2020 Speakers & Breakout Sessions

Pearl Burris-Floyd

Keynote Speaker

Pearl Burris Floyd

Pearl is a small business owner, leader in healthcare policy, dedicated public servant and a dynamic speaker. She has served as:

  • Gaston County Commissioner
  • NC State Representative representing Gaston and Cleveland Counties
  • Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice President of Government Affairs at the Greensboro Partnership
  • Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Current CEO of Hidden Gemstones Consulting

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Breakout Session Presenters

Special Lunch Presentation

FUSE & Beyond: Economic Development Projects in Gastonia

FUSE District in Gastonia
Dr. Paul Brintley
Dr. Paul BrintleyMoney: Does It Keep You Up At Night?
Owner, Paul Brintley Allstate
R. Dwayne Burks
R. Dwayne BurksProfiting from NonProfit
Gaston County Resource Connection Gateway
Jonathan Goodwin
Jonathan GoodwinCrushing Your Objectives
John Maxwell Certified Coach and Leadership Trainer
Gina Herald
Gina HeraldStreet Smarts for the Busy Professional
Founder of Personal Success Partners
Drew Horine
Drew HorineSocial Media Rocketfuel
Founder & Chief Creative at Escape Plan Marketing
Brian Johnson
Brian JohnsonGrowth Strategies That Reach Beyond Market Conditions
Business Coach with Main & Johnson, Inc
Bryan Perez
Bryan PerezRelationship Networking
Realtor & Send Out Cards Affiliate

Reach Conference Schedule

Friday, April 23, 2021

  • 8:00-9:00 • Open Networking – Registration

  • 9:00-10:00 • Keynote Speaker Pearl Burris Floyd

  • 10:00 – 10:20 • Open Networking

  • 10:20 – 11:10 • Breakout Session 1

  • 11:10 – 11:30 • Open Networking

  • 11:30-12:20 • Breakout Session 2

  • 12:20-12:40 • Open Networking

  • 12:40-1:40 • Lunch Presentation

  • 1:40-2:00 • Wrap Up & Thank You!