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Breakfast of Champions

In REACH News on August 26, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Wheaties100REACH founder Ryan Sanders will be a panelist at an upcoming business seminar hosted by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by¬† Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. The first ever Breakfast of Champions chamber event will take place September 10 at 8 a.m. at the Westin DFW North Hotel at 4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway in Irving.

Ryan will be featured in a breakout session called Marketing Your Business for Success along with corporate identity artist David Fiegenschue and online marketing guru Wael Salama. The breakout is an encore of the same panel featured at the April 2009 Coffee Break networking event. The marketing session is one of nine breakouts at the event designed to help small business owners improve their companies.

REACH was also involved in planning the event and designed invitations and some of the table decor. REACH will also provide video services allowing the chamber to post discussions online after the event for those who take part.

The event will feature a keynote address by Mary Scott Nabers, former Texas Railroad Commisisoner and CEO of Strategic Partners, Inc. who will speak on “Success In Selling to the Trillion Dollar Government Marketplace”

Other breakout sessions will cover the following topics.

  • Public Relations 101 – Learn how to get your story in the media for free and how to respond to the media when a crisis happens. Panelists: Denisha Stephens and Gail Cooksey
  • Social Networking for Business – Understand how to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to generate business. Panelist: Dirk Spencer
  • Generating Business Using the Dallas Business Journal – Gain insights into how to use this regional business publication to maximize lead generation. Panelist: Roxanne Clary
  • Show Me the Money – Explore financing sources for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Panelists: Billy Medina, Mike Mora and Adelia Cantu
  • Developing A Blue Ribbon Small Business – Hear from several U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Blue Ribbon Award winners about their secrets of success and how to participate in this great recognition program. Panelists; Brian Smith, JoAnn Goin, Rick Stephenson, and Tim Proctor
  • Creditworthiness – Your Business Lifeline – Gain an understanding of what composes your credit score and its impact on obtaining credit from your banker. Panelists: Todd Mark, Richard Shook and Kern Grant
  • Education Entities – A Strategic Resource – Learn how local education entities can be a resource for your success. Panelists; Carlene Ross, Thelma Cantu, Dr. Stan Kroder
  • Using Wireless Technology for Business and Balance – Make your small business virtual for greater success while providing balance for relaxation and family. Panelists: Brett Femrite, Robert and Tamara Fulcher

Announcing Rupees for Referrals!

In Kindness, REACH News on August 3, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Rupees4WebGo to dinner on us.
Start a business for a needy family.
Don’t spend a dime.

We at REACH have been spouting off a lot lately about “getting creative” in the recession and “investing in marketing now” to reap returns when the recession is over. Well, it’s time we put our money where our mouth is. REACH is announcing Rupees for Referrals – a unique program to ignite business and help people in need. Here’s how it works:

1. We’re inviting all of our current clients, partners and business associates to pass along information about our top-notch creative services to anyone they know who is interested in hiring us.

2. Those businesses referred by our network call us to discuss their marketing needs.

3. For every such referral produced, we’ll reward the referring individual (not their company) in two ways: with a $50 check made out to them, and with a $50 donation to the Dalit Freedom Network business development program in their honor. Dalit Freedom Network is a human rights organization that advocates for India’s “untouchable” class – one of the most oppressed people groups in the world.

That’s it. Go stumping for REACH and get $50 back, plus a good feeling from helping someone who could really use it. Everyone wins!
(We should definitely go into politics.)

About DFN: Dalit Freedom Network partners with the Dalits in their quest for religious freedom, social justice, and human rights by mobilizing human, informational, and financial resources.