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Planning Ahead

While I truly hope you have something fun and fabulous planned for the summer (I myself, am counting down until our week at the beach in June with the entire Neill clan – 3 generations and 32 of us in all), if you haven’t already done so, please block out a few days in September as well (14-15) to be a part of the 13th annual Advanced Shop Talk Conference.

Registration is now open, but if you do nothing else at the moment, at least call and make your hotel reservation. Room rates are only $109 per night, and anyone who attended last year can attest that this is a steal for the Oak Brook Marriott in Chicago. The rooms are clean and updated, the lobby boasts several flat screen tvs and comfy sofas for hanging out and watching the game, and there’s even a Starbuck’s tucked next to the restaurant for those of you who need your morning grande fix.

The conference programming isn’t too shabby either. We listened to all of your suggestions and have allotted more time for roundtable discussions. We have also divided the conference into two specific segments to help stay focused. We will spend one day working “in” the business and the other day working “on” the business. Hopefully you won’t miss all of the extra “hats” as we go back to the drawing board and make the adjustments needed to take our businesses to the next level (or just eliminate some of the chaos).  Looking forward to seeing everyone in Chicago.

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