Joel Helfer – Talk Show Host on Celebrity Entrepreneur Radio and Author of Get Published And Grow Your Business: How To Become The Hunted Not The Hunter
Joel Helfer was an AM talk radio producer, a #1 Amazon bestselling author, speaker, and current talk show host on Celebrity Entrepreneur Radio, an iTunes Show. His first book, “Get Published and Grow Your Business,” became an Amazon #1 National Best Seller in 3 categories and a Best Seller in Germany. He has written numerous articles for many trade publications, most recently Small Business Edge Magazine, and Small Business Trendsetters. Joel was quoted in over 150 digital websites, including ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, the Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, The Fort Worth Star and the LA Times. Joel enjoyed a 40 year career in the commercial glass and glazing industry in Chicago, and was a partner in 5 multi-million dollar glass and glazing, manufacturing and distribution businesses. These included Novelty Glass & Mirror, Columbia Glass and Plastics and Costello Glass and Mirror. He was elected President of the Illinois Glass Association in 1979 and co-founded the National Glass and Metal Hall of Fame in 1985.
Bob Chalfant – Director of the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Univ. of Akron
Bob Chalfant teaches university-wide entrepreneurship courses at the undergrad and graduate levels at the University of Akron. He promotes entrepreneurship throughout the university, community, region, U.S. and the world through the dissemination of practical experiential and theoretical knowledge. Bob is a Partner at NEO Management LLC and a Director at the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium. He served as CEO and Board Member of The MetalWood Bat Company. He was the winner of the 1st prize in Case Western Reserve University’s Business Launch Competition for ComSense Technology, and was named “Urban Pioneer” by Crain’s Cleveland Business. During time in Vietnam, he won the Service Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Good Conduct Medal.