Tackle Business Challenges.
Clayton Chamber of Commerce's Business Solutions Summit features a variety of workshops designed to educate business owners and offer solutions for today's business challenges.
MEET OUR 2021 SPEAKERS.
Demming Bass - Grow With Google Certified Trainer
Demming has been an official speaker for the Grow with Google partner program since 2017. After an award-winning career as a chamber of commerce executive in NC and GA, he led Constant Contact’s marketing efforts across six states in the Southeast. To date, he’s trained over 15,000 small businesses, nonprofits and chambers on how to be better marketers. In addition to his role with Google, Demming is also a StoryBrand Certified Guide where he works with clients around the world to improve and clarify their brand messaging strategy.
He has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Most Notable Georgians” by Georgia Trend Magazine, one of the Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Leaders in Georgia by both the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend, and North Carolina State University Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumni in the field of Communication and Public Relations. Demming graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University and earned the Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) professional designation from the College of Charleston.
Demming will present the following seminars:
Keynote Seminar: Reach Customers Online With Google
Don’t Miss This Official Grow With Google Marketing Webinar Designed to Grow Your Business in 2021!
Now more than ever, businesses and nonprofits need to know how to reach and engage with customers online - to continue to generate leads, make sales, and grow revenue. Led by Grow With Google Speaker and Trainer Demming Bass, this is a “can’t miss” webinar customized for local businesses and nonprofits including additional ideas and strategies on how to market online during and after the COVID-19 crisis. As a bonus, ALL ATTENDEES will receive up to $150 in Google Matching Ad Credit (first-time users only) to immediately market their business with the lessons they learn and apply.
In this webinar, you will learn how to:
Attendees will walk away with free tools, a proven plan, and messaging strategies they can implement in their marketing immediately - no matter their level of marketing "know-how" or expertise.
Seminar 3: Use YouTube to Drive Business Growth
Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand. In this workshop, we'll discuss best practices for understanding different video formats, how to setup a YouTube channel, making good creative, and how to target and measure the results.
Rusty Gilmore - Security Consultant with Protus3
Rusty has a B.S. in Information Technology & Security from Campbell University and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Wake Technical Community College. Long before his days as a security consultant and computer forensic expert at Protus3, Rusty Gilmore sought to protect and serve the people of North Carolina as an officer with the Raleigh Police Department. His tenacity for discovering leads and using deductive logic took him from cop to detective. After about nine years with the Raleigh Police Department, he decided to open his own computer business. He did repairs and network upgrades before starting work for the federal government as an IT security contractor.
Now, with Protus3, Rusty applies this same in-depth analysis while confronting breaches in computers and other electronic devices. At the same time, he counsels his clients to be proactive in protecting their data. Throughout his career, Rusty has consulted on several high profile and nationally recognized computer and technology misappropriation cases. Rusty recognizes that computer forensics has universal relevance and applications. He has given presentations, trainings, and consulting advice to a wide variety of industries, and he welcomes the opportunity to share his expertise and experience. He can speak on a broad spectrum of topics to anyone with a technology related stake in an entity or who might be at risk of sticky HR situations, malware, employee malfeasance, or other data breaches.
Rusty will be presenting seminar 1: Cyber Security for your Business.
Melissa Overton - Owner of MedicalTraining.Me
1-part nurse, 2 parts thriving entrepreneur, 1-part high-energy speaker, 3 parts networking & connection maven, 2 parts loving momma, 1-part hip hop lover. Too many parts?
Melissa Overton is known for being exceptionally active and truly engaged. Overton founded and manages healthcare continuing education, leadership training, and safety. She is a trusted leader who puts her whole heart and mind into her activities and ensures all ships rise with her applied compassion, amazing networking and connecting skills.
Before launching MedicalTraining.me, PLLC in 2013, Melissa gained more than 15 years of passionate experience as an ER nurse. She translated that enthusiasm into life-saving and life-changing training with classes like CPR/BLS, First Aid, Advanced Lifesaving and as a certified trainer, speaker, and coach with the John Maxwell Team.
When not leading, connecting, and educating, Melissa enjoys family, friends, and shaking her groove thang to some old school hip hop.
Melissa will be presenting seminar 2: Resiliency in the Workplace and Avoiding Burnout amid the Pandemic.