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60 ideas in 60 Minutes - Sold Out!

Nov 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM
La Grange Country Club, La Grange, IL
Event Summary

It will just last 60 minutes, but the attendees at the second annual 60 IDEAS IN 60 MINUTES event will walk away with the collective knowledge of outstanding local business leaders providing some of their top tips, tactics and techniques.

These business professionals will each share 10 of their most successful programs and initiatives - both big and small - that can be applied to any sized business. Attendees will take with them all 60 ideas in a special exclusive supplement, complete with areas to take notes.

Please join us at the relaxing and comfortable La Grange Country Club on November 14th. The morning will begin at 8am with networking and breakfast buffet with the program starting at 8:30am.

Ticket's are available online and are as follows:


LGBA Member - early bird, purchased by November 1st: $30

Non-Member - early bird, purchased by November 1st: $35

LGBA Member - purchased after November 1st: $35

Non-Member - purchased after November 1st: $40


Table sponsorships are available for up to 8 participants. Please contact Nancy Cummings at the La Grange Business Association, or 708-582-6510 for details.

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Event Details

Join us for this fast and informative morning where you'll have the opportunity to hear from the following noteworthy panelists:

Hub Arkush, Executive Editor, Pro Football Weekly

Hub has been the Executive Editor of Shaw Media's nationally-renowned Pro Football Weekly for over 40 years.  He is also the Senior NFL expert at 670 The SCORE and is the host of its Chicago Bears pre- and -post games shows, NFL analyst for Westwood One's national radio broadcasts of the NFL Games of the Week and the co-host of Pro Football Weekly's national syndicated TV show on NBC Sports and Pro Football Weekly's Chicago Football Now show on WCIU TV.

Jennifer Conroyd, Founder and CEO of Fluid Running

Jennifer created Fluid Running in 2011 after she tore her calf muscle six weeks prior to the Chicago Marathon. Resolved to finish the race, she trained by running solely in the deep water and not only finished the race, but qualified for the Boston Marathon. Her company, Fluid Running, offers group fitness classes, which has been named "One of the 20 Best Workouts in America."  The company recently launched Fluid Running H2Go, an app-based, fully coached deep-water running workout that has been nominated for the 2018 Chicago Innovation Award. Jennifer was just named a finalist for the 2018 Women in Tech Founders Award.

Diana Dionisio, Director of Sponsorship Solutions, WGN-TV

Diana is the leader in the development and implementation of public relations strategy, sponsorships, partnerships, community alliances, special events and marketing and promotions for WGN-TV. As one of Chicago's Very Own, she develops strategic and innovative programs and leads cross-functional teams to promote the station, advertisers and sponsors to reach target audiences and again business goals.   Diana is also a speaker and panelist at universities for career fairs and events, and she is an 8-year member of the Board of Directors for the College of Media in the Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Joanne Ivory, Associate Dean of Continuing Education, College of DuPage

Dr. Ivory has responsibility for overall Continuing Education strategic directions program review and major initiatives. She works to ensure efficient and effective use of facilities, fiscal and human resources to create individual courses and professional development programs that serve the general and professional communities. Her leadership in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, action plans and setting priorities fosters collaboration with division administrators, faculty and staff.
Terry Sullivan, Major League Baseball Scout, Boston Red Sox

While he was the head coach at Lyons Township High School, Terry had the opportunity to mentor seven different MLB draft picks. He turned "pro" in 1999 after the Florida Marlins approached him about becoming a scouting consultant for their MLB franchise. In 2002, he made the move to the Boston Red Sox organizaiton and continues in his role today as one of two Midwest scouting consultants for Red Sox Nation. Terry is also the owner and manager of Walk Chicago Tours, a privately-owned tour company that provides customized, small-group walking narratives of Chicago's diverse historic and ethnic neighborhoods. 
David Wong, Executive Director, Innovation and Growth at CME Group

David helps lead and propel innovation and new growth at the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace where over 3 billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion are traded annually. David founded the company's Innovation and Acceleration Lab which helps leaders and teams unpack complex challenges and opportunities to identify new critical insights, sharpen their focus and accelerate progress. He co-founded their Growth Operating System and Growth Board which funds and drives early-stage exploration and market testing in promising areas. Prior to his current role, David helped drive strategy and planning across CME Group's business lines. He has also served as Chief of Staff to CME Group's CEO, as well as the Director of Enterprise and Risk Management.

Kris Lonsway, Ph.D – Executive Coach and Management Consultant

Thousands of professionals in hundreds of organizations have grown from Kris' insights as an industrial/organizational psychologist, executive coach, proven practitioner, educator and speaker with over 20 years of coaching and consulting experience.


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La Grange Country Club
620 South Brainard Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Nov 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM
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