A Special Thank You

To All 2019 Evolution Leadership Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Central Penn Business Journal: "The Central Penn Business Journal is the award-winning business newspaper of record for Central Pennsylvania, providing more information, more analysis and more advice pertinent to business than any other local media outlet. As the most widely read local business publication in Central Pennsylvania, the Journal reaches entrepreneurs, corporate directors, middle managers and CEOs. In short, decision-makers are reading the Business Journal.

Our news team, which has served the business community for more than 30 years, has established a reputation for covering important business news in depth. As an independently owned newspaper, we're not afraid to tackle difficult topics, and we do it objectively.

With a readership of more than 43,000 in print and tens of thousands more online, the Journal reaches business leaders and decision-makers who  work, live and invest in Central Pennsylvania. We bring them information that can't be found anywhere else."

High Family Business Center: In 1995, a group of business people, family business owners, and representatives of Elizabethtown College, came together to fill a recognized need. With family businesses comprising the backbone of our economy, strengthening entrepreneurial families has a great impact on the community. The High Center for Family Business has always been dedicated to bringing the best available resources to families in businesses for south central Pennsylvania and beyond. Serving and strengthening families in business through succession planning, family leadership training and legacy building. The Center has three core services that we provide to our members; in addition to numerous other benefits.

  1. Best Practice and Business Exit Planning surveys
  2. Leadership Breakfast Speaker Series and the annual Family Business Forum event
  3. Executive Peer Group meetings

Today, The High Center for Family Business is proud to be one of the largest and oldest centers in the country."

Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP: Our mission is to be your trusted business advisor, providing reliable answers and exceptional service while building relationships of mutual respect.

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is a full service certified public accounting firm with offices in Lancaster and Mechanicsburg, PA. Since 1929, we have provided quality accounting, auditing, tax, and business consulting services to our clients in the Central Pennsylvania region. Our firm consists of experts in a variety of financial areas enabling us to assist a diverse group of companies and individuals. We have the expertise to provide complete financial services to individuals, large and small businesses, as well as other agencies and organizations. We are recognized for providing outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to three underlying principles: professionalism, responsiveness, and quality.

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is one of the leading firms in the region. By combining the expertise, experience, and energy of our staff, each client receives personal and professional attention.

Companies, organizations, and individuals who choose the firm of Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP rely on our competent advice and fast, accurate, personal service.

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP has long been known for the quality of our service. Our firm's reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves. We feel it is extremely important to continually and professionally educate our staff to improve our firm's technical expertise, financial knowledge, and service to our clients. Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP's superior service is the result of our commitment to excellence.

Vistage: CEO & Executive Coaching. Since 1957, Vistage has been bringing together successful CEOs, executives and business owners into private peer advisory groups guided by expert executive coaches, known as Vistage Chairs.

From the beginning, our Chairs have been at the heart of what makes the Vistage experience so powerful for so many members. Vistage Chairs are a distinguished group of business leaders who come to us from a wide range of industries. Some have owned businesses, many have been CEOs of domestic and international companies, and all are united by a desire to share their insight and expertise with other business leaders in their communities through executive business coaching.

It all starts with the group
Put twelve or so high performing business executives in a room, and the potential is enormous. Each Vistage group is specifically tailored to CEOs, small business owners, key executives, or trusted advisors. They're purpose-built so that members can help each other to solve their most pressing business concerns through a process we call peer advisory. More than 18,000 members across the globe count on the peers in their Vistage group to provide fresh perspectives and new ideas at every monthly meeting.

An expert guides the meetings
The role of a Vistage Chair is to ensure that every bit of their group's experience and wisdom is applied in a Vistage meeting. Chairs are accomplished leaders. You can call them a CEO coach, but they are so much more than that. They are totally committed to the success of group members. Through their executive coaching services, they help stimulate thinking, frame issues, guide discussions, and ensure accountability in the group. Vistage Chairs take on the role with the express purpose of helping others build great businesses.

