June B-School: 7 Local Leaders' Big Pivots LEARN MORE

Biz 417's B-School Breakfast Series

Biz 417's Virtual B-School: The Big Pivot

Thursday, June 11 | NOON–1 PM

Knowing when and how to pivot is essential to the longevity of any business, but is crucial to survival for local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Biz 417’s Virtual B-School presented by OTC Center for Workforce Development, hear firsthand from several local leaders who have creatively adapted to keep their business afloat and provide essential services to the community. Don’t miss the inspiration, community connection and valuable advice the local business community has to offer on June 11. B-School is additionally sponsored by American National.


June B-School Panelists

MICHAEL CHO
Co-owner, Craft Sushi

Big Pivot: Increased Craft Sushi's presence in Mercy Hospital's cafeteria to counteract a 70% revenue loss.

JACKIE DOUGLAS

Education Director, Discovery Center of Springfield 

Big Pivot: Turned their (shut down) business into a temporary childcare facility for health workers.

TYLER DRENON

Innovation Strategist, Missouri State Libraries' Innovation Lab 

Big Pivot: Used equipment at his disposal to 3D print masks for first responders in need.

BRIAN FOGLE

President and CEO, Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Big Pivot: Helped secure donations to support the local nonprofit industry during disruption.

BRANDY HARRIS

Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield 

Big Pivot: Provided meals, virtual learning and programming to continue serving members and families.

MIKE MILLER

 President, Polyfab Plastics

Big Pivot: Manufactured thousands of aerosol boxes and face shields for the local health community.

AUSTIN O'REILLY

Founder and CEO, Dynamic DNA Laboratories

Big Pivot: Partnered with local health institutions to administer quick-turnaround COVID-19 tests.

Win a $50 Gift Card!

Snap a selfie during the webinar and tweet it out using the hashtag #BIZBSCHOOL for a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards to Farmers Gastropub from American National.

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