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Navigate the Year Ahead: Skagit County Business Leaders Forum

Presented by Peoples Bank

Event Details

DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2018
LOCATION: McIntyre Hall
2501 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
COST TO ATTEND: Complimentary
Breakfast and lunch are included REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Stay current in your industry by attending the 2018 Skagit County Business Leaders Forum, presented by Peoples Bank. Learn how to address issues affecting businesses this year and in 2019 from regional industry leaders.

Bring your team, including business owners, principles, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and HR professionals, and leave with strategies to work together to plan for a great 2019. Sessions will cover topics including:


Cybersecurity: Learn tips to protect your business and customers from falling victim to cybercrimes.
Speaker: Tim Gamble, Senior Security Analyst, Clifton Larson Allen

Tax Update: Learn how tax reform and tax changes will impact your business in 2019.
Speaker: Michelle VanDellen, Senior Manager, CPA, Moss Adams

Employment Law: The statewide sick leave law will go into effect in 2019. Learn what it is and how it may impact your business.
Speaker: Jeff Fairchild, Attorney, Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka LLP

Employees: Learn tips to retain and help employees grow in a competitive hiring environment.
Speaker: Sherry Johnson Metz, Owner, Lead Forward Consulting

LinkedIn: Learn how to leverage LinkedIn to grow your business and attract new talent.
Speaker: Alyson Hebdon, Digital Marketing Specialist, Peoples Bank

Skagit County Economic Update: Receive an update on the local economy to help you plan for the coming year.
Speaker: Hart Hodges, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Economic and Business Research, WWU and Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Regional Economist, Employment Security Department WA State


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