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Symposium Description

The Small Business NPF Symposium will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center and will begin at exactly 8:00am.  The Symposium is designed to deliver a comprehensive overview on how today’s business owners can leverage the power of Direct Mail with Social Media to enhance their marketing strategies.  Whether the focus is on acquiring new business customers or simply retaining existing customers, Direct Mail is a strategy that should not be overlooked.  This half-day symposium includes valuable information from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), Small Business Administration (SBA), Social Driver (providing Social Media and the Digital Experience) and the USPS. This will be a fun jam packed morning providing useful information that will take you and your business to the next level.

There will be no admittance without the proper badge and name tags.

Symposium Schedule - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Connect and Grow

Small Businesses Making Big Connections


7:30 am – 8:00 am

 Registration Open & Complimentary Breakfast

 8:00 am - 8:05 am

  USPS – Opening Remarks
  Cliff Rucker

  Hosts: Vivian Washington & William Bentley, USPS

8:05 am - 8:25 am

  Ken Yancey
  Make Mentoring Work for Your Business Why Mentoring Matters 

8:25 am – 8:45 am

  Tonia McCoy
  Lead Economic Development Specialist
  SBA Programs and Services

8:45 am – 9:00 am

  Megan Brennan
  USPS Postmaster General
  Small Business Welcome

9:00 am – 9:30 am

  Anthony Shop
  Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
  Driving Your Social Strategy

9:30 am – 10:00 am

  Coakley Workman
  Manager, Direct Mail U.S. Postal Service
  The Power of Mail and Technology Integration

10:00 am - 10:30 am

  Rupert Warner
  Program Manager, Supplier Diversity, Supply Management
  Doing Business with the USPS
10:30 am - 10:55 am   Lee Garvey
  Click2Mail - Sponsoring USPS Affiliate

10:55 am - 11:00 am

  Closing Remarks
  USPS – Mary Anderson

11:00am – 12:00pm

  Free Admission to Exhibit Hall



The National Postal Forum Exhibit Hall

Your registration to the Small Business NPF Symposium includes limited free access to the National Postal Forum Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, May 24th at the Baltimore Convention Center. (The Exhibit Hall will close at Noon on that day.)

The National Postal Forum Exhibit Hall is the largest exhibit hall in the Mailing Industry.

Here are some of the things you will find at the Exhibit Hall:

•   100+ Innovative Exhibitors
•   US Postal Service Sales Booth
•   Exhibit Floor and Consultation Center
•   NPF Solutions Theater
•   Resource Pavilion
•   Exhibitors’ Reception