growth alliance

The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville is gearing-up for an interesting Annual Meeting & Breakfast this year. James Marshall Reilly, author of Shake the World: It’s Not About Finding a Job, It’s About Creating a Life, will be speaking about Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) who are industry leaders and innovative entrepreneurs. Honored at the White House as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30, Reilly’s book has widely become a “common read” at universities around the United States and has even been translated into other languages such as Korean and Chinese. Reilly interviewed a number of Millennial entrepreneurs and business leaders for his book including Blake Mycoskie, the Founder of TOMS; Tony Hsieh the CEO of Zappos; Elizabeth Gore, Executive Director of Global Partnerships at the United Nations Foundation; and many more to see how they define and achieve success.

“There are around 2 million more Millennials than Baby Boomers,” explained Growth Alliance President, Debbie Dewey. “They are producing a new class of innovative entrepreneurs and CEO’s; and they have non-traditional ideas about careers and business culture. If we are to attract and retain the Millennial workforce, we need to understand their motivations and expectations.”

The Annual Meeting will be held at Tropicana Evansville Executive Conference Center on November 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tickets are $15 each, or $100 for a table of 8. College students wishing to attend are welcome to join for a 10% discount of $13.50. Reilly will be available afterward for a roundtable discussion. To register, or for more information, please go to GageAnnualMeeting.Eventbrite.com.  The first 100 people to register for a ticket will receive a free copy of Reilly’s book!


  1. If you read the book, try to use your cloud based device,doing that one can determine tickets for $15 bucks each,$100 for a table,and the discounted $13.50 could be less productive time in assets investments. (network smart, capitol asset base)
    Do read the book spending less,identify,create directions and move forward with application based,active solutions. (action forward)
    Use the more viable, valuable productive time (7:30am-9:00am) working to find and create some innovative career options for your personal pathway activities. (entrepreneurship,productive time allocation)
    Social networking cost can be effectively community applied (6:30pm-8:30pm) with increased attention to functions supporting charities,and non profits and education. Focus point attention to vibrant developmental community activities “,with deductibles” while creating positive,effective entrepreneurship social networking contacts.
    Putting up your local site as some kind of of localized metro”first 100″ speaks volumes to the Everbright. (assessment skill building)

    One other thing,how many “boomers” still provide “motivational” financial support to they’re “Millennial’s”? Attentive,caring,however, “worn abundance.”

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