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2019 Kentucky Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Louisville

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.



Change is happening faster than ever.
Make sure you have every advantage.

In our fast-paced world of high-speed technology, few businesses can afford a lax approach to change. High-performing companies are quick, nimble and ready to pounce. They incorporate progressive practices, the latest resources and timely information. They can see around the curves and past their blind spots. They’re not the followers. They are the pacesetters.

And they do not get there on their own.

Join your greater Vistage family and peers to rev up the energy
and kick up your drive at this year’s Vistage Executive Summit.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?

A powerful event that brings together your peers and Chairs from across the region for a day of learning, inspiration and connection. It’s a day designed to put you on the fast track to more effective leadership, increased performance and better results.

You can count on:

You’ll come away with keen insights, broadened perspectives, practical tips to implement immediately, and mind racing possibilities.


Churchill Downs

Event Speakers

Breakout sessions

Morning Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Family Business Network

Location/Time: | 7:45-8:45 AM

Family businesses are incredibly gratifying — and challenging. Join like-minded family business leaders from around the region who understand the ins and outs of family businesses. Make valuable new connections and share insights. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome.

Start the conversation now: Join the Family Business Network.


Morning Session | Manufacturing with Logistics, Distribution, and Transportation

Location/Time: | 7:45 - 8:45 AM

From hiring and sourcing to augmented reality, there are a lot of exciting changes that are impacting today’s manufacturing industry. Join us for a morning networking session to connect with other local manufacturing leaders. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome.

Start the conversation now: Join the Manufacturing Network.


Afternoon Session | 10 steps to uncover the hidden value and maximize return when exiting your business

Location/Time: | 12:05 - 1:35 PM

Presenter: Ray Strothman & Matthew Saltzman, Strothman and Co

Building a business can take a lifetime, selling a business can take months. The opportunity to transition, exit, or pass along your business to the next generation is a one-time event. We will discuss the potential pitfalls, uncovering the hidden value and maximizing the return.

  • Am I ready?
  • Is this the right time – is the business ready for sale?
  • How do I avoid taxes?
  • What is my business worth?
  • How do I find a buyer?

This is a must attend session for anyone that owns a business and is thinking about, or ready for, an exit strategy.


Afternoon Session | Millennial entitlement: Creating the workplace that attracts and retains

Location/Time: | 12:05 - 1:35 PM

Presenter: Chris Allen, Senior Business Consulting Advisor, Ronald Blue Trust

Is it possible that what the next generation is demanding could actually make our organizations healthier and more valuable? Companies must still create value for their shareholders, but is it possible that the best way to do this is by creating workplaces valued by the next generation? Please join us as Chris Allen, a Ronald Blue Trust Senior Business Consulting Advisor, facilitates this session and shares:

  • Proven methods to intentionally build a culture that attracts and retains people.
  • Actionable steps to implement within your organization to increase employee engagement.
  • Real-life success stories of executing these strategies to increase the value of the organization.


Afternoon Session | Understanding employee engagement best practices

Location/Time: | 12:05 - 1:35 PM

Presenter: Ryan Sever, Account Executive, Emplify & Michael Vasey, Client Delivery Director, Emplify

We know having a clear employee engagement strategy is paramount to achieving your business goals for the year. Yet, of the 90% of leaders who think an engagement strategy has an impact on business success, barely 25% of them feel confident it's working. Join Emplify to learn the 5 competencies required to cultivate a healthy employee engagement ecosystem and hear real-life examples from Vistage companies implementing these best practices for unprecedented business results.





Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave
Louisville, KY
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