2019 Young Professionals Meet the Consultants - Atlanta

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM (EST) to Friday, November 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown
230 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

Event Details

This year's event will take place on November 7-8. 2019 at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown.

Economic Developers who are new to the profession and staff working for an SEDC member, age 35 and under, are highly encouraged to attend. Young Professionals Meet the Consultants is the premier professional development and networking event for new and up-and-coming economic developers.

The day-and-a-half event will feature six or more (subject to change) sessions involving Atlanta-based site location consultants and other industry professionals, as well as an evening networking reception with the speakers and other guests.

Topics at this year's event include (subject to change) creating a resource toolkit, Careers in Economic Development, Marketing Your Community, Trends in Economic Development, and more. Attendees of the event will be able to spend quality, one-on-one time with Atlanta based site location consultants during and after the event at our exclusive networking reception.

Reserve your spot now by clicking the "REGISTRATION OPTIONS" button above.

Host Hotel:

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown
230 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

$175 per night.
Come early and leave late! Make a weekend of your trip. 

Click here to book your room

Room Block Cutoff: 10/21/2019


Sponsorship:

Don’t miss this excellent sponsorship opportunity for exposure to Atlanta based site location consultants, up and coming economic developers, and SEDC members. Sponsorship information is available by clicking the logo above to download the form. Direct any questions to Matthew Darius at matthew@sedc.org


Cancellation Policy:

No administrative fee will be assessed up to October 1st, 2019. Between October 10th and 17th, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Any cancellations after October 24th will not be refunded. 

Adrene Wike
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Adrene Wike Director of Research Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce
Brandon Ashley
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Brandon Ashley Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Brittany Davis
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Brittany Davis Business Support Specialist Marshall County Economic Development Council
Brooke Hoehner
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Brooke Hoehner Business Development Manager Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Charles Stone
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Charles Stone Project Manager Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation
Charlie Eadie
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Charlie Eadie Vice President of Business Development Claris Construction
Christie Gribble
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Christie Gribble Executive Director Fannin County Development Authority
David Denison
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David Denison Project Manager Georgia EMC
Eliana  Thompson Becnel
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Eliana Thompson Becnel Business Development Manger Greater New Orleans, Inc
Erin Hutchens
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Erin Hutchens Director of Economic Development Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
Evan Fay
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Evan Fay Manager of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Felipe Toledo
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Felipe Toledo Designer III Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.
Garrett Wiley
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Garrett Wiley Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
J.R. Charles
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J.R. Charles Vice President Carroll Tomorrow
Jacob Morgan
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Jacob Morgan Vice President Covington County EDC
James Kelly
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James Kelly Director of Business Development Choate Construction Company
Jamie Nieves
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Jamie Nieves Business Development Manager ECS Southeast, LLP
Joseph Stallings
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Joseph Stallings Economic Development Director Town of Garner, NC
Josh Tubbs
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Josh Tubbs Director KENTUCKY LAKE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Katie Hamrick
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Katie Hamrick Director of Economic Development Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Kelci Avery
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Kelci Avery Marketing and Research Director Economic Development Partnership
Michelle Nguyen
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Michelle Nguyen Director Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department
Molly Olson
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Molly Olson Executive Director DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF BURKE COUNTY
Nick Cunningham
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Nick Cunningham Director of Economic Development Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Pricilla Gallogly
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Pricilla Gallogly Marketing Coordinator W&A Engineering
Raul Peralta
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Raul Peralta Senior VP - Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP
Tate O'Rouke
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Tate O'Rouke Commercial/Industrial Marketing Representative Jackson EMC
Tyler Chaffee
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Tyler Chaffee Vice President Winston-Salem Business Inc.
Wes Nunnery
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Wes Nunnery Project Manager Pike County Economic Development District
14 Other Registered Attendees

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Agenda (Subject to Change):

Thursday, November 7
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Welcome and Introductions

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM:  Site Readiness
Speaker:  Garrett Wiley, Jackson EMC
Speaker: Earnest Johnson Georgia Power
Speaker: Spencer Sessions, TVA
Moderator: Raul Peralta, ECS
 
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Networking Break
 
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM: A Career in Economic Development – Success Secrets
Speaker: Stephanie Scearce, Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Speaker: Walt Farrell, Georgia Power
Speaker: Tyler Chaffee, Winston-Salem Business Inc.
 
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Open Floor Discussion - Best Practices
Moderator: SEDC Young Professional Committee
 
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Reception with Consultants and Attendees
 
Friday, November 8
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: The Value of Placemaking in Economic Development
Speaker: Sara Maffey, Transwestern 
 
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Networking Break
 
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: The Secret of Responding to an RFI 
Speaker: Benton Blane, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
 
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch
 
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Marketing Economic Development to Boards & Elected officials
Speaker: Sarah White, Quest Site Solution
Speaker: Hal Johnson, NAI
 
1:50 PM – 3:00 PM: Consultants Round Tabel
Panelist: Florian Stamm, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
 
3:00 Adjourn