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Itinerary

8:00 am: Registration & “Juice Up Your Morning” Networking Event.

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome.  Pledge.  Agenda and Introduction of Governor.

9:15 am – 9:30 am: Keynote Address – Governor Gary Herbert.

9:30 am – 9:35 am: Derek Miller Introduction.

9:35 am – 10:10 am: Derek Miller, President and CEO of World Trade Center Utah.

10:10 am – 10:30 am: Networking Break.

10:30 am – 11:05 am: Bill Chrisman, Founder and CEO of Storm Products Inc.

11:05 am – 12:00 pm: Brett and John Roberts, Bored Shorts TV.

12:00 pm: Taste of Box Elder (lunch) and Recreation Opportunities.

Itinerary subject to change.

When and Where:

  • Friday, November 4, 2016
  • USU Brigham City
    989 S. Main St., Brigham City, UT 84302
  • Experience the Taste of Box Elder
  • Live Entertainment
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Tickets start at $25/person

Our Featured Guests

Keynote Speaker: Governor Gary Herbert

Governor Gary Herbert“The State of the State Address”

Governor Gary Richard Herbert has led Utah’s recovery from the Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence. His unwavering focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish.

The governor is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah’s economy: education, jobs, energy, and self-determination. As a result, Utah has become a premier destination for business, jobs, and an unsurpassed quality of life.

As Utah’s 17th governor, he took the oath of office on August 11, 2009. Prior to becoming the state’s chief executive, Governor Herbert served as lieutenant governor for five years. He is the past chair of the Western Governors Association and National Governors Association.

Governor Herbert and his wife, Jeanette, are the proud parents of six children and 16 grandchildren.

Derek Miller
President and CEO of World Trade Center Utah

derek“The Global Economy: Where in the World is Utah?”

Derek B. Miller is the president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah, an organization dedicated to helping Utah companies “think, act, and succeed globally.”

WTC Utah is a member of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York City, a network of more than 300 WTC’s in 100 countries around the world, with the mission to facilitate prosperity through trade and investment.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Miller served as chief of staff to Governor Gary R. Herbert, overseeing the Governor’s Office, the Governor’s Cabinet and state operations. Mr. Miller has also served as managing director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development where he was responsible for recruiting new businesses to the state and helping existing Utah businesses to expand.

Before moving back to his home state of Utah, Mr. Miller worked in Washington D.C. for the U.S. House of Representatives as legal counsel and for Arthur Andersen as a management consultant. Mr. Miller is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and he also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University’s Romney Institute of Public Management.

Bill Chrisman
Founder and CEO of Storm Products Inc.

bill_chrisman“The Sweet Smell of Success”

Storm Products was originally founded in 1985 by Bill Chrisman, to market a new product he had developed. Mr. Chrisman had noticed urethane bowling balls (a relatively new innovation in ball design) were porous and tended to soak the oil from the bowling lanes. The new product was marketed as U Clean / U Score Urethane Bowling Ball Cleaner™.

Storm Products remained a one product company until 1991, when availability of capital and time coincided with the opportunity to manufacture bowling balls. Mr. Chrisman’s experience in other industries and his long term involvement with bowling led him to believe that small quantity OEM private label manufacturing was a viable market being completely ignored by large manufactures. In the spring of 1991, Mr. Chrisman hired Keith Orton, a pioneer in manufacturing high performance urethane bowling balls, to set up a facility to manufacture bowling balls for High Score Products.

Brett Roberts & John Roberts
Bored Shorts TV

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Brett Roberts

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John Roberts

“Getting More Clients for Less Money”

John and Brett Roberts are brothers and business partners. They are probably most well known for co-founding Bored Shorts TV, from which were born multiple popular YouTube comedy series that have combined for nearly 200 million views. Did you know that, aside from their YouTube channel, they have also sold hundreds of millions of dollars of products and services online? They have used their marketing prowess to start businesses, as well as build partnerships with existing businesses. In 2014 they founded CVX Live, a Social Media convention that attracted over 6000 attendees it’s first year and over 10,000 in 2015 and were named Marketers of the Year In Utah Valley Business Q magazine for this event. Their third event, scheduled for August, 2017, has been moved to the Salt Palace to host the planned 20,000+ attendees.

Beau Lewis
Lewis Cabinets

beau-lewisBeau Lewis is the current CFO of a booming family owned outsource cabinet company in beautiful Northern Utah. As the son of a cabinet maker, Beau has spent his life learning the intricate details of not only running, but improving the shop. He attained his Accounting degree at Utah State University and has been on a constant path of growth for the shop. Ingrained with innovation, he has incorporated technology in his business to propel it above and beyond the rest and as a result they have become an industry leader. Beau has also implemented a character development program into the company that has changed the entire culture of the shop. The productivity and positive work environment has been widely recognized, and at the end of the day has been changing peoples lives. Having an eye for efficiency and a heart for his employees makes Beau a desirable consultant for anyone wanting to improve their business.

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