Highlights from the Third Annual Business Leadership Conference: Day Two

It was another strong close to another strong Business Leadership Conference. If you weren’t able to attend, we’ve captured some pearls of wisdom for you.


“With forums like this (the Business Leadership Conference), you are being taught a broad set of skills that you can leverage later.”

Gerald Ladner (Closing KeynoteDirector of Sales, State Auto Insurance Company



“Take on the jobs that need to be fixed; need to be grown.”

Jan Davis, retired CEO


“The glass ceiling never impacted what I wanted to do. I might have thrown a rock right through it.”

Dasha Little, President & CEO for Apogee Solutions, Inc.


“Integrity. At the end of the day, that’s all you can take to the grave.”

M. Scott Diggs, President & Co-Owner, Lift It Rentals



“Leveraging your time well between semesters and during the summer will help you stand out.”

Paul Adkison, Entrepreneur & Founder, Lift It Rentals



“Fair. Happens once a year and lasts about a week.”

Bernita Demery, Financial Services Director, City of Greenville

“People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it.”

Joe Bozich, Founder/CEO Knights Apparel

“Great effort will never take the place of readiness.”

Tom Arthur, retired executive

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