Bill Rancic, entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and winner of Season 1 of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” will give the opening keynote address for the August 24-25, 2016, P3 | Pet Progressive Products trade show at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Calling upon his own experiences as a self-made entrepreneur, lessons learned from competing on the hit reality show and working for Donald Trump, Rancic will motivate Midwestern pet retailers, startups and manufacturers with proven tips and advice on how to achieve long-term business success on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. This keynote joins a full roster of educational sessions designed to help pet retailers maximize their sales and marketing efforts.
“We’re thrilled to have Bill Rancic kick off our educational offerings at P3 Pet Trade Show,” says Dean Russo, group show director for Urban Expositions, producers and managers of P3. “Hailing from Chicago, starting, running and owning several business operations within the city make Rancic the ideal keynote candidate. He will motivate and inspire independent and specialty Midwestern pet retail businesses with proven advice and winning business strategies to help them identify opportunities and position their business for future growth.”
Rancic got his first big break when he won the first season of NBC’s “The Apprentice.” After winning “The Apprentice,” Rancic was the first candidate hired by The Trump Organization and took charge of the construction of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago. Rancic continued to work for The Trump Organization for two years and has built several winning businesses on his own. After graduating cum laude from Loyola University, Rancic went on to become a successful entrepreneur when he founded Cigars Around The World, a monthly online subscription-based retailer that became a multi-million dollar enterprise. Rancic makes regular appearances on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs such as “Today,” “The View,” “Rachael Ray” and various CNBC programs to talk to viewers about business and entrepreneurship. A published author of a New York Times best-selling book, Rancic wrote “You’re Hired: How To Succeed In Business And Life.” This book chronicles Rancic’s successful life, experience and proven advice.
Rancic’s program headlines a full schedule of educational seminars dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of small business owners. The Wednesday morning keynote is open to attending retailers at no cost. Seating is limited and available on a first -come, first-serve basis.