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2021 Arizona

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MST

Event Overview

Your journey to get here has been extraordinary.

Equip yourself with learnings, data and perspectives to further your leadership climb. Register now for the Arizona Vistage Executive Summit, a virtual event designed to help you chart the course upward.

Anchor your ascent with content, connection and conversation.

The Vistage Executive Summit is a day to tune in and know your peers are right there with you. Without ever leaving your home, find an edge with insider’s access to market-specific insights from ITR Economics and Vistage Research, Targeted Learning Breakouts and networking with members from your greater Vistage community.

The only way forward is up. How you get there — it’s up to you.


Event Speakers

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Decision factors 2021: Thriving on disruption

While leaders of small and midsize businesses have been focused on capitalizing on the wave of economic growth, they also must manage the continuing disruptions created by the pandemic to thrive. In this briefing from Vistage research, CEOs will gain perspectives on the five key decision factors they need to consider to successfully lead their business through the end of the year as well as create effective plans for 2022.

Alex Chausovsky

Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics

The journey forward

2020 was quite a year. ITR Economics will explore all of the changes that occurred in the economy and break down what they mean to your business in 2021. One thing that will not change, is that successful businesses will have to constantly adapt to a sea of shifting circumstances. ITR will examine consumer, manufacturing, and construction industry trends that drive Vistage member company performance and present a regional perspective to highlight the factors most important to your local economy. More specifically ITR will:

  • Assess economic performance and business demand in 2021 and into 2022.
  • Evaluate the latest regional data, highlighting issues important to your local economy.
  • Look at a system of key leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and vertical markets.
  • Present clear, actionable Management Objectives™ that are right for the coming years as we adapt to the “new reality.”


Virtual event

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
CONTENT | Joe Galvin, Climb to recovery for CEOs

8:45 - 9:50 a.m.
CONNECTION | Targeted Learning Breakouts

  • Should I grow my business or sell it?
  • Prioritize team health, productivity and your vision in 2021

  • 9:50 - 10:00 a.m.

    10:00 – 11:10 a.m.
    CONTENT | Alex Chausovsky, The journey forward

    11:10 - 12:05 p.m.
    CONVERSATION | Guided Discussion Groups

  • Construction
  • Professional Services
  • General Business

  • 12:05 – 1:00 p.m.
    CONVERSATION | Networking: Social hour

    *agenda subject to change

    Breakout sessions

    8:50 - 9:50 am

    Should I grow my business or sell it?

    Presenter: Dave Heymann, Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor, Generational Group

    Many owners treat their business as if it is how they earn a living, or as their passion, or profession. The business itself is an investment, a financial asset. Wise investors know financial assets need to either be grown or be sold. Often owners don’t know how to grow a business INTENTIONALLY vs. OPPORTUNISTICALLY. When it comes to value, we always have an idea what our home and our stocks are worth but many owners have the wrong idea about the value of their business. During this session attendees will learn how a business is actually valued by buyers and what forces drive value up or down. We will also discuss the CORRECT way to grow a business INTENTIONALLY so that the return justifies the risk of owning a privately-held business.

    8:50 - 9:50 am

    Prioritize team health, productivity and your vision in 2021

    Presenter: Mari Tautimes, Professional EOS Implementer®, former Vistage member

    Everyone wants to be a part of an incredible culture while feeling like they are on the winning team. They also want a balanced life where they are productive at work and present at home, and of course, so do you. Working from home in a COVID environment hasn’t changed any of that. What it has done is make it clear that it’s even more of a priority than ever before. In this session, we’ll walk you through how strengthening the 6 Key Components of your business is the key to incredible team health, productivity and a balanced life.

    11:15 - 12:05 pm

    Guided Discussion Groups

    As a Vistage member, you’re never climbing alone, and Guided Discussion Groups are an added means of connecting with peers who share your zeal for success. Anticipate thought-provoking prompts related to the keynote presentation to spark conversation, centered on industry/topic-specific education and idea sharing. Who in your local community might further support you, challenge you and encourage you to persevere?

    Discussion Groups:

    • Construction
    • Professional Services
    • General Business