MAY 9, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the Melville Marriott.


By attending this conference you will empower yourself with the tools and knowledge necessary to drive success and achieve long-term growth in an ever evolving market.” Join us and THRIVE in 2023 and beyond.

Why You Should Register For This Event

THRIVE 2023’s 1st Annual Conference & Sponsor Showcase will provide Long Island’s Small Business Community with thought leadership and information from a diverse group of industry professionals.

Every THRIVE session you attend will provide critical information for managing a profitable business making this conference a must-attend event.

  • Learn Best Practices from Thought Leaders in the Industry
  • Network with 250+ Peers
  • Gain Fresh Perspective on New Ideas/Tactics
  • Invest in Yourself
  • Meet Experts and Influencers
  • Connect with “Create your Future with Confidence“ Authors

Introducing Our
THRIVE 2023 Speakers

The Authors of “How to Create Your Future with Confidence” A Step by Step Guide to Reimagine, Redefine, and Rebuild a Profitable Business.


7:00 AM – Sponsor Showcase Setup
8:30 AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – Welcome
9:15 AM –  Morning Keynote
Who’s Point of View is it Anyway – Krista Giannak
In this practical and inspiring keynote, writer and entrepreneur Krista Giannak illustrates the power of personal narrative to establish trust and rapport, positioning you for stronger relationships and increased revenue.

This talk will inspire you to:
• Craft a powerful personal story from a position of strength

• Use your story to convey a meaningful point of view
• Discover which points of view your audience cares about

10:00 AM Concurrent Knowledge Workshops
1 – The ROI on Engagement in the Workplace – Noah Pusey and Mark Hubbard
2 – Surviving Economic Downturns, Buying and Selling a Business During a   Recession – Kyle Griffith and Anthony Citrollo, NYBB

3 – Trust and Relationships Build Business – Russell von Frank and Adam Holtzer

11:00 AM Concurrent Knowledge Workshops
1 – Sales and Marketing Plans | Financing and Assessment Concepts – Marc P. Palker, CMA, CSCA, RTRP, and Roy Ryniker
2 –
Don’t Be Afraid to Fail! It’s a Key Element of Your Success – Larry Drago and Dr. Corrinne Graham
3 –
Building Your Brand and Delivering Your Message – Joanne Meurer and Bill Corbett Jr.

Noon –  Lunch, Networking, and Sponsor Showcase
1:00 PM Concurrent Knowledge Workshops

1 – Trade Show and Event – Budgets, Timelines, and ROI
Laura Palker and Marc Palker

2 – Thrive with Barter – Joyce Tash and Ken Paer
3 – Dispelling Social Media Myths – Jillian Weston
4 –
Life/Work Balance and Time Management – Jamie Austin
5 – Maximize Your Partnerships, Optimize your Brand
Maintaining Corporate Standards in the Remote Work Environment
Larry Drago and Joanne Meurer

2:30 PM How to Write a Book – Stephanie Larkin
Title: Ignite your business … write a  book!
Description: Running a business or organization certainly isn’t easy, and getting the word out to others is an enormous challenge. If you are looking for a unique and impressive way to scale your business, attract more clients, and increase your credibility, there is nothing quite as effective as writing a book.

3:30 PM Breakdown

Laura Palker

Founder and CEO
Trade Show Solution Center

Adam Holtzer

Bill Corbett, Jr.
Corbett Public Relations, Inc.

Dr. Corrinne Graham
GRAHAM International Consulting and Research In

Joanne M. Meurer
Founder and Creative Director
ReInvent Strategies, Inc.

Mark Hubbard

Speaker, CSuite Consultant &
Wellness Educator, and Founder/Director
MKH Healing Arts

Noah Pusey

President and CEO
Ripple Analytics

Roy S. Ryniker

President l Interim President
CRO Turnaround Consultant l Outside Director
Independent Director
Audit Committee Experience

Marc P. Palker

President, MPP Associates, Inc.

Russ von Frank
Certified Executive Coach,
Peer Group Facilitator,
Sales Professional

Larry Drago

Award – Winning
Marketing Professional

Exhibit with Us. See our Floor Plans for Workshops and Sponsor Showcases.

Join us and Exhibit at the THRIVE2023 Expo. Download our EXHIBIT SPACE CONTRACT to participate, and increase your exposure in our event journal. Showcase your company to business owners and entrepreneurs at this one-day special event. Questions? Contact us for more information 

Grand Ballroom from Thrive 2023 copy



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