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Chamber Hosts Best-Selling Author Tom Gegax



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                                                     218.359.0526 / khutton@fmwfchamber.com

Chamber Hosts Best-Selling Business Author Tom Gegax
Fargo Moorhead, ND/MN (September 7, 2011) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber will kick off its brand new business training series with Tom Gegax, best-selling author of The Big Book of Small Business on September 23 with two half day sessions. The morning session on sales will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session on customer service will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Tom Gegax served as Chairman and CEO of Tires Plus Stores for 24 years. By the time he sold the company to Bridgestone/Firestone in July 2000, it had grown to a market leader with 150 stores in 10 states and $200 million in revenue. Gegax’s management methods have been featured in the New York Times and Fast Company magazine and on CNN, CNBC and PBS. Gegax was named the 1995 Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine and is the youngest person to be inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame.

Gegax is the first of three national speakers on The Chamber’s business training series schedule. The newly re-launched program will feature nine local and three nationally known speakers on a variety of training topics. For the complete list, visit www.fmwfchamber.com/Training/calendar.php.

“Tom Gegax is the perfect person to kick of our new business training series,” said Chamber President/CEO Craig Whitney. “Tom has had years of business experience and is well known for his coaching style of management. What better person to talk about customer service and sales than someone whose business was known for its focus on employees and customers?”

Gegax’s presentations will be held Friday, September 23 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center. Cost to attend each session is $65 for members and $85 for general admission. To register, visit www.fmwfchamber.com or call 218.233.1100.

Media is invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Katie Hutton at 218.359.0526 or khutton@fmwfchamber.com for more information.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of over 2,000 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 80,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.



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