The Young Professionals of the Naperville Chamber (YPN) invite all Members to their next Professional Development Series Friday, Sept. 14, featuring a panel discussion on how cause marketing and social entrepreneurship can benefit you.
The term cause marketing is becoming more and more prevalent, but do young professionals have a true understanding of what it is and what kind of impact it makes on their business or career? Cause marketing, in short, is a mutually beneficial relationship between a for-profit and nonprofit organization. By creating a partnership, your company can see tremendous growth and renewed sense of satisfaction by giving back to the community.
Attend this discussion and learn from individuals who are currently practicing this and social entrepreneurship, and how it relates to not only their professional life but their everyday lives as well.
Tom Duffey, founder and president of THD Business Advisors, and Kevin Nemetz, CEO of tix4cause, will provide a basic understanding of what cause marketing and social entrepreneurship through a question and answer discussion with attendes.
The discussion will take place from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Chamber office, Conference Room A located at 55 S. Main Street in Naperville. The event is open to YPN Members and nonmembers.
For more information, please contact staff liaison Brianna Belgio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-544-3377.
Tom Duffey has more than 30 years experience as an executive developing business solutions. He has tackled sales problems, product management, new business development and cause marketing. He led the development and implementation of unique solutions to grow businesses in consumer products, B2B, capital equipment, manager of product planning, global sales and has launched new products across the globe.
Tom combined his executive experience with his passion for serving the less-fortunate when he partnered with Judy Phillip to found Your Cause Marketing Edge, a consulting firm dedicated to assist businesses and nonprofit organizations in forming effective cause marketing partnerships.
Kevin has managed his career with an emphasis toward versatility and diversity in leadership roles at P&G, Ralston, Ralcorp, Dean Foods and Computer Associations. He designed and launched tix4cause, which is recognized across the U.S. as a unique social cause platform and commerce site. tix4cause delivers a winning solution for all who participate. Kevin was also selected as CEO of Provision X, a meat and poultry exchange designed to drive efficiencies throughout the supply chain with breakthrough technology and innovative reporting.
Previously, Kevin held a managerial position for a Big 4 consulting firm focused on delivering innovative strategies and improved processes from many consumer products clients. He specialized in leading business transformation, go-to-market strategies, supply chain improvements and organizational integration. Kevin frequently speaks at various MBA and college business seminars, and consults businesses on corporate team dynamics and selling.