The business landscape is changing rapidly. Core Strength is a private event for business leaders who want to navigate market forces effectively. It is designed to introduce you to new strategies to help you compete and grow while protecting your current business.

Space is limited, so register today!

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Core Strength provides a brief introduction to key operational and financial strategies and answers today’s tough questions, such as:
Recruiting: How do you compete for top talent?
Growth: Where do you invest resources to maximize growth?
Risk: How can you improve digital security and stop competitors from eroding your bottom line?

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What: Event that focuses on insights for business growth and continuity. Event includes light food, drinks, and networking.
When: 3p to 5p, Thursday, May 25
Where: Woodfield Perserves Conference Center, Bank of America Merrill Lynch building, 10 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL.
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Cameron Athy
Vice President, Workplace Financial Solutions-Retirement & Benefit Plan Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Cameron works with business owners and managers to develop financial solutions that support planning for retirement and building personal wealth. As an expert in employee benefits, she helps businesses tailor benefit programs that improve employee retention and support operational objectives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Lloyd Babbitt
Vice President, Intelligence & Insight at Vertical, Incorporated

Lloyd leads the intelligence practice at Vertical, Incorporated and works with companies who want to maximize revenue growth through strategic allocation of resources. He has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, competitive intelligence, marketing, and marketing communications. Prior to joining Vertical, Lloyd spent 8 years at W.W. Grainger where he built and led the Competitive Intelligence Function. He also spent 11 years at Siemens AG in a number of roles in the United States and Asia.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Ed Brennan
Senior Vice President Business Banking Market Executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ed Brennan leads a team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch that delivers financing, treasury, and consulting capabilities to privately-held businesses with annual revenues ranging from $5 million to $50 million in Illinois and Wisconsin. Ed and his team focus on understanding the unique needs of each company and customizing the banking products and services needed to effectively operate clients’ businesses.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

John Kampas
Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer at Digerati Group

John focuses his passion for technology into delivering problem-solving technology systems for small and medium-sized companies. With three locations in the United States and Greece, The Digerati Group supports hundreds of clients in more than 20 countries. It recently acquired a web and marketing firm to expand its service portfolio.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Michael J. Keating
President at Vertical, Incorporated

Mike oversees business operations at Vertical, Incorporated, a strategic marketing and communications firm, workings directly with some of its largest clients. With an expertise in marketing communications and public relations, Mike focuses on helping companies increase market share and expand into new markets cost-effectively. Vertical works with manufacturers and other companies in the business-to-business space throughout the United States and Europe.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Jeff Kosiorek
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Advanced Technology Services

Jeff is responsible for creating and developing marketing strategies and activities for Advanced Technology Services, Inc., a global leader in factory maintenance, industrial parts and IT managed services. He serves as a strategic advisor to the business in developing and implementing marketing programs aimed at profitable business growth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Nick Stavropoulos
Vice President, Relationship Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nick has an extensive specialty in Transportation, Manufacturing, IT, wholesale, import/export and professional services. He leads a team of experts who provide clients with solutions regarding their lending, treasury, cash management and employee benefits needs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Registration for “Core Strength” event, May 25, 2017, Schaumburg, IL

Questions? Contact Michael J. Keating at: mjk@verticalincorporated.com