Jack Welch to Headline Inaugural “Learning Institute at Turning Stone,” a New, Cutting-Edge Conference for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

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Upstate New York’s small business community will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from and meet world-renowned consultants and corporate leaders during this innovative business conference March 9 and 10, 2016, presented by Turning Stone Resort. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch and New York Times bestselling author Suzy Welch will be the keynote speakers, and celebrated comedian Tracy Morgan will perform in the Turning Stone Showroom the night before the conference kicks-off.

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The Learning Institute will provide Upstate New York’s small business owners and entrepreneurs with access to world-class resources, innovative ideas and invaluable contacts right in their own backyard.

The Oneida Nation today announced it will be hosting the “Learning Institute at Turning Stone.” Designed to meet the interests of small business owners and entrepreneurs, the conference will take place March 9 and 10, 2016 at Turning Stone Resort Casino and will bring together local companies, corporate leaders and world-renowned consultants to help businesspeople from all size companies navigate the ever-changing economy. Headlining this inaugural event will be Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of General Electric, and his wife Suzy, a well-known journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Famed comedian Tracy Morgan will also perform in the Showroom at Turning Stone the night before the conference begins in his first standup comedy tour since the fatal car accident in 2014.

The Learning Institute will provide attendees with an unprecedented opportunity to network with other business leaders from across the country, forging key relationships with prospective partners, colleagues and clients. They will also receive hands-on training from respected industry experts about demographic targeting, digital marketing, customer service, and navigating the new health care system.

“We are excited to unveil our plans for the inaugural Learning Institute at Turning Stone Resort Casino,” said Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “The Learning Institute will provide Upstate New York’s small business owners and entrepreneurs with access to world-class resources, innovative ideas and invaluable contacts right in their own backyard. It is critically important for business people to stay up-to-date with the latest data, skills and trends necessary to stay competitive in our evolving economy, and helping them do so is the mission of the Learning Institute.”

Early-bird registration for the conference is now open for just $495 per person. Registration includes two full days of admission to the Learning Institute, including access to the keynote plus eight one-hour breakout sessions, numerous networking opportunities, a complimentary corporate head shot by a professional photographer, continental breakfast both days, a cocktail party, a conference swag bag, and much more!

Additional speakers and breakout session leaders include:

  •     ObamaCare (ACA) Expert Kayla Bromley, Author of The Obamacare Handbook and The Employer’s Guide To Obamacare
  •     Digital Marketing Leader Andrew Crestodina, Co-founder of Orbit Media
  •     Generational Expert Joan Snyder Kuhl, Named “the Next Generation’s Top Executive Coach” by NY Times Best Selling Author Marshall Goldsmith
  •     Organizational Guru Andrew Mellen, International speaker, columnist and contributor to TIME, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN Money and more
  •     Sales Leader and TV Star Luis Ortiz, Co-star of Bravo network’s hit show Million Dollar Listing New York
  •     Customer Service Expert Doug Sandler, Top 100 Social Media Thought Influencer and author of No. 1 ranked Amazon Best Seller Nice Guys Finish First
  •     Small Business Authority Susan Solovic, Award-winning serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, media personality and attorney

Attendees will also have on-site access to the fantastic accommodations and limitless entertainment options offered by Turning Stone Resort Casino, New York’s only resort boasting multiple AAA Four Diamond award-winning venues. The resort’s sprawling 3,400 acre facility features world-class gaming, nightlife, upscale dining, two full service spas and vast recreation options, including an expansive indoor Sportsplex, multiple fitness and pool facilities and “Exit 33,” a $25 million multi-venue entertainment complex.

Overnight package specials and group registrations for the first annual Learning Institute at Turning Stone Resort Casino are now available. Please visit http://www.turningstoneinstitute.com or call 800.771.7711 for more information.

Tickets for the Tracy Morgan performance in The Showroom on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8 p.m. go on sale on Friday, October 23, 2015 for $64 and $54. For more information, visit or call the Turning Stone box office at 800.771.7711 or log on to http://www.Ticketmaster.com.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or 1-(800) 771-7711. Visit the websites at http://www.turningstone.com and http://www.oneidaindiannation.com.

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