Actor, Speaker Chad J. Willett scheduled for BBB conference keynote

Actor, Speaker Chad J. Willett scheduled for BBB conference keynote

BBB Serving Northern Indiana and SCORE Northeast Indiana are excited to announce they’ve selected actor and TEDx speaker Chad J. Willett to deliver the keynote session at the 2022 Build a Better Business Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Parkview Mirro Center in Fort Wayne.

Willett will show business leaders how to SMASH THE BOX by thinking different, acting different, and developing an innovative mindset! People who Smash the Box generate game-changing ideas and execute on them which gives them an advantage over their competition. Game-changing ideas, unplanned collaborations, and innovative mindsets lie outside the box. Take thinking outside the box to the next level and SMASH it with Chad’s session.

The full-day conference will also include 16 breakout sessions to educate attendees with valuable skills and knowledge they need to advance their businesses. Sessions range from basic courses in accounting to more intermediate workshops like creating a succession plan for your company. Find the full list of workshops here (titles subject to change).

An exciting addition, Gary Bredow, executive producer and host of nationally syndicated ‘Start Up’ on PBS will serve as the moderator for the conference panel discussion. Bredow will also host a pitch session, giving pre-registered business owners 5 minutes to pitch their business to him, with an opportunity to be selected to appear on the show, which has more than 6 million viewers.

Registration for BBB Accredited Businesses and SCORE mentors or clients is just $99 per person through Oct. 1. Cost for all others is $125 through Oct. 1. Prices increase $15 after Oct. 1. Additional discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

The Build a Better Business Conference will also serve as the official celebration of BBB’s 17th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. During the conference luncheon, the 2022 honorees will be acknowledged in front of their peers and the Northern Indiana business community.

Conference sponsors include presenting sponsor SCORE Northeast Indiana, as well as Paul Davis of Northeast Indiana, PNC Bank, Leonard J. Andorfer & Co., LLP and St. Joseph Funeral Home and PBS Fort Wayne. For more information or to register as an official 2022 sponsor, visit the Sponsor Opportunities page.

Find out more about the Build a Better Business Conference and register here.