Oneupweb’s Michigan Leadership Conference Hosts Stellar Business Leaders and Offers Last Call for Pitch Applications

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Oneupweb’s “Bringing Relentless Innovation to Michigan” thought leadership conference features leading Michigan companies and an investor pitch session which will consider pitch applications received by October 23rd.

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The winner will leave with a check for $2500 to invest in their endeavor.

On Thursday November 8th, 2012, Oneupweb will host BRIM, which stands for Bringing Relentless Innovation to Michigan, and a roster of premiere entrepreneurs from around the state. After a day of inspiring and educational discussions there will be an investor pitch session, the winner of which will be announced during the Networking Cocktail Hour, sponsored by Right Brain Brewery and Chateau de Leelanau. The winner will leave with a check for $2500 to invest in their endeavor. The deadline for application to pitch to the investor panel is October 23rd, 2012. Application and attendance are both free and easy. Anyone can apply through the BRIM website.

Session panelists, moderators, and judges for the day are:

  •     Lisa Wehr, CEO, Oneupweb
  •     Tim Kauffold, Director of Operations, Oneupweb
  •     Carly Wujcik, Director of Sales and Marketing, Oneupweb
  •     Duncan White, Director of Client Services, Oneupweb
  •     Stephen Ezell, CEO, EHA Ventures
  •     Elizabeth O’Toole, National Level V Leader, Rodan & Fields Dermatologists
  •     Tim Pulliam, President and Founder, Keen Technical Solutions
  •     Laura Oblinger, COO, Traverse City Chamber of Commerce
  •     Neal Welbourne, Digital Marketing Manager, Warrior Sports
  •     Matt Myers Sr., CEO and President, EverywhereUGO National Licensing
  •     Dave Lorenz, Manager, Public and Industry Relations, Travel Michigan
  •     Rick DeVos, CEO, Start Garden and Founder, ArtPrize
  •     Dan Tosch, Web Manager, Boyne Resorts
  •     Joseph Wesolek, Web Marketing Content Planner/Manager, Beaumont Health Systems
  •     Ron Reeves, Public Relations and Social Strategist, Herman Miller
  •     Kellee Montgomery, Global Digital and Social Advertising Manager, General Motors
  •     Chris Wendel, Lender and Consultant, Northern Initiatives
  •     Tanya Berg, Founder and Consultant, Smartmark Consulting
  •     John Paul, President and CEO, The Bank of Northern MI
  •     Barb Fails Raftshol, Associate Director and Professor, Michigan State University
  •     Chad Dutmers , Managing Partner, Lakeside Equity Group
  •     Garth Deur, President and CEO, Lake Michigan Financial Corporation

About Oneupweb:
Oneupweb has been an innovator in digital marketing for more than 16 years, creating integrated online marketing strategies that incorporate search marketing (SEO and PPC), social media, web design, and mobile services. Heralded by an independent research firm for their leadership team, work ethic and solid experience in optimizing complicated sites, Oneupweb has been named a Top 25 Search Marketing Agency by Advertising Age for five consecutive years, and CEO Lisa Wehr is recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The company publishes an award-winning blog— StraightUpSearch, and an award-winning monthly newsletter—The Merge. Oneupweb is a privately held company located in Traverse City, Michigan. For more information on Oneupweb, please call 231.922.9977, visit or follow them on Twitter @Oneupweb and @LisaWehr.

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