Take action and get results
During meetings, and in their private one-to-one sessions each month, Chairs encourage and support members' personal and professional growth, and hold members accountable for taking action on their goals. They help to develop their members and give back the knowledge they have earned through their outstanding careers as CEOs, executives, and business owners.

WHTM ABC-27: WHTM-TV is an ABC affiliated, full-power commercial television station licensed to the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York market. The station provides five and a half hours of local news, weather, sports, and information programming each weekday. WHTM also produces GOOD DAY PA, a daily one-hour lifestyle program highlighting community events, local charities and not for profit organizations serving southcentral Pennsylvania. WHTM is known as “abc27 News Your Local News Source”.

Partnering Sponsors

BNY Mellon Wealth Management: Exceptional capabilities, proven experience and innovative thinking–all working for you.

Serving individuals and families as well as family offices and institutions, we use our exceptional resources, deep experience and highly skilled people to provide wealth management solutions that meet your unique needs.

Who We Serve

  • Individuals & Families
  • Family Offices
  • Planned Giving Programs
  • Endowments & Foundations
  • Professionals & Institutions

Our Services

  • Investment Management
  • Wealth & Estate Planning
  • Private Banking
  • Asset Servicing & Information Management
  • BNY Mellon provides wealth management expertise to clients worldwide. In Canada, these services are offered through BNY Mellon Wealth Management's Advisory Services. Please contact us for additional information about our international wealth management solutions.

Centric Bank: an American Banker Best Banks to Work For 2018, a three-time Best Places to Work and Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies for six years, Centric Financial Corporation is headquartered in south central Pennsylvania with assets of $734 million and remains the leader in organic loan growth in central Pennsylvania. A locally owned, locally loaned community bank, Centric Bank provides highly competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, families and the health care industry. With a Five-Star Bauer Financial Rating, Centric Bank, named a Top SBA Lender in the United States, also ranked #1 in approved SBA 7(a) loans in the Commonwealth for banks under $1 billion in assets as of September 30, 2018.

Founded in 2007, Pennsylvania-based Centric Bank has financial centers located in Harrisburg, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, and Camp Hill, and loan production offices in Lancaster and suburban Philadelphia. To learn more about Centric Bank, call 717.657.7727 or visit CentricBank.com. Connect with them on Twitter at @CentricBank and Facebook at Centric Bank.

The Centric Bank Mission
Centric Bank is a locally owned, locally loaned community bank that provides a variety of core financial services to businesses, professionals, and individuals. We promise our customers immediate, direct access to our bank decision makers and deliver the finest personalized service in the industry. Centric has committed people and resources to enrich the communities where we live and work. Because trust is our most important commodity, we are focused on building and sustaining long-term generational relationships with our customers, our community, our employers, and our shareholders. In every transaction, We Revolve Around You.

Centric Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking services, including:

  • Personal and Business Checking Accounts
  • Online Banking with Bill Pay
  • Mobile Banking with Remote Deposit
  • Business Loans & Lines of Credit
  • Business Leasing
  • Cash Management Services
  • Personal and Business Credit Cards
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Residential Mortgages
  • Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Savings and Money Market Accounts

www.CentricBank.com  |  717.657.7727

Huntingdon National Bank: The strength of a big bank. The service of a local one.

It’s been more than 150 years since Huntington Bank was founded in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, it’s grown into one of the largest and most respected banks in the country, with over $104 billion in assets. Huntington’s purpose is to help make people’s lives better, help businesses thrive, and strengthen the communities they serve. Huntington and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement, technology asset finance and capital market services (including commodities hedging, foreign exchange, junior capital, syndications, and private placement).

Huntington Bank has expanded the delivery of its commercial banking capabilities in Pennsylvania with the appointment of Philip Brenckle to Commercial Banking Regional Manager for Central Pennsylvania. An industry veteran of more than 16 years, Brenckle joins Huntington with a solid track record of success in middle-market and commercial banking.

Penn State Executive Programs: As your organization creates and implements its strategy for the future, your people will make the difference. Build a critical mass of leaders who can interpret the environment, seek out new opportunities, rally those around them, and reflect the DNA of the organization.

