Agenda

Sunday, August 26, 2018


11

00AM

AEDCE Golf Tournament

Kevin Sexton is the golf tournament director - 501.920.0884 Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club - a shuttle is available from the hotel for anyone not wishing to drive. Kevin Sexton is the contact - 501

4

00PM

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5

00PM

5

00PM

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6

00PM

AEDCE Board Meeting

Bella Vista Room

7

00PM

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11

00PM

AT&T Hospitality Suite Opens

Chancellor Suite - Room 1602

Monday, August 27, 2018


8

00AM

8

30AM

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8

45AM

Welcome

Eureka Springs ABC Mayor Jordan, City of Fayetteville Mike Harvey, AEDCE President

8

45AM

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10

00AM

General Session: Retail Recruitment & Attraction

Anthony Michelic

Cellphone data tracking is being used by the biggest brands in the retail and restaurant industry. This session will present the benefits available to EDOs and Chambers of Commerce when leveraging this technology as part of their retail recruitment & attraction strategy. A step-by-step process for in-house collection and utilization of this data will be presented as well as discussion of various applications (retail recruitment, fortifying existing business sales, increasing tourism, etc.) for the information gathered. Location: Eureka Springs Ballroom ABC

10

00AM

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10

15AM

Networking Break

Atrium - Second Floor

10

15AM

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11

20AM

General Session: Leveraging Taxes to Catalyze Economic Development (or at Least Not Thwart It)

Matthew BochLeisa CagleNicole KaedingSam Walls, III

Tax policies and incentives can make or break economic development efforts. This panel will look at recent changes in tax law that economic developers need to understand, including ways to leverage the new federal opportunity zones. It also will update attendees with efforts at the Arkansas state level to make the tax system more competitive, including the proceedings of the Tax Reform & Relief Legislative Task Force and a preview of tax and incentive proposals we might see in the 2019 legislative session. Location: Eureka Springs Ballroom ABC

11

30AM

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12

50PM

AEDCE Annual Awards Luncheon

The Honorable Asa Hutchinson

White River Room (first floor)

1

00PM

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2

00PM

General Session: Diverse & Inclusive Communities WIN!

Kuma Roberts, IOM

Learn how communities WIN big using best practices centered around CEO commitment, recruitment/hiring, internal policies and community outreach efforts that showcase how to leverage diversity, equity and inclusion to enhance their competitive advantage. Attendees on all levels of their D & I journey are welcomed to attend. Location: Eureka Springs Ballroom ABC

2

00PM

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2

15PM

2

15PM

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3

15PM

General Session: Lawsuit Reform as Economic Development & Upcoming Arkansas Legislative Briefing

Justin AllenSen. Lance EadsKenny HallJodiane TrittCarl VogelpohlRandy Zook

Issue 1 has been described as the “vote of your lives” for Arkansas. Separate the facts from fiction in this panel discussion about lawsuit reform and its impact on economic development and the health of our communities. Panelists will discuss facts about Issue 1, impact of lawsuit reform as economic development in surrounding states, and why a diverse group of stakeholders are engaged in this topic in 2018. Also included is a preview of Arkansas State Chamber Legislative Agenda and priority legislative issues. Location: Eureka Springs Ballroom ABC

3

15PM

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3

30PM

3

30PM

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4

30PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Gary Newton, CCE, IOMShari Pash

Economic Development Track: Business Leadership of Public Education - Gary Newton - Bella Vista Room Talent now drives economic development. And the biggest piece of the talent pipeline is Pre-K-12 public education. Chambers and economic development organizations must seize this greatest opportunity to advance individual, family, community and regional economic development by electing and re-electing school board members who prioritize the best interests of students. The result is a thriving, growing community able to meet the needs of current and future job creators. Chamber Track - Communicating Your Chamber's Value - Shari Pash - Eureka Springs Ballroom D In this session discover strategies and tips for educating potential members on the value of their chamber investment. Helping members to see your value beyond events and ribbon cuttings. We also discuss tips for sharing why it’s important to invest even if the potential member has limited time to be involved. How do we change these perceptions? Help prospects, members, and your business community understand the value that their investment brings to your overall mission.

4

30PM

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5

30PM

CEO Roundtable Discussion

Open to all CEOs of Chambers or Economic Development organizations to discuss trends, pending issues, and best practices. Two options are available based on membership size. Option 1: Membership – 500+ (Bella Vista Room) Option 2: Membership – under 500 (Eureka Springs Ballroom D

5

45PM

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7

15PM

Network Building Reception

Pinpoint Pinball Bar 23 N. Block Avenue Fayetteville

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


8

00AM

State of the State Breakfast & AEDCE Membership Meeting

Mike Preston

Annual address AEDC Executive Director, Mike Preston. At 9AM the Annual Meeting of AEDCE will occur with a Bylaws revision proposal and proposed slate of officers and directors for 2019. Location: White River Room

9

15AM

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10

30AM

General Session: Invigorating the Workforce Pipeline Through Community-Based Career & Technical Education

Jason GreenJamie RayfordRoger RichMike Rogers

Businesses across Arkansas are leading efforts to strengthen and enhance the workforce pipeline through focused efforts in the communities they call home. Through partnerships with educational institutions, local employers are providing critical guidance needed to change opinions about career & technical education, create concurrent credit courses, and a pipeline of talent to meet their business needs. Location: Eureka Springs Ballroom ABC

10

30AM

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10

45AM

Networking Break

Atrium - second floor

10

45AM

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12

00PM

General Session: Site Location Consultant Panel

Ann PetersenRobert DiSerafinoChris Volney

Eureka Springs Ballroom ABC

12

15PM

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1

00PM

Conference Ends.. But does it have to?

