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Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Hosts Interactive Training Event with Retail Expert Bob Negen


The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting an interactive video training event for local retailers entitled A Championship Run for Your Business at the University of Akron Lakewood on Friday, February 19, 2016. A Championship Run For Your Business will feature two 90-minute virtual training sessions with nationally known retail business expert Bob Negen, bestselling author of Marketing Your Retail Store in the Internet Age and founder of WhizBang! Training.

Bob Negen

Bob Negen

After owning his own award-winning retail store for over two decades, Bob Negen has spent the past 10 years teaching retailers, store owners, and managers the nuts-and-bolts skills they need to run successful stores. Mr. Negen is an engaging, high-energy speaker and is recognized as one of the most innovative marketers and retail experts in the U.S.

With a nod to the Cleveland Cavaliers as they make their Championship Run, the training event will begin with opening remarks by regionally-known sports-themed retailers George and Greg Vlosich of GV Art + Design of Lakewood. GV Art + Design has worked with professional athletes and teams throughout the country and their apparel has garnered national attention from SportsCenter, TNT, MLB Network, and Jimmy Kimmel, and has been on the front pages of Yahoo, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated.

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Education Task Force is pleased to offer this event to local retailers. For more information and to register, visit

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About the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Serving the greater Lakewood community for over 100 years, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is the leading membership organization for the advocacy and advancement of business interests. Comprised of more than 375 member businesses and individuals, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce has a long history of advocating on behalf of businesses owners by providing group purchasing programs for products and services, advocating for changes in legislation or regulation, offering affordable marketing & promotional opportunities, and providing educational seminars, networking events, and monthly meetings for small businesses to connect with and learn from each other. (

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