The 2011 Summit will feature high-profile speakers presenting an economic and industry outlook and addressing best business practices, issue-driven panels and candid roundtable discussions presented by CVSN in conjunction with our meeting partners Truck Parts & Service magazine, HDDA/AAIA and Datalliance/HDX Services. Check out all of our influential speakers below to see what is in store. The deadline if for registration is fast approaching, make sure to RSVP for the 2011 Summit Today!
Topic: Politics, The Economy, and the Business Community: How Today’s Current Events Impact Tomorrow’s Profits
Join Gene Marks as he explains the meaning behind today’s numbers, the trends in Washington, the new technologies coming on the market, and where he expects tomorrow’s opportunities for small businesses to be. Gene Marks is a columnist, author, and small business owner. Gene’s weekly columns and blogs for The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week and The American City Business Journal are read by thousands of small and medium sized business owners around the country. Gene has written five books on business management, specifically geared towards small and medium sized companies.
The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich
Political Insight from the Inside
Governor Ehrlich will give us his assessment of the current political scene in the country and his insight into the 2012 Presidential Election along with the economy and health care. Governor Ehrlich was the first Republican Governor of the state of Maryland. Having served as Governor, U.S. Congressman, state legislator, and civil litigator, he counsels clients on an array of government matters, with particular expertise in health care, finance, and economic development.
J. Richard Schien
CVSN 2011 – President’s Award Winner
We will honor the life and accomplishments of J. Richard Schien, Founder and Chairman of Karmak. CVSN President Tom Stewart of Carolina Rim & Wheel will make a special presentation to Richard following the Keynote Address on Monday morning. This award, created by past CVSN President Ken Duval, is our way of thanking those who have contributed greatly to the HD Aftermarket and the industry.
Dr. Bob Nelson, PhD
The Rewards of Recognition: Motivating Today’s Employees
This session overviews what really motivates today’s workers and how any manager can get their employees coming to work, giving their best effort and saying things like: “Thank God it’s Monday!” With the belief that every employee has the potential to be great, Dr. Nelson reveals the secrets for taking the breaks off your organization and unleashing the potential within every employee. In all of Bob’s talks he draws from his original research and doctoral work, as well as his experience in working with two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies on the topic of employee motivation, rewards and recognition. Because of his vast experience, Dr. Nelson is able to best show you ways how you can make a difference in managing your employees and draw from how the best companies and managers do so, integrating recognition into their daily work practices, identifying and acting on opportunities to enhance performance, and overcoming obstacles along the way.