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Hampton Golf chief to speak at SSBD CEO Nexus Forum

  The president of Hampton Golf and 33rd president of The PGA of America, M. G. Orender, will be the featured guest speaker at

M. G. Orender

 the quarterly CEO Nexus Forum of the Second Stage Business Development Initiative (SSBD) of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce.

 The forum will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Nov. 3. During the event, Orender will reveal how his company has more than doubled in size during the past two years and added more than 500 new employees as well as details about its marketing strategies and growth management.

 The CEO Nexus Forum was created to bring CEOs and C-level executives of second-stage companies together to discuss their successes and challenges during the growth process. The forums also give second-stage business owners unprecedented access to top-tier CEOs and help them accelerate their company’s growth. A second-stage business is defined as a privately held, Florida-based company beyond its initial start-up growth and on the verge of expansion with 10-99 employees and annual revenues between $1 and $49 million.

 “We selected Mr. Orender because we believe our members benefit from guest speakers who have found success in today’s market and can share their positive experiences with others,” said Sandy Bartow, vice president of the Chamber’s Small Business Division and president of the Chamber Foundation. “We are looking forward to hearing about Hampton Golf’s perseverance in the face of adversity, its success, employee relationships and growth strategy. I encourage our members to register for our last program of the year.”

 Orender was selected for the November program because Hampton Golf has more than doubled in size during the past two years, growing from managing eight golf courses to more than 20 golf courses throughout the Southeastern United States. The company also has added more than 500 employees to its staff, more than 40 of whom are PGA professionals.

 The Nov. 3 CEO Nexus Forum is open to any CEO or C-level executive who meets the SSBD criteria. The program is free to SSBD members and includes breakfast and networking opportunities. The program will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Nov. 3 in the Hadlow Board Room at the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, located at 3 Independent Drive. More information about the Second Stage Business Development and its upcoming events is available online at www.secondstagebusinessdevelopment.com or by calling Sandy Bartow at (904) 366-6634.


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