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LaRae Marsik, Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
Highlands Ranch Chamber Hosts Business Technology Forum
February 20 Conference to Share Technology “Need to Knows”
Highlands Ranch, Colo., January 29, 2013 – The Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce will host its debut Business Technology Forum on February 20, 2013 from 7:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The half-day conference for businesses of all sizes will explore today’s critical technology tools and how they are changing business operations.
The Business Technology Forum will cover technology priorities for business owners and leaders and also talk about how the changes in technology are driving business, the impact those changes are having, and how companies can utilize today’s tools to operate more profitably in the year ahead.
The full schedule is as follows:
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Breakfast and General Session
The Technology Trifecta – Understanding Digital Marketing, the Importance of Your Web Presence and Integrating Social Media to Benefit Your Business
Dan Smink, C1 Partners; Andrew Osterberg, theSocialGhost.com
8:55 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions A
Everyday Tools for Mobile and Remote Workers to Improve Productivity and Collaboration
Scott Alvarez, Avaya, in conjunction with Agility Communications Group
Techno-Tips to Generate Marketing Leads for Small and Mid-Size Businesses
Jim Mueller, The Great Online
From Mobile Activation to Geo-targeting – Putting Your Business on the Mobile Map
Jim Moores, TroutMobile; Jim Wanek, LokalMotion
9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Breakout Sessions B
Effectively Managing Your Data and Documents in Today’s Shared Environment
Kris Swanson, Marquam Group
Hidden Tech Treasures: Public Information Resources for Market Research
Colbe Galston, Douglas County Libraries
Top 10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Making Technology Investments for Your Business
John Nelson, Achieve More Sales
10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Breakout Sessions C
The Pros and Cons of Cloud-based Services – Are They Right for Your Business?
Jim Freeman, High Touch Technologies; Joe Salland, CMIT Solutions
Getting Your Business a Piece of the App Pie
Scott Ulrich, MyChamberSolutions.com
Basics of Social Media: It’s All in Your Approach
Lisa Michaud, Actuate Social
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
At Your Fingertips: Today’s Business Transaction Tools
Amy Berg, 1st Bank
Amy Bryant, Kohl’s (Invited)
John Anderson, Samsung (Invited)
“From brick-and-mortar to virtual, corporate to small business, retail product sales to manufacturing or services, technology is shifting so quickly today that many business leaders struggle to keep up with the right tools to use and what efficiencies they can create in the business environment,” said LaRae Marsik, President of the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce. “Our Business Technology Forum will help local business leaders learn what tech tools they need to operate successfully so that they can make progress in today’s tough economic climate.”
For more information on or to register for the Business Technology Forum, please visit www.highlandsranchchamber.org.
Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch is focused on connecting business leaders with the local resources that support business growth and success. Founded in 1999, the Chamber has over 300 members, member-focused business-building programs, regular network opportunities and a full calendar of business-focused events throughout the year. Highlands Ranch is home to over 96,000 consumers and more than 2,000 businesses. At least two million square feet of office, commercial, and industrial space have already been built in Highlands Ranch, with the opportunity to expand the business footprint by more than three times that for corporate headquarters, office, retail and other business uses. Balanced with the recreation, residential and community lifestyle elements of Highlands Ranch, the business district served and supported by the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce is just getting started. The mission of the Highlands Ranch Chamber is to promote business growth and success by being the leader in economic and business development in the region. For more information go to highlandsranchchamber.org or call 303.791.3500.