Leadership and Strategy Speaker Series

Presented by:

Great Southern Bank     friends & alumni logo     st. charles chamber

As these economic times continue to tighten budgets, Great Southern Bank, Friends & Alumni of St. Charles Community College and the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer you, your employees and your colleagues the chance to re-energize while expanding your knowledge base.

FREE * Open to the public * Continental breakfast provided

2014 Speakers

St. Charles Community College
College Center Rotunda

7:30 a.m. – Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8 a.m. – Presentation

Vernon Ross
Chris Robinson

Tuesday, July 22

Chris Robinson
R3 Coaching

Goal Getter

Goal setting is crucial for your success and personal growth. In this presentation, you will learn how to set and achieve goals in five areas of your life. You’ll learn the benefits of goal setting, reasons why people don’t reach their goals and three things to examine before setting new goals.  

Please register by midnight, July 20.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Tom Daiber
Lead Lender Relations Specialist
Small Business Administration St. Louis District Office

SBA Programs for Small Businesses

Tom will provide an overview of SBA Programs for Small Businesses. The United States Small Business Administration is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs start and grow small businesses. Recognizing that starting and managing a business requires preparation, tenacity and access to information; we are committed to helping small business owners achieve success. Nearly two thirds of Missouri’s new jobs are created by small business.

  • SBA is well known for its programs related to financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
  • SBA through its resource partners also provides free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business.
  • SBA also provides assistance for entrepreneurs that would like to sell goods and services to the government.
  • The SBA through its Office of Advocacy examines the role and status of small business in the economy and independently represents the views of small business to the White House, Congress and other federal agencies.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Adam Herman, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, CFE
Partner and Director of Consulting Services
Mueller Prost

Don’t Be a Statistic!  Steps to Combat Fraud in Your Business

We’ve all seen the headlines. Fraud is on the rise and can be devastating for an organization. 

Facts:

  • 45% of U.S. organizations report that they have suffered some type of fraud within the past two years with an average loss of 5% annual revenue. 
  • Fraud is often committed by the most trusted employees.
  • Over 80% of perpetrators have never been previously charged, convicted of fraud or punished by an employer for a fraud related offense.
  • As a business owner or leader with fiduciary obligations, have you taken the necessary steps to prevent, detect and deter fraud in your organization?

You will learn key strategies to help you protect your business from fraud.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Art Snarzyk, CPBA/CPVA, CPEQA
Employee Selection and Management Specialist
InnerView Advisors, Inc.

Details coming soon.