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2019 S. Central PA Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Harrisburg Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. CDT

Event Overview

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 our peers and Chairs from across your 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.

Event Speakers

Scott Mautz

Founder, Profound Performance

The leadership secret of today’s high-performing organizations

Perks, promotions and pay. These aren’t what motivates today’s workforce (increasingly influenced by Millennials/Gen Z). On the contrary, it’s meaning that motivates employees, and does so on a sustaining basis. Research shows, meaning-rich organizations get results like no other. This presentation from Scott Mautz will explore “The Markers of Meaning,” specific conditions you can foster to create meaning in and at work to feed learning and personal growth, inspire self-esteem, grant autonomy, and craft an environment of authenticity. Leave with practical tools you can put in practice immediately.

Todd Buchholz


Prosperity ahead — or not? Flourishing in the new economy

Never before have businesses felt such excruciating pressure to compete. The go-go days of the 1990s, turned into the go-sideways days of the 2000s. What’s next? How can your company survive and thrive? What’s at stake for the economy amid global foreign policy crises? By connecting the dots of the world economy, Todd Buchholz will demonstrate how to anticipate new trends that accelerate fresh opportunities across industries. Learn how the “scissors economy” opens up new business and investment possibilities.

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

SMB CEO: Decisions, investments and priorities for 2019

While strong economic tailwinds continue to push the economy forward, there is growing concern the “good old days” might just be ending. In this presentation we’ll share the thoughts of more than 1500 Vistage CEOs. We’ll review their economic confidence for the year ahead, explore their key decisions and understand their top investments for 2019. We’ll look at their priorities and identify the key takeaways. Join Joe Galvin, chief research officer, as he shares the ongoing work of Vistage Research into the issues, topics and decisions of business optimization and leadership enhancement.


Sheraton Harrisburg

7:15 - 9:15 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

7:45 - 8:45 AM
Morning Sessions
  • Manufacturing Network
  • Construction Network
  • Financial Market Update–Highlights for Executives in Plain English

8:45 - 9:15 AM

9:15 - 9:45 AM
General Session | Networking Activity

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Joe Galvin SMB CEO: Decisions, investments and growth levers for 2019

10:15 – 10:35 AM
Member Panel Discussion

10:35 - 11:05 AM

11:05 - 12:05 PM
Todd Buchholz Prosperity ahead — or not? Flourishing in the new economy

12:05 - 1:35 PM
Lunch | Afternoon Sessions
  • Value creation: Drivers and drainers of business value | RKL
  • SOLD: Where Planning and Opportunity Meet | U.S. Trust
  • Build and retain engaged teams: The key to unlocking maximum productivity | Emplify

1:35 - 2:35 PM
Scott Mautz The leadership secret of today’s high-performing organizations

2:35 - 2:45 PM
Summary Remarks

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Breakout sessions

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Morning Session | Financial market update – Highlights for executives in plain English

Presenter: Philip R. Brenckle , SVP & Regional Executive, Commercial Banking

Volatility was abound in 2018 in many key financial markets. Although many felt it in the stock market, other financial markets saw volatility as well. Get an overview of several key markets beyond the stock market that effect your business which will include:
  • Credit Market Usage and Pricing Update
  • Interest Rate Movements and Trends
  • Foreign Currency Movement and Trends
  • Commodities (Steel, Diesel, Natural Gas and Soy Beans) Movement and Trends
  • Key Indicators to Watch in the Economy
This presentation, delivered in plain English will give you insight into what happened in 2018 and what might be ahead in 2019.

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Morning Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Construction Network

Join local construction leaders for a morning networking discussion on the changes and innovations that will most strongly impact the industry, from evolving technology to new workforce and staffing resources. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Join the Construction Network.

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Morning Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Manufacturing Network

Staffing. Sourcing. Trade agreements. Tackle these and other pressing challenges and exciting opportunities with local manufacturing leaders in our morning networking discussion. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Join the Manufacturing Network.

12:05 - 1:35 PM

Afternoon Session | Build and retain engaged teams: The key to unlocking maximum productivity

Presenter: Adam Weber , Co-founder, Emplify

According to the Vistage Confidence Index, talent management is a top concern for members this year. Retaining your top talent is paramount for growing your organization and reaching those yearly targets. Join Emplify Co-founder, Adam Weber, to:
  • Learn proven methods and best practices for retaining team members.
  • Understand what actually motivates your employees and how to foster that within your culture.
  • Learn the simple, actionable process you can immediately implement in your organization for optimum employee engagement.
  • Hear real-life examples and success stories from Vistage companies implementing these strategies for unprecedented business results.

12:05 - 1:35 PM

Afternoon Session | SOLD: Where planning and opportunity meet

Presenter: Executives from U.S. Trust

Whether a change in ownership is planned, unplanned or a matter of chance, the time for you to prepare your company — and yourself — is now. Succession planning should be an ongoing part of running a business, not something that’s done only once the path forward has been chosen (or chosen for you). This session will provide tools you can take now to help be better prepared for when you finally decide to step away from your company:
  • A framework for recognizing the wide range of constituents who have a stake in the disposition of your company
  • Insights on the market for private businesses, exit options, and how each relate to your personal priorities
  • Actions to take today to help you prepare your company and yourself

12:05 - 1:35 PM

Afternoon Session | Value creation: Drivers and drainers of business value

Presenter: Ryan P. Hurst , ASA, Partner, RKL

What tangible and intangible factors drive and drain value from your business? Going beyond the typical current financial considerations like gross margin and EBITDA, we’ll provide insights into the nuanced factors that can drive value, reduce risk and increase transferability in your business succession strategy such as:
  • Revenue growth, predictability and sustainability
  • Customer diversity, loyalty and retention
  • Financial infrastructure, processes and controls
Relevant to buyers, sellers, and holders, the session will get owners thinking differently about what drives value in their specific situation and how to strategize around these strengths and weaknesses to create sustainable business value.



Sheraton Harrisburg
4650 Lindle Rd.
Harrisburg, PA
Get on the fast track to better decisions, quicker results and increased success.