Tulsa Small Business Summit & Awards
The Tulsa Small Business Summit is northeast Oklahoma's premier annual event for small businesses and their employees. This half-day virtual event will include keynote presentations and topical breakout sessions from national and local business experts. Breakout sessions will provide key takeaways on topics such as workforce and HR, marketing, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more.
It will also feature the annual Small Business Awards presentation, which recognizes outstanding business owners and organizations for their resilience and dedication the community.
The keynote speakers, breakout sessions and awards presentation will be available to watch via a livestream on our website at tulsachamber.com/smallbusinesssummit.
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Executive leadership coach and co-founder of Exceptional Leaders Lab
"How to Build a High-Performance Culture"
First Breakout Session
Second Breakout Session
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky
Author and consultant on organizational culture change
"Culture in the Current Context"
How to Build a High-Performance Culture
Culture in the Current Context
Zoom Boom: Stand Out Sales in a Digital World
Josiah Sutton & Michael Amberg, CommunityCare
Advance your knowledge of the sales and communications concepts key to success for small business owners and operators in a virtual landscape. Gain tips and how-to for pivoting to online platforms, nurturing relationships at a distance, prospecting and deal closing virtually, and combating video conference fatigue. Josiah and Michael will also discuss how evolving social norms impact your brand, how to use social media to attract customers, and how to foster an inclusive and positive marketplace to conduct business.
Leading in 2020: Wisdom From Our Winners
Two previous winners of the Chamber's Small Business Person of the Year award will join Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal to discuss the real-life challenges and innovation required to respond to customer needs and environmental factors. Hear what it has been like to lead in 2020 as Melinda and Lanny share their stories and inspire small business owners to give and receive grace and support in the most challenging of times.
Safe to Soar: Using Inclusive Language to Your Competitive Advantage
Yvonne Davis, MHR, SHRM-SCP, Luxa Enterprises
So much of our everyday language excludes different backgrounds, genders and abilities. While this is oftentimes unconscious and unintentional, some commonly used words and phrases can read as male- or CIS-gender-centric, while others can reinforce negative stereotypes about race, mental health, physical ability or nontraditional family structures. It’s time for our workplaces to feel safe to soar by embracing a new, more inclusive way to communicate to, and about, one another.
|Game Changers: Tips for Employee Engagement, Accountability & Results
Kristi Spaethe, PHR, SHRM-CP, The People Perspective, LLC
W. Kirk Turner, McAfee & Taft
Managing engaged and productive employees for success can present challenges in the most prosperous and predictable of times. So, how do you lead employees to meaningful and measurable outcomes in a variable and uncertain reality? Join the “people” experts to gain the confidence and concepts you need to communicate your expectations and manage your teams well.
Small Business Benefactors
Small Business Champions
Small Business Supporting Sponsors
Integrated Business Technologies
TEDC Creative Capital
|Byers Creative||CommunityCare||Delta Dental of Oklahoma||First Mate Financial Advisors, LLC|
|Merry Maids of Tulsa||Public Service Company of Oklahoma||Security Bank||The Summit Club|
|Tedford & Associates||Volunteers of America||W Design|
|Amazing Athletes of Eastern Oklahoma||BKD CPAs & Advisors||Burnett Home Improvement||Hall Estill|
|Integrated Business Technologies||Ludger's Bavarian Creamery||Oklahoma Aquarium||Public Service Company of Oklahoma|
|York Electronic Systems|
Integrated Business Technologies
Miss Helen's Private School
The Rowland Group
Tulsa World Media Company