Jefferson Leadership & Business Symposium
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Jefferson Leadership & Business Symposium

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keynote speaker Eric Mina
Keynote Speaker Eric Mina

We invite you to attend our Leadership and Business Symposium event.

Current Jefferson students, high school students, and local community members will come together to learn about leadership in an interactive and educational venue.  

There will be opportunities to engage with local leaders, business professionals and Jefferson student leaders through an interactive program built around a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, an internship fair and musical entertainment!

The program will feature keynote speaker Eric Mina and performance artist Tom Varano.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - CANCELLED

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jefferson Community College, Sturtz Theater




Event Schedule

Welcome & Introductions – Dr. Ty Stone, College President

Location: Sturtz Theater

Eric Mina, Keynote Speaker


Location: Sturtz Theater

Morning Breakout Sessions

How to Make Money in Real Estate, Lisa L’Huillier, Hefferon Real Estate

Best Practices and Challenges in Leading a NNY Business, Peter Whitmore, Jreck Subs

Inventing Your Business - Scaling Your idea, Snapshots Photo Bus and Booths, Heather Gill

Managing Your Media Presence, Jay Matteson, Jefferson County Economic Development

Self-Assessment and Reflection: Critical Tools for Career Planning, Josh LaFave, Clarkson University

Hot Jobs in Today’s Economy, Cheryl Mayforth, The WorkPlace

Starting Your Career in a Non-Profit Organization- Danyelle Brown, CREDO Community Center

What Are Employers Looking For? Joseph Wessner, Coughlin Printing

The World Belongs to the Worldly. Why International Experience makes a Difference, Greg Gardner, SUNY Potsdam

Building a College Resume - James Ambrose, Enrollment Services, Jefferson Community College

Student Leadership Happens in Many Avenues - Current JCC Campus Activities Board and Resident Assistants

How to Bring Change to Your College Experience - Current Jefferson Student Government members & Club Officers

Importance of Extracurricular Involvement in the College Scholarship Process, Mary Perrine, Northern New York Community Foundation

Mid-Morning Breakout Sessions

The Steps to Become a Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management, Christine Cisco

Learning How to Win with Auto Detailing, White Glove Auto Detailing, Quatrell Walker

Success in Numbers – The Benefits of a Marketplace -Downtown Marketplace, Julie Brown

The Art & Science of Entrepreneurship, Elizabeth Lonergan, SBDC

Business Success Through Failure - Calvin McNeely, Runningboards

Using Virtual Reality in Event Planning, Alexander Vickers, Jefferson Community College

Social Media Branding- Angel Munson, The WorkPlace

We Are More Than Accountants – James Nicholas & Chris Thurston, Bowers & Company

Being a Student Leader in College - JCC Student Ambassadors & Orientation Leaders

College Leadership Programs and Opportunities - Honors Program & National Society of Leadership & Success Jefferson Students

Career Direction Connection – Michele Gefell, Career Services, Jefferson Community College

Internship Expo

Location: McVean Gym

Campus Tours

Location: Meet in the Commons

Performance Artist – Tom Varano

Location: Sturtz Theater


Contact Info:

Business Department
(315) 786-2287