Optional: Boxed Lunch & Tour at the NW Arkansas Fab Lab & Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce - no additional cost

1

00PM

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3

00PM

Concurrent Post-Conference Add-on Sessions

Robert DiSerafinoShari PashAnn PetersenChris Volney

Option 1: Site Location Consultant Round Table - $150 per person (Bella Vista Room) Special opportunity to participate in a small Round Table discussion with three site selection consultants. This conference add-on session is open to 25 individuals on a first come, first served basis (limited to 2 from each organization). Join our conference site selector panel for an in-depth small group discussion about top business location factors including talent/workforce development, incentives, infrastructure, technology, and the impact of opportunity zones, tax reform, and federal tariffs. Also, up for conversation is Arkansas's competitiveness and what they see as their clients' biggest needs going into the next decade. Option 2: Intentional Membership Growth Seminar - $50 per person (Eureka Springs Ballroom D) Multi-tasking and juggling priorities is a way of life in your chamber. How do you simplify steps for signing new members and strengthening retention? In this session, we will discuss and learn about the key areas of focus for membership growth. An overview is provided on how to implement and utilize the steps of the recruitment/sales process. Proven steps that will successfully increase your ability to sign new members. Walk away with tips and tools for a solid foundation for membership activity that result in recruitment and retention success.

Sunday, August 26, 2018


7

00PM

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11

00PM

AT&T Hospitality Suite

Chancellor Suite - Room 1602

Monday, August 27, 2018


4

45PM

AT&T Hospitality Suite Opens

Chancellor Suite Room 1602

8

00PM

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11

00PM

AT&T Hospitality Suite Opens

Chancellor Suite - Room 1602

Sponsors and Partners

Organizer

AEDCE Awards Luncheon

Networking Reception

Site Location Consultant

State of the State Breakfast

Networking Break

Gold

Silver

Hospitality Suite

Name Badge Sponsor

WIFI

Attendee Bag

Lanyard Sponsor

Speakers

  • Justin Allen (Partner at Wright Lindsey & Jennings)

    Justin Allen

    Partner at Wright Lindsey & Jennings

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  • Matthew Boch (Member at Dover Dixon Horne PLLC)

    Matthew Boch

    Member at Dover Dixon Horne PLLC

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  • Leisa Cagle (Vice President & Controller at McKee Foods Corporation)

    Leisa Cagle

    Vice President & Controller at McKee Foods Corporation

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  • Robert DiSerafino (Sr. Associate at KPMG Global Location & Expansion Services)

    Robert DiSerafino

    Sr. Associate at KPMG Global Location & Expansion Services

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  • Sen. Lance Eads (Vice President, Government Affairs at Springdale Chamber of Commerce)

    Sen. Lance Eads

    Vice President, Government Affairs at Springdale Chamber of Commerce

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  • Jason Green (Vice President, Human Resources at ABB)

    Jason Green

    Vice President, Human Resources at ABB

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  • Kenny Hall (Executive Vice President at Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/AIA)

    Kenny Hall

    Executive Vice President at Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/AIA

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  • The Honorable Asa Hutchinson (Governor of Arkansas)

    The Honorable Asa Hutchinson

    Governor of Arkansas

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  • Nicole Kaeding (Director of Federal Projects at Tax Foundation)

    Nicole Kaeding

    Director of Federal Projects at Tax Foundation

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  • Anthony Michelic (CEO of Brick & Mortar)

    Anthony Michelic

    CEO of Brick & Mortar

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  • Gary Newton, CCE, IOM (President & CEO of Arkansas Learns)

    Gary Newton, CCE, IOM

    President & CEO of Arkansas Learns

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  • Shari Pash (Consultant at Consultant Specializing in Membership Growth)

    Shari Pash

    Consultant at Consultant Specializing in Membership Growth

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  • Ann Petersen (Senior Director, Business Incentives Practice of Cushman & Wakefield)

    Ann Petersen

    Senior Director, Business Incentives Practice of Cushman & Wakefield

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  • Mike Preston (Executive Director of Arkansas Economic Development Commission)

    Mike Preston

    Executive Director of Arkansas Economic Development Commission

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  • Jamie Rayford (Chief Operating Officer at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce)

    Jamie Rayford

    Chief Operating Officer at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce

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  • Roger Rich (Superintendent at Southside School District)

    Roger Rich

    Superintendent at Southside School District

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  • Kuma Roberts, IOM (Executive Director of Talent Attraction, Retention & Mosaic at Tulsa Regional Chamber)

    Kuma Roberts, IOM

    Executive Director of Talent Attraction, Retention & Mosaic at Tulsa Regional Chamber

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  • Mike Rogers (Senior Director of Maintenance and Refrigeration at Tyson Foods)

    Mike Rogers

    Senior Director of Maintenance and Refrigeration at Tyson Foods

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  • Jodiane Tritt (Vice President of Government Relations at Arkansas Hospital Association)

    Jodiane Tritt

    Vice President of Government Relations at Arkansas Hospital Association

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  • Carl Vogelpohl (Campaign Manager at Yes on Issue 1/Arkansans for Jobs & Justice)

    Carl Vogelpohl

    Campaign Manager at Yes on Issue 1/Arkansans for Jobs & Justice

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  • Chris Volney (Managing Director of Newmark Knight Frank)

    Chris Volney

    Managing Director of Newmark Knight Frank

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  • Sam Walls, III (President & COO at Arkansas Capital Corporation)

    Sam Walls, III

    President & COO at Arkansas Capital Corporation

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  • Randy Zook (President and CEO of AR State Chamber of Commerce/AIA)

    Randy Zook

    President and CEO of AR State Chamber of Commerce/AIA

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