Pasco County Auto Magnate to Deliver Kick-Off Address at BizGROW 2.0

May 6, 2016

Pasco County, Florida (May 6, 2015) — Pasco Economic Development Council has confirmed that  Scott Fink; President/CEO of Hyundai of New Port Richey, Hyundai of Wesley Chapel, Mazda of Wesley Chapel, and Chevrolet of Wesley Chapel; will deliver the kick-off address at this year’s BizGROW 2.0 event on May 14.  In his presentation, “Know No Boundaries,” Mr. Fink will share stories of his life in the fast-paced auto sales industry, how he reached his current level of success, and how he continues to make business interesting and enlightening.  He will also talk about the role that motivating others plays in building a successful business.

“I am personally thrilled that Scott Fink has accepted our invitation to speak at BizGROW 2.0,” said John Hagen, President/CEO of Pasco EDC, “I had the privilege to hear him speak a few months ago and knew he was a ‘must-have’ for our BizGROW 2.0 conference.  He’s a terrific speaker, and the story of how he built his business from an idea to his current market position as one of the top independent auto dealers in the United States is absolutely compelling.  I know the audience will not only be inspired by his success, but taking furious notes as well.” 

Attendees will also hear from CEO/Founder of Artix Entertainment, Adam Bohn, who will talk about his journey from development of his first Flash-based role playing game (RPG) with friends in 2002 to leadership of a thriving tech business with over 180 million registered players and more than a dozen online RPGs developed and maintained from Artix’s high-tech studio in Pasco County.

Owners wondering about the next steps to take to grow their companies will benefit from a presentation from Dino Eliadis of DE, Inc. about the business growth cycle and the SPARC process, which accelerates business growth.  Those looking for funding will appreciate Blair Martin’s remarks.  Ms. Martin, Director of the Florida Angel Nexus, will share ways that business owners can increase credibility, business valuation, and the ability to raise funds.

This year’s CEO High-Growth Roundtable Panel will include Erin Meyer, Vice President of Gator Cleaning Solutions; Conny Cranford, President/Founder of Evolutions Healthcare Systems; and Ken Kupferman, CEO of Affordable Lock & Security.  They will share their experiences managing small businesses.

The conference will be rounded out by a discussion of traditional and emerging risk issues for businesses and their practical solutions by John C. Laurie, CPA, CGMA, AAI, Senior Vice President of BB&T Insurance Services, an overview of how the U.S. Small Business Administration can help small business owners by SBA Regional Administrator, Cassius Butts, and a business expo with plenty of opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas between business owners and presenters.

BizGROW 2.0 will be held at the Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus on May 14, 2015 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Early registration pricing of $30 expires on May 12; regular price is $35 beginning May 13.  Registration includes light breakfast and lunch.  Limited seating is available; advance registration is required at or by phone at (813) 926-0827.

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About Pasco Economic Development Council
Pasco EDC is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development in Pasco County, Florida.  Pasco EDC continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County.