Brainstorming Sessions

Half hour discussions between the members on a given topic!


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Recommended Books

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant. By Kim and Mauborgne

Katie Jenkins, MPA, NAMI Lake County,

Bill Botkin, Independence Business Supply (IBS),

Dave Cowen, Auburn Career Center,

Amy Neumann, The Impact of Blockchain on the Future of Business,

Andy McCartney, An Unconventional Internship Model to Address Workforce Challenges,

David LeMond, Influencing with Tactical Empathy,

Hannah Wineland, How to Write for Local SEO,

Jim Gray, Why Quality is Important to Your Business. 

Larry Lamphier, The Last Great Act of Business Ownership.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Melissa Manilla, Sopchak Natural Health & Wellness Center,  Natural solutions for life’s biggest issue  —stress.

Heather L. M. Maver, Warwick Inc., Cybersecurity and your business- what you need to know and what you can do.

Patty Ferris, Dale Carnegie Training of NE Ohio, Relationships & People Skills in Today’s Communications.

Jennifer Juguilon-Hottle, MBA, J2H Consulting, Surviving vs Thriving: How To Transform Your Business Into A Profitable Enterprise (starting with your next deposit).

Megan Moran, The Style Foundry, How to Look Put-Together Like a Pro.

Jeff Griff, Lowes Greenhouse, Realizing the Power of Giving.

Keith Strauss, Sandler Training, Sales & Sales Management Challenges.

Leslie Carruthers, The Search Guru, Simple Content Strategies that Work to Increase Sales and Leads for Any Business in Any Industry.

Rae Grady, Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services, Operation Resolve.

Lindsey Sadowski, Toadal Positivity, Neuro Emotional Technique and Creating Affirmations for Yourself and Your Business.

Anne Victory, HM, RN, MSN, Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery.

Karen W. Tercek, Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce, The Impact of the Chamber of Commerce in Lake County.

Connie Hill-Johnson, Visiting Angels of Cleveland, Stay in Your Lane. Adding Professionals to Your Team.

Katherine Miracle, MBA, Miracle Resources, Confidence is a Choice.

Daniel Weiss, Adatasol Custom Database Solutions, Risk and Reward: The Baby Boomer Opportunity.

Dr. Krystal L. Culler, DBH, M.A., Menorah Park, Optimize Your Brain for Success.

Brian Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks, Modern Day Parks Leadership.

Delaney Canfield, Shape, Interns and Education.

Benjamin Colas, KinderKits, Launching a Social Enterprise.

Jim Smith, The Executive Happiness Coach, Happiness and How That Affects You in Business.

Atty. Matthew C. Bangerter, Bangerter Law, My Marketing Experiment.

Kelly M. Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks, Differentiating Yourself and Your Business.

Jim Janson, Lawyers Title Agency of Chardon, Not Burning Bridges.

Jim Kukral, Datacore Consulting, Accelerate Your Leads With These Simple, Yet Effective, Online Strategies.

Freia Ramsey, Integral Life Center, Yoga Therapy and Workplace Wellness: Strategies that Create more Focus, Clarity, Ease, and Grace.

Ed Vargo, Burning River Advisory Group, Carving Out a Niche.

Tom Clark, Direct Consulting Associates, How to Make the Most of the Largest Generation of Workers: The Millennials.

Rebecca Ferlotti, Effective Story Telling for Business.

Earle Airey, Victory Leadership Consulting, Leading with Emotional Intelligence.

Monika Moss-Gransberry, MKM Management Consulting, Using Strategic Planning to Leverage Your People, Productivity and Profits.

Karen Kalis, Business Coach, Attracting Leads.

Al DiFranco, Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce, Servant Leadership.

Chad Gourley, Torva Local, Developing Your Website as Your Content Marketing Hub.

Stacia Clawson, Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce, Follow the Golden Rule.

Lori Bohmer Inks, Blossom Hill, Challenges for the Disabled Consumer and How Businesses Can Find Support.

Mark Gonska, Dise & Company Human Resource Consulting, Avoiding Career Suicide.

Sam Leatherberry, Quail Hollow Country Club, Taking Over The Helm.

Bryan Sirak, Locallogy, Understanding the Basics of SEO and How Google Ranks Websites.

