Gary Gosch / Success Corporation Ltd.
Gary is the president of Success Corporation LTD. He has worked with large corporations, small businesses and non-profits to lower costs, increase revenues, and add to the bottom line. His plans and strategies have helped new start-ups generate over $500,000 in sales in their first year and other smaller companies have almost tripled in size in 12 months time. He will give you great advice and feedback that will help your company grow!
Gary has had his own radio show – Success Insight, and run his own business. Several of his relatives were also business owners. He has experience working with a variety of businesses including telecommunications, financial, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, transportation and construction. He has a BA degree from Franklin College and has won national and state awards for communication, public relations, marketing and community service. His customer service training program has received national recognition.
Gary is an avid runner and has coached runners at the youth, high school and adult levels. Many of the high school runners he trained, gained scholarships to college. His adult runners have won numerous age group awards and qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Caitlin Newby/Greater Pensacola Chamber
Program Manager of Leadership Pensacola, Leadership Pensacola Alumni and Youth LeaP. Coordinate events for the Chamber including Gopher Club breakfast, Business After Hours, Greeters, Seminar Series and ribbon cuttings for new businesses. As a team member of the partnership arm of the Chamber, I work with other staff to ensure each partner is getting the most from their membership
Youth Leadership Pensacola
Youth Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) recognizes the important contribution young adults make in creating a strong, progressive community. Youth LeaP, a program for high school sophomores and juniors, encourages life-long responsible community participation. Through interaction and problem solving with peer and community leaders, students learn about current issues, community resources, and how they can influence the future of the Greater Pensacola area. Youth LeaP began in the 1988-89 school year as a project of LeaP Alumni. It is now guided by two volunteer chairs and a curriculum committee that consists of LeaP alumni. The program has the support of the Escambia County School District. For more information, please contact Caitlin Newby at (850)-438-4081, ext. 235.
Applications for the Youth LeaP Class of 2017 are now open! The deadline to apply is Friday, Apr. 15, 2016 at 3 p.m. Download application here.
Global Business Solutions, Inc., established in 1995, offers customers a distinctive blend of IT services, education and training resources, and information assurance solutions. Managed by a team of executive leaders experienced in the fields of information technology and training services within industry and government, GBSI prides itself on exceeding expectations. Our award-winning solutions give clients the support tools needed to successfully deliver in evolving environments with confidence.
Young Entrepreneurs Academy
Middle and high-school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have the unique opportunity to start and launch their own REAL businesses or social movements by participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a program co-sponsored by the Greater Pensacola Chamber and Global Business Solutions, Inc. Applications for the 2016-2017 academic school year have not opened yet.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a ground-breaking program that takes students through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year.
YEA! students, as a class, visit area businesses, meet successful entrepreneurs, meet with professionals (attorneys, accountants, bankers, graphic designers, web developers, insurance providers, etc.), develop a business or social movement idea and plan, and work with mentors.
Students then pitch their ideas to a panel of investors made up of local business and community leaders with real dollars at stake to obtain funding, and then launch their venture. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses.