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The Gulf Coast CEO Forum provides a comprehensive yearly event schedule devoted to cultivating relationships, ideas and solutions

MORE THAN A GREAT BREAKFAST.
 Monthly Breakfast Meetings
feature a dynamic speaker and presentation with actionable takeaways on leadership, management, trending national topics and business performance.

NOT YOUR AVERAGE NETWORKING.
 Social Events are part of our regular programming, designed to keep you connected to your fellow members in a fun atmosphere with no solicitation.  

LEADERSHIP SECRET WEAPON.
 Roundtables provide a confidential environment for members of non-competing industries to ask advice, tackle hard topics and glean ideas to keep their companies competitive. After all, it shouldn't be lonely at the top. To learn more about roundtables, contact Kimberly Manooshian. 

Upcoming Events

    • 10-Mar-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club and Virtual Livestream
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    Simon Anderson: Emerging Technology 

    Simon J. Anderson is an international futurist speaker and emerging technology and trends consultant. He is also the founder of Venture Foresight, a company dedicated to helping leaders recognize opportunities in emerging technologies and trends. 

    Mr. Anderson co-authored the 2014 Bellwether Award winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow and the 2015 “Updated & Expanded” Edition with fellow global futurist Jack Uldrich. 

    As a key member of the international organization Communities of the Future, Mr. Anderson works to promote and facilitate “future’s thinking’ in communities around the world. 

    Having traveled to more than 25 countries, Mr. Anderson brings a global perspective to his work, which has been featured in numerous publications including the World Future Society’s monthly newsletter, “The Futurist” and the Austrian management magazine the “Hernsteiner”. 

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    Breakfast Sponsor


    • 15-Mar-2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • CoolToday Park 18800 South, W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL 34293
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    MEMBERS-ONLY SOCIAL

    Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at CoolToday Park in North Port on Monday, March 15th as the Atlanta Braves take on the Minnesota Twins at 1 PM. We'll enjoy traditional ballpark fare and celebrate Spring Training in the CoolToday Suite. Cold beers and other adult beverages will be available for purchase at the adjacent Tomahawk Bar within the stadium.

    SPACE IS LIMITED!

    Tickets are available for CEO Forum members only.

    Make your RSVP ASAP to reserve your ticket.

    Special Thanks to Sponsor



    • 18-Mar-2021
    • 7:30 AM (EDT)
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 24-Mar-2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Seasons 52 | 170 University Town Center Drive
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    Member Happy Hour!

    Join us for cocktails and light bites on Wednesday, March 24th from 5:30 - 7 PM at Seasons 52! We'll celebrate the Spring Season in a private area with outdoor access. Availability is limited and registration is required. RSVP today if you plan to attend!

    MEMBERS ONLY

    • 14-Apr-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream
    Register


    EQ IN THE WORKPLACE


    Dr. Jan Pullen is in her 18th as Head of School and in her 33rd year as an administrator at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School. Jan arrived at Saint Stephen’s in 1988 as the Lower School Director, a role she held for 15 years, along with being Associate Head of School for six years. Dr. Pullen holds degrees from Florida State University (B.S.) and National Louis University (M.Ed.). In May 2013, she graduated with a doctorate degree (Ed.D.) in educational leadership and organization from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pullen is currently a member and vice-president of the Board of Directors for the Florida Council of Independent Schools, a member of the Board of Directors of Global Outreach-Tanzania and the international organization Water Is Life and Global Alliance of Leading Edge Schools, and past director on the governing board for the National Association for Episcopal Schools.  In the community, she is a sustaining member in the Service Club of Manatee County and a member of Christ Episcopal Church. In addition to Dr. Pullen’s professional interests, she is a wife and mother of three grown children who all graduated from Saint Stephen’s. She is also the proud grandmother of five grandchildren, two of whom attend Saint Stephen’s and three who are at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa. A sixth grandchild is due in March 2021. Jan is also an avid reader and a beach lover.

