The Regional Business Summit continues the Chamber's mission to improve the business environment and grow the economy in our region. Open to all business professionals, this half-day event will host experts and innovators who will virtually inform and engage viewers on top of mind issues which are concerning and impacting our region.
9:00 amCheck in and Virtual Networking
9:30 am Chris Pirillo, Chief Community Advocate, Intel
A video strategy for your business is no longer an option. It's a necessity. Have your phones charged and ready for this action-packed interactive presentation. Our morning speaker will walk you through how to best represent your brand on video.
10:15 am Break Out Session I Business Culture/Customer Experience
Engage with experts and learn how they have pivoted to meet the needs of their customers in our post Covid-19 world. This session will cover CX initiatives that create trust with your consumers and will ignite their personal and digital experiences. Stories from Successful Entrepreneurs(Sponsored by Eastside Emerging Leaders)
Small businesses are facing new challenges - muted demand, new customer expectations and safety restrictions. Adapting business models and changes to operations can help small businesses recover. Join this diverse group of entrepreneurs as they discuss how they are working toward recovery and share their best practices.
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Break Out Session II Leadership in the New Now
What does it take to lead in this new era? A panel of business professionals will discuss the leadership traits needed to help bring stability and confidence back to our communities. They will discuss how to hon your professional and community development. Walk away with newfound hope and energy to pursue your own personal path to success. Employee Retention and Hiring Strategies in a Today's Economy
What are best practices for virtual interviewing? How will benefit offerings change? From culture and values to community engagement and growth opportunities, identify the winning formula for your business. This session will address new strategies necessary to hire and retain your staff.
11:30 am Visit Expo, Networking, Break
12:00 noon Brian McGowan, CEO, Greater Seattle Partners
As our regional economy emerges from the pandemic, there will be new challenges and opportunities to address. It will take years to gain back what we lost. Some industry clusters will rise, others will fall. The tourism, travel and hospitality industries will need to be reimagined. The nature of work and business will change with the larger presence of telework and possibility of on-shoring and near shoring. Workforce development will need to adapt to serve displaced and younger workers. Now more than ever, it is critical that work together to develop a cohesive and coordinated strategy for regional long-term recovery. A unified plan focused on building an inclusive economy will escalate our regional recovery and help us rebuild a better, more equitable and more resilient economy. 12:45 pm Closing Remarks