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As a business consultant, executive coach, and retreat facilitator, Rogers strategically advises and supports businesses, teams, and individuals in growing and realizing their full potential in purposeful and balanced ways. Prior to starting her business in 2013 as president and chief growth officer of IEG (a WPP co.), she advised Fortune 100 brands, professional sports teams, entertainment properties, and global nonprofits on how to form mutually beneficial strategic alliances. Described by The Ledger as bringing “a fresh face to leadership,” Rogers authors a monthly column intended to inspire leadership excellence. She is a sought-after speaker that has presented keynote presentations and workshops throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Midili Smith recently joined Roger’s team and is consulting with businesses across various industries to help companies achieve their goals through the development of their most important asset, their people. Prior to her consulting role, Midili Smith served as the senior vice president of human resources for Publix Super Markets, Inc., a Fortune 100 company with over 193,000 employees. In this leadership role, she served on the CEO executive team providing strategic leadership in areas such as hiring, onboarding, training development and delivery, succession planning, corporate communication strategy, change management implementation, performance management, business planning, leadership development, and employee engagement. Midili Smith has seen firsthand the powerful positive impact that is achieved when companies focus and invest in developing the potential of their employees. As a result, her passion is to work with companies to help realize this potential and create meaningful organizational change and growth. CLASS DATES: •2/19 •4/16 •2/26 •4/30 •3/12 •5/7 •4/2 REGISTRATION FEE: $350 for Chamber Members $500 for Non-Members FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Darla Sechrest Pettaway Chief Development Officer 863.688.8551, ext. 228 NEW BUSINESS 101 The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce will host four sessions that will help businesses finalize their business plans and gain valuable information from city and county ombudsman, bank officials, marketing professionals, and local business mentors before opening their doors. All new businesses that complete the courses will receive a complimentary six-month Chamber membership, as well as a SCORE mentor to assist them in their business venture. The course will also help new applicants by feeding them in to the chamber programs that will most benefit their prospective business. 11