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    • 12-May-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream
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    Tony Moore: Change the Culture, Change the Outcome


    Tony Moore is a Culture Architect, Keynote Speaker, Author, and recovering Human Resource Executive. Over the course of his 25 years in the C-suite, he had the privilege of leading the people-side of multiple mergers and large-scale organizational turnarounds. Through this experience, Tony came to recognize culture as the soil in which everything in the organization lives or dies. His firm, Tony Moore Speaks, works with leaders who want to improve bottom-line performance by creating a culture of engagement and ownership. His unique blend of integrity, empathy, and energetic pursuit of change inspires confidence in every organization he touches. 

    Whether you are combatting the impact employee disengagement, departmental silos, and turnover is having on the bottom-line, or you want to elevate an already good culture to a level of excellence, “Change the Culture, Change the Outcomes” is the answer. Based on Tony’s book, Culture in 4D, this highly entertaining, thought-provoking, and actionable keynote will provide your team with the pathway to release untapped employee potential, increase performance, and make culture a force multiplier. 

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    • 20-May-2021
    • 7:30 AM (EDT)
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 09-Jun-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream
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    Dean Saby Mitra + Dr. Damon Woodard:
    What Every CEO Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence & Analytics


    Saby Mitra is the Dean of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. As dean, Saby is responsible for the strategy, administration, budgets and operations of the undergraduate Heavener School of Business, the Hough Graduate School of Business, and the Fisher School of Accounting. Prior to his deanship, Saby spent 27 years of his academic career at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. He was senior associate dean of faculty from 2019-2020 and senior associate dean of programs from 2015-2019. Prior to his role as senior associate dean, Saby was the faculty director of Executive MBA programs at Georgia Tech. Saby also has extensive experience in leading corporate programs at the intersection of business and technology for several companies including Bank of America, Coca Cola, SunTrust Bank, ABInBev and the Society for Cable TV Engineers, among others. 

    Saby’s research and teaching focuses on information systems, business analytics, electronic commerce, information security and IT governance. His research has been published or forthcoming in top business school journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Marketing, Organization Science, Journal of MIS, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions, and Journal of Operations Management, among others. He has served as Senior Editor and Associate Editor for Information Systems Research, the premier journal in his academic discipline. He has also served on the program committees for several premier academic conferences. Saby obtained his PhD in Business Administration (Management Science) from the University of Iowa and his Bachelor Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


    Dr. Woodard currently serves as the Director of AI Partnerships for the University of Florida’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a member of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member, an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Senior Member, a National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers Fellow, and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University.

    Before becoming a faculty member, Dr. Woodard was a Director of Central Intelligence postdoctoral fellow. He has conducted research and taught courses on artificial intelligence, applied machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. His current research projects include authorship attribution (stylometry) / computational behavioral analytics via text analytics and natural language processing, image analysis / machine learning based hardware assurance (hardware trojan detection, PCB bill of materials), and adversarial machine learning (DeepFake detection).

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    Breakfast Sponsor


    • 15-Jul-2021
    • 7:30 AM (EDT)
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 11-Aug-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream
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    August Breakfast Meeting - Announcement Coming Soon!


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    • 08-Sep-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream
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    Because I Said I Would


    Alex Sheen is a four-time TEDx speaker and the Founder of because I said I would, an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by a tragedy in his life, Alex created a concept called the Promise Card and began mailing cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since 2012, over 9.81 MILLION Promise Cards have been distributed to over 153 countries. In 2013, Alex left his Corporate Strategy Lead position at a leading software company to dedicate himself entirely to the nonprofit. Alex is the author of the upcoming book “because I said I would.” that is due for release in January 2019.

    Alex’s unique perspective on accountability, commitment and self-control developed both from his responsibilities in leading a global effort about keeping promises and his personal experience fulfilling his own promises. Alex’s personal promises include:

    • Walking 245 miles across the entire state of Ohio in under 10 days to fulfill a promise to the three Cleveland women who were held captive for 10 years.

    • Volunteering at 52 different nonprofit organizations in a single year.

