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Tim Calkins on How to Wash a Chicken

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:50 am

Event Recap:

Thanks for attending our November 16, 2019 Program. We are grateful to have had the most registrations yet for one of our events. Attendance is one measure we use to judge whether we are making a difference in our business community. At the event, Tim Calkins presented very well, old friends reconnected, new relationships formed and, attendees consumed many cups of coffee, bagels and little muffins. Ben and I hope you had fun and learned a little bit also.

Tim Calkins, Clinical Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management – introduces his new book, How to Wash a Chicken, on creating and delivering effective business communications. He will talk about his new book on washing chickens and share insights into how to present more effectively.

Tim Calkins, is a marketing professor, author, speaker and consultant.

He is Clinical Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He teaches courses including Marketing Strategy and Biomedical Marketing in the full-time, part-time and international executive MBA programs. He is co-academic director of the Kellogg on Branding executive education program.

Tim won the Lawrence G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, the top teaching award at Kellogg, in 2006 and 2013, making him one of just four people in the award’s more than forty year history to have won it twice. Poets & Quants included him on its list “Favorite MBA Professors of 2016.” He also received the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award, two Kellogg Faculty Impact Awards and the Kellogg Executive MBA Program’s Top Professor Award four times. is an expert on Super Bowl advertising. He created the Kellogg Super Bowl Advertising Review in 2005 and has led the event ever since. Over the past ten years, the program has generated more than five billion media impressions.

He received his BA from Yale and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tim lives in Chicago with his wife and three children, and no chickens.

Who should attend? Investors, managers or advisors to businesses and, generally, those who want to communicate their message better.

Please join us at the Cleveland Racquet Club. Check in and complimentary breakfast starts at 730a, Discussion starts at 750a. This event is complimentary. Please register in advance. If you like to learn, meet, eat and have fun, then join us. 

Moderator: Ben Calkins, co-Founder of the Center, provides business law services to middle market business owners and investors.

Program Host:  David Brown, co-Founder of the Center, is a deal-finder for investors in middle market businesses.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

JP Morgan Private Bank: it is a leading provider of wealth management solutions and advice and is an important segment of JPMorgan Chase, the largest US bank and the 6th largest bank in the world. 

For more information about JP Morgan Private Bank’s services, please contact Greg KeeganVice President, Investment Specialist, Ken Greaney (216/781-2392) Vice President, Banker or John Arrowsmith, Managing Director, Investment Specialist. 

The Calkins Law Firm is a premier boutique law firm that specializes in business law and focuses on business transactions and business disputes. Please contact Ben Calkins (440/796-4592).

Red Hawk Associates primarily helps investors acquire founder or family owned firms. Please contact David Brown (216/464-8714).

Meeting Agenda

730a Continental Breakfast and Networking

750a Program

850a Adjourn


 Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Pre registered guests only, please, due to space limitations.

 Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


 Do I need to print and bring my paper event ticket?


 Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact David Brown at [email protected] or 216/464-8714.

 How do I contact the professionals at JP Morgan Private Bank? 

For more information about JP Morgan Private Bank’s services, please contact Greg Keegan, Vice President, Investment Specialist, Ken Greaney (216/781-2392) Vice President, Banker or John Arrowsmith, Managing Director, Investment Specialist.

You might also be interested in becoming involved with the 100+ Men Who Care about Cleveland group.

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November 15, 2019
7:30 am - 8:50 am
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Cleveland Racquet Club
29825 Chagrin Boulevard, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124 US
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