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Small Business "Thrive"

Thursday, October 26, 2017
from 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
26 Oct 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Grow, Protect and Sustain Your Small Business

You are invited to Thrive, an MBA-like format taught by industry experts, specifically for scaling small business leaders seek peer-to-peer education. Thrive is a half-day program, consisting of 90-minute interactive sessions that provide lessons in advanced business disciplines including innovation and leadership, cybersecurity and fraud protection, and how to navigate health insurance.



8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Accelerating 10X Growth through Innovation and Leadership

Learn the difference between managing and leading with the goal of driving business growth. And learn how to move your business from status quo to “what’s next” and “what if?”

Presented by:   Hitendra Patel Ph.D., CEO of IXL Center & Co-Founder of Global Innovation Management Institute

10:00 -10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. How Vulnerable is your Business to Cyberattacks and Fraud?

The risks associated with cybersecurity continue to grow – phishing and ransomware attacks, hacking of data, and compliance requirements continue to have significant impacts on businesses and their bottom lines. In this two-part session, you will learn how to protect your company and data from cyberattacks and fraudulent activity.

Presented by:   Lisa Morrissey, Vice President / Treasury Management Sales Officer II, Rockland Trust

Stacey Coyne, Vice President / Treasury Management Business Development,   Officer II, Rockland Trust

Kevin Ricci, CISA, MCSE, CRISC, Director, Citrin Cooperman

Michael Camacho, CPA, CIA, Partner, Citrin Cooperman

Suzanne H. Miller, Ph.D, Principal, Citrin Cooperman

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. How Can Small Business Owners Navigate Health Insurance? 

The current healthcare insurance market has been called the most unstable in modern history, a situation worsened by the continued debate in Washington about the future of the Affordable Care Act. Small businesses continue to cite healthcare as a critical issue, second only to jobs and the economy. In fact, studies have found that only half of the country’s smallest businesses offer health coverage due to increasing costs.

In the current landscape, how can small businesses balance the rising cost of healthcare, the viability of their companies, and most importantly, the protection of their greatest asset: their employees.

1:30 p.m. Close of Session



Member Rate $35

Government Rate $35

Non-Members Rate $55

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 265 Franklin Street, 17th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
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All cancellations must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the event to avoid being charged or to receive a refund.