‘How can technology benefit your business?’ to be examined at Concordia-Chicago business event Oct. 27


Oct. 12, 2011Gary Slack, founder and CEO of Slack and Company, one of the nation’s oldest and leading marketing communications agencies, will discuss “How can technology benefit your business?” at the Concordia University Chicago 2011 President’s Business Leaders Networking Event on Oct. 27.

Hosted by the Concordia University Chicago College of Business, the event will take place 5-7 p.m. at the Oak Park Country Club, 2001 Thatcher Ave., River Grove. Register online by Oct. 13 at Seating is limited; reservations are first come, first served. For more information, call 708-209-3555. 

Based in Chicago, Slack’s firm works with companies of all sizes to build strong brands and create profitable demand for their products and services. A small business owner for 24 years, Gary and his firm have helped sites such as Google, LinkedIn and PayPal launch technology products and services for small-business owners.

This past March, he launched his second company Bizy™, a business-to-business “deal” site modeled after Groupon but just for small business owners. Gary has spoken several times on small-business topics at meetings of the Enterprise Council for Small Business, and he just finished a two-year term as national chairman of the Business Marketing Association.

The Concordia University Chicago Business Leaders Networking Event, formerly the Business Leaders Breakfast, annually brings together more than 150 business professionals and civic leaders from the near west suburbs and throughout the Chicago region for networking and insights from regionally and nationally recognized business leaders.

Speakers have included pioneering runner, author and businesswoman Kathrine Switzer, who  is also an Emmy Award-winning television commentator.

The College of Business at Concordia University Chicago prepares confident, ethical leaders for today’s business world through its “real-world” master in business administration (MBA) program offered in classroom or online formats, with concentrations available in accounting, banking and financial institutions, health care management, school business management and more.

Concordia also offers a comprehensive undergraduate business programs in accounting, business communications, management and marketing, as well as business administration with emphasis in accounting, management, marketing, media arts, music, not-for-profit/church management, sports management, theatre or visual arts administration. Learn more online at or call 708-209-3108.

About Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.

Concordia University Chicago was named as the second fastest growing campus among private nonprofit master’s institutions nationally by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 Almanac Edition. For the third consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at

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