Lynn Smeltzer, Massage Principles, Health and Wellness in the Workplace.

Barry Edwards, Edwards Communications, Online Lead Generating 101: Creating a Sustainable and Affordable Prospect Engagement Campaign.

Abbie Caudill, Cuyahoga County Department of Development, Developing Your Employees: Using Feedback to Help Your Business Reach Its Full Potential.

Hilary Sparks-Roberts, SVP-Social Venture Partners, The Power of Purpose.

Kathy Smith, Lake Network, Modern Website Trends.

David LeMond, Edward Jones, Investment Tools for Business Owners.

Katy Farrell, Forbes House, Services and The Role We Have in The Community.

Steve Pelton, hChoices, Medical Reform: Personal Impact & Business Impact.

Evan Horomanski, Fathom, Designing Your Customer Journey.

Robert A. Schepens, Champion Personnel System, It’s Not How Big You Are. It is How Remarkable.

Judith Mansour, The Art of Listening.

Joey White, Handouts, Perception is Reality. Taking Your Marketing Full Circle.

Kirk Stonebrook, Do You Have a Board? Are You on a Board? Maximizing External Resources.

Jeff Leo Herrmann, Fathom, The Most Efficient Ways to Connect, Communicate and Celebrate with Your Clients.

Tom Szabo,, Rebranding, The How and Why.

Al Strauss, Sales Concepts/Sandler Training, Negotiations.

Karen Kalis, Business Coach, Finding and Landing Your Ideal Client.

Kate Varholick, Ask Kate HR, Time to Hire or Not.

Sharon McGraw, Chardon Tomorrow, Ohio Main Street Program and Why it is Important.

James Mallory, e2b Teknologies, What is Going on in the Business Tech World.

Steve Peter, Steven C. Peter Consulting, Conflict Management.

Larry Lamphier, Advicoach, Performance Enhancement. Why 95% Of New Businesses Fail.

Jean Gianfagna, Gianfagna Marketing, How to Develop a Great Brand.

Nate Rockwell, Business Plan Development.

Katherine Miracle, Miracle Resources, Branding That Generates Awareness and Revenue.

Randy Carver, Carver Financial Services Inc., Why Are Some Firms and People So Much More Successful Than Others? 30 Years of Entrepreneurial Lessons.

Cheryl Strom, Riverside Company, Make Your Company More Valuable by Thinking Like an Outside Investor.

Sarah K. Rathke, Squire Patton Bogs, Is Your Business Prepared Should a Legal Suit Arise?

Chris Mather, Leveragent, How Often Do You Review Your Business Profits? Steps to Dramatically Increase Small Company Profits and Success.

Dave Walter, Weiskind, Walter & Associates, What Should I Be Doing to Effectively Manage My Business?

Suzanne Carle, Suite Spot, Worst Sales Practices: Learning to Do It Right From What Went Wrong.

Faith Andrews, Virtual Ally, Outsourcing.

Glenn Burkey, 5 Star Business Coaching, Personal Development and Your Business.

Connie Sincaglia, The Organized Soul, Organization.

Amandah Blackwell, Savvy-Writer, Social Media.

Diane Helbig, Seize This Day Coaching, Networking That Drives Business.

Greg Rosenberg, Business Communication Solutions Inc, Marketing Your Small Business.

Dan Phillip, Transformation Network, Purpose Precedes Profits.

Ron Baker, B2B CFO, Avoiding the Danger Zone.

John Rodgers and Marilee MacAskill, Dale Carnegie Training, How Senior Leaders Lead Engagement.

Gary Summy, Move the Needle LLC, Creating Differentiated Value in a Commoditized World.

Rick McDermott, McDermott Professional Solutions Inc | Sandler Training, Why It’s Important to Have a System.

Marianne Crosley, Cleveland Leadership Center, Cleveland and Leadership.

Mike Hope, Morgan Stanley, Unlock the Money You Already Have With a Portfolio Loan Account.

Kristen Cozart, The Wellness Champions, Bringing Wellness to Your Workplace.

Lindsay Sims, Customer Boom, Attracting New Clients & Growing Your Business.

