Wednesday, September 5, 2012

VACEOS Member Profile: Rob Jones, CEO Alliance Group Checks the Pulse of the Country. Are You Listening?

Stay two or three moves ahead and surround yourself with talented deep divers. That’s how Alliance Group CEO, Rob Jones explains his ability to keep his PR and consulting business thriving, so much so he has afforded himself and his staff new digs on West Main Street. The space is the perfect environment to harbor […]

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What Happens in a CEO Roundtable?

Ever wonder what happens in a CEO Roundtable? Sorry. I can’t tell you. It’s confidential. But I can tell you about the process. Great CEO Roundtables are characterized by discipline and structure. That structure is contained in the meeting agenda, which rarely varies. By adhering to this proven structure, a Roundtable establishes a rhythm that […]

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Alan’s Economic Forecast & Five Ways to Prepare Now

As always, our Annual CEO Retreat at Kingsmill brought over-the-top speakers and quality peer-to-peer breakout sessions. We learned how to build a winning sales culture, how Net Promoter Score (NPS) can be part of growth strategy, and we got a chance to share our recession confessions.  And, according to economist and closing speaker Alan Beaulieu, […]

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Friday, April 20, 2012

CEO Profile: John Carrico

Twelve-year-old John Carrico started washing dishes in his father’s family restaurant in Martinsville, Virginia.  This is where he learned the value of hard work and the importance of working with others to achieve a common goal.  After graduating from UVA with a B.S. in Commerce, and later an MBA from the Darden School with an […]

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CEOs Share Optimism in Quarterly Survey

CEOs in central Virginia anticipate increases in capital spending and hiring during the next six months, but expect sales to remain relatively level due to concerns about slow growth and continued economic uncertainty, the 1st quarter 2012 CEO Economic Outlook survey reveals.   Top executives of small and mid-sized companies participating in the survey plan […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 1:49 pm