Synonymous With Networking in Chicago Area
… Meet Your Relationship-building Leaders!
Lillian Bjorseth, president, Duoforce Enterprises, Inc.
Lillian worked and played politics in corporate corner offices and trenches at Nicor Gas and AT&T before she built two businesses primarily on word-on-mouth and top-of-the-mind positioning.
She's a highly sought-after communication and business networking skills speaker, trainer, coach and author. The Chicago Tribune calls her a “networking expert,” and the Association Forum of Chicagoland dubs her “the business networking authority.” A Daily Herald columnist says that she is "as successful a traditional networker as you will find."
Lillian is also impacting people in new ways. She's creating and producing "Maximize Your Career - Business Tools for Women over 50." It's the first all-day conference in the Chicago-area gearted to the Boomer business woman.
Her multi-edition Breakthrough Networking: Building Relationships That Last is an industry standard.
Lillian was featured as a local inspirational leader in the first edition of Chicago's I Inspire magazine in fall 2014. She was also named to the 2014 Top 100 Women in Ecommerce by WE Magazine for Women. She's a top graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Jason Jacobsohn, business advisor, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative
Jason Jacobsohn is well known in the Chicago area as a “connector” and go-to person for entrepreneurs who want to grow and maintain their success. For the past 15 years, he has provided venture development services to align businesses with resources for growth. Services he has provided include investor readiness preparation and coaching, strategic advisory services, business development, resource development, and capital formation. Currently, he is a Business Advisor with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative and Chicago Director of the Founder Institute. Jason is familiar with the needs of emerging businesses as a result of his assistance to hundreds of entrepreneurs across multiple industries.
Jason is passionate about advocating for entrepreneurs through his business and community efforts. He has served on the board, contributed to, or been an active member of The Big Idea Forum, DePaul Entrepreneurs Network, Illinois Entrepreneurship Consortium, and DePaul University Alumni Board. Jason received his MBA from DePaul University and his BBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Also, he shares his perspective about business networking on his blog at Networking Insight and frequent talks about networking to various groups around Chicagoland.
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