“As the new owner and publisher of the Greater Lansing Business Monthly I want to be a resource to the community and provide every opportunity for existing and budding organizations to connect with experts. It is my belief that the more access people have to information the more successful our community will be as a whole. We are excited to introduce the GLBM FINANCIAL EXPO as part of our organization and we hope to include some of our partners in sharing their experience and knowledge.”

Tiffany Dowling
Owner and Publisher of Greater Lansing Business Monthly


Thursday, October 24, 2013
2 - 6 p.m.
The University Club
3435 Forest Road
Lansing, MI 48910

Free parking

Includes special networking cocktail hour. Appetizers and one drink provided; Cash bar.

Speaking Schedule:

2:30 Quin Bradley – Starting a business
3:30 Jeff Smith and Bob Tresize from LEAP – Leveraging Funding
4:45 Lori Fisher – Cash Flow for Businesses

Special networking cocktail hour from 5 - 6 p.m.

Tickets can only be purchased at the door for $20.

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Quin Bradley – President of Impact Business Solutions

Through Impact Business Solutions, Quin has been committed to assisting entrepreneurs and current business owners by creating and growing profitable business results. She has an MBA and Masters Degree in Communications from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She also holds a Certification in Leadership Development from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Quin has spent the last 15 years working with Fortune 150 companies on enhancing others through Sales Results, Leadership, Partnership, Personal and Professional Development. She has worked with over 200+ new and existing business owners through maximizing strategic communication practices and bridging project management solutions.

Jeff Smith – Co-Director of the New Economy Division for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)

In his role at LEAP, Jeff establishes and extends programming for Startups, Placemaking, and Talent in the Lansing Region. Prior to joining LEAP, Jeff Smith spent the last 4 years as Project Manager for New Economy Initiatives for the City of East Lansing, as well as staff of the Lansing Regional Smartzone. In these roles, Jeff helped develop the operations and management programs for the Technology Innovation Center and the Hatch Student Business Incubator.

Before joining the team at the City of East Lansing, Jeff spent 4 years as a Senior Analyst with Anderson Economic Group, conducting real estate market studies and feasibility studies for developers and communities across the state and nation. Jeff is a proud graduate of Michigan State University, earning both a Bachelors in Telecommunications and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

Twitter: @Jothum

Bob Trezise – President and CEO of Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)

Bob started his career with Delta Township, starting and operating their economic development program. During that time, Bob was recognized by the Lansing Chamber as the "Small Business Advocate of the Year".

Since then, Bob has worked as the Vice President for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he created the program Capital Choice. He also was hired in 2001 by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to create the state’s first downtown/community development department called the Community Assistance Team (CATeam).

Most recently, Bob was President and CEO of the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), as well as manager of both the Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) and the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LBRA) for six years , prior to joining Lansing Economic Area Partnership.

Twitter: @LeapInc

Lori M. Fisher - Senior Vice President - Business Banking for Mid-Michigan at PNC

Lori Fisher is Senior Vice President in charge of Business Banking for Mid-Michigan at PNC. She leads a team of ten (10) Business Bankers that serve the financial needs of small businesses.

Lori has been with PNC (and its predecessors) for 14 years in various capacities in Commercial Banking in addition to her current role and has over 27 years experience in banking all in the Greater Lansing market.

Lori has been involved in many community organizations over her career including but not limited to Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan, Athena Powerlink and Chamber Ambassadors. She also champions the outreach effort to Women-in-Business of the Greater Michigan market for PNC.

Learn how to make smart business decisions and savvy financial choices at the Greater Lansing Business Monthly (GLBM) FINANCIAL EXPO Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the University Club.

The GLBM FINANCIAL EXPO will join experts in business and finance to offer opportunities for guests to learn the ins and outs of creating a successful organization.

Promoting financial literacy and strong business aptitude, the expo will give guests key foundational information in making decisions for their business.

Exhibiting organizations and experienced speakers will take center stage to share advice and offer guidance. Join experts who specialize in business start-ups from all walks of life and financial backgrounds. The event’s open floor set up allows guests to create a hub for networking and sharing of ideas.

If you have any questions, please email us using this simple form. You may also contact the GLBM office at (517) 203-3333 or email Jennifer Hodges at jhodges@m3group.biz.