Leveraging the knowledge resources of one of the nation's top universities and its internationally ranked Smeal College of Business, Penn State Executive Programs specializes in providing broader perspective and preparing organizations and their leaders to create and unify behind common strategic goals.

Recognized for our outstanding ability to apply new knowledge to real problems for measurable results, our practice areas include:

Open-Enrollment Executive Education
We offer campus-based programs in areas such as leadership, strategy and innovation, and supply chain management.

Custom Learning Initiatives
We partner with your organization to design learning initiatives that develop the capabilities to address strategic challenges.

Strategic Thinking and Innovation
We work side-by-side with the leadership team of your organization to help visualize, plan, and execute for the future.

For more than 50 years, Penn State Executive Programs has partnered with multinational corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to develop leaders and shape business strategies. Explore the possibilities and begin planning for your future.

SEK, CPAs & Advisors is a regional CPA leader in assurance, tax, consulting, and accounting services. With a staff of 175 that includes 26 Members, our highly trained teams focus on serving the accounting, tax, and auditing needs of closely-held businesses, family businesses, individuals, estates, trusts, governments, not-for-profits, and more. We believe in helping each of our clients succeed. Our approach is proactive, collaborative, and professional.

SEK serves clients in the Quad-State Region from six offices in Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Hanover, and York, PA; and Hagerstown, MD. Our team supports the communities we serve, as active volunteers and financial sponsors.

For more information, please visit www.sek.com.

Supporting Sponsors

B.R.P. is a full service entertainment company based in Hershey, Pa. As a team, we pride ourselves on handling every event detail, from start to finish. In addition to all pre-event advancing, we serve as a liaison between our clients, the entertainer and the venue, to facilitate on-site arrangements for the day of the event. B.R.P’s commitment to excellence and attention to detail ensures that all involved parties and their guests have a memorable experience.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide unique, first class entertainment to our clients in a manner that conveys integrity, expertise and excellent service. By honoring that mission, we hope to create a culture that fosters mutual respect, positive outcomes, teamwork, personal and professional development, all while making the entertainment portion of that client’s planning seamless and memorable for them and their attendees.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be sought out by corporations, casinos and associations in need of professional entertainment and speakers. We aim to provide comprehensive service to our clients while maintaining a successful business. Lastly, we strive to be a strong corporate citizen within the communities that we serve.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values serve as the foundation upon which our team conducts business and builds client relationships.

  • Integrity – being honest and fair in aligning client’s needs with equitable talent while maintaining a profitable business
  • Excellence – striving to always provide first class service and outstanding talent to our clients
  • Professionalism – conducting ourselves in a manner that respects our clients and team, expresses expertise in the industry and provides an example to others of how a business prospers in a servant leadership model
  • Citizenship – being a model corporate citizen with time and investment in the communities we live, work, serve.

Chief Outsiders: Business growth starts with a vision – your vision. Armed with insights and the right resources, your vision becomes tangible by developing a roadmap from where you are today, to where you’re headed.

Incremental Growth - Continue tweaking your current products, processes, using existing resources

Substantial Growth - New insights, strategies and capabilities to reach next level, tapping "done that before" expertise

If you’re a business that's short on marketing talent, you’ve likely experienced a number of growth-limiting challenges. Chief Outsiders provides part-time marketing executives to growth and mid-sized businesses for a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). And when we place a Chief Outsider with your company, you get access to the human capital of our entire executive marketing team by virtue of our peer review process.

One way to think about Chief Outsider's fractional CMOs is that you can "rent" exactly the type of experience and amount of CMO you need:

  • Instant On – “why recruit a CMO, when you can rent one, fast.” No hiring delays, head hunters, interviews or relocations.
  • Convenience – select from a roster of C-level experience and talent. No lifetime consultants here.
  • Cost-Effectiveness – you only tap the amount of a CMO you need.
  • Always Current – we’re continuously sharpening our skills sets, which is no small challenge in this digital marketing era.
  • Backed Up – each CMO has an entire team of CMOs backing them up, reducing risk and assuring availability.

