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Wednesday, October 4 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Value of Values: The Importance of Making a Positive Impact

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In building a business, there is significant value in philanthropy and improving the community. Customers want to invest in companies that support their community and consumers vote with their dollars. Building a brand that says you care about more than just the bottom line is compelling and differentiating. In addition, employees want to find meaning in their work. By focusing on doing good for the community it motivates, engages and retains employees.

Join a diverse panel of industries and experts to learn how to get started with community and philanthropic initiatives that will support your business. 

Venue Details:
*Due to event capacity, seating is on a first come, first served basis. Registration is required however it does not ensure entry.  
*Dress code restricts shorts, athletic wear, baseball caps and flip-flops.   


Moderators
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Kristin Ackerman Bacon

Publisher, CEO, Sip Northwest
Kristin Ackerman Bacon started her career in tech at a startup in Redmond, Washington, when she was just 17-years-old, moving her way up over the course of six years to National OEM Manager. After the dot-com crash, she went to work for LuxuryRealEstate.com, which is where she helped establish the company's first print magazine. This was also where she realized her love for publishing. Kristin then spent over a decade in upper management positions with luxury lifestyle publications such as Robb Report, Worth, St. Regis, Estates West... Read More →

Speakers
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Dragos Axinte

CEO, Novo Fogo
Dragos Axinte believes that nothing worthwhile comes easy. He was born and raised in a communist dictatorship (Romania) where adversity was his best friend, moved to the U.S. with a handbag and a smile, built a consumer product company (ColdHeat) that quintupled its market category... Read More →
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Terri Eccles

Product Strategy & Transformation Consultant, Virago
Terri Eccles is the owner of Virago Labs - a boutique consulting firm focused on strategy and leadership for startups.  As part of her business, she is currently interim COO (Head of Product, Marketing, & Tech) for a fintech startup. She also teaches product management at General... Read More →
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Andrew Friedman

Owner, Liberty Bar
Andrew Friedman is the owner of Liberty Bar, Scout Spirits and Industry Spirits in Seattle. Opening Liberty in ’06, Andrew has had a great time there ever since. Additionally, Andrew is one of the founder’s and President Emeritus of the Washington State Bartender’s Guild, and... Read More →
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Stacy Lill

Founder and CEO, Cashmere Consulting
Stacy Lill is Founder/CEO of Cashmere Consulting, focusing on corporate Networking, Marketing, & Strategic Partnerships as well as Wine Industry Education & Development. Stacy is Founder & Brand Ambassador of O Wines, and Founder of the All Wines: Opportunity for Success Scholarship... Read More →