and Exporting
  • Small Business Lending and Funding
  • 10,000 Small Business Information Session
  • Driving Sales to Your Business
  • Email Marketing

  


Optional, No Cost Event:

Join the Vest Pocket Business Coalition for a pre-conference Meet the Candidates Forum with Salt Lake County Mayoral  candidates, Ben McAdams and Mark Crockett.  Come hear the candidates discuss their views on local business, campaign goals, and the state of the county. 
This event is free of charge and starts promptly at 7:30 am at the Radisson (room to be announced).  

Additional Small Business Opportunity:

EXPAND YOUR SALES THROUGH GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
Register for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Procurement Symposium
Tuesday October 23rd @ SouthTowne Expo Center from 7:15 AM to 3:00 PM with 50 – 60 Prime Contractors / Government. Learn more at www.business.utah.gov/PTAC.


Conference Sponsors

Major Sponsors:

           
Supporting Sponsors:     

Inkind Sponsors:     

Presented By:

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Sponsorship Levels:

Conference Major Sponsorship (4)         $10,000

Opening Session Sponsorship (1)           $5,000

Luncheon Session Sponsorship (1)         $5,000

Breakout Session Sponsorship (10)        $2,500

Supporting Sponsorship (5)                    $1,000

Exhibit Hall Booths (10)                           $300

Individual Conference Tickets                 $30

 

Sponsorship Features 

Conference Major Sponsors                                                          $10,000 per sponsor

  • Twenty tickets to the conference
  • Mention in press releases and PSAs
  • Prominent recognition in all promotional materials and USBC website
  • Priority seating during the lunch
  • Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship throughout the event
  • Opportunity at either the opening or luncheon session for five minute presentation
  • Logo acknowledgement in the program
  • Easel with sponsor logo throughout the conference
  • Exhibit table in the Exhibit Hall

Opening and Luncheon Keynote Session Sponsors                     $5,000 per session

  • Ten tickets to the conference
  • Mention in press releases and PSAs
  • Keynote sponsorship identification in all promotional materials and USBC website
  • Priority seating during the lunch
  • Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship at event
  • Three minute welcome during the session
  • Printed acknowledgement in the program
  • Exhibit table in the Exhibit Hall

Breakout Session Sponsor                                                          $2,500 per session

  • Ten tickets to the conference
  • Mention in press releases and PSAs
  • Keynote sponsorship identification in all promotional materials and USBC website
  • Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship at event
  • Priority seating during the lunch
  • Sponsor recognition in program with Track description
  • Three minute welcome in track room and speaker introduction
  • Easel with sponsor logo at track room entrance
  • Placement of brochures
  • Printed acknowledgement in the program

Supporting Sponsor                                                                     $2,500 per session

  • Ten tickets to the conference
  • Mention in press releases and PSAs
  • Sponsorship identification in all promotional materials and USBC website
  • Priority seating during the luncheon
  • Priority seating during the lunch
  • Printed acknowledgement in the program
  • Easel with sponsor identification at exhibit hall entrances
  • Exhibit table in the Exhibit Hall

Luncheon Table Sponsor                                                              $1,000 per session

  • Ten tickets to the conference
  • Priority seating behind sponsors
  • Printed acknowledgement in the program

Exhibitor Table                                                                              $300 per session

  • Two tickets to the conference
  • Listing on exhibitor hall easels
  • Skirted table, two chairs

Individual Conference Tickets                                                                      $30

 

For information on the table sponsorships, exhibitor tables, or individual tickets, please contact Ryan Evans at 801.328.5063 or revans@slchamber.com 

 

Utah Small Business Coalition Partners:

Salt Lake Chamber

Local First Utah

Salt Lake County

Zions Bank Business Resource Center

Utah's Own

Downtown Alliance

World Trade Center Utah

Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund

Utah Supplier Development Council

Vest Pocket Business Coalition

U.S. Small Business Administration

Miller Business Resource Center

Women's Business Center

Entrepreneur Launchpad

SCORE

National Association of Women Business Owners

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Westminster College

Salt Lake City Economic Development Division

Utah State Chamber

Department of Workforce Services

International Rescue Committee