Honoring two of our longest membership inventors, Carlys Crumbie and H. "Jan" Janicek, we have insight into their experiences and success as patent holding inventors.
Sheryl Heyl: ConceptHubInc.com In 2005 Sherry became very passionate about social media. Specifically about how an individual can connect with an online world of opportunities.
Since then she has run Concept Hub, Inc, an agency focused on helping organizations integrate social media into business processes. Sherry has also served as community manager for 2 local start-ups, FiPath and Nearbythis.com. Sherry is the co-founder of SoCon, an annual social media conference at KSU, was the founder and chair of the TAG Enterprise 2.0 society and the Founder of The Change Challenge a social media competition benefitting nonprofits. Sherry also coaches Entrepreneurs, Artists, and people in transition to focus on personal goals, overcome obstacles, manage change, build business plans, and identify multiple revenue models.
Organization: Concept Hub, Inc
Twitter: @sherryheyl and @concepthub
Robert Thiele: DeKalb Small Business Development Center
The focus will be on the expertise of our vendor members highlighting the challenges of prototyping and building successful working relationships.
Dave Savage, past president and IAG Ambassador, moderated a panel of three inventors: Diana Dietz, www.Diana's Designs.com with several patents to her credit, Tim Wilcox / www.Wolfsnout.com is a dirt bike enthusiast who saw a need to avoid eating dust while wearing goggles, and Helen Gerolemou has a flex light that attaches to eye glasses. It's used by hobbyists and technicians. See it at www.theeyeglasslight.com
Ann is an expert and veteran in the tradeshow services business.
• How to find tradeshows to attend
Eben Miller an expert in e-commerce, who has made millions of dollars for himself and others joined us in a Skyped conversation to share his online marketing savvy. After a successful corporate career as an project engineer (geo technical therefore his love of soils) and being a professional speaker, he then became a Principal Partner of the world’s premier cigar provider and has a passion of introducing the mystique, health and power of Cigar Tobacco to everyone.
Carolyn Keane, award-winning inventor of PaintSmart-Trayz found a better way to handle the challenge of being on a ladder with brush in one hand and roller in the other. An active member of the Inventors Society of South Florida, she will be sharing her experiences of bringing her invention to market in 2008 and her participation in trade shows. You can check out her video at www.PaintSmart-Trayz.com.
Shane Matthews, owner of My Inventor Club, will share insights and options for inventors. With over 20 + years experience and more than a dozen patents to his credit, he has been involved in creating and launching new ideas. He has also been involved in setting up manufacturing processes His company, My Inventor Club, has a fully equipped shop offering both the industrial tools needed and the knowledge to guide customers in their inventor journey. For more details, go to www.myinventorclub.com
Ryan Sauers will be sharing insights from his recently published book: Everyone is in Sales. With over 20 years in corporate leadership, Sauers launched Sauers Consulting Strategies with a focus on "creating meaningful change and solutions". A university professor who writes columns for two publications and contributes feature articles on such topics as sales, marketing. communications. and leadership. Sauers is a national speaker and is currently working on his Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. To learn more about his innovative approaches to communications, visit www.sauersconsulting.com. His book: iwww.everyoneisinsales.com. FACEBOOK: facebook.com/sauerconsulting TWITTER: @ryansauers
Eddie Ausband, accomplished entrepreneur and owner of several enterprises, was honored as the Henry County 2011 Business of the Year for his insurance firm, The Ausband Agency. Mr. Ausband will share his expertise in covering the insurance issues that every business owner must face including the product liability concerns inventors must confront.
Nancy Tedeschi, inventor of the Snapit eyeglass repair kit, is coming from her home in Florida for the express purpose of sharing her journey. From concept to award winning product, Nancy will tell us how her mother's problem one day led to her invention. Nancy's Snapit product has reach the top 10 in the Walmart "Get on the Shelf" contest. To learn more, visit www.snapitscrew.com
Mark Treager has been in sales and marketing for over 35 years and has been actively involved in the Internet since 1993. Mark, and his company, CS Media Group, have done a variety of projects ranging from 5-page websites, Internet Television, to doing classified work for the US Army. Using product websites / product launches, Mark will show you how to stage your business for success online.
Coming to us via Skype, Don is one of the top advisors and information providers in the US for independent product developers. With over 20 years experience, Don's company prepares inventors to enter the market and represents them with distributors and licensing companies. From one hour of consulting through email to a full fledge business plan designed to raise money, Don's services are geared to fit your needs from product evaluation to full manufacturing.
Wayne Utz Principal ~ Dimensional Three Design
Mr. Utz will serve as the anchor on a panel of inventors to discuss their successes in bringing concepts from the "napkin sketch to production". With more than 15 years experience in product engineering and manufacturing, Mr. Utz is an innovative product developer and active member of PDMA.
December: Eric J. Romero, PhD
Create a competitive advantage using unconventional thinking based on innovation, flexibility, and risk taking. As a business professor, Romero has published over 20 articles in the field of management and has engaged audiences around the world. His insights into effective leadership will help you inspire others to help you turn your vision into reality.
November: Patent Classification and Patent Search Strategy
Lisha Li is the Patents Coordinator, Patent Trademark Resource Center Representative, and Subject Librarian for Civil & Environmental Engineering at the
Library and Information Center of Georgia Institute of Technology
Ms. Li will share her expertise in patent search strategies.
As part native American, Dave finds a mission and his purpose in encouraging and offering leadership in monetizing ideas and businesses to the NA communities around the country. He is connected to USPTO leadership in his efforts to bring resources and to write legislation to help the cause. His company is on the leading edge in developing wireless self-organizing technologies for smart cloud applications with the goal of stimulating new products and service distribution channels.
Steve Green infomercial production and packaging design www.webgreen.com Learn valuable insights into designing your packaging and the use of infomercials as a marketing tool.
Ms. Jeffri Epps
Brian Fried, Inventor and host of a weekly web radio program, sponsored by Inventors Digest Magazine. Learn more and listen on
Kenny Durham, Innovators Warehouse
Want to commercialize your idea? Our speaker will have a Skype seminar to cover five common-sense first steps.
Henry Wiechusen, Inventor and Packaging expert, Lessons Learned
Dr. Amy Baxter Journey story buzzy4shots.com
Next Meeting Details
5885 Oakbrook Parkway
9:30 am Members Only
10:15 am Networking
10:30 am General Meeting
Wednesday May 29th , 2013
Inventors Journey Roundtable
Mid-week Meeting 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Gordon Biersch Restaurant
3242 Peachtree Road