MANY THANKS to our sponsors and attendees who made the 2015 Valley Business Keynote a SUCCESS!
July 22, 2015 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
JMU Festival Center Ballroom
Registration @ 2:30
Program @ 3:00
Reception to follow (Hors D'oeuvres and Cash Bar)
Generational Experts: Helping People Understand One Another There’s one phrase that defines every member of our team: Generational Junkies. And we don’t toss that phrase around lightly. Every BridgeWorks employee is a research hound and generational expert in his/her own right. We eat, breathe, and live generations. Seriously. Our friends beg us to stop talking about it during happy hour.
How did BridgeWorks get its start?
Think back to ‘98, the year the world first saw Google, portable MP3 players, and Furbys. That’s when our founders, Lynne Lancaster & David Stillman connected the dots: people were really struggling to understand one another even though most of the time they were saying the same thing. Why so much unnecessary friction in the workplace? They saw the problem, and understood the solution. And the rest, as they say, is history.
What makes us unique?
This is what: we know that YOU are unique. Every business is different, and canned solutions aren’t going to meet your needs. Our multi-generational team of speakers, strategists, trend spotters, and generational junkies thrive on using the latest research to customize every BridgeWorks keynote, workshop, webinar, eLearning platform, and project so that it meets your specific needs. By staying on the cutting edge of generational research, we’re able to forecast trends both nationally and globally.
But really, why us?
Because we get it. We see the clashes. We even experience them from time to time. But we understand the importance of respecting each generation’s experience in the workplace, and we’ve developed tools to close the generational gaps. We also like to have fun. We know we love the generation topic, but we want you to love it too. If we’re not entertaining our clients while educating them, we’re not doing our job.
It’s pretty simple actually:
Witty + Smart + Relatable = BridgeWorks
Fun + Practical + Entertaining = BridgeWorks Solutions
BridgeWorks + (Your Company) = Perfectio
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VALUES BASED SPONSORS
Bank of the James
Classic Distribution and Interchange Group
Sentara RMH Medical Center
Alliance For Nonprofit Partnerships
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Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
Shenandoah Valley Partnership
Pendleton Community Bank
Wells Fargo Bank
Blue Ridge Bank
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver Law Firm
Shenandoah Valley Airport
The Gaines Group
Farmers & Merchants Bank
First Bank & Trust
Houff's Feed & Fertilizer
Blue Ridge Community College
Fisher & Phillips
Funkhouser Real Estate Group
The Power Connection
James Madison University
Association of Young Professionals (AYP)
Broadway / Timberville Rotary
Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce