The Chairs Message

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Rosanna Hayden, Chair.

We’ve all been experiencing many changes in our industry and business practices over the past few years and in many cases this has allowed for substantial growth either by developing new business lines or expansion in existing services. Owners Only Retreat will give you the opportunity to step back and take a few days to think about what’s next, what worked and what didn’t for us, and what’s new or right around the corner in our industry that will either help us or hinder us in attaining our goals. It’s food for thought in an out of office environment to help us work on our businesses, not in them. Whether you’re a solo owner, boutique shop, blended services, executive search, or larger staffing company, we promise there is something for everyone and you will find value that exceeds your investment.

This year, we start off Owners Only Retreat with a fun out of the box networking event. Join us for the Wild, Wild West Adventure tour which will include a trip to and tour of historical Virginia City, train ride on the V&T Railway, wine tasting at the famous Bucket of Blood Saloon, luncheon at the Cider Factory and best of all you get to enjoy this unique experience with a group of your peers. Our tour is followed by an evening reception back at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Friday and Saturday our Keynote Speaker, Doug Beabout will take us on an Owners Bootcamp of sorts. He’ll remind us what we may have forgotten, give us some thought provoking ideas and highlight current trends. Prior to OOR you’ll be invited to send us a list of “what keeps you up at night”. We’ll corral your thoughts and in a special session with Doug, address your concerns. Any company problems, owner issues, expert advice …nothing is too big or small to bring to the table.

We will have amazing speakers at each of our retreat luncheons. The first, on Friday, will give us legislative updates and the other, on Saturday, will provide us with insider industry insights along with a take away booklet packed with industry statistics that can be shared with clients and used for our own planning purposes. In the afternoons, we’ll hear Out of Box Ideas that Give you a Cutting-Edge Advantage and Current Economic Trends that will impact our industry. But that’s not all! We will have intimate “shop talk” tables each afternoon to discuss a variety of topics including: Effective Compensation Plans, Remote/Offshore Employees, Ideas for Cost Saving Measures, Exit Strategy, How to Lower your Workers Compensation/FUTA Experience Rating, Benefits/Insurance, Social Media/Website Best Practices, Updating Your Legal Documents, Federal and State Level Mandates and How they Affect You, When to Walk Away From Business Opportunities and Other Client Related Issues, and much, much, more. Finally, since we will be at Reno’s finest gambling establishment, we couldn’t help but hold an evening slot tournament. On Friday evening, while enjoying appetizers and drinks, participants will compete for the ultimate slot tournament prize. Consider lite weight lifting in advance to increase your odds.

The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a 4 Diamond Award winning resort and has much to offer including many highly rated restaurants, an award winning spa, and easy transportation to and from Reno’s airport. We’ve negotiated an amazing hotel room rate of $129.00 per night so plan to book early and stay late and enjoy all that the area has to offer.
We look forward to a spectacular 2017 Owners Only Retreat and seeing you there to join us in food for thought, a truly worthy learning experience, and fun filled out of the box experiences.

Rosanna Hayden, 2017 OOR Chair

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