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9th Annual Groundhog Day Economic Development Breakfast presented by: Team Lorain County



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Contact: Dawn Calvert, President/CEO       Team Lorain County                    (440) 328-2563

9th Annual Groundhog Day Economic Development

Breakfast presented by: Team Lorain County


(January 13, 2015)


The 9th Annual Groundhog Day Economic Development Breakfast will feature a Nationally Recognized Speaker, Author and Expert on Workforce and generational change in the workplace.

John Grubbs will present a keynote entitled "Leading the Lazy" a humorous look at today's changing workforce. John is rapidly becoming one of world's foremost experts on generational change in the workplace. His ability to deliver relevant, high-quality information in a fun and entertaining way has earned him many keynote speaking opportunities with national associations and Fortune 50 companies. His ability to analyze and predict trends for talent attraction and retention has earned him audiences in the petrochemical industry, healthcare, manufacturing, education, government, and non-profit sectors.

His information is both provocative and engaging. His speeches can be an emotional roller-coaster with the audience laughing one minute and holding back tears the next. Energy and passion are the two most common words used to describe John Grubbs as a speaker and trainer.

Upon completing undergraduate degrees in both safety and engineering, he earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus on organizational leadership. He has over 20 years of leadership experience including hands-on management experience, executive coaching, training, and consulting. As a best-selling author, his most recent works include: Leadership Among Idiots - 2009, Surviving the Talent Exodus - 2011, and the soon to be released Leading the Lazy. He has published other books and numerous magazine articles and is a member of several national and international associations including the World-Wide Association of Business Coaches.

“We are very excited to bring this level of a speaker to Lorain County”, noted Dawn Calvert, President/CEO of Team Lorain County. “By having John speak in Lorain County, we are hoping to encourage new ideas for our existing businesses to think outside of the box on talent attraction and retention. We are anticipating a very entertaining and informative session”. Dawn will also be providing an outlook for Team Lorain County for 2015.

The 9th Annual Groundhog Day ED Breakfast will take place on February 2, 2015, at LCCC/Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 North Abbe Rd., Elyria. Registration, breakfast and networking will begin at 8:30am with the speakers starting at 9:00am. Reservations are required and seating is limited, so reserve your space today. Please RSVP by 1/28/2015 to Chris Kish by phone 440-328-2562 or email: Reservations will not be accepted after January 28, 2015.

Team Lorain County (TLC) is a private/public economic development organization devoted to helping companies’ locate in, stay and grow in Lorain County. TLC is an integral part of a regional coordinated strategy to attract, retain and expand businesses in Northeast Ohio.