2015: Boston, MA

Posted on Apr 5, 2016

2015: Boston, MA

At the forefront of New England’s economic, cultural and civic innovation, the city of Boston epitomizes positive community change and development. Since its incorporation as a city in 1822, Boston is rich with economic and social history, as well as considered the pioneer of positive change in the Western world. As a result, Boston is home to over 617,000 residents, numerous cultural and business organizations, many of the world’s finest hospitals and world- renown institutions of higher education such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Boston-based jobs have reached nearly 660,000.

More than 12 million visitors from across the country and around the globe come to Boston every year to conduct business, attend cultural or sporting events and discover historical neighborhoods. Tourism is one of New England’s largest industries; as the region’s social and commercial hub, Boston is willing to accommodate and entertain you as few other cities can. This vibrant, thriving city is equally renowned for its champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history.

While many cities are defined by their skylines, Boston is distinguished by its vibrant neighborhoods. Although each neighborhood has its own personality and distinct appeal, all of the areas demonstrate Boston’s changing face, as this historic capital has become a magnet for all of the world’s citizens. Boston’s strength, diversity and vitality are all rooted in her neighborhoods. These new immigrants have joined native Bostonians and transplants from across the country and the globe to make Boston the world-class city it is today.

SLV Boston Guide (PDF)


Wednesday, September 23

Wednesday, October 2

12:30 PMLunch Buffet The Maven Hotel, Windsor Room
1:00 PMWelcome to 2019 Strategic Leadership Visit Nick Masino, President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Partnership Gwinnett
1:15 PMWelcome to Mile High City Kelly Brough, President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1:45 PMCommunity & Economic Development Overview of Metro Denver Sam Bailey, Vice President of Economic Development, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Sponsored by: Living Stone Properties
2:45 PMFilm, Television and Education: Education for All Ages Donald Zuckerman, Commissioner, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media Mariel Rodriguez McGill, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media Kelly Baug, Marketing and Partnership Manager, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media
3:30 PMCommunity Impact on Homelessness and Reintegration John Parvensky, President and CEO, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
4:15 PMHotel Check-in
5:45 PMMeet in lobby and walk to Coors Field
6:00 PMHome Field Reception Coors Field 2001 Blake Street, Denver, Co 80205 Sponsored by: Precision Planning
7:15 PMDinner Coors Field Sponsored by: Georgia Power SKANSKA

Thursday, September 24

Thursday, September 20

6:30–7:30 AMBreakfast Buffet The Grand America Hotel, Murano Room
7:30 AMTransportation Overview Glenn Stephens, Gwinnett County Administrator
7:45 AMWalk to Courthouse Station
8:12 AMTake TRAX from Courthouse Station to Murray Central Station (blue line)
8:30 AMArrive Murray Central Station
8:51 AMTake FrontRunner from Murray Central Station to Orem Central Station
9:35 AMArrive Orem Central Station
9:45 AMBoard Utah Valley Express (UVX) buses
10:00 AMArrive at Cinemark University Place 1010 South 800 East, Orem UT 84097
10:20 AMCapitalizing on STEM Partnerships for K-12 Student Success Rob Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Alpine School District Dr. Joe Backman, Director of Professional Development Dr. Amy Miner, Director of Professional Development Michelle Price, Director of Career Technical Education Audra Yocom, Computer Programming Teacher, Pleasant Grove High School Scott Schwab, President, Bottega Facilitator: Berney Kirkland
11:20 AMBreak
11:30 AMWhat’s UP? University Place: Unlike anything else in Utah County Randall Woodbury, President, Woodbury Corporation Arthur Woodbury, VP of Woodbury Corporation Kris Longson, Founder and Managing Principal, KLD Jamie Davidson, Orem City Manager Ryan Clark, City of Orem, Economic Development Division Manager Jason Bench, City of Orem, Planning Division Manager Facilitator: Joe Allen Sponsored by: Lose Design
12:30 PMWalk to Tucanos Brazilian Grill (will include tour of mall area)
1:00 PMLunch at Tucanos Brazilian Grill Sponsored by: Evermore CID, Gateway85 Gwinnett CID, Gwinnett Place CID, Lilburn CID, and Sugarloaf CID
2:30 PMUtah Valley Express (UVX) Overview Janelle Robertson, Project Manager, Utah Transit Authority Facilitator: Alan Chapman
2:45 PMBoard Utah Valley Express (UVX) buses and tour route
3:15 PMArrive at Provo Central Station
3:47 PMTake FrontRunner from Provo Central Station to Murray Central Station
4:39 PMArrive Murray Central Station
5:00 PMTake TRAX from Murray Central Station to Courthouse Station
5:18 PMArrive at Courthouse Station
6:40 PMWalk to Bambara FREE FARE ZONE Board the TRAX blue or green line at Courthouse Station Go one stop and exit TRAX at Gallivan Plaza Station Walk North .1 mile and it is on your left (corner of Main St. and 200 S.)
7:00 PMDinner - Bambara 202 South Main St. Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Sponsored by: Axis Companies

