Five Metro Detroit Chambers of Commerce Join to Feature John Lankford In Historic Initiative to Help Members Grow Revenues and Market Share

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In an historic partnership designed to help their members grow revenues and market share, five metro Detroit chambers of commerce and two business networking groups are presenting a workshop for business owners and senior executives Feb. 21 featuring the world's leading business growth consultant, John M. Lankford.

John Lankford, CEO and Founder Premier Development Solutions

John Lankford is one of the most in-demand business development experts in America. We are absolutely delighted to partner with the chambers and networking groups to offer his expertise to our business colleagues in the Detroit region.

In an historic partnership designed to help their members grow revenues and market share, five metro Detroit chambers of commerce and two business networking groups are presenting a workshop for business owners and senior executives Feb. 21 featuring the world's leading business growth consultant, John M. Lankford.

The workshop, being hosted by Advantage Marketing Solutions of Livonia, is being promoted for their members and supported by the Livonia Chamber of Commerce, the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Canton Chamber of Commerce , the Local Business Network (LBN) and Executive Women International (EWI).

"As far as we know, never before have these five chambers and two business networking organizations joined hands in a one-day partnership to formally support a program focused on helping their members grow revenues and market share," said Terry Krieg, CEO of Advantage Marketing Solutions. "This is historic."

"As the economy begins to improve, the leadership at all of these area organizations decided to come together to provide a valuable business growth seminar for their members that will give them a clear business advantage in 2013 and beyond," said Tom Paden, President of Canton Chamber of Commerce. "Having the world's leading business growth expert as the workshop leader provides participants with a unique opportunity to get the actionable knowledge they need to ensure business success this year and in years ahead."

The workshop/seminar will be held at the VisTaTech Center (Schoolcraft College), 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152, from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 21. Seats are $28. Potential participants may visit http://www.growyourbusinessin2013.eventbrite.com, or call Kathy VanEck at Advantage Marketing Solutions at 248-912-1285.

"John Lankford is one of the most in-demand business development experts in America. We are absolutely delighted to partner with the chambers and networking groups to offer his expertise to our business colleagues in the Detroit region," said Krieg. "When consistently hitting your sales performance targets and outperforming your competition matters, you need to have access to valuable best in class sales and marketing training from a leader like John."

ABOUT JOHN LANKFORD
From 2007-2010 John was recognized nationally as the Associate Business Coach of the Year in North America. Now based in Detroit, John has started, built and sold three businesses, has been a CEO, and has launched and been responsible for developing leaders in three corporate universities.

John has more than 25 years of experience in developing leaders in many different industries. Before becoming a Master Certified Business Coach, his career has included executive positions with three Fortune 500 companies: Ford Motor Company, Comcast University, and Ascension Health.

He has also presented nationally at the Disney Institute, the Worldwide Conference on Work Teams and the International Conference for Performance Improvement. He has also been an adjunct college professor. John has been tapped as an expert business source by prominent media such as The New York Times, DBusiness, CBS and the Wall Street Journal, in addition to formerly being a syndicated business columnist.

ABOUT ADVANTAGE MARKETING SOLUTIONS
Advantage Marketing Solutions is a full-service advertising and marketing firm that offers a wide variety of digital and conventional solutions uniquely tailored to suit each client's needs. Marketing is constantly changing, and Advantage's diverse mix of marketing modalities provide the necessary steps to help your business or organization reach its goals. As marketing and business consultants, Advantage's goal is to assist in getting you noticed and growing your business.

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