ComAssist to lead workshop on improving your ROI from Business Networking at NKY Chamber

Larry Nitardy, President of ComAssist, will lead a workshop on increasing individual’s return on their time invested in doing business networking for NKY Chamber members and guest at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, September 26th in the St. Elizabeth conference room at the NKY Chamber office; 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.   Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of 7 Critical Elements of business networking, a few new contacts, and several new concepts to apply immediately in their networking efforts.  Here’s the link to the event.http://web.nkychamber.com/events/5-Tips-To-Increase-Your-Return-On-Networking-2614/details We’d love to see you there.  If you’ve got further questions about this interactive / participative workshop, please give us a call or drop us a line.  https://comassistky.com/contact-us/ Looking forward to seeing you there.

COGS© Mastermind Group Two set to meet for first time on September 6th in Huntington, WV

We are proud to announce that several committed group members will meet with others considering group membership on Wednesday, September 6, in Huntington, WV.  The group will continue to meet on the first Wednesday of each month, and is looking for great sharing, learning and empowerment of others to continue to carry their Christian faith into their decision making and operations of their businesses.   The members of COGS groups represent those who are accountable for the image, operations or financial performance of their companies, and are from all size organizations.  We’d love to have you as a member of a group. Each group is limited to 5 members, plus the group facilitator, and will meet once per month.  You can see the goals and visions of COGS mastermind groups here https://comassistky.com/cogschrist-centeredleadershp/ Please contact us to discuss your interest in becoming a visitor, or member of a developing group.  https://comassistky.com/contact-us/

Accountability Coach, how Accountability Coaching can could help you achieve better results…

Designed to help individual business owners, accountability coaching from ComAssist targets helping those who find themselves with little to no leadership partners…find a leadership partner. By speaking weekly with an accountability partner, individuals commit themselves to at least one other person…to “get it done”.  Most all business owners “get it”, but getting it done is more difficult as many less important, time consuming tasks come into play every day. With an accountability partner, a business owner can stay focused on the highest contributing tasks toward achieving their time constrained, value-added work. Our current clients tell us that their goals are being accomplished at rates not seen in a long while, and at an investment easily justified by their gains. If you’re a single owner, or find yourself with little support leadership today, give us or another accountability coach a call to discuss how it really works and if it’s right for you.  You can contact us here. https://comassistky.com/contact-us  

First COGS Mastermind Group #1 to hold kick off on Wednesday, July 26

COGS, ComAssist’s Christian Organizational and Growth Strategies Mastermind Group 1 will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, July 26.  Scheduled to meet the third Wednesday of each month, the group consists of and education leader, business banker, logistics expert, expense reduction specialist, and a business coach.  Room is still available in this group for one or two others. Group #2 is gaining steam in Huntington WV, and will likely hold their first meeting in August. If you’d like to be involved with a group of faith-based leaders who apply their Christian beliefs in their daily objectivest to improve and create company image, oversea and lead the operations, or be accountable to create financial gains, please contact us at larry@comassistky.com to discuss our philosophy and process.

Email can be a very effective communications tool in selling, but be cautious. Great article below…

While I find most folks I correspond with getting better and better at email writing, many of us still have a way to go to get our emails acted upon.  Not being the absolute best at email communications myself, I’ve studied the communications technique more than once. The article below is a great recap…   https://hbr.org/2017/02/how-to-make-sure-your-emails-give-the-right-impression?referral=00203&utm_source=newsletter_management_tip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tip_date&spMailingID=17363386&spUserID=MTE0MzE0NDc3NzUS1&spJobID=1040089409&spReportId=MTA0MDA4OTQwOQS2

ComAssist announces COGS ministry formally today

                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   May 31, 2017                                                                              CONTACT:  Larry Nitardy, President                                                                                                          423-312-3439 (cell)                                                                                                    ...Read More >

“Technology is the currency of the economy of the future.” Malcolm Portera, Ph.D. How will we use it?

Just finished listening to the Marshall University and City of Huntington, WV livestream on Economic Development.  The guest speaker today was Mr. Malcolm Portera, PhD.  His background and experience in winning employment for residents of his states is amazing.  And the path was the combination of the special talent universities and governments hold when they use their resources in tandem for the better good. The title of  this post was a huge take-away for me, it was a quote he made; and he mentioned he often uses this to drive home the need for his three principles of economic development. Retain the business and industry (and genres) you have. Recruit new development, industries and investments. Commercialize innovation. Other key take-aways for me were a couple other quotes: When asked about the difficulty of meshing so many interests and combative entities in economic development, Malcolm reiterated a phrase he said he’d used for / with his teams in most all efforts,...Read More >

Car Enthusiasts can contribute to the fight on Drug Addiction in Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati

PEI Logistics, through their local agents at Dynamic Supply Chain Solutions, and the Addiction Services Council, are teaming to sponsor a unique car show here in Northern Kentucky on Saturday, May 13.  Check out their flyer here and see if you can find a way to attend, or even stretch for some level of sponsorship to aid in their efforts.    

Impact of Inbound Marketing as seen by HubSpot 2016 attendees

As I reviewed a blog on the key takeaways from Inbound 2016, the annual event held by HubSpot, for the fourth or fifth time, I wondered what all might have been shared about the event.  Here’s the Google search link I found to the many things others shared about their key takeaways. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Key+takeaways+from+inbound+2016 Whether you consider it Inbound, Internet, Social Media, or whatever name you choose to use for digital marketing, this is interesting (and free) advice for all of us who have web sites and pages. Thanks to all the contributors on the link below.  We appreciate their sharing for us to learn.    

Innovating for the Government through SBIR and STTR funding can pay “dividends”

Attended a great presentation on funding grants from the US Government’s Innovation requirements initiative, which ends up being funded by grants from SBIR and STTR last Tuesday. The event was sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Manufacturing in Huntington, WV, and presented by Mr. W. George Murray, a Deputy District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Did you know that each governmental department is required to spend a certain amount of their annual budget on “innovation”; of course the Department of Defense spends the most dollars in funding private innovation, but all others spend “some”? Further examples of how valuable the program can be were presented by Mr. Brian Joseph, CEO and Founder of Touchstone Innovations in Triadelphia, WV.  Check out his, and his company’s story to see how SBIR and STTR can help fund innovation for profit. Finally, Ms. Anne Barth, TechConnect WV, provided info on grants for grant writing, the application process for a...Read More >