Friday, December 19, 2014

Gallery: 2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

The crowd settles in at the Crain's Small Business Forum on social marketing at the Marriott Hotel. About 225 people attended.

PHOTO CREDIT: John R. Boehm

2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Adam Keats, senior vice-president at Weber Shandwick, was one of four panelists.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Kari Way of Corporate Real Estate Solutions.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Clay Purdy, left, and Antonio Shiappa.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Crain's Chicago Business Publisher David Snyder welcomes 225 attendees to the forum.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Chris Rooney, right, of Digital Bridge Solutions exchanges business cards with Jeff Ringgenberg, managing partner of Evolyte.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

The winning video in Crain's "Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur" contest was screened.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

David Geslak, left, founder and director of La Grange-based Exercise Connection, won Crain's “Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur” video contest. He joined Crain's Publisher David Snyder at the forum.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Panelist Adam Keats discusses QR codes. With him on the panel, from left: Crain's Lisa Leiter; Mari Luangrath, founder of Foiled Cupcakes; Jeff Ringgenberg, managing partner of Evolyte, and Michael Samson, co-founder of CrowdSpring.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Panelist Mari Luangrath of Foiled Cupcakes discusses social media in this business climate.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Lisa Leiter, anchor of Crain's Chicago Business Today webcast, moderates the panel discussion.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

During the program, panelists' and audience members' live tweets were displayed on the big screen.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Attendees tweeted during the program on social media.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Diana Sheffer of Diana's Whoopie Pies has a question for the panel.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Nell Funk of Now We're Cookin' presents her marketing challenges to the panel of experts.

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2011 Small Business Week—Crain's Forum

Georgeann Quealy, president of Integrative Flavors, gets advice on the best way to spend her limited marketing budget.

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