Mark your calendar for Valley Business Keynote – July 18, 2017 – JMU’s Forbes Theater #VBKengage

View More: Business Keynote returns to Harrisonburg on July 18, 2017. This must attend event continues to inspire business leaders in the valley from Lexington to Winchester. This year Steve Rizzo, a former professional comedian and an executive coach will speak about the importance of quality of life for a healthy local economy. The self-proclaimed “attitude adjuster” provides common sense strategies to harness the power of your “humor being” to make the most out of every day. Steve is a hall of fame comedian turned motivational speaker. You will come away from this keynote with a fire in your belly for making life more enjoyable and productive for yourself and those around you. 

Steve Rizzo

VBK organizer Andy Vanhook states “I think Steve brings a message that is important to everyone in the valley. It can tie us all together. There is a lot going on in our world that could pull us apart and divide us, but humor is one of those things that brings us together and builds community.”


Jennifer Owen-O’Quill will kick off #VBKengage by helping local business leaders understand how to leverage change and conflict to deliver creative, constructive results. This power packed duo will inspire, challenge, and invigorate you.

VBK organizer Cari Orebaugh states “Jennifer is a great fit for VBK because she really speaks to how we are trying to help business leaders in the valley find ways to thrive in business.”


Tickets this year are a modest investment of $25 and sponsorship opportunities are available. Just go to for more information and to reserve your team’s space. 

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