    • Promising children with cancer trips to Disneyland and personally delivering 100 tickets.

    Alex’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, CBS Nightly News and many other programs. He has been featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine and honored as a Steve Harvey “Harvey’s Hero”. Alex’s efforts in social media have been featured in BuzzFeed’s annual “Most Important Viral Videos” and his viral posts have made the #1 spot on the front page of Reddit.com over 10 times. As a nationally respected thought-leader who has been featured at multiple TEDx conferences, Alex has spoken at over 527 events since 2013.

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    Breakfast Sponsor


    • 16-Sep-2021
    • 7:30 AM (EDT)
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 13-Oct-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream
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    Announcement Coming Soon!


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    • 10-Nov-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream
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    Building Tomorrow’s Workforce in Today’s Economy: A Framework for Action


    Dr. David DeLong is an author, speaker and president of Smart Workforce Strategies, a consulting firm that helps organizations find solutions to critical skill shortages and risks of knowledge loss. Dr. DeLong is also:

    • A research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College, teaching MBA’s “Leading & Managing Change.”
    • An acclaimed keynote speaker and co-author of the The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management from McGraw-Hill.
    • Author of the widely praised Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce from Oxford University Press.
    • Veteran researcher who has spent more than 20 years studying the strategic impacts of changing workforce demographics and knowledge loss on organizational performance.
    • A source of insights from over 600 interviews in knowledge-intensive organizations developing solutions for the knowledge retention and workforce development challenges posed by Baby Boomer retirements and changing values of Millennials.
    • Author of Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market, based on more than 50 case studies of Millennials who have successfully launched their careers.
    • Widely quoted in the New York TimesFortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial TimesCIO MagazineS. News & World Report, and the Boston Globe.
    • Interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.”

    A former researcher at both Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School, Dr. DeLong is also:

    • Co-author (with J.F. Rockart) of Executive Support Systems: The Emergence of Top Management Computer Use from Dow Jones-Irwin.
    • Presenter of dozens of keynote talks and workshops in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and South America
    • A widely-published writer whose work has appeared in journals and magazines such as Harvard Business Review, The New York TimesSloan Management Review, The Boston GlobeNewsweek InternationalOrganizational DynamicsComputerworld, and Magazine.
    • Recipient of a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University and an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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    Breakfast Sponsor


    • 18-Nov-2021
    • 7:30 AM (EST)
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 08-Dec-2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream
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Past Events

