Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference 2018

A Weekend of Meaningful Reflection and Challenge

February 8-11, 2018
The Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida

Sponsored by  Everence logo

As a Christian family business owner or senior business executive, you have unique concerns:

  • You want to integrate your faith with your business decisions.
  • You want to excel in your industry.
  • You want to maintain work-life balance.
  • You're eager to connect with others in a similar situation.

MEDA's Entrepreneurs Conference is designed especially for you. Join us for a long weekend of inspiration, networking, and refreshment.

Creating a Culture of Generosity

How would you describe your organizational culture? Organizational culture affects all aspects of a business from employee motivation and turnover to the bottom line. Maintaining a culture aligned with organizational core values is crucial to a vibrant business, and requires an intentional effort. During MEDA's Entrepreneur Conference, we plan to review organizational culture more broadly, before specifically zoning in on the culture of generosity. Join us for this interactive and meaningful discussion on how to establish and maintain culture, as well as what it means to live a life of generosity - individually and corporately.

Keynote Speaker

2017 Brian BlackBrian Black, Partner & Senior Consultant
North Group Consultants

As a Partner and Senior Consultant with North Group Consultants, Brian brings deep experience with family businesses through his most recent law practice at Gibbel Kraybill & Hess, LLP, where he served as a Partner for seven years. While he doesn’t practice law with North Group, his history of estate planning and family business succession planning, including values-based planning in the context of families and family-owned businesses, enriches his consulting.

At Franklin and Marshall College he earned a B.A. in both Chemistry and English, and received his J.D. at Villanova University School of Law. He first practiced law at Hartman Underhill & Brubaker, LLP, then as a Partner in the law firm James Clark & Black.  Brian also served more than four years as Vice President of Resident Support and Resource Development at Brethren Village, a continuing care retirement community, where he focused on operational and strategic initiatives, management team development and fundraising. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Lititz Mutual Insurance Company and related companies, and has extensive experience on nonprofit and church-related boards.

Brian's late wife, Laurie, passed away in 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.  They have four children - Aaron, Daniel, Amanda and Adam.  Brian is now entering a new season of life with his marriage to Edvige Sardi on November 26, 2016.

Brian is an avid reader, bicyclist, swimmer and runner.