Business Conference Encourages Survival Mentality

Thursday 16th, September 2010 / 11:27 Published by

Certified Corporate Image Consultant, Stacia Williams, President of Total Image Management

Hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs expected to attend this year’s 2010 Visionary Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards Conference slated for Monday, October 18 at 9 a.m. at the British Colonial Hilton are being encouraged to adopt an aggressive survival mentality in order to ensure their businesses’ ultimate success during these challenging economic times.

That’s the key message of conference organizer, Visionaire Marketing, which has as its theme this year, ‘Surviving & Thriving 2010 & Beyond.’  The Visionary Conference is designed to empower and motivate businesspersons to embrace the future and overcome the challenges by repositioning their businesses in wake of the global economic crisis. The conference will also serve to motivate and provide businesspersons with business tools and tips as well as foster networking among persons in the business community.

The power-packed conference will feature a dynamic list of highly qualified business professionals including Certified Corporate Image Consultant, Stacia Williams, President of Total Image Management. Williams who is a Certified Corporate Image Consultant of the Association of Image Consultants International will be the keynote speaker at the Visionary Awards Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Williams has been trained and mentored by the icon of image, style, and communications, Dr. Joyce Knudsen of The ImageMaker, Inc. Stacia has also received extensive training in Executive Image Management from The London Image Institute.

Williams who is also the first Certified Personal Branding Strategist in the Caribbean will discuss the topic, ‘The Brand Called You,’ which addresses the ‘Power of Perception,’ and is based on the philosophy that business professionals are viewed by the manner in which they present themselves, and in order to succeed they most stand out and differentiate themselves from their competitors by providing the highest quality of professional service as well as by allowing success and excellence to embody their entire mind, body and soul.

Other featured businesspersons addressing the conference will include veteran businessman Gus Cartwright, President of Checkers Café, a Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year Winner; Tennyson Wells, President of Sanctuary Investments and Echo Water; Marketing Specialist, Burton Wallace, President of Movi Productions Ltd. who is the country’s top audiovisual professional & a former Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year for 2007; Leading Female Doctor, Dr. Chinyere Carey-Bullard, Proprietor of Advanced Family Medical Center & Medispa; Leading Female Engineer, Sonia Brown, Principal of Graphite Engineering who during the course of her 16 years as a mechanical engineer has conducted projects with the Ministry of Public Works and Atlantis, Paradise Island maintaining responsibility for the management and execution of a multi-million dollar capital budget for the entire property on Paradise Island; veteran businessman, Andrew Wilson, President of John S. George and QBC and leading female Mortician, Denelee E. Penn, President of Evergreen Mortuary. Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Brent Symonette, will officially open the conference. Also in attendance will be the Minister of State for Finance, The Hon. Zhivargo Laing; The Minister of National Security, The Hon. Tommy Turnquest and the Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, The Hon Charles Maynard.

Also representatives from leading financial and lending institutions including Justin Sturrup of The Bahamas Development Bank as well as Jerome Gomez, Fund Administrator of The Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund and others will provide businesspersons with sound financial advice on how to secure funding for their businesses, as well as discuss savings and investments.

Other topics to be addressed include, How to Compete in The Fast Lane with The Big Boys; Winning Strategies to Successfully Improve Your Business; Proven Ways To Raise Money and Finance Your Business Without Going Under; and How to Detect and Prevent Crime In Your Work Environment.

This year’s proud sponsors of the Visionary Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards Conference include The Bahamas Development Bank, Sanctuary Investments, Lyford Hills, Phil’s Food Service Ltd., Bahamas Local.com, Custom Computers, Spirit Gospel FM, More 94 FM, Humphrey’s Auto Company, Lil Giant, Audio Plus and Echo Water along with others. Special thanks to John S. George, QBC and Galleria Cinemas.

For more information on the conference persons can call 676-2794 or 323-5908

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