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Innovation – The Essential Strategy in a Changing World
October 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 1:15 pm
|Date:||October 10, 2017|
1555 255th Street
Sheffield, Iowa 50475
|Time:||8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Whether you are an established business or a start-up, innovation is the key to identifying and meeting customer needs. Yet, most companies struggle with how to encourage and manage innovative thinking. This Roadshow will feature Regional business leaders and executives who will share examples and tools for fostering innovation in your business regardless of what type of business it is. Learn from the practical experience of winning teams.
Make Innovation Your Competitive Advantage
- Hear regional business leaders and executives share examples of successful integration of philosophies and actions that foster innovative thinking – and their effects on internal processes and external product offerings.
- Learn how to find the handful of big rocks that strategy must move to win.
- Explore how the blurring of product and service creates opportunities to innovate and create ongoing relationships, value, and revenue rather than a one-time sale.
- Discover the importance of staff and advisors working together as a team to build innovation as a consistent brand promise.
- Learn how to work with outside experts and service providers to maximize your return on investment from innovation.
- Go home with inspiration, practical advice and tools you can use to ignite innovation and value creation in your own business.
- Steve Sukup, CFO of Sukup Manufacturing
- Steve Doerfler, CEO of Metalcraft, Inc.
- Matt Schroeder, Engineering Manager of Stellar Industries, Inc.
- Steve Weiss, President of NutriQuest, LLC
- Camille Urban, Attorney, BrownWinick Law Firm
- Christopher Proskey, Attorney BrownWinick Law Firm
- Daniel Pitts Winegarden, Director, NIACC John Pappajohn Business Accelerator
- Sukup Manufacturing Co.
- Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Services (CIRAS)
- Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)
- North Iowa Corridor EDC