BNC Entrepreneur Event - Round Table Discussion November 11, 09

NOTE: NO WALK-INS for this meeting.

For the waiting list be sure an include a phone number where you can be reached. You will be notified there are cancelations.

BNC Entrepreneur Event - Roundtable discussion for Business Owners

As a business owner, do you often feel like you could use someone, or a group of people, with whom you could talk about your business?

In this interactive discussion, you will work with fellow business owners and use their insights to help you solve your biggest business challenge. You will leave with valuable feedback that can help you grow your business or make you a more effective leader.

The discussion will be moderated by BNC member and experienced facilitator, Dave Mischler. If you register before October 25th you will receive a free, consulting session from Dave to help clarify your issue for discussion and provide a format to think through the issue to ensure it is well communicated

Each owner will get an opportunity to discuss a key burning issue or strategic challenge for their business. It should be something, that if solved, could make the owner more successful, enable the business to grow or actually be a “game changer.”  The better, and more concisely the issue it described, the more time that the group will have to help you solve the problem. Since we will want to allow all the participants to speak, efficiency will be at a premium.

This discussion group is geared for business owners, partners and start-up business leaders that deal with a spectrum of functions such as Operations, HR, and Development. However, this session is not intended for MLM type businesses.

About the facilitator:
Dave Mischler is President of Inner Circle Chicago, a peer-to-peer advisory group, where he works with business owners to clarify their direction, identify solutions to issues and create the accountability they need to grow.  Before starting his current business, Dave began his career as an accountant and later moved into advertising and then marketing. His industry experience includes professional services financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods, healthcare, government agencies and not-for-profits. Dave has led teams or facilitated for over 20 years and his unique background has enabled him to gain both a broad and deep perspective on business owner challenges as he works with leaders to help them succeed.

Dave has a B.S.B.A in Accounting from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from Indiana University. He earned both the CPA and CMA designations.  He is active in his community and has served on boards of both for-profit and not-for-profit entities.

Attendance will be limited to 10 attendees so signup soon.

We are offering two types of tickets:

General Ticket $20

Premier Ticket $35

See below Sponsors for ticket details

There are no refunds offered. However, credit will be offered to a future event if given a 24 hour notice (November 10, 8:30 am) and must be used within 1 year.

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Thanks to our sponsors

Corporate Sponsor

Wells Fargo Advisor

       Meeta Vakil, CRPC ®
     Financial Advisor



BNC November Event Sponsors

Inner Circle logo  


General Ticket
  • admission to the event
  • eligible for BNC Entrepreneur Linked In group
  • receive electronic list of those who opt in to share business information
Premier Ticket
  • admission to the event
  • business logo with link to your website placed on this invite
  • business logo with link to your website placed on the electronic flier to be sent to all BNC members (almost 4000) three or more times before event if logo submitted by Sep 30
  • eligible to join BNC Entrepreneur Linked In group
  • receive electronic list of those who opt in to share business information

Qualifications for Small Businesses sponsorship:

* business in built by owner - not part of a bigger corporation, franchise or MLM company
*must be Chicago area based OR have attended at least one BNC meeting

Qualification for Franchise Owner/Independent Contractor

* for independent contractors or free lancers working for bigger companies, and franchise owners
* must be Chicago area based OR have attended at least one BNC meeting
* exlusivity is not guaranteed

Please NOTE:
* logos must be sized to fit in a
100 px wide X 80 px high box and must be in .gif or .jpeg format
* for corporate sponsorship opportunies please contact BNC President, David Carman at or 312-203-3122.

For other inquiries such as donations to the raffle or if you did not receive a confirmation contact us at or call 312-371-3786.


The BNC Entrepreneur Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The purpose of the group is to provide start-ups and small business owners with the resources to accelerate the growth of their businesses. We provide a mutually-supportive environment for entrepreneurs to expand their network, showcase their businesses, gain knowledge of best practices, and create a sounding board for innovative ideas.

BNC members with specialized knowledge are encouraged to make a presentation and share their expertise with the group. Industry experts are brought in to address current topics of interest. If you are serious and genuinely committed to growing your business, this group is for you!

Name Sales End Price
General Ticket Ended $20
Small Business or Franchise Owner/Independent Contractor Sponsor Ticket   Ended $35
Waiting List Ended Free