Earl Baker to discuss business strategies challenging government-driven economy

Former Pennsylvania Senator and Chester County Commissioner Earl Baker, well known and highly respected leader in public affairs, management, and advocacy, will be the featured speaker at an Institute of Management Accountants seminar.

His topic will be “How Your Leadership Can Add Value to Your Company Through Informed Advocacy:  Proven strategies that will help you achieve your company’s goals in today’s challenging environment.”

Baker is principal of Earl Baker Consulting and Director of the Executive Leadership Program of the Pennsylvania Business Council.

Martin P. Manco who heads the West Chester law firm of Goldberg, Meanix & Muth’s Business Group, will introduce Dr. Baker and facilitate a question and answer period. Goldberg, Meanix & Muth and the Pennsylvania Business Council are co-sponsoring this West Chester Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants event.

The event takes place on April 21, from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the West Chester University Graduate Business Center on McDermott Drive in West Chester. The public is welcomed but space is limited.  Reservations should be emailed to the Director of Meetings-Reservations & Registration, Mike McKnight at mmcknight@gatewaysearch.com by April 14. The cost is $25 per person and includes a three-course catered meal.

Manco said, “We at Goldberg, Meanix and Muth are proud to co-sponsor this important and timely presentation.  Like all business people, our clients need to know how to maximize whatever benefits may be derived from good government relations to be successful in this difficult economic environment.  This is not the time to sit back and wait for something good to happen.  Our clients need to know how to be effectively active.”

IMA West Chester Chapter President Dr. Ali Naggar said, “There has been a dramatic increase in the importance of government in the economy.  Our members are the key financial managers at their organizations.  They need relationships that will provide information on the availability of below-market loans, contracting opportunities and other government programs supporting business in order to properly advise their management teams.  Dr. Baker is uniquely experienced to provide strategies that will enable our members to build these important government relationships.”

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) is the world's leading organization dedicated to empowering management accounting and finance professionals to drive business performance.

The Executive Leaders Program of the Pennsylvania Business Council is a seven day program that takes participants inside Pennsylvania government, policy, and politics.  Each day is devoted to hearing from presenters with inside knowledge and experience in an aspect of the program.  The Executive Leaders Program is designed for those whose executive positions are directly impacted by government actions and policies who need to understand the structure and process, how it works in a practical way, how they can participate, and how they can have an impact.

Goldberg, Meanix & Muth provides a wide array of legal services including groups specializing in business law, criminal law, personal injury and property damage, commercial litigation, and family law including divorce, custody and support. The firm represents businesses of all sizes, including manufacturers, distributors, and service oriented companies, as well as professionals and individuals. The firm is located in West Chester and can be contacted by calling 610 436-6220.



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