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|Topic:||Welcome to Leadership|
|Speakers:||Karen Duckett, CEO of Duckett Design Group
Jessica Park, owner of JPark Events
Lara Hodgson, CEO of Nourish, Inc
Desiree Scales, CEO of Bella Web Design, Inc
|When:||Wednesday, July 25th 2012
6:00pm – Networking and wine tasting compliments of Precept Wine
6:30pm – CRAVE Chat
|Where:||200 Office — 200 Peachtree Street, Atlanta [map]
* Note: Parking is most convenient in the public parking deck across the street and behind 200 Peachtree on Carnegie Avenue *
|Tickets:|| $25 USD general admission
Free for CRAVE Atlanta members (if you’ve become a member since January, email Gloria for a discount code)
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* Sorry, no refunds. *
Topic: Welcome to Leadership
Your business can only be as great as the people behind it. Knowing what your employees’ skills are and using them to the max is crucial for working smarter, not harder. Your leadership skills help your team perform their work effectively, motivate each other and create loyalty. From interviewing new hires to knowing when to fire, it’s critical to know how to successfully lead your team. And, what’s your “leadership” status in your community? Your industry? Leadership in your community and industry enhances your reputation, creates credibility, and generates sales.
About CRAVE Chats
Do you CRAVE more opportunities to network with each other as well as spend more time with our entrepreness intelligentsia? After all, we are a community of intuitive, resourceful, passionate, business-savvy, adventuresome mavens! CRAVE hosts intimate, informal discussions which take place at a different coffee shop or casual venue each month, and will be initially focused on our monthly business topic; however we will boldly go wherever the conversation takes us.
About Our Speakers
|Karen Duckett, CEO of Duckett Design Group
Duckett Design Group, Inc. (DDG) is a full-service professional design firm providing architecture, interior design and planning services. DDG has been in professional practice since 1985 and has served a diverse body of clients from both the public and private sectors. As CEO, Karen and her staff are responsible for over 3 million sq. ft. of executed projects with nearly $2 billion of construction costs. She is actively involved in both her industry segment and the local business community, and has received numerous awards for her leadership and contributions.
|Jessica Park, owner of JPark Events
JPark Events is where dessert meets design. With over 17 years of experience in event coordination and restaurant operations, Jessica Park of JPark Events creates one-of-a-kind dessert bars that complement the overall aesthetic of your event. Dessert bars being their specialty, J Park Events offers full-production event planning and staffing for events, as well business services and mentoring. Jessica is a regular sponsor of CRAVE Atlanta events and an original CRAVE Atlanta member.
|Lara Hodgson, CEO of Nourish, Inc
Lara earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering with highest honors from Georgia Institute of Technology. But instead of pursuing a career in science, she chose to become a serial entrepreneur and motivational speaker. She is now the CEO of Nourish, a baby water-bottle product that addresses the fact that moms and kids have busy on-the-go lives. With their two products, Nourish brings nutrition, safety, and convenience to young children. Lara is a active member of her industry and a leader in the Atlanta business community.
|Desiree Scales, CEO of Bella Web Design
Bella Web Design is an award-winning Atlanta-based company that provides a full range of web design and online marketing services. Desiree founded Bella Web Design in 1998 following a successful career as an analyst for Delta Airlines. Since the company’s launch, Desiree has created a track record of success and profitability for Bella Web, which has helped over 800 companies build and maintain a strong online presence with services such as compelling website design, web hosting, email marketing and social media consulting. Desiree’s expertise and experience has evolved into a passion to educate both businesses and organizations on how to use Internet technology and she has been a featured speaker at companies, conferences and seminars across the country.