2011 N.C. CEO Forum Unveils "Great Companies Of Tomorrow" Twitter Contest For Local Business Owners

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) July 27, 2011 - The 2011 N.C. CEO Forum (http://www.ncceoforum.com), an invitation-only business event scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., has announced that it will feature a Twitter contest offered to business owners with annual revenues totaling less than $500,000. The contest challenges local business owners to submit in 140 characters or less why they should be selected to attend the 2011 Forum. Answers should be based around the theme of the 2011 N.C. CEO Forum: "Building Great Companies - That Last."

    The "Great Companies of Tomorrow" contest participants will have to follow the N.C. CEO Forum on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ncceoforum. They must then creatively tweet the reason the reason they, as a small business owner, should be selected to attend the 2011 N.C. CEO Forum. The contest winner will be granted free admission to the event, valued at $398, which offers valuable networking opportunities, motivational speeches, stories and discussion regarding surviving during difficult economic times, and exposure to top N.C. CEOs and business leaders. The Forum is designed to equip every attendee with practical insights, ideas and actions to apply within their own businesses and organizations to improve performance. The contest supports established leaders and young entrepreneurial talent throughout North Carolina.

    The 2011 N.C. CEO Forum event will be hosted by Summit Performance Systems (http://www.summit-performance.com) and Deckelbaum & Associates, LLC (http://www.rickdeckelbaum.com). This is the third annual N.C. CEO Forum.

    "We are excited to host this contest to offer business owners the chance to grow and expand," said Rick Deckelbaum, president and CEO of Deckelbaum & Associates, LLC. "Small businesses can become tomorrow's big businesses. We want to provide business leaders with the opportunity to establish roots, relationships and a lasting commitment to the North Carolina business community, allowing them to succeed and build strong companies through hearing the experiences and stories of other top leaders."

    For more information, forum updates, and to follow and enter the contest, visit http://www.twitter.com/ncceoforum.

    - The deadline for submission is Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m.

    - Attendees at the 2011 NC CEO Forum will hear an address from Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, Built to Last, and his latest work, How the Mighty Have Fallen. He will educate attendees on the characteristics that separate good companies from great companies.

    - Speakers and panelists, including some of North Carolina's top CEOs and executive leaders, will address the impact of the current economic crisis and how it is impacted specific industry sectors including manufacturing, technology, retail, media, education, pharma, health care, energy as well as governmental and nonprofit sectors.

    ABOUT 2011 N.C. CEO FORUM:
    The 2011 N.C. CEO Forum is a premier, invitation-only leadership conference for North Carolina executives and management teams interested in sharing and learning practical lessons with other leaders to help businesses, jobs, communities, and the state of N.C. grow and thrive. The conference, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., is centered around the common theme, "Building Great Companies - That Last." It will provide attendees a platform to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities posed by environmental initiatives, social mandates, and near-term economic constraints through unique story-telling and examples from some successful leaders throughout the community. Attendees will learn from global and local business leaders how successful companies are seizing opportunity and continuing to build presence on the national and international scene. The 2011 N.C. CEO Forum will be led by a keynote address from Jim Collins, acclaimed business author of Good to Great, Built to Last, and his latest work, How the Mighty Fall. For more information, please visit http://www.ncceoforum.com.

    Kate Catlin
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    kate ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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