18 Chambers Gather for West Suburban Multi-Chamber Luncheon: Salesmanship â€“ Cultivating Centers of Influence
On Thursday, March 16th, Members of 18 Local Chambers of Commerce will take part in a luncheon that includes networking, a Business Expo and keynote speaker: Ron Losby, CEO of Steinway Musical Instruments.
Ron Losby was named as Chief Executive Officer of Steinway Musical Instruments on August 15, 2016. Prior to this role, Mr. Losby had served as President of Steinway & Sons for the Americas since January 1, 2008, based at the New York factory.
Mr. Losby has had a long track record of success at Steinway & Sons. He began his tenure as a District Manager in 1987, where he refined his understanding of the retail business in the Americas and attained increasing levels of responsibility within the organization. In 2005, he was promoted to lead Steinway's European retail operations, relocating to work out of Steinway Hall London. Mr. Losby brought his strong retail experience to Europe, helping to increase sales in London and other major markets, while at the same time honing his understanding of the European business landscape.
In his role as President of the Americas, Mr. Losby helped to manage the Company through The Great Recession – keeping Steinway & Sons viable financially while never losing focus on the Company’s mission of building the best piano possible. Ron is an accomplished pianist and has studied at both the San Francisco Conservatory and The Juilliard School in New York City.
The Business Expo opens at 10:30am; luncheon and keynote are at 12:00pm; and at 1:30pm the Business Expo will re-open until 2:00pm. The Multi-Chamber Event will be held at Bobak’s Signature Events and Conference Center, 6440 Double Eagle Drive in Woodridge, Illinois.
“This Multi-Chamber luncheon has every component of successful business acumen: networking, tremendous business insight and an opportunity to showcase your company or find a credible vendor,” said David Sabathne, President & CEO of the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce, “if you are looking for an opportunity to grow your network, connect with local businesses, and learn something about business, you do not want to miss this event.”
The 18 participating Chambers are: Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Chamber630, Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Greater O’Hare, Hinsdale, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Villa Park, West Suburban, Western DuPage, Westmont and Wheaton.
To be put on the Business Expo and/or luncheon wait list call Chamber630 at (630) 968-4050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Luncheon tickets are $35 for Members, $50 for future-Members, and tabletops can be purchased for $350.