The Speakers behind SHOP/09


If you are a small business owner, or hope to be, you’re probably thinking about attending SHOP/09. And if not, you should, because this value-packed day is pretty much the best thing you can do in today’s economy. Learn from the experts, take it all in, and network yourself into action. 

We know SHOP Symposium is only as good as the speakers who are involved, which is why we’ve chosen only the brightest business pros in the region. Local experts and business leaders with wisdom, experience, and knowledge beyond their years. People with wit and attitude and high-energy presence. People who will add to the SHOP/09 Oprah-style panel sessions with flair. We’re excited to hear what they have to share.  

Here is a sampling of our amazing line-up:

  • Lisa Johnson, founder & CEO of boutique consulting firm, Reach Group + author of  “Don’t Think Pink: What Women Really Buy and How to Get Your Share of this Lucrative Market” (insights published in Entrepreneur Magazine, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and NPR!)
  • Kent Lewis, president of Anvil Media (Search Engine Marketing)+ founder of Formic Media (more SEM) + Prof at Portland State University (even more SEM + eMarketing) + recipient of Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award
  • Mindee Doney, co-founder & VP of marketing for Little Busy Bodies, Inc. (started in 2007, Boogie Wipes now sells in 30,000 retail stores ) + owned and operated event/PR marketing firm for 4 years + produced largest tradeshow for women in the NW
  • Michael Kim, founder & CEO of Grapevyn (viral + word of mouth marketing) + former Director of New Consumer Products at Microsoft + advised Fortune 100 companies like AT&T, Motorola and Sony + MPP from Harvard & BA from Yale
  • Jennifer Wong, founder of Muse (innovation strategy) + client list including adidas, Coca-Cola, Disney, Nike, Sunbeam, Meredith + more

Now this is just a snapshot of who will be participating in the Great Discussion that is SHOP Symposium/09 – just a skosh of the big picture! Check out the SHOP/09 site for more info, including bios on all of our speakers.

Oh, and registration caps at 200. Yep, that’s it. So get in while you can!

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