COMPELling News, January 2016, Issue 13

Chief Visionary's Message
Are You Setting Yourself And Your Business Up For Success In 2016
By Steve Ramerini

It's 2016!  What are you doing to set yourself up for success in 2016?

One of the things you may want to consider doing is attending our February 12th Fridays With COMPEL featuring world class keynote speaker Dr. Carlos Zigowy. (See more below.)

One of our new COMPELling Chairs, Chuck Peck has written a detailed blueprint for what is needed for CEOs and business owners to succeed in 2016 and beyond. Set yourself up for success by reading it here.

COMPEL is ready to have its " Breakout Hank" year with the expansion of new groups, the launch of a second Sales 300 Group, the addition of new Group Chairs (more to come on that) and the formation of our first NYC Group.  As always, I like to include a short video clip to drive home this message. Watch here.


May The Force Be With You

"May the Force Be With You" in 2016.

Best Regards,

Steve Ramerini
Founder, Chief Visionary Officer & Group Chair

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A Special Fridays With COMPEL - February 12th

Global Expansion of the American Dream in Emerging Markets

Carlos Rizowy, Ph.D
Join us for a mind blowing workshop focused on helping chief executives learn how to do business with emerging markets. World class speaker and p olitical analyst Dr. Carlos G. Rizowy will examine change and continuity in a transformed world; the globalizing economy; the conflicts of demographics, migration, urbanization and ethnic shifts; the growing potential for consensus and conflict; and power sharing and challenges. After this presentation, you will see the world from a different perspective. Dr. Rizowy will drill down from a whole world view to further practical understanding for your business and personal futures. 

Participating in this workshop will enable you to:
  • Make better strategic business decisions 
  • Compete with the world to be, not the world that was
  • Understand human nature in expanding markets
  • Make the competition obsolete

About Dr. Carlos Rizowy:
In demand as a public speaker and media commentator, Carlos addresses 40 to 70 audiences a year. He has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Strategy Forum, Rotary International, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and many major universities, including the Stanford University Law Forum. Carlos has addressed many trade organizations, training seminars and board of directors. His topics include foreign policy, security, terrorism, the Middle East and foreign trade. Learn more about Dr. Rizowy  here

Preregistration is required and seating is limited! 

Register here

7:45 am Networking and Breakfast
8:15 - 11:00 am - Interactive Workshop

Four Points Sheraton
333 S. Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Members - Free
Invited Guests, Qualified CEOs and Business Owners - Free*
Non-Members - $195

* Contact Us to see if you qualify to attend for Free! 

For a list of all scheduled speakers for 2016, click here.

COMPELling Entrepreneurs Group Has Launched
Davi T serpelis
Group Chair

Entrepreneurs face unique challenges and the window of opportunity for success is limited. That's why COMPEL CEOs has launched a new Group we call  COMPELling Entrepreneurs. There are a few spaces available in this Group. If you are an entrepreneur who meets the qualifications below, contact us to learn more.
  • One - Four years in business
  • Minimum of three employees
  • Minimum annual sales revenue of $250,000
  • Ability to communicate well and openly share business plan, goals and challenges
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback and support to peers in the Group
  • Committed to growing your business and proactively following through on a Business Plan
  • Committed to attending (i) a monthly Group meeting from 6 - 8:30 pm, (ii) a 90 minute monthly one-to-one coaching session and (iii) a quarterly two hour training session
  • Optional attendance at Friday's With COMPEL workshops and the most anticipated event of the year - COMPEL's Annual Business and Economic Summit  
Group Goals and Format:
The goal of COMPELling Entrepreneurs is to help you grow your business and become more effective in the five basics of business: Operations, Accounting/Finance, Human Capital/Resources, Marketing and Sales. 

The Group will be led by Steve Ramerini, COMPEL's Founder & Chief Visionary and Davi Tserpelis, a Senior Vice President with Astoria Bank. If you are interested in joining this Group - or any of COMPEL's Groups, contact us. As with all COMPEL Groups membership is by invitation and prospects will be vetted. 

Chuck Peck
New COMPELling Chief Executives Group Being Formed Now

To meet the growing needs of Long Island's CEOs, we are forming a new Group of COMPELling Chief Executives to be Chaired by Chuck Peck. 

Chuck has had a distinguished career of operating technology , education/training and financial/legal service businesses, as well as managing service industry restructurings and growing start-up businesses in the airline and hotel industrie s.  In his early career , Chuck worked with leading brand marketers like PepsiCo, Xerox and Levi'sChuck has been the Chief Executive Officer of two global publicly-traded companies ; President and SVP of two private equity companies and served in a Chief Operating Officer role for the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

This new Group is for CEOs and Chief Executives companies with $100 Million+ in revenue and over 100 employees. This Group is for  formidable  CEOs and COOs of Long Island companies  capable of an IPO or getting to another level in profit and revenues.  If you are interested in learning more about this new COMPEL group, please  contact us

Learn about all COMPEL Groups here

Save The Date - October 19, 2016
COMPEL's 4th Annual Business and Economic Summit

Back by popular demand as our Keynote Speaker is one of the country's most informed economists, Dr. Alan Beaulieu.

Special Thanks to COMPEL Summit Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2016. 
Contact us to learn more. 


Steve Ramerini
Founder & Chief Visionary
(516) 551-5093

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