Creating Meaningful Connections

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Edgewater Hotel Grand Ballroom
Program: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Presented by Mark Scharenbroich

The program will begin with a State of the FBC address to share opportunities and key initiatives from the recently updated FBC strategic plan and to kick off the Family Business Center’s 25th Anniversary celebration.

Followed by networking break and Keynote Presentation Creating Meaningful Connections

Of all of the lessons we have learned from COVID-19, one lesson that stands out is how much we need human connection. People need to interact face to face. Social connections are a powerful component in our lives as they play a vital role in our sense of belonging. Humans are born wired for connection - it’s in our DNA, as strong a need as food, water, and warmth. Keynote speaker Mark Scharenbroich will share his message on the relationship side of business based on his award-winning book, Nice Bike - Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life. Mark has spent his career working in both industry and education discovering how some of the best organizations and team leaders build a culture that encourages people to perform at a higher level through greater engagement.

Attendees will receive a copy of Mark’s book Nice Bike.

Key takeaways:

  • How the “Nice Bike” metaphor can change your interactions with others
  • The power of acknowledging others by being fully present
  • Making meaningful connections to improve employee retention and increase productivity
  • Build a stronger and more profitable company through closer connections with your team and customers


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