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Sustainable Innovation Preview

Thursday, May 7 2009

Various entrepeneurs, authors, and leaders from the state
Duke Mansion - 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte

Why Sustainability? It’s the right thing to do. It is the single biggest opportunity for growth in the next five to ten years. See how sustainability can redefine your business and provide you with a competitive advantage.

UPS saved 3 million gallons of fuel by eliminating left turns It doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult to begin seeing the world through a sustainable lens.

The informative sessions outlined in the agenda below will be led by an exceptional group of entrepreneurs, authors, and leaders from the state.

Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Time: 8:30 am- 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am- 3:00 pm Program, to include Lunch

Location: The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, 28207

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RSVP: terry@bigcouncil.com

BIG Members: Free

Non-members: $75


Agenda for Thursday, May 7, 2009:

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks

9:15 am – 11:45am Ordinarily Amazing, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurs

Speaker: Kristi Turner, SVP of Marketing for Cam Lanier and Owner of Ordinarily Amazing

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Panel discussion with local entrepreneurs on Sustainable Growth

· Moderator: Bob Kingery, Southern Energy Management

· Erik Lensch, Innovative Solar Solutions

· Dereck McGarry, Refresco, PLLC

· Lia Lucero, Showpiece Enterprises

· Rich Deming, Fat City Formulae

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

Speakers: Brief comments from local and state organizations focused on sustainability

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm What is Smart Green? Strategies for Business Results

Speaker: Jonathan Estes, Strategic Measures, Inc., Author of

“Smart Green: How to Implement Sustainable Business Practices in Any Industry—and Make Money”

Entrepreneurial Speaker: Eric Henry, CEO of TS Designs

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Facilitated open dialog by Astrid Chirinos, Calor Energy, & Kristi Turner
     “Next steps for a better understanding of sustainability for business growth”

Thank you to our Host Sponsor:  Duke Mansion