South Florida Business & Leadership Conference





SAVE THE DATE - 4th Annual Conference JUNE 27, 2014 - Details coming soon!


Event Information

The Jim Moran Institute is pleased to host its 3rd annual business and leadership conference in South Florida on June 29, 2013.  Whether you are an entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, business executive, team leader/manager, or business owner, there will be many opportunities to learn, share, and grow together.  Through the conference we strive to bring our diverse business community together and all business types are welcome…. Small or Large - Minority or Women Owned - International or Local - Nonprofit or Faith Based - Government or Education - Family Owned.  You will hear from great speakers covering subject matters that are important to every business.  There will also be breakout workshops where you can join smaller groups to spend more time reviewing topics that interest you most.   And at every stage of the event, you’ll have opportunities to meet business experts, mingle with your peers, and find out about resources available to support your business. 





Kick-off Lunch

Expo & Exhibit Hall

Breakout Workshops

Networking Reception





Capital & Funding

Online Marketing


Business Opportunities

Collaboration & Networking

Business Planning & Pricing





Urban League

of Broward County

560 NW 27th Ave.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311





11:00 a.m.

  Conference Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens



  11:45 a.m.

  Kick-off Lunch



  1:00 p.m.

  Individual Breakout Workshops



  4:15 p.m.

  Plenary Session



  5:00 p.m.

  Evening Networking Reception


  Music, Door Prize Raffle Drawing, Refreshments, Appetizers, & Cash Bar


Hosted by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce



Session Topics & Speakers


 Kick-off Lunch

    • Topic: TBD

Keynote Speaker: Germaine Smith-Baugh, Executive Director of Urban League of Broward County 

Breakout Workshops

    • Capital & Funding For Growth

Speakers: George Gremse, Chairman of Broward SCORE;  Michael Carn, Executive Director of Metro Broward; and Vic Leibofsky, Vice President, Business Banking of Fifth Third Bank

    • Answers To Leadership

Speakers: Dianne Hankerson, Chief Operating Officer of QuarterCompany; and Pamela Toussaint, Owner of Ultimate Image Coach

    • Cut Through The Noise - Online Marketing Best Practices

Speakers:  Nancy Leve, Owner of Virtual Fundamentals; and Kate Volman, Owner of Marketing Divaz

    • $aving Green - tips to increase your cash flow

Speakers: Enrique Triay, Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurship Opportunities at Broward College; Julie Alexis, Owner of Discover Business Services; and  Lisa Phipps-Gadsden of Bank United

    • Business Opportunities for Minority, Women, & Veterans and Small Businesses

Speakers: Joanne Rule, Procurement Specialist of Procurement Technical Assistance Center & Small Business Development Center; Beatrice Louissaint, CEO of Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council; Nancy Allen, CEO of Women's Business Development Council of Florida; and Hal Finkelstein, Chairman of SCORE South Florida. 

    • Planning & Pricing Your Business For Success

Speakers: Annette Gray, CEO of Global Business Development Center; and Claude Jenkins, Owner of Management Solutions For Profit

Plenary Session

    • No Man's Land and the Economics of Emerging Middle Market Companies

 Speaker: Doug Tatum, CEO of The Co-Investment Partnership & Author of "No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail"


Sponsorship & Conference Contact

The Jim Moran Institute is pleased to offer businesses an opportunity to support the South Florida Business & Leadership Conference. We offer numerous opportunities for you to advertise your business at any price range.  For more information on the conference and being a sponsors, please contact:

Jennifer Brin Kovach, South Florida Outreach Director
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    phone: 954-228-3082


Exhibit Hall Sponsor: Invizio


Exhibitors & Marketing Partners

The Jim Moran Institute is supported through donations from automotive industry legend Jim Moran, his wife Jan, JM Family Enterprises and The Jim Moran Foundation.  Additional in-kind support for the South Florida Business & Leadership Conference has been provided by the following organizations:  (stars indicates Exhibitor **)



A Better Concept

Advance Cleaning of Westin

All Star HR

BB&T Bank

Bank United**

Bennett Intellectual Property

Berger Singerman

Bright & Smart

Broward College**

Broward SCORE**

Children's Services Council of Broward County**

City of Hallandale Beach CRA

Community Foundation of Broward

David W. Singer & Associates

Discovery Business Services**



Fifth Third Bank**

Global Business Development Center**

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce**

Hallandale Medical Center


Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida**

Hispanic Unity of Florida**

Impact Broward


Junction International

 Management Solutions For Profit**

Marketing Divaz**

Metro Broward**

One Dot Systems

Paragon Foundation of Palm Beach County**



Procurement Technical Assistance Center**

QHS Healthservices


SCORE of South Palm Beach**

Simon Architectural Group

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center**

Southern Florida Minority Supplier Diversity Council**

TaskForce Fore Ending Homelessness

The Unicorn Children's Foundation

Ultimate Image Coach**

Urban League of Broward County**

Virtual Fundamentals**

Vistal Norte

Women's Business Development Council**

WorkForce One**