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TUES., MARCH 10, dinner, HOSTED by: The President, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, and, The Provost, Dr. Stanley Wearden, of Columbia College Chicago, to be HELD at:  Columbia College, 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd flr., Stage Two, ARRANGED by:  CEO Roundtable Member Peter Zhang, Professor, and Director of the Columbia College China Initiative. 

How Mid-Size Companies Can Win in the Talent, Innovation, and Operations Wars - New Research on Winning Companies - with Thomas A. Stewart, Exec. Dir. of the National Center for the Middle Market.  A prominent management thought leader, he is the former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Harvard Business Review, and the author of two bestselling books, Intellectual Capital:  The New Wealth of Organizations, and, The Wealth of Knowledge. 

The challenge of fielding a great leadership team is greater in the middle market than it is anywhere else. Mid-sized companies stand face to face with the big guys every day—either as competitors or as suppliers and customers; they need a team every bit as good. How do you attract NBA players to a college gym? How do you keep them when others come poaching?  How do middle-market companies create a reputation—an employer brand—that allows them to compete with P&G and GE and Boeing for the best people? What weaknesses do they have to overcome—and what hidden strengths can they leverage?  Likewise, we'll see how middle market companies can effectively compete with innovation and operational effectiveness.

SPEAKER, Tom Stewart,  will discuss these questions and more, calling on brand-new research conducted by the National Center for the Middle Market, the leading source of insights and data about America’s mid-sized companies. 
Tom will discuss with us and answer all our questions about:

--the impact of a strong employer brand on profitability and growth
--how mid-sized companies can devise a brand and value proposition that is uniquely theirs
--what executives say motivates them to switch, or to turn down an offer
--how the best companies turn performance management into tool that drives company performance and helps retain the best staff
--how the best companies are creating innovative work environments
--how the best companies are operating winning levels of operational efficiency

--and many other things of importance!!

Location:  618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd flr., Stage 2.  (SPECIAL location for this mo.!)
Questions: Please submit your advance questions to Tom Stewart, Exec. Dir. of the National Center for the Middle Market, W:  614-292-3158614-292-3158; C: 917-518-7863917-518-7863; or, Stewart.1490@osu.edu     www.middlemarketcenter.org
Program:  5:30 pm-6:30 pm:  Dinner & Networking
                      6:30 pm-8:00 pm:  Presentation and Q&A
Speaker:  Thomas A. Stewart, Exec. Dir., Nat'l Ctr. for the Middle Market, a partnership between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and, GE Capital.  A prominent management thought leader, Tom is the former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Harvard Business Review, and the author of two bestselling books, Intellectual Capital:  The New Wealth of Organizations, and, The Wealth of Knowledge.  Tom is located at 252 Fisher Hall, 2100 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.  www.middlemarketcenter.org

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Dear Members,
We had a GREAT, value-packed 2014 year together, 40+ events!

You can renew your membership NOW, for 2015, at the SAME RATE as for 2014, 
AVAILABLE FOR A DAY OR TWO MORE, BEFORE the annual dues rise +$75, to $625
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  • about 40 total events
  • TWO FREE dinner guests* (normally $75 each), and in 2014, for
  • about $3,000 worth of partners' waived, conf. fees (aim for same in 2015)

 2015 (Jan. - Dec.), is our "25th Year Celebration!"

You can pay by check, or PayPal / Credit Card (button at very bottom of this page).  PayPal adds a small processing fee. 

The PayPal annual dues button @ $550 (plus PayPal fee) will be available ONLY FOR A DAY OR TWO MORE. 
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As always, the sooner you renew, the higher up on the "FIFO" Members list you'll be when we have limited FREE tickets to give out for additional special events = in addition to the 40 events we aim to provide. 

Thank you
to all 131 Members for your continuing, loyal friendship and support.  We are grateful!  We've had a GREAT, value-packed year together!

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SandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu 

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As always, the sooner you renew, the higher up on the "FIFO" list you are when we have limited tickets to give out for additional, special events. 

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