Agents of Change

Ja-Naé Duane

Ja-Naé Duane

Change is a tough subject. Many people hold on to habits and ideas. What can make people change? What can make a household, or a community, or a city change? And how can a few forward-thinking people be Agents of Change?

These are the types of questions we will be discussing when Ja-Naé Duane come to visit the Triad on her Agents of Change Tour on Wednesday, September 4th at noon at the Moose Cafe, at the Piedmont-Triad Farmers Market.

Ja-Naé  is no stranger to these types of events, a few years ago she came through Greensboro as her and a few friends made their way across the U.S. on the Our Revolution tour.

[quote]The goal of the Agents of Change Tour: To restore creativity to the soul of the world![/quote]

When I asked her what the agenda would be for this lunch meeting Ja-Naé  said, “I want to have a conversation about the economic development of the Triad area, what is working, and where is there a place to start collaborating.” “The goal is to come away with an action item to build up our local cities.”

As someone who has done this is major communities across the nation, Ja-Naé should give a unique, experienced perspective on the types of questions that many of us ask regularly about our area.

Join us on Wednesday, September, 4th at noon for lunch and invigorating discussion about these lofty issues, and how we can make them into reality in our area. This is a free event. (you just pay from your own lunch) We will be in a private room at the Moose Cafe, at the Piedmont-Triad Farmers Market.

Please contact Jeff here, or via Twitter if you have any questions, or to let us know if you will be coming.

Here is the TEDx talk on Happiness that Ja-Naé gave earlier this summer:


About Ja-Naé Duane

One-woman revolution Ja-Naé Duane is an intrepid speaker, strategist, social scientist, artist, creative economist, and author of How to Start Your Business with $100 has captured the media’s attention, appearing in The Associated Press, NPR, Classical Singer Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Business Week. Her impressive skill set and unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for the global community garnered Ja-Naé a nomination as one of New England’s Most Innovative Leaders of 2007. Ja-Naé spearheads a plethora of ventures as CEO of Wild Women Entrepreneurs, CEO of Ja-Naé Duane Ventures, Co-Founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, and Founder of The Leaders. Additionally, Ja-Naé is a professional opera singer, a social media strategist, and a faculty member at Northeastern University. Her latest book, “How to Create a Revolution: A Step-by-Step Guide to History’s Social Influencers” can be found on Amazon and iTunes.

Marketing Panel- Marketing Made Clear

If you’ve been paying attention over the past few years you’ve noticed that the world of marketing has undergone a huge shift. New technology, including mobile and social networks have created new opportunities to reach your target market in new and exciting ways. It’s not just the technology that has changed though, consumers have changed too. Customers are smarter than ever and they have more of a voice then ever.

If you are in the Triad area and if you have questions about marketing, Marketing Made Clear is a great event for you. Find out how you should leverage new media to promote your business, and get exposed to some great ideas as four local marketers (including myself) discuss the different types of marketing that is working, and not working today.

Here are the details:

Marketing Made Clear

Defining the Levels of Marketing Providers

Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

NewBridge Bank

1501 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 400
GreensboroNC 27410

Networking 8:00am | Program begins 8:30am


Denny Kelly, President & CEO, Bouvier Kelly, Inc.

Jeff SanGeorge, Owner, Connect Marketing and Design

Malinda Pengelly, President, BEM Interactive

John Chafatelli, Director of Marketing, PIP Printing and Marketing Services


Click the link to register today:


Sponsored by : The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and

Sandler Sales and Training | PIP Burlington | The Decal Source

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