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Tuesday, October 3 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Lessons Learned in Scaling Up Small Businesses

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The program will feature a variety of industries, where we'll discuss the obstacles that companies face at different stages of growth. Our panelists will share their entrepreneurial challenges, how they overcame them, and the key lessons they've learned while building their businesses. Throughout the conversation, they will share insight on their solutions that have helped them successfully scale.

Venue Details:
*Due to event capacity, only the first 100 people who have arrived will be allowed in.  
*Dress code restricts shorts, athletic wear, baseball caps and flip-flops.   

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Melissa Peterman

West Coast Community Manager, Townsquared
Melissa Peterman has been building community through events and online communities since 2009. Currently, Melissa is the Townsquared Community Manager for the West Coast; a private social network for small business owners. For the past two years Melissa has collaborated with the local small business community to build a collaborative social network online and offline for small businesses in Seattle and on the Eastside to connect, ask questions and share quick information and advice via... Read More →

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Greg Petrillo

Board Member and Advisor, Skillet Restaurant Group
Mr. Petrillo is a business operations executive with more than 30-years experience in operational management, complex vendor/partner management, service delivery, operations, and software development. He has worked comfortably in large and small companies, including many US and E... Read More →
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Andrea Scott

Chief Kulture and Kreative Officer, skoah
Andrea Scott is the co-owner, co-founder of skoah Inc and CEO of skoah | Franchising Inc. skoah is a Vancouver based company with 15 locations in Canada | and the USA. skoah is a facials only, membership concept with a proprietary skin | care product line and began in 2001. The company is on a rapid expansion path | with a target of 250 franchised locations in the next 5 years. skoah has created a | new category in the health and wellness space that focuses on empathy and | personalization. Her vision through franchising is to create an opportunity for | others to become entrepreneurs and to mentor and support those on their | journey to business ownership through... Read More →
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Eric Tanaka

Partner and Executive Chef, Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen
As partner and Executive Chef of Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen, Eric Tanaka, has been an essential voice and partner in the growth and successes of this leading Seattle restaurant company. Affectionately known as “ET” within the company, Tanaka’s ability to transform Tom’s ideas and interests into iconic dishes and innovative restaurants is well known and led to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine dubbing him the... Read More →
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Ian Weinberg

Owner and Chief Motivating Officer, Ian Fitness
In 5 short years Ian has catapulted himself from couch surfing personal trainer and world traveler to owner and Chief Motivating Officer of 7 (and counting ) IanFitness Personal Training and Boot Camp Studios and become Seattle's premier fitness and fatloss expert. | | He has e... Read More →