Stevens & Lee/Griffin: is a multidisciplinary professional services platform with over 200 financial, legal, investment banking, consulting and government affairs professionals working together to help clients in a wide range of industries to meet challenges and pursue opportunities.

Our platform consists of:

  • Stevens & Lee: A full-service law firm – one of the 200 largest law firms in the nation
  • Griffin Financial Group: A FINRA-licensed investment bank – the largest headquartered in Pennsylvania and among the largest in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states
  • Griffin Stevens & Lee Government Consulting: A state and local government revenue and operations consulting business
  • Financial S&Lutions: A swap and derivative advisory business to state and local governments and non-profit institutions
  • Pinnacle Risk Services: A D&O and E&O insurance risk consulting business
  • A government affairs and public policy unit
  • SES ESOP Strategies: A national ESOP firm that combines the expertise of ESOP consulting, financial and legal professionals to assist companies in creating and maintaining successful, sustainable employee ownership results throughout the entire ESOP lifecycle
  • Griffin/Stevens & Lee Tax and Consulting Network: A mature network of 30 tax, accounting, consulting and technology professional services firms, primarily operated by former Big Four professionals
  • Kent Franchise Law Group: A boutique law group representing a wide range of business clients in franchising, distribution, intellectual property and related matters Our multidisciplinary professionals represent clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and across the country from 19 offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Florida and South Carolina.

For more information about our platform, visit our website at www.stevensleegriffin.com or call us at 1.800.510.0274

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber: recognized as one of the largest, most dynamic organizations of its kind, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corporation has combined a unique blend of business, community, and economic development services under one roof to improve the region’s economic vitality and quality of life.

We’re a catalyst for dynamic job creation, policy change and economic growth that enhances the quality of life in our region: Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. Together with our members, we’ve accomplished some pretty amazing things over the last 130 years.

We define ourselves with BOLD LEADERSHIP. We’re a knowledgeable organization guiding the regional business community. Our tribe is our VISIONARY MEMBERS. We energize and engage our boards and members, transforming that energy into action that positively affects the region. Our consistent POWERFUL RESULTS shape the communities we call home. We deliver impactful and quantifiable economic development initiatives, lead legislative advocacy and expand our membership through events, volunteer initiatives and strategic connections.

Klock is Central Pennsylvania’s leading premier entertainment and production company, best known for exceptional quality Wedding DJ Entertainment, Lighting Design, and Photo Booth services. When Klock isn’t busy celebrating special moments with wedding clientele, the company can be found helping business and organizations execute their messages and host large scale corporate events providing Audio, Lighting, Video, and Content Management, Full Event Planning Services and Comprehensive Entertainment Services.

Visit our website to learn more: www.klockentertainment.com

The Smarilli Group is focused on Business Transitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Branding. The Smarilli Group is comprised of Smarilli Strategic Partners and Smarilli Marketing Communications.

Smarilli Strategic Partners are business advisors with a proven track record of helping companies grow revenue and maximize their profitability through relationship-focused business consulting services.

Smarilli Marketing Communications helps to solve a wide range of communications challenges, specifically the creation of branding and corporate identity systems, as well as the development of the marketing tools necessary to compete successfully in today’s marketplace.

The Smarilli Group provides expert support and guidance for your company through today’s ever-changing business climate.

We're Viscul, and food and beverage is our bread and butter. With more than 10 years’ experience as the go-to creative agency for retailers and producers, we craft campaigns driven by meaningful stories that connect with consumers and communities. Our team - small, passionate, mighty talented - partners with each client on a personal level, brainstorming around a table or getting our hands dirty in the places where your brand lives and breathes. (A day that finds us deep in a cornfield is a good day.) We tailor our services to your needs, strategizing and concerting from scratch or plugging into existing marketing teams, but always with one goal: to deliver a customer relationship that lasts.