Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CEOs who Twitter

About one hundred small business CEOs gathered last week for a panel discussion on “Social Media as a Business Tool.” It seems that we caught the wave on this one. The crowd was engaged, attentive, and left the luncheon with action in mind. The CEOs attentiveness may have been due to Sean Cantrell’s contribution to […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 2:26 pm
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rally Round a CEO

Business MeetingOriginally uploaded by daveypea Here’s a message I got today from a member whose business has been decimated by the economy. Names have been changed for privacy. “My roundtable members . . . including the newbies, Sarah and Mike. . . have been a great resource as we work to pull my company out […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 7:42 pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Social Media Blitz

We are blitzing our members with Social Media stuff this month. The quarterly luncheon on May 21 will feature a panel discussion on “Social Media as a Business Tool.” VACEOs has maybe 20% participation in our private LinkedIn group, a fair number of folks on Facebook, and a handful of bloggers and Tweeters. I anticipate […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 8:14 pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Resilient Company

This year’s CEO Retreat is titled “The Resilient Company.” Timely topic, I think! On a conference call with a couple dozen members yesterday, presenter Keith McFarland had them asking “can we start tomorrow?” Here are some excerpts from the call that offer insight into this Retreat program. “Greatness is built into companies in the tough […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 7:37 pm
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Family Business CEOs Face Unique Challenges

Two dozen members of the Virginia Council of CEOs met over lunch last week to share what they know about “Thriving in a Family Business.” The 90 minute session at the Robins School of Business was a chance for the CEOs to talk about the challenges of running a family business, and to share what […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 2:31 pm