Matthew Beck, Park East Group Inc, Start Ups – Failures and Causes.

Sandy Walker, BC Spas, Relaxation and Spa Treatments at the Home and Office.

Leslie Cuva Mongelluzzi, No Limits 4 Life, How to Maintain Your Cache of No Limits.

Joe Iliano, Willoughby Fire Department, Safety in the Work Place.

Gabe Arnold, Little Acorn Media, Power of Persistence.

Stan Zarycki, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Stick-to-itavness, Consistency, Time Blocking and Goals!

Dr. Vincent Gentiluomo, The Silent Mind, Secrets to Success and Health.

Karen Ruth, Quail Hollow Country Club, Create Magic Moments.

Kim Bixenstine, 2013 YMCA Women of Achievement Award Winner, Keys to Success.

Susan Swartzwelder, The OPS Network LLC, Understanding Your WHY For Business.

Phil Peters, PuroClean, A Five Year Business Plan with Consistent Monitoring is Vital for New Business Success.

Monica Ciszczon, Body By Vi, Issues We Encounter Daily That Hinder Our Health.

Lauren Rich Fine, Howard & O’Brien Associates, Winner of the 2013 YMCA Women of Achievement Award.

Russ Smith, Prudential Arizona Properties and KW Durango Colorado, When You Are Truly Interested in How a Business Really Works, You Will Be More Successful.

David Walter, Skoda Minotti, 20013 Tax Tools and Tips to Help You and Your Business.

Jim Janson, Lawyers Title, Perseverance Leads to Success. Don’t Take Short Cuts. Invest in the Right Staff.

Maggie Kimble, Massages By Maggie, Success is Different for Everyone. Love What You Do, Honor Every Client and Be Open to New Opportunities.

Gabe Arnold, Little Acorn Media LLC, How Much Does it Cost You to Acquire a New Customer? To Be Truly Successful, You Need to Know The Numbers.

Matthew Beck, Park East Group Inc, The Dangers of Uncontrolled Growth and the Strategies to Succeed.

Dr. Misty Morris, Morris Chiropractic, Increasing Your Energy Naturally.

Tom Salpietra, Eye Lighting International North America Inc, Strategic Planning For Your Business.

Steven Shaffer, Shaffer Consulting Group, Business is about Cash, Accountability, Execution and Strategy.

Bob Foley, Next Level Basketball, Basis Principles for Success in the Boardroom or on the Court.

Dan DeCrow, Quail Hollow County Club, Name Recognition is an Important Part of a Business’s Culture.

Bob Kaleal, Bodies Done Right, Stress Management and Motivation to Increase Your Bottom Line.

Kristy Frieden, Positive Performance Solutions, Moving Positively Through Change.

Jeffrey H. Black, Murray & Black Attorneys at Law, Do You Let Other People Define Your Success.

Bob Fuller, Bodewell Service Systems Inc, Staying Positive.

Gabe Reider, Reiders Market, Third Generation in Business and Keys to Success.

Susan Paolo, Wells Fargo, Economy and the Upcoming Election with Regards to the Economy.

Joey White, Handouts, Inexpensive Ways to Promote Your Business and Ways to Get Free Publicity.

Kim Palombo, Shaklee, The Weight of a Nation and the Proven Benefits of Nutritional Supplementation.

Danielle Turk, Design Dip, How a Blog Site Looks and the Possibilities.

Dianna Turk, Power Hour LLC, The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success.

Dr. Brian Morris, Morris Chiropractic, Law of Success by Napoleon Hill.

Jerome Masek, Greater Cleveland RTA, Stress Management.

Ben Aveni, Cannon, Aveni & Malchesky, Living Wills, Health Care POA’s and Irrevocable Trust.

Kevin Roessler, Equity Trust Company, Self-directed IRA’s.

Judy Burr, Project Hope for the Homeless, Caring Creates Success.

Tom Hlavin, Northeast Ohio Media Group, Social Networking/Media and Database Development.

Enzo Perfetto, Enzoco Homes, Keys to Success.

Dave Roman, Yaytime, Overcoming the Ten Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking.

Donald Wayne McLeod, Perceptionology, People’s Perception of You is Your Reality! Use People’s Names. Be Truly Interested.