City of Ontario Announces 2016 State of the City Featured Speakers
The 2016 State of the City: Business Leadership Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Ontario Convention Center. This year’s theme “Reaching New Heights” will demonstrate how Ontario’s Mayor and City Council are reaching new heights through investments in community, culture, and commerce, to make Ontario the most business-friendly City in Southern California.
This year’s featured speakers are The Queen of QVC, Lori Greiner, and The Human Spark Plug, Rebecca Ryan. Featured speakers will discuss Ontario’s commitment to the growth and evolution of business and the future of residential and commercial growth throughout the City. Nearly 1,000 business leaders, real estate professionals and dignitaries from across Southern California are expected to attend.
The event begins at 5 PM with registration and pre-event networking, followed by a welcome at 6 PM by Mayor Paul S. Leon and the Ontario City Council. The featured speakers will take the stage following the Mayor and City Council’s remarks. Following the State of the City Program there will be a Networking Forum.
Registration is now open and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information and to register, please visit www.ontariosoc.com.
About Lori Greiner: Meet Lori Greiner, “The Queen of QVC.” Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand. She is now regarded as one of the most prolific investors of retail products, having created over 500 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star shark on the hit entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn dreams into a reality. Lori also has had her own show on QVC-TV, for the past 17 years called “Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner.” Lori says she can tell instantly if a product is a “hero or a zero”, and this is clearly shown through her many thriving investments and a 90% success rate on new items launched. Several of her investments are the highest success stories on Shark Tank to date. Lori, in her effort to “pay it forward,” wrote her first book, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It (Random House, 2014), which was named one of the top 10 business books by Amazon.com, and also made Wall Street Journal’s top business books of 2014. Invent It, Sell It, Bank It, is a hands-on, nuts and bolt guide to getting a product off the ground and making it a success. Lori takes you step-by-step all along the way. Another part of the book’s tremendous popularity are the personal stories Lori shares an exclusive, behind the scenes perspective about her journey. In addition, Lori is a much sought after speaker inspiring others to achieve their goals and dreams as she has, and she offers in her book and on stage the recipe to achieve great success. This also adds to Lori’s philosophy of helping others and sharing her experience to benefit others-all in an entertaining way.
About Rebecca Ryan: Rebecca Ryan is called a “human spark plug.” Trained as a futurist and an economist, Rebecca helps clients figure out what’s next, so they can be ready for the future. Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc. She is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government (2015), ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013), and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007). Her TEDx talk, Spring is Coming, was featured at the prestigious TEDxBeaconStreet in 2015. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, calls Rebecca “one of the most reliable sources for CEOs and Mayors who want to attract and keep the next generation of creative workers.”
About Ontario’s State of the City: The 2016 State of the City: Business Leadership Conference will be held on March 23, 2016 at the Ontario Convention Center, located at 2000 Convention Center Way, Ontario, California 91764. Registration and Pre-Event Networking begins at 5 PM followed by the State of the City Program presented by Ontario’s Mayor and City Council with featured speakers, promptly at 6 PM. Following the State of the City Program there will be a Networking Forum.