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White-Knuckle Tales that Alaskan Bush Flying and Life as an Entrepreneur Have in Common

Thursday, Apr 20 2017 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Becky Loranger, Pres & CEO, Lakeside Project Solutions
NewDominion 1111 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 500 Charlotte, NC 28204

"White-Knuckle Tales that Alaskan Bush Flying and Life as an Entrepreneur Have in Common"

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Location:    NewDominion
                     1111 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 500
                     Charlotte, NC 28204


Parking: Plenty of Free Parking

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Presented by Becky Loranger, President & CEO, Lakeside Project Solutions  

Long term BIG member, Becky Loranger, will share her journey as a woman who has worked in male dominated industries and has learned to overcome challenges in leading a high growth company to continued success. Most recently, Becky had the honor of attending the Wharton Advanced Management Program along with CEOs of large world-wide corporations. Becky started Lakeside Project Solutions (LPS) in 2008 after serving several years as a bush pilot in Alaska. "I used my experience in the aviation industry to leverage the skills in starting a business", says Becky.  

LPS, a Facilities Maintenance company with customers in retail, banking, and health care, has experienced significant growth (double and triple digits) over the last 5 years. LPS was recently ranked 11th on the Charlotte Business Journal’s listing of women owned businesses and ranked 12th in the CBJ's 2016 Fast 50 Awards. “We don’t do anything that is rocket science,” she says. “We have been meticulous at executing the goals of the company".

Becky will tell her tales of growing a business out of nothing. She will candidly share successes, failures, and the challenges that she and LPS face today. Becky has a genuine passion to improve the lives of others and cares deeply and equally about the growth and happiness of her employees and customers.

Becky Loranger Bio:

Becky Loranger is an entrepreneur and risk taker. Becky Loranger began her career as a pilot with an education from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As a commercial pilot, she flew more than 8,000 hours including several years as a bush pilot in Alaska. While Becky enjoyed her time in the aviation industry, she wanted a new challenge and established Lakeside Project Solutions (LPS) in 2008 during the peak of the financial crisis and it has flourished under her watchful eye.

Under Becky’s leadership, LPS quickly evolved into a Charlotte Fast 50 winner for three consecutive years with consistent growth rates between 50-100+%. She turned a one-woman operation into a fast growing and high performance Facilities Maintenance company. LPS has an employee centric culture that encourages employees to achieve their full potential both personally and professionally by combining education and opportunities for career advancement. As a result, LPS has been voted one of The Best Places to Work by the Charlotte Business Journal and holds the honor of being one of North Carolina’s Top 25 Best Employers.

LPS is actively involved in several charitable organizations and has been the top fundraiser for CampCARE for several years. She is active in the entrepreneurial and high growth business community and chairs the Regional Board for the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and participates on the North Carolina statewide SBTDC Advisory Board.  

8:30 am – 9:00 am    Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am    Opening Remarks
9:15 pm – 11:00 am  Presentation and Q&A with Becky Loranger, Pres & CEO, LPS

Program Cost:
BIG Members free

Guests: $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Students: $20

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

Dress Attire: Business casual