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Online Speakers Bureau

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has established this online speakers bureau to provide a list of Springfield area speakers who have expertise on business-related topics. Speaker participation is limited to representatives of Chamber member companies.

The Chamber reserves the right to refuse participation by any proposed speaker at its discretion.  Please note that this is not a promotional or sales opportunity, but an opportunity to provide education to civic and other organizations that seek speakers for their professional meetings.

Disclaimer: This speakers bureau is provided as a source of information only. The goal is to help connect organizations with prospective speakers.  All arrangements must be made directly between the organization and the speaker.  The Chamber does not endorse or recommend the speakers listed on this website.  The views and opinions expressed by speakers are not necessarily those of The Chamber, and The Chamber is not responsible for any statements or actions of the speakers.

If you would like to be listed on this page, click here to fill out our online application.

Online Speakers Bureau

Josh Hester
The Storyteller Studios
Principal & Senior Producer
Phone: 
(217) 638-2280
Email:
josh@thestorytellerstudios.com
Biography:
Josh Hester is an Emmy-nominated producer with 15 years of experience in video production. He owns and operates The Storyteller Studios, through which he creates compelling corporate films, web videos, and television commercials. He holds an AS in Recording from Full Sail University, a BA in Film and Video Production from Columbia College Chicago, and an MA in Communications from the University of Illinois.
Presentation Topic:
The Power of Story in Marketing, Creating Effective Video Campaigns for Social Media
Primary Areas of Expertise:
Marketing and Communications, Brand Strategy, Social Media Marketing
Website:
http://www.thestorytellerstudios.com
Social Media: 
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Evelyn Ivy
Financial Keepers, LLC
Founder
Phone:
(417) 812-5945
Email:
lifestylecpa@gmail.com
Biography:
I am an advocate for small business success. I like helping the small business owner gain new perspective on his/her business by providing consulting services, speaking and writing books and a blog. I believe small business is the foundation of America. My special interests include watching future trends and using this information to align my clients for success.
Presentation Topic:
Developing small business strategies, planning for small business exit, keeping accurate records, adopting the right business structure to minimize taxes and Increasing the financial value of your small business
Primary Areas of Expertise:
Small business success
Website:
http://lifestylecpa.com/blog/
Social Media:
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Lothar Soliwon
ZG Worldwide Consultants
President & CEO
Phone: 
217-691-0554
Email: 
lothar@zgworldwide.com
Biography:
Lothar is CEO/President of ZG Worldwide Consultants, the Amazon of Business Consulting, which offers many unique niches in its broad range of specialized services. Formerly the Marketing Manager of the Illinois DOT Amtrak system, he has a BA in geography, Master of Social Sciences, and MBA.
Presentation Topic:
The Springfield area is a regional international business hub.  Collectively, global commerce is vital to the local economy.    The presentation is 15 minutes.
Primary Areas of Expertise:
Business generalist and disruptive entrepreneur.  He has international experience, with associates in many cities on five continents. 
Website:
http://www.zgworldwide.com
Social Media: 
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Jim Feagans
J. Gooch Shooting Sports/Capital Firearms Academy
Owner
Phone:
(217) 652-2217
Email:
capitalfirearmsacademy@gmail.com
Biography:
Jim Feagans is the owner of Capital Firearms Academy/J. Gooch Shooting Sports and is a Certified NRA Firearms Instructor, Certified Range Safety Officer, Law Enforcement Defensive Pistol Instructor, Certified Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, and Personal Protection Trainer and Speaker

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