Friday, September 25

Friday, September 21

8:00 AMBREAKFAST BUFFET The Grand America Hotel, Murano Room
9:00 AMThe Business of Sports & Venues: How They Enhance our Economic Landscape Jim Olson, President of Vivint Smart Home Arena Facilitator: Stan Hall
9:45 AMCommunity Impact on Homelessness and Reintegration Preston Cochrane, Executive Director, Shelter the Homeless Jonathan Hardy, Director of Housing and Community Development, Utah Department of Workforce Services Shaleane Gee, Director of Mayor’s Initiatives and Sr. Policy Advisor, Salt Lake County Facilitator: Pat McDonough
10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AMDebrief Session Facilitator: Norwood Davis
12:00 PMBoard bus at 600 South Entrance Bus departs for SLC Airport for flight DL1929 departing at 2:10 p.m.
12:15 PMLunch Buffett
1:30 PMBoard bus at 600 South Entrance Bus departs for SLC Airport for flight DL147 departing at 3:46 p.m.


Norwood Davis 12Stone Church
Brad Carr Andersen Tate & Carr
Cindy Price AT&T
Stephen Causby Atlanta Regional Commission
Anthony Rodriguez Aurora Theatre, Inc
Julie King Brand Mortgage
Tammy Shumate Brand Mortgage
Greg Shumate Brand Mortgage
Judy Johnson City of Lawrenceville
Bucky Johnson City of Norcross
Paul Radford City of Sugar Hill
Dick Goodman City of Suwanee
Raymer Sale E2E Resources
Jim Brooks Evermore CID
Lisa Anders Explore Gwinnett
Lori Buckheister GA Gwinnett College
Renee Byrd Lewis GA Gwinnett College
Ron Garrard Garrard Group
Doug Jenkins Georgia Power
William Edwards Georgia Power
Elissa Dooman Greater Gwinnett Championship
Misty Aguilar Gwinnett Chamber
Vince DeSilva Gwinnett Chamber
Rhea Frendt Gwinnett Chamber
Dan Kaufman Gwinnett Chamber
Alicia Krogh Gwinnett Chamber
Charlotte Nash Gwinnett County
Glenn Stephens Gwinnett County
Jace Brooks Gwinnett County
Alan Chapman Gwinnett County
Lynette Howard Gwinnett County
Bryan Lackey Gwinnett County
Ron Seibenhener Gwinnett County
Carole Boyce Gwinnett County Public Schools
Berney Kirkland Gwinnett County Public Schools
Mary Kay Murphy Gwinnett County Public Schools
Louise Radloff Gwinnett County Public Schools
Frances Davis Gwinnett County Public Schools
Jonathan Patterson Gwinnett County Public Schools
Jeff Mahaffey Gwinnett Development Authority
Steve Cannon Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
Phil Wolfe Gwinnett Medical Center
Randy Meacham Gwinnett Municipal Association
Joe Allen Gwinnett Place CID
Leo Wiener Gwinnett Place CID
Stan Hall Gwinnett Sports Commission
Glen Cannon Gwinnett Tech
Chuck Warbington Gwinnett Village CID
Heather Gibbs Poe IBM
Jim Liley IBM
Randy Dellinger Jackson EMC
Todd Evans Jackson EMC
Chuck Button Jacobs
Trey Ragsdale Kaiser Permamente
Greg Cantrell Living Stone Properties
Jonathan Holmes Mighty 8th Media
Ann Hanlon North Fulton CID
Susan Bacon Pametto Grant Consulting
Nick Masino Partnership Gwinnett
Bill Floyd Pendelton Consulting
Carla Carraway Precision Planning
Bill Russell Russell Landscape
Jon Richards Site ROI, Inc.
Dean Collins T.Y. Lin International
Scott Harris Wells Fargo
Mike Stough Zeriva