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Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce to host first-ever Ignite Summit to help enhance regional business strategies


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce will host a groundbreaking event next month meant to improve the efficiency and communication strategies of businesses in the region.

The Ignite Business Summit, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will take place at First Baptist Church in Sylacauga.

Presented by the East Alabama Rural Innovation and Training Hub (EARTH), the summit promises to equip enterprises of all sizes with essential communication tools and management techniques.

The summit has also garnered support from other prominent sponsors, including Central Alabama Community College (CACC), Alabama Power, and Coosa Valley Medical Center (CVMC).

Three distinguished speakers are poised to lead the charge at the Ignite Summit.

Kristin Scroggin, a generational expert and founder of genWHY, will deliver the keynote address, delving into strategies for attracting, developing, empowering, and retaining Millennial and Gen-Z employees.

Dr. Mark Hearn, Associate Dean of Jacksonville State University’s School of Business and Industry, will share insights on community outreach, employment-at-will clauses, and international business.

Chelsey Strong, the proprietor of Muscadine Marketing, will highlight effective communication and branding approaches backed by data.

For a limited time, early-bird pricing offers individual tickets at $55 each, covering admission, a conference notebook, and lunch. Groups can secure tables of eight at a discounted rate of $460, which includes priority seating, table signage, admission, conference materials, and lunch for all attendees. Prices will rise to $75 per individual ticket and $600 per table after Friday, Sept. 1.

Those interested in securing a spot can visit the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce’s website by clicking here.

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