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NORTH GRAFTON, MA: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) is proud to launch “Ignite Success” A Professional Development Conference on Thursday, October 12th 8:00AM to 4:00PM at the Community Harvest Project Barn, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA. The Conference is aimed at professionals in business and non-profits who want to improve their Emotional Intelligence and learn how to interact with co-workers, customers, sponsors, and donors more effectively. Through the power of storytelling, attendees will learn how to hone their decision-making skills and improve their chances of success in business.

“Whether you are in sales communicating with your customer, a non-profit trying to reach potential donors, or an entrepreneur; becoming proficient in story telling is a provocative way to reach your target audience”, said Jeannie Hebert, President and CEO of the BVCC.

Participants will be walked through a framework of storytelling as is used in PBS’ Stories from the Stage, by Cheryl Hamiliton, the show’s Producer and Founder of Stellar Story Company. Cheryl points out, “Each day we write a story when we decide what to focus on, what we rehash and what we worry about.”

Ignite Success: A Professional Development Conference will give you the tools to help drive how you interact co-workers, form decision-making and ultimately attain success. Fabulous for team building! Facilitators joining Cheryl include Lynn Whitney-Turner, Business Coach and Owner of CoreXP Business Solutions, Andrew Shelffo, Professional Story Teller and Coach, and Elizabeth Solomon, Certified Coleman Emotional Intelligence Coach. While some of the participants are preparing their “Story Slam”, we will be joined by a professional panel including John Penrose, CEO Leading Indicator Systems, Inc., Inventor of AgileBrain, Peter Stanton, Publisher Worcester Business Journal, (our Media Sponsor) and Moe Belliveau, ED of the Greater East Hampton Chamber of Commerce and whose Ignite conference we are modeled from. They will be discussing “Why Our Story connections Matter”. Thank you to our Sponsors CoreXP and WBJ!

Register online at The Conference includes presenter materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Members 200.00, future members 275.00

Group discounts available

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The Mission of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is to preserve and enhance the economic vitality of the Blackstone Valley by addressing the needs and concerns of businesses and providing leadership, support and resources in connection with issues which impact commerce and the quality of life in the Valley.

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