Small Business Growth Panel

Creating the Perfect Team: How to Recruit & Retain Good Employees

The Small Business Growth Panel is an opportunity for attendees to hear from Edgewater’s leading business owners about their start up story. This year, our panel will focus on three very different business models and perspectives: a startup coffeehouse, a home-based business, and a larger, multi-department company. Our three panelists will talk about how they tackle managing their workforce – both big and small – and how they hire and find the perfect employees to make their business shine. 

Mark Your Calendar

DATE: Friday, September 20 
TIME: 11:30am – 1:30pm
LOCATION: The Edge Off Broadway Theater, 1133 West Catalpa Avenue, Chicago 60640

Schedule at a Glance

11:30AM – 12:00PM CHECK-IN & NETWORKING LUNCH. Guests lunch & mingle. 
12:00PM – 12:05PM Welcome Remarks
12:05PM – 12:15PM Panel Introductions
12:15PM – 12:35PM DISCUSSION 1: How Did You Build Your Team?
12:35PM – 12:55PM DISCUSSION 2: How Do You Hire & Source?
12:55PM – 1:15PM DISCUSSION 3: How Do You Keep Good Employees? 
1:15PM – 1:29PM Audience Q&A
1:29PM – 1:30PM Closing Remarks



Ticket Fees

Purchase tickets online to secure your seat at the event by Thursday, September 19 at 11:30am. Tickets will be sold onsite as well on a first-come, first-served basis.
Chamber Members: $20+ service fee
Non Members: $25+ service fee

Tickets include lunch provided by Francesca’s on Bryn Mawr.


Is this panel for me?

This event is open to the general public. Creating the Perfect Team: How to Recruit & Retain Good Employees is ideal for anyone interested in expanding their startups or existing businesses, especially if you want to learn best practices on finding/keeping new employees or are looking to expand by hiring your first employee(s). 

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Parking not included with ticket fee. Metered street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly encourage attendees to use public transportation, taxi or ride-sharing. The venue is walking distance from CTA Red Line Bryn Mawr stop.

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