Last Chance To Register For A Championship Run For Your Business

Bob Negen of WhizBang! Training.

Invest in yourself - and in your retail business - attend "A Championship Run For Your Business" this Friday, February 19th at the University of Akron Lakewood.

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce invites retailers from throughout the region to attend "A Championship Run For Your Business," featuring two 90-minute virtual training sessions with Bob Negen, retail business expert, bestselling author of "Marketing Your Retail Store in the Internet Age," and founder of "WhizBang! Training." After owning his own award-winning retail store for over two decades, Bob Negen has spent the past 10 years teaching retailers, store owners, and managers the nuts-and-bolts skills they need to run successful stores. Mr. Negen is an engaging, high-energy speaker and is recognized as one of the most innovative marketers and retail experts in the U.S.

With a nod to the Cleveland Cavaliers as they make their Championship Run, the training event will begin with opening remarks by regionally-known sports-themed retailers George and Greg Vlosich of GV Art + Design of Lakewood. GV Art + Design has worked with professional athletes and teams throughout the country and their apparel has garnered national attention from SportsCenter, TNT, MLB Network, and Jimmy Kimmel, and has been on the front pages of Yahoo, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated.

Registration begins at 7:30am, opening remarks begin at 8:00am. The interactive training event consists of two 1.5-hour sessions beginning at 8:30am, with one 30-minute break. Breakfast is included, sponsored by the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance.

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance members: $50 for first attendee, $30 each additional registration from the same business/organization. Non-Members: $60, $40 for each additional registration from the same business/organization.

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Education Task Force is pleased to offer this event to local retailers. For more information and to register, visit

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