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“Pathways to a Successful Exit – Part 1: Explore the Options”
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REGISTRATION: Seminar Only - $75 ($100 after 10/13/17). Seminar & VIP Luncheon - $99 ($125 after 10/13/17)

 Export to Your Calendar 10/20/2017
When: Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lancaster Chamber
115 E. King Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17601
United States
Contact: Everett Newell

Online registration is available until: 10/20/2017
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Presented By:

Lancaster Chamber




Beacon Private Equity SubGroup

Beacon Central PA Networking Group




“Pathways to a Successful Exit – Part 1: Explore the Options”

Survey and contrast common methods for exiting your business 


Are you a business owner looking forward to an eventual exit? Start considering the possibilities now - join us for a morning spent surveying ways to leave your business - whether transitioning to family members, selling on the open market, selling to a Private Equity firm, turning your business into an ESOP, or even refinancing to give you flexibility.

We will offer a panel discussion consisting of experts in each of the above areas, plus a Moderator with experience guiding business owners through a variety of exit strategies. Each Panelist will briefly discuss his/her business model and how the process works. The Moderator will then lead the panel through series of questions designed to highlight the differences between the exit strategies. Audience questions will be collected and posed to the panel, followed by closing remarks from each panelist.

We plan to have Guest Speakers spend a few minutes each describing past experiences with different exit strategies - to help illustrate what the process feels like to a business leader. A VIP Luncheon will be offered after the seminar, providing the opportunity for small-group interaction with the panelists. Please see the separate registration fee (and don't delay - we will keep this to a limited number of participants)




John Dame, Dame Management Strategies

JD is a graduate of PSU and pursued a career in radio broadcasting for 32 years. He leveraged his time spent there as a rich learning platform for his evolution into a business strategist. JD’s reputation for insightful evaluation, planning, and a passion for driving results have grown his involvement with companies and organizations internationally as an executive coach and leadership development facilitator for senior teams. He has a fine-tuned understanding of the risks, challenges, and opportunities facing both seasoned and emerging CEOs, and guides local leaders as a Vistage Chair for executive peer groups.  More recently his focus has turned toward the role of purpose in business and the new challenge of transitioning to a millennial-based workforce. In 2015, he introduced an annual business conference—EVOLUTION—focused on implementing purpose-driven leadership.




• Private Equity Firm


• Business Broker

Orlando Rivera, ASPIRA Business Brokers


Colin Raws, Boathouse Capital

Colin is Director of Business Development for junior capital private equity fund focused on structured debt and equity investments in the lower middle market. Boathouse manages approximately $350 million of committed capital across two funds and makes investments of $5-$25 million into small companies in support of management. Specialties: Capital Raises, Leveraged Recaps, Acquisition Financing and Management Buyouts

• Family Succession Planner

Mike Mitchell, The High Center

• ESOP Expert

Ed Renenger, Stevens & Lee


DATE/TIME:        Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00AM - 12:00PM

    (Optional VIP Luncheon  - 12:30PM, additional registration fee applies)

LOCATION:         Lancaster Chamber, 115 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17601



Seminar Only - Limited to the first 100 registrants - $75   ($100 after 10/13/17)  Includes Continental Breakfast

Seminar & VIP Luncheon - Limited to the first 20 registrants -  $99  ($125 after 10/13/17)