GGCC “Grow Your Business” Seminar & Expo Rescheduled

Gaithersburg, MD – Tuesday, March 19 – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) in partnership with Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union’s Small Business University and the Olney Chamber of Commerce will host its 6th Annual “Grow Your Business” Seminar & Expo on Thursday, April 25 from 7:30 – 11:30 AM at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. The seminar was originally slated for Wednesday, March 6, but was cancelled due to the pending weather alerts.

As a business owner, you have plenty of pressures every week to do a hundred different things.  But the greatest one is to figure out how to grow your business faster and make it more profitable. That is why you should attend the “Grow Your Business” Seminar & Expo. 

Whether you are a small, medium or large size business; you can take advantage of the resources that will be presented at this seminar.

This year’s Seminar features Joe Porpiglia, President of D&D Consulting and Training, who will speak on “Motivation, Empowerment: Improve Profitability”. Our Keynote Speaker is Martin Mayorga, Owner of Mayorga Coffee who will present “If at First You Don’t Succeed”.  

About Joe Porpiglia: Joe Porpiglia has more than 28 years of executive experience advising senior management of large and medium sized corporations.  He has directed issues of strategy, organization, and operations and worked extensively on issues of competitive positioning, new business concepts, business models, growth, as well as operational and cost improvement. Along with  his business savvy, Joe’s charisma, humor and team-inspiring energy has earned him the respect of his employees and peers alike leading to his being honored as Executive of the Year at two consecutive companies. Joe has held positions as a Regional Vice President, overseeing the operations of 18 retail stores and two large distribution centers; as the Vice President of Operations for ExecuStay- he oversaw the opening of 14 distribution centers throughout the country.  Then as Senior Vice President of Marriott ExecuStay, he was responsible for the direction, management and operations of the entire portfolio. In 2005, Joe was sought out to assume the role of Chief Operating Officer of The Atchison Group.  In this capacity he was responsible for the overall running of two separate companies within The Atchison Group; National Corporate Housing and Apartment Outfitters. Currently Joe is president and owner of D&D Consulting and Training specializing in management development, and sales training.  He is also a corporate consultant and trainer with PI Mid-Atlantic helping companies hire the right person for the right job, and helping those same companies develop and retain their top performers.

About Martin Mayorga: Martin Mayorga founded Mayorga Coffee Roasters, Inc., and Mayorga Cigars at the age of 22. His vision for the coffee business was simple—but from the heart: develop a boutique coffee import and roasting company that focuses on supporting small Latin American farms and delivering the finest, freshest coffees available. Since its inception, Mayorga Coffee has been named one of the fastest-growing Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine. The company continues to experience 25% to 40% annual growth. Today, Mayorga Coffee employs over 100 individuals and has a retail presence in the Washington, DC market, as well as wholesale distribution throughout the United States. Mayorga’s wholesale customers range from local cafés and gourmet stores to national chains and foodservice operators, such as Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Bloom, Giant Foods and Sodexo. In total, Mayorga Coffee is served or sold in more than 1,700 retail and foodservice locations. As President of Mayorga Coffee, Martin’s day-to-day focus is on establishing partnerships with national and regional customers while ensuring that all facets of company operations are managed as efficiently and profitably as possible. Martin’s strengths are marketing, product development, and finance. The Mayorga management team is a tremendous complement to Martin’s skills and they help ensure that the company continues to achieve healthy growth, efficient operations, and continued market penetration.

Why Folks Should Attend the Seminar:

  • Learn new information from our presenters.
  • Gather best business tips you can implement for your business in 2013.
  • Evaluate the latest tools and technology to help grow your business.
  • How to stay motivated when things don’t go your way.
  • How to Get Moving Forward.
  • Expand your network.
  • Build potential partnerships and relationships that will help you personally or professionally.
  • Challenged to consider new ideas and views.

Sponsorships are available and to date 2013 seminar sponsors include: 270net Technologies, & Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.

Price for admission is $50 for Chamber & SBU members. Non-members pay $60
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