Three weeks and three reasons to attend the Taking Care of Business Conference

May 25, 2016 | Emily Schettler

Three weeks from today business leaders from across Iowa will converge on Sioux City for the 2016 Taking Care of Business Conference. This is the best investment you'll make all year. Here are 3 reasons to attend with your team.

  1. Meet new mentors, peers and potential clients: The Taking Care of Business Conference attracts 500 business leaders from all industries who are interested in making connections. This is one of the best networking opportunities of the year. Register now, then check out the list of attendeesand identify those you'd like to connect with in Sioux City. Of course, this is also a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends. A lot of business gets done during the Taking Care of Business Conference, but we have fun, too.

  2. Strengthen your top team:This event has been designed with your entire management team in mind. Our educational escapes offer valuable lessons for every area of a company, including finance, human resources and leadership. Attend as a group or divide and conquer. Meet up afterward to discuss what you've learned and how you can implement what you've learned. New this year: an increased emphasis on young professionals. This next generation of emerging leaders will be taking the reigns over the next decade. Help them prepare by inviting them to the conference.

  3. Four fantastic speakers: This year's conference features a diverse group of energetic speakers who will challenge your beliefs and motivate you to think of ways to improve personally and as an organization. Motivational business speaker Steve Rizzo will kick things off with a lesson on the importance of maintaining a sense of humor. Katherine Button Bell, vice president and chief marketing officer at Emerson, will shatter stereotypes, particularly on why businesses need more diversity within their boardrooms and should focus on the development of young professionals. Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle, who has grown his business Johnny Cupcakes into a multi-million, highly exclusive t-shirt brand, will discuss how he became one of America's top young entrepreneurs. Finally, keynote speaker Dick Vitale, an ESPN analyst and voice of college basketball for more than three decades, will talk with the group about the game of life.