25 Sep September 25, 2020 – Friday Forward Robert Glazer, What’s Left of Don Hurzeler and Inn Success Rebecca Gallagher
Robert Glazer – Founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners
We are all busy! You have to take that out of your vocabulary.
It is what you prioritize!
Robert Glazer is the Founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards two years in a row. Robert was also selected as the #2 small-business CEO in America by Glassdoor. He is motivated to help other businesses and leaders achieve the same success. Robert is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is the host of The Elevate Podcast. Robert shares his ideas and insights via Friday Forward, a popular weekly inspirational newsletter that reaches over 100,000 individuals and business leaders across 50+ countries. He is the author of international bestsellers; Performance Partnerships and Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others. In his new book Friday Forward: Inspiration & Motivation to End Your Week Stronger Than It Started, Robert shares fifty-two of his favorite stories with real-life examples that will motivate you to grow and push you to be your best self
Don Hurzeler – Former CEO at Zurich Financial Services and Author of What’s Left of Don
In November 13, 2019, my wife and I were in Wuhan. They
knew that they had a problem.
Don Hurzeler is an adventure and landscape photographer, gallery co-owner, author and retired insurance company CEO. He served as CEO of a middle market commercial lines company, president of an insurance brokerage, president of a company charitable foundation, chief underwriting officer, and chief marketing officer. Don has been a keynote speaker for decades and has been a frequent radio guest. Throughout much of his career, he also served as speechwriter for executives at Allstate Insurance and Zurich Financial Services. Don was the editor of a significant in-house publication for Northbrook Property and Casualty Insurance. Currently, he writes the radio and social media commercials for Lava Light Galleries, Inc. Don owns Kua Bay Publishing LLC which he uses to publish his own works and those of a selected few other writers that are new to publishing. He is the winner of the Axiom Award Gold Medal for Career Book of the Year for The Way Up: How to Keep Your Career Moving in the Right Direction. Additionally, Don was awarded The Golden Torch Award by the International Marketing and Communications Association (IMCA) for a lifetime of marketing and communications excellence. His latest book, What’s Left of Don, takes a laugh-out-loud look at his adventures, misadventures, courage and stupidity; which are both cringe-worthy and inspiring.
Rebecca Gallagher – Owner and Innkeeper at Historic Smithton Inn
Historic Smithton Inn is offering hard working couples and singletons a workcation that allows guests to choose their very own happy hour, order breakfast to coincide with their Zoom meeting, and swap their home office for an immersive high-tech experience set amid 18th Century charm. “We just rewired our whole inn for the fastest internet available and strung new Edison lights on the outdoor patio for Weathered Vineyards,” said innkeeper, Rebecca Gallagher. “We’re fully positioned now to have travelers that want a change of scenery, need reliable, high-speed internet, and could appreciate a great bottle of wine.” As all local properties, the Historic Smithton Inn was forced to close at the height of the pandemic, so it took the time to reconfigure the inn’s internet access and speed, a daunting task for the thick, 18-inch stone walls, that are trademark to a historic home from the 1700s. The inn also upgraded all rooms to smart TVs, enabling guests to log in to their streaming services on large screens from the comfort of their rooms. The forward-facing inn offers a rare mix of old-time charm and modern amenities; guests often see and hear Amish buggies trotting nearby, and the inn has its own Tesla electric vehicle charging station. It’s also located around the corner to a 20-block downtown area with many al fresco dining options, various independent shops, and craft breweries.