Video: Windstream CEO to Speak at Commerce Arkansas Business Expo Today

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 4:16 pm  

Today's Commerce Arkansas business expo features an array of seminars and speakers, including Windstream CEO Jeffery Gardner.

Technology-related companies are often tempted to get so wrapped up in the technology that they lose sight of their primary goal: satisfying the customer.  This session will explore how to stay focused on solving the customer's problem. Participants will leave the session with tactics they can use to help their new or existing products stay on track to profitability.

2:30-3:15 p.m.

Developing a Values-based Workplace...the key to Caterpillar's success in Arkansas
Jon Harrison, General Manager, North American Motor Grader Operations, Caterpillar Inc.

As Caterpillar begins operations in 2010 in their new North Little Rock location, Jon Harrison, the General Manager of the new facility, will discuss why it is critical to develop a true values-based workplace - as opposed to just hanging inspirational posters on the walls! - the keys to doing so, and why this is the instrumental factor in the North Little Rock facility becoming a true benchmark facility. Jon will show that developing a values-based workplace is a challenging journey but one that will deliver great rewards for you personally as a leader, for your customers, and one that your competitors will wish you hadn't undertaken.

Manufacturing Pavilion

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Pathways to Growth: How to Re-grow Your Business

Kirk Manor, Growth Strategy Expert, Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions

Growing your business is tough, and the first step is always the hardest. This session will focus on finding the path for growth using simple benchmarking tools to evaluate your company and find your pathway to growth.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Reality of Change

Jim Lilly, Strategic Business Expert, Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions



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