10-Feb-2021 Jaleigh White & Andy McKay: Succession Planning & Transition Readiness
30-Jan-2021 2021 Membership Renewal
19-Jan-2021 2021 Board of Directors Workshop
13-Jan-2021 Brant Menswar: Values-Based Leadership - Better Decisions, instinctive Motivation & Extraordinary Results
14-Dec-2020 Annual Holiday Party
09-Dec-2020 Michael Stritch: Geopolitics and the Pandemic
19-Nov-2020 November Board Meeting
17-Nov-2020 Member Happy Hour
11-Nov-2020 Meagan Johnson: 5 Generations in the Workforce
22-Oct-2020 BONUS Meeting: Stress Mastery with Dr. Heidi Hanna
14-Oct-2020 Jason Young: Servicetopia - The Ultimate Customer Service Experience
01-Oct-2020 Virtual Happy Hour
17-Sep-2020 September Board Meeting
09-Sep-2020 Will Bowen: Complaint Free Business
12-Aug-2020 Steve McClatchy: Leading Relationships - Communicate Effectively, Resolve Conflict & Lead High Performance Relationships
16-Jul-2020 July Board Meeting
10-Jun-2020 Chris Tomasso: How Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
27-May-2020 Part II - Larry McEvoy: Leading After COVID-19
21-May-2020 May Board Meeting
13-May-2020 Larry McEvoy: Leading After COVID-19
19-Mar-2020 March Board Meeting
11-Mar-2020 Phillip Stutts: Undefeated: The Secret Marketing Formula That Elects Presidents and Will Grow Your Business Every Time
06-Mar-2020 Spring Training at CoolToday Park
12-Feb-2020 Luke Bencie: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler
29-Jan-2020 A Night at Asolo Rep Sponsored by CoolToday
16-Jan-2020 January Board Meeting
08-Jan-2020 Robert Kavcic: 2020 Economic Forecast
01-Jan-2020 2020 Membership Renewal
11-Dec-2019 Brett Culp: Leadership is an Invitation
09-Dec-2019 Sky's The Limit: Annual Holiday Party
21-Nov-2019 November Board Meeting
13-Nov-2019 Kenneth Feld: An Interview
09-Oct-2019 Jim Knight: Culture That Rocks
02-Oct-2019 Member Social at The Field Club
19-Sep-2019 September Board Meeting
11-Sep-2019 Mark Nutsch
14-Aug-2019 Kelly Keenan
18-Jul-2019 July Board Meeting
17-Jul-2019 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
12-Jun-2019 Molly Bloom: Bet on Yourself and You'll Always Win
23-May-2019 May Board Meeting
08-May-2019 Robyn K. Levin: Trends In Digital Marketing
10-Apr-2019 Steve McClatchy: Decide - Work Smarter, Execute Faster and Lead by Example
08-Apr-2019 Happy Hour at Sarasota Waterworks
21-Mar-2019 First Peek: CoolToday Stadium for the Atlanta Braves!
21-Mar-2019 March Board Meeting
13-Mar-2019 Dennis Deaton: Destination Thinking for Leaders
13-Feb-2019 Gene Hammett: Achieve Hypergrowth
12-Feb-2019 A Night at Asolo Rep
17-Jan-2019 January Board Meeting
09-Jan-2019 Stuart Hoffman: 2019 Economic Forecast
31-Dec-2018 2019 Membership Renewal
12-Dec-2018 Kristen Soltis Anderson
10-Dec-2018 Seas & Greetings Holiday Party with Galati Yachts
15-Nov-2018 Board Meeting
14-Nov-2018 Taryn Morgan
30-Oct-2018 Mind The Gap
10-Oct-2018 Rod Hershberger
13-Sep-2018 Board Meeting
12-Sep-2018 Cyber Security with Tampa FBI
08-Aug-2018 Scott Greenberg - Joint Meeting with LWRBA
19-Jul-2018 Board Meeting
18-Jul-2018 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
13-Jun-2018 An Interview with AG Lafley
23-May-2018 Member Social at The Field Club
17-May-2018 Board Meeting
09-May-2018 Taddy Hall
24-Apr-2018 Member Social - Happy Hour at Oak & Stone
11-Apr-2018 Michael Tougias
28-Mar-2018 A Night at Asolo Rep
14-Mar-2018 Julissa Arce
08-Mar-2018 Board Meeting
14-Feb-2018 Les McCurdy
18-Jan-2018 Board Meeting
17-Jan-2018 AllTrust Presents Gregory L. Williams, CEO of Acrisure
10-Jan-2018 Eric Bailey
19-Dec-2017 2018 Dues
13-Dec-2017 Colonel Danny McKnight
11-Dec-2017 Bolly-Holly Bash
16-Nov-2017 Board Meeting
