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CHICAGO — Business owners will learn how to reshape their company culture to manage less and accomplish more during a two-part workshop on Sept. 18 presented by the Chicago Family Business Council and Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University.


The program begins at 4 p.m. at University Center, 525 S. State St., with a session on defining character traits and the importance of values-driven leadership in the workplace. Mary Deibert, president of KIARA, will explain how to create character-based leaders and value-driven performance in business environments. There also will be information on identifying prominent character traits and adapting a company’s culture.


The second part of the program begins at 6 p.m., after a 5 p.m. reception. A panel discussion titled “Multiply Your Ripple Effect: Defining Your What, Why, and How” will feature four of the Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 honorees revealing the strategies that led to the development of their innovative business ventures. Panelists will plunge into the methods of setting and achieving goals, increasing efficiencies and making a bigger splash in their communities.


Attendees will discover how to radically expand and increase output from their company while also staying true to their vision. Jill Hebert, CEO and founder of Matrex Exhibits, the largest woman-owned exhibit agency in the United States, will moderate.


Attendees may sign up for either the two-part program or separate sessions. The fee is $50, free to the CFBC and DePaul communities, and special discount for Crain’s subscribers and 1871 members. Registration is required at


Terri Lonier
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center


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