2017

 THESE EVENTS ARE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE INVOLVEMENT OF OUR SPONSOR BANK OF MARIN.

Global E-Commerce:  A Platform to Increase Your International Sales

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Expand your sales by reaching international markets through e-commerce. Learn about the tools that prepare your business to fulfil online international orders efficiently and profitably. Topics of discussion will include: using websites as an effective marketing channel; making your site “visible” to international customers; search engine optimization, fraud issues, ordering and payments, tariffs and taxes, international shipping considerations, the biggest e-market locations, and fulfilment solutions.

Sponsored by: Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council | U.S. Commercial Service

Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Small Business Development Center

 


Micah Weinberg | Bay Area Economic Futurecast

The Bay Area economy is booming. How do we sustain that growth? What is the North Bay’s contribution and challenges? How can we have more shared prosperity? How do we weather the inevitable bust in the future? Dr. Micah Weinberg, President, of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, will provide answers and bold recommendations for our economic resiliency and engage in a dialogue about the economic future of the Bay Area.

Moderator: Cynthia Murray, President and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council

Hosted by: Dr. Denise Lucy, Executive Director, Institute for Leadership Studies, Dominican University of California

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council | San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin

 


Expanding Sales Internationally: Learn from Experts How to Access Export Financing

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 

Rob Guthrie
Regional Director,
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Jeff Diess
Regional Export Finance Manager  
Northern California

Moderator: Elizabeth Krauth 

Director, U.S. Commercial Service,
North Bay Office, at the Barowsky
School of Business at Dominican

Hosted by: Cynthia Murray, President and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council 

Dr. Denise Lucy, Executive Director, Institute for Leadership Studies, Dominican University of California 

Sponsored by: Redwood Credit Union | US Commercial Service 

Presented by:  Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council | San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin

 


Gloria Dunn-Violin | 21st Century Retirement Strategies for You and Your Workforce

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 7:00-9:00 am

In this impactful seminar, you will understand the realities of retirement and its effect on businesses and the individual. You will leave with strategies and a plan to prepare both for successful futures.

Moderator: Cynthia MurrayPresident and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council

Hosted by: Dr. Denise Lucy, Executive Director, Institute for Leadership Studies, Dominican University of California 

Sponsored by: Redwood Credit Union

Presented  by:  Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council | San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase

 


Want Your Company to be a Force for Good AND Profitable? Become a B Corp!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 7:00 a.m.

Did you know that 73% of consumers care about the company, not just the product when they look at purchasing? Learn how becoming a Certified B Corps will help consumers know your company meets the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency they demand.

Certified B Corps are leading a global movement working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. These firms are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

B Corps are not only innovative, they are outperforming their conventional peers, financially and in other ways. B Corps are better for workers, their communities, and the environment.

Learn how to use your business as a force for good.

Program Location: Dominican University of California - Creekside Room

Keynote: Heather Paulsen, Consulting Expert in B Corp Certification

Panellists:

  • Carolyn Pistone, President, Clear Blue Commercial
  • Josh Prigge, Director of Regenerative Development, Fetzer Vineyards
  • Kristel Corson, VP of Marketing, Clover Sonoma

Ticket Price: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast)

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center