Thursday, October 22, 2015
How Business is Changing in Every Way
Registration/Networking – 7:30 a.m. | Program – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Carltun | Eisenhower Park | East Meadow, NY
Spend the morning with other business owners seeing new opportunities and finding new ways to grow. Join WCBS Bloomberg Business Anchor Joe Connolly for a discussion on how successful businesses are finding new customers and increasing sales. You’ll also hear a discussion on the value of social media to your business and how to master closing important deals.
Our panel includes Milena Berry, the Co-Founder and CEO of PowerToFly, an online marketplace that matches women with jobs, SEO expert Andrew Hazen, founder of Angel Dough Ventures and co-founder of LI Launchpad, a Long Island small business incubator. You’ll also hear from Daniel Stokar, the Administrator of the family business Housecalls for the Homebound, a Brooklyn-based medical practice that focuses on healthcare in the home.
We round out the panel with Adam Berkowitz from Pharmapacks.com, an online health and beauty website that was named by Inc. as one of New York’s fastest growing privately held companies. Adam will also talk to us about leveraging social media channels including Facebook to increase sales.
Come early, bring plenty of business cards for the pre-breakfast networking and come ready to be inspired and energized. Our breakfasts are heavy in audience participation and are always time well spent. And start thinking of some great questions because our business events always feature as many questions as possible from business owners in attendance.
Milena Berry, Co-founder and CEO of PowerToFly
Co-founder and CEO Milena Berry became a believer in working remotely during her time as CTO at online activist community, Avaaz.org. While there, she was in charge of scaling a massive platform that served 37 million members, all while managing to be present for her family’s full schedule of field trips, doctor’s appointments and “family Fridays.” She co-founded PowerToFly in-part to prove that mothers can have challenging and rewarding jobs while still continuing to be present for their children.
Andrew Hazen, Founder of Angel Dough Ventures
In 2012, Andrew founded Angel Dough Ventures, which is a seed fund and business accelerator for new business ideas and opportunities. Angel Dough Ventures presently has a dozen Portfolio companies including AllBobbleheads.com, LaunchPad, Great Daily Deals, eGifter, CharityWait, SmartLine App, ThermoLift, BSafe Electrix, 4 Hour Protection & more. In 2015, Angel Dough Ventures made the Inc. List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Ranking #72 and #4 in New York.
Daniel Stokar, Housecalls for the Homebound
Daniel Stokar is a go-to person in healthcare. Passionate about making healthcare more accessible for high risk, frail and homebound patients, Daniel, along with his father and grandfather, developed a modern approach to old fashion medicine, doctors visiting people at home. Having served thousands of seniors in New York City, Housecalls for the Homebound provides home-based primary care to people who have limited access to primary care.
Adam J. Berkowitz – Partner & COO, Pharmapacks.com
In 2015, Pharmapacks, an online health and beauty website dedicated to providing its customers with a stellar shopping experience, was named by Inc. the 7th fastest growing privately held company in NY and the 115th nationally in addition to the Internet Retailers’ Top 500. Doubling revenues year-over-year for the past three years Pharmapacks has quickly become the #1 seller of Health & Beauty items on amazon.com and the exclusive seller of Health & Beauty on Walmart.com. Adam oversees distributor, wholesale and manufacturer relationships, leads sourcing, purchasing and bulk sales.
Over the years, New York area business owners have made many sales, countless contacts and have gotten hundreds of good, usable ideas at our popular WCBS Small Business Breakfasts. Please join us again or for your first time. You’ll be glad you did. It’s an enjoyable, efficient use of your morning.