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Being the First Employee of a Fast Growth Company- AvidXchange!

Thursday, Oct 30 2014 2:30PM to 4:30PM

Chris Elmore
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon Street Charlotte, 28217

“Being the First Employee of A Fast Growth Company – AvidXchange!"

Date: Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, 28217
Parking: Free parking
Time:  2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
             DC74 Celebration of Growth Reception immediately follows the BIG Event.

DC74 is sponsoring a Celebration of Growth Reception. BIG Members and Attendees of the BIG Event are welcome to join the DC74 Reception for free.

Being The First Employee of A Fast Growth Company – AvidXchange!

Presented by Chris Elmore- a highly entertaining, engaging speaker.

AvidXchange was an overnight success that took fourteen years to develop. Being the first employee was similar to riding in a car down the interstate, then asked to fix the interior and exterior of the car… at full speed.

Come and get an inside view of one of Charlotte’s fastest growing software companies from its first employee, Chris Elmore. Chris won’t hold back on the good, the bad, the humorist and the sad.

During this session you will learn about and get an employee’s view on what it is like to

· Work for a startup with limited resources (no outside funding, etc.)

· Contently being on the lookout for opportunities that add value and circumstances that are luck (ie, right place at right time)

· Moving from generalist to specialist

· The need to keep the culture


Chris Elmore Bio:

Accounts payable and payment automation has been Chris's professional life since 2000 as employee #1 with AvidXchange. He helps companies realize their paperless dream through a variety of roles: desktop support, project management, consulting, leadership, sales, management, marketing and as a speaker and author. Chris’s experiences have culminated into the publishing of 7 books: The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation, The Argument to Automate – How Innovation Can INSPIRE Not Fire, The 15 Terrible Pieces of Advice You Should Ignore When Automating AP, What If Steve Jobs Ran an Accounting Department, Tired of People Napping During Your Presentations, The 7 1Ž2 Things Your Should Know Before You Automate, and The Basis Point Myth. Lastl, you can follow Chris’s daily blog at www.apautomationnews.com. Chris lives in Lake Wiley, SC where a wife, four kids, and business keep him very busy.


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Registration and Networking
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm   Chris Elmore's Presentation

4:30 pm - 7:00pm    DC74 Celebration of Growth Reception at Sugar Creek Brewery (see details below)- close to goodmortgage.com office.

Program Cost:  BIG Members free
                              Guests $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Registration: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Dress Attire: Casual



DC74:  A Celebration of Growth Reception

Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 3 pm – 7 pm
Venue: Sugar Creek Brewing, Charlotte’s first Belgian-inspired craft brewery
Address: 215 Southside Dr, Charlotte

Please RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SzFNNljz6aUliTGlTK7rc4QgGV8YODdx8mDtFVT1fhU/viewform

Join us for drinks, light appetizers, and door prizes.