08-Nov-2017 Joshua Lifrak
11-Oct-2017 Taryn Morgan at IMG Academy
21-Sep-2017 Board Meeting
13-Sep-2017 Taddy Hall
09-Aug-2017 Mark Wilensky
20-Jul-2017 Board Meeting
19-Jul-2017 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
14-Jun-2017 Recruitment & Retention: Who's Getting It Right
18-May-2017 Board Meeting
10-May-2017 Rick DesLauriers
05-May-2017 Lawn Bowling on Cinco de Mayo!
12-Apr-2017 Nassir Ghaemi
23-Mar-2017 Board Meeting
09-Mar-2017 A Night at the Asolo
08-Mar-2017 Kerry Johnson
08-Feb-2017 Anirban Basu
19-Jan-2017 Board Meeting
17-Jan-2017 January Happy Hour
11-Jan-2017 Chef Jeff Henderson
19-Dec-2016 Holiday Party
07-Dec-2016 Janine Driver
17-Nov-2016 2017 Dues
16-Nov-2016 Trivia Night!
09-Nov-2016 Ken Gronbach
12-Oct-2016 Mind The Gap - Featuring John Zogby
14-Sep-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast - John Simmons
27-Aug-2016 R-Night with the Bradenton Marauders
10-Aug-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast - Karen Eber Davis
22-Jun-2016 Member Happy Hour
08-Jun-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast
11-May-2016 Philip Kotler
13-Apr-2016 Penelope Trunk
23-Mar-2016 Innovation Conversation
21-Mar-2016 Spring Training Game
15-Mar-2016 A Night at the Asolo
09-Mar-2016 Anne Grady
15-Feb-2016 Lunch and Lecture with Daymond John
06-Jan-2016 Dr. James Otteson
16-Dec-2015 Josh Bleill
07-Dec-2015 Holiday Party
11-Nov-2015 Yong-Gon Chon
14-Oct-2015 Why Smart Employees Under Perform-7 Hazards to Avoid
09-Sep-2015 Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
08-Jul-2015 Ron Hamilton
18-Jun-2015 VIP Event at new Microsoft Store
10-Jun-2015 A Night In The Shark Tank
13-May-2015 Commander Kirk Lippold
08-Apr-2015 Bob Kelleher
19-Mar-2015 Cocktail Social
11-Mar-2015 Mark Thompson
05-Mar-2015 Spring Training Game!
11-Feb-2015 Frank Bucaro
04-Feb-2015 Night at the Asolo
14-Jan-2015 Mark Vitner
15-Dec-2014 Gulf Coast CEO Forum Holiday Party
10-Dec-2014 Matthew Christensen
12-Nov-2014 Michael Tougias
16-Oct-2014 Herb Meyer
08-Oct-2014 Chris DeRose
10-Sep-2014 John Simmons
13-Aug-2014 No Speaker Meeting In August
09-Jul-2014 Dean Eisner
11-Jun-2014 John Moore
14-May-2014 Tom Gilovich
09-Apr-2014 Jim Knight
02-Apr-2014 R-Night, Philadelphia Here We Come
12-Mar-2014 David Marquet
27-Feb-2014 R-Night Social with Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
12-Feb-2014 Jeffrey Ma
08-Jan-2014 Anirban Basu
11-Dec-2013 Bealls - Chief Executive Officer Steve M. Knopik
13-Nov-2013 John Ratey: How Exercise Optimizes Brain Function and Performance
09-Oct-2013 Paul Hrabal: Risk Taking
11-Sep-2013 Kelly Keenan: Rethinking ROI of Social Media
10-Jul-2013 Les McKeown- Achieving Predictable Success
12-Jun-2013 Derreck Kayongo- Finding Value in Your Work!
08-May-2013 Mike Staver; Leadership Isn't For Cowards
26-Apr-2013 Golf at the Longboat Key Club Harborside
10-Apr-2013 Ed Tseng, The Missing Link in Peak Performance: How State of Mind Affects Bottom Line
13-Mar-2013 Danielle Berg and Blair Caplinger, Sponsored by MGA Insurance Group
07-Mar-2013 R-Night, Sponsored by Lou Marinaccio, MGA Insurance Group
09-Jan-2013 Joe Hahn
12-Dec-2012 Workplaces of Passion, Purpose and Productivity
14-Nov-2012 Fueling Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace
11-Oct-2012 A Conversation with Honorable Florida Gov. Rick Scott
12-Sep-2012 The Happiness Advantage and Positive Leadership
11-Jul-2012 Our Age of Transformation: Major Trends in the 21st Century
13-Jun-2012 What Private Equity Investors Expect from a CEO
24-May-2012 Gulf Coast CEO Forum Golf Event
09-May-2012 Making Hockey work in a Non-Traditional Market

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