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Susan Sweeney is an internationally recognized Internet marketing and e-Business expert, bestselling author and entrepreneur. She has written over eight books on Internet marketing including 101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site and Social Media for Business.
Cindy McNeill, President and General Manager of KEVN Black Hills Fox & Jackie Nettleton, President of Mountain Movers Construction, LLC
Susan Sweeney, President of Connex Network Inc
Jo Roebuck-Pearson, Senior Vice President-Investments, Roebuck Koppman Wealth Consutlants, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Faciliated by Dr. Priscilla Romkema, BHSU, Dean of the College of Business & Natural Sciences
Patri Acevedo-Riker, AIA, Owner/Principal of AcV2 Architecture
Sandra McNeely, The Abbey Group, LTD
Lia Green, President/General Manager of New Rushmore Radio
Susan Sweeney is a best-selling author, an internationally recognized Internet marketing and e-business expert, frequent conference speaker on Internet and social media marketing, consultant and coach. As an Internet and social media marketing speaker, Susan has delivered lively keynotes, workshops and bootcamps to audiences on 4 continents.
Susan Sweeney is the author of 8 Internet marketing books, including the highly regarded and successful
101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site, now in it's 8th edition, it has been translated into German, Spanish and Chinese, and has sold over 77,000 copies. Her other book titles include:
Susan has built a number of successful Internet businesses. Her latest project is eLearningU – Susan is the founder and Dean of eLearningU.com, an online eLearning portal that provides live and recorded business courses from leading experts, authors, business people, companies and industry gurus.
Susan earned both her Chartered Accountant and Certified General Accountant designations. Susan also holds her CSP - The CSP is the highest earned designation presented by the National Speakers Association. Susan is one of them! - and she has recently been inducted into the Canadian Speakers Hall of Fame. Members are selected by their peers in recognition of their business success and contributions to the Association.
Susan is a serial entrepreneur – She is the past owner of an Internet presence company, a web based software development company whose product was marketed exclusively on the Internet and sold in 60 countries in 60 days immediately after launch, numerous online businesses, a children’s clothing line, a manufacturers rep business, a unique children’s product business that she took from concept to design to manufacturing to international sales in 12 months to name just a few.
Susan was also an International Trade Commissioner for the Government of Canada. As an International Trade Commissioner, Susan advised many information technology and other industries on exporting and international marketing of their products and services. In that position she organized and led trade delegations to many areas of the United States, England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Chile.
As a result of technological changes and increased global competitiveness, the need for a strong Internet presence is essential. As a professional Internet Marketing speaker, Susan instructs individuals with her enthusiastic personality combined with her vast hands-on international marketing experience.
Susan is married to another entrepreneur. They have 3 children that are following in their footsteps. Kaitlyn has just graduated law school and is continuing her studies to facilitate her plan to practice in the area of Intellectual Property with a focus on genomics and health law. Kara is just completing her MBA and currently has 3 successful businesses including a social media management business where she has clients throughout North America and Europe. Andrew is studying photography in New York and has a successful graphic design and marketing business.
Susan and her husband Miles divide their time between their homes in Nova Scotia and Florida.
In this fast paced session, Susan Sweeney, Internet marketing expert and the author of 8 Internet marketing books including 101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site and Social Media for Business will take you on a whirlwind tour of the latest and greatest online tools and resources (most of them free) that you can use to market more effectively, wow your web site, social media and mobile visitors, improve your conversion, save time and do more business. Don't miss this session!
Jackie and Cindy will offer tips, techniques and education regarding how your appearance, language, mannerisms and image can affect the business environment. They will also explain how women can be more successful by being more aware of their professional image.
This presentation will encourage women to consider the importance of financial planning and wealth management. Jo will also stress the importance for women to become more attentive to their financial futures.
PANEL OF ENTREPRENEURS:
Facilitated by Dr Priscilla Romkema, a panel of successful entrepreneurs will share their business experiences from startup, to corporate ladder positions, to business ownership.
DR. PRISCILLA ROMKEMA,
Dean of BHSU College of Business & Natural Sciences
Priscilla was born and raised in Spearfish, SD where she earned her undergraduate degree at BHSU. She went on to the University of Wyoming for her Ph.D. in education and taught at various universities following that. Priscilla is currently a member of the Zonta Club of Spearfish, the Spearfish Area Community Foundation, National Association for Business Teach Education (NABTE), and the National Business Education Association Executive Board.
AcV2 architecture / Owner, Principal
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Patri resided in New York, Florida and Texas before calling the Black Hills ‘home.’ She provides an inclusive design process and responsive project leadership. Patri works closely with clients, expert consultants, and contractors to create thoughtful design solutions that are elegantly situated within their contexts. She holds a BS in Environmental Design from the Universidad de Puerto Rico in San Juan, PR and a Master of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Patri is licensed to practice architecture in the states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming.
The Abbey Group, LTD
In 2011 the Sandra McNeely and her husband founded Abbey Legacy, a firm dedicated to providing such services to family business. Both firms operate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Rapid City, South Dakota. Prior to establishing the Abbey companies, Sandra McNeely served as the Director of the Marquette University Center for Family Business working with family businesses ranging in size from ten employees to over one thousand employees with annual revenues ranging from two million to over one hundred million dollars. She has been a presenter for Inland Press Association; National Shoe Retailers Association, Prairie Family Business Association, Marquette University Center for Family Business, Executive Women International, Milwaukee Chapter; Tempo International; the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee; and other various state and national trade associations. She founded the Marquette University Family Business Excellence Awards. Ms. McNeely is a member of the Prairie Family Business Association and a board member of several family businesses, closely-held businesses and nonprofit organizations.
President and General Manager of New Rushmore Radio
Cecilia (Lia) Green started her career at KTOQ on the sales team and the last 30 years have been invested in one of the six different companies who’ve owned KKLS, KKMK, KOUT, KFXS, KRCS and KBHB. Lia has worked on the sales team, as sales manager, station manager, VP/Market Manager and is currently President of New Rushmore Radio, Inc. Lia has been and continues to be involved in helping the community progress through her work on the Black Hills Playhouse Board, Regional Hospital Foundation, Black Hills Community Foundation, Destination Downtown Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Health Board, and numerous other activities. Lia is the past chair of the SD Broadcasters Association, The Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Winner of the Black Hills Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award in 2002, and the Athena Award in 2007.
BHSU College of Business & Natural Sciences
Mountain Movers Construction, LLC
KEVN Black Hills Fox
New Rushmore Radio
Black Hills Pioneer
Black Hills PR
Black Hills Corp/Black Hills Power
Pioneer Bank & Trust
Black Hills Society of Human Resource Managers
First Interstate Bank
Great Western Bank
Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Project Solutions, Inc
Lorie Eichert Empowerment Coach
Governor's Office of Economic Development
Northern Hills Federal Credit Union
PACE Strategic Solutions
Ketel Thorstenson LLP
Casey Peterson & Associates, LTD
BHSU College of Liberal Arts
BHSU Public Relations Student Society of America
BHSU School of Business
Casey Peterson & Associates
Chicken Creek Communications
Deadwood History, Inc.
E & J Specialties, Inc.
Elkhorn Ridge Resort & Golf Club
Highmark Federal Credit Union
Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun
Micro Solutions, Inc
Mountain Movers Construction
My Day Salon & Spa
PACE Strategic Development
Paris Chic Women's Boutique
The Quilt Shop
Small Business Administration
University Center (UCRC) Bookstore
SD CEO: Women's Business Center
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