Jennifer Downey

WELD Leadership Series: Growing Your Business in the Current Economic Climate

August 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ohio Aerospace Institute
22800 Cedar Point Rd
Cleveland, OH 44142
$30 - $45
Mindy Koenig
WELD Leadership Series: Growing Your Business in the Current Economic Climate @ Ohio Aerospace Institute | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

Join Women for Economic and Leadership Develop for their August 2017 leadership series which will feature Jennifer Downey, President and CEO of Ambiance, the Store for Lovers, who will cover larger trends and emerging realities that any business has to deal with today and weave in her own experience in a rather unique retail situation.

Jennifer will recap the current retail climate and touch on the traditional concepts of business management that are coexisting uncomfortably with the methodologies that have accompanied the tech revolution – beginning with Jeff Bezos and Amazon, and how he has changed the way we do business today, and the realities created by these changes in today’s business environment.

Ambiance has more in common with the majority of other small businesses in the communities we serve than might be expected, and the impediments to their growth that exist are very similar to those of many other businesses who will be represented in the audience. Jennifer will compare growth for smaller companies vs. growth for larger companies and ways to set yourself apart. She will present ideas on how to grow and stay competitive in the current climate and touch upon the following strategies:

  • Don’t Panic – Analyze
  • Play to Your Strength
  • Think Like your Customer

There will be time for networking from 5:30pm-6:00pm, followed by the program from 6:00pm-7:30pm.


Member: $30 ($35 after 8/03/17)  (**Must be logged on to obtain discount!)
Non-Member: $40 ($45 after 8/03/17)

No refunds or credits after 8/03/17.

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