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With infectious charisma and an untraditional approach, Scott Stratten captivates audiences with unique insight and stories; Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo and Deloitte, seek his expertise on effectively connecting digital platforms with customer engagement to increase revenue, loyalty and reputation. Now we are very excited to announce Scott will be our special guest speaker and will captivate BCA at our September Hospitality Breakfast.
We’re in the age of disruption. Today’s business climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Every week, it seems there is a new strategy, social media site or technology that is a “must use” or a “game changer”. What we lose in this endless quest for the next bright shiny business object is that at the core of business while everything has changed, nothing is different.
BCA is excited to announce the June 10th Hospitality Breakfast guest speaker, Founder of Room to Read, John Wood. John Wood is the founder and board cochair of Room to Read, an organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. At age 35, Wood left an executive career track at Microsoft to form Room to Read. The business acumen honed there, combined with his passion to change the world, makes Wood a unique and inspiring speaker with universal appeal.
Wood’s award-winning memoir, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children, tells how he raised over $200 million from a “standing start” to develop one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in history. The book was described by Publishers’ Weekly in a starred review as “an infectiously inspiring read.” Translated into 20 languages, it is popular with entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and educators alike, and was selected by Amazon.com as one of the Top Ten Business Narratives of 2006 and voted a Top Ten Nonfiction title of 2006 by Hudson Booksellers. The book was also featured during Wood’s appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the resulting “Oprahs Book Drive” with Room to Read raised over $3 million from viewers.
Wood’s latest book is entitled Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy. This sequel tells the story of how the organization has successfully tackled next steps–including “scaling beyond my wildest dreams” while maintaining integrity and raising money in a collapsing economy. Kirkus Reviews calls it “an absorbing personal account of a remarkable achievement.”
Today, Wood focuses full-time on long-term strategy, capital acquisition, public speaking, and media opportunities for the organization. Wood also teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and New York Universitys Stern School of Business and serves on the Advisory Board of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Thank you for sharing your morning with us. We hope you had a great time and that Doc Hendley left you with a lasting impact. As Doc said, “If you find something you are passionate about, I don’t care who you are, you will make a difference!”
A warm welcome to Steve Esposito and Lonnie Barish from New America Power, the newest members of the BCA Family.
Congratulations to VIP Member, Expert Technology Associates.
Thanks to Philabundance for sharing their story and mission. We welcome you to visit their website to learn more.
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It’s all about Relationships! We can’t stress enough how important relationships are, and thanks to some relationships within BCA, we’re happy to announce that our April Speaker will be Movie producer/director, M. Night Shyamalan. We’re very excited to hear what M. Night will have to say about his career in film and all the important relationships he’s built along the way.
M. Night Shyamalan is a screenwriter, film director and producer who has captured the attention of audiences around the world for almost two decades. He is best known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. His major films include; The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village, The Lady in the Water, and The Last Airbender. He is known for setting and filming his movies in and around Philadelphia, where he was raised. Read the rest of this entry »
BCA will be spotlighting Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia as our January Charity, recommended by Phil of Sabre Systems. Their mission is to provide support, education, and community activities for people and families living with cancer. All of their programs are aimed at tackling the true issues, so they are free of charge for their participants. Help us welcome them to our hospitality events and show them what it is like to be a part of the BCA Family.
BCA is proud to announce that we have selected Michael E. Leiter to be the January speaker for our first BCA Breakfast of 2015. Michael Leiter was dubbed “America’s 24-hour Point Person on Terrorism” by the National Journal, Leiter served as the Director of the National Conterterrorism Center (NCTC) through the Bush and Obama administrations. He’s been a crucial player in disarming numerous terroristic attacks on U.S. soil. Come and help us give Michael a warm welcome to Philadelphia on Thursday, January 22nd for the Sabre Speaker Reception and Friday, January 23rd Hospitality Breakfast. Please find below two videos featuring Michael Leiter both on NBC Today, and addressing Congress as Director of the NCTC (National Counterterrorism Center).
We were so glad to have Special Guest Frank Caliendo for our final event of 2014. BCA “Breakfast In The Evening” was definitely the place to be on November 19th. Please enjoy the video below of Frank Caliendo live from BCA “Breakfast In The Evening” at the National Constitution Center.
Don’t forget to mark your 2015 Calendar’s with the upcoming BCA Maintenance point’s. The email went out on Tuesday. Please contact Casey@bcaphiladelphia.com with any event related questions.
What a great time at the BCA Breakfast In The Evening last night! Thanks for joining us, we truly hope you found the time you spent with the BCA family a valuable and memorable one. There was such great energy in the room from; BELFOR’s Bloody Mary Bar, Young Adjustment’s Photo Booth, all the amazing guests in the room, Frank Caliendo, and of course our BCA Family!
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We’re very excited to have Comedian and Impersonator Frank Caliendo as our special guest speaker for our Breakfast In The Evening event. As a reminder the date for the event has changed to Wednesday, November 19th and will be held at the National Constitution Center. Registration is open for this event and marketing opportunities are available. Start planning ahead and thinking about which of your special relationships you would like to introduce to your BCA Family. You never know where a relationship will go, so Build Relationships Before You Need Them.
April 11 2014- What an uplifting morning at the National Constitution Center. Special guest Speaker Laura Ling’s story was a true testament of strength and courage. Laura Ling taught us that to do things that have meaning, the smallest actions have huge impacts.