CorePurpose Founder named a finalist for 2004 Best Entrepreneur of 2004

 

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CorePurpose Founder named a finalist for 2004 Best Entrepreneur of 2004

JOAN KOERBER-WALKER OF COREPURPOSE, INC. NAMED AS FINALIST IN 2004 STEVIETM AWARDS FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

The Stevies will be presented on October 22 in New York City

Phoenix, Arizona – September 27, 2004 – The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs, www.stevieawards/women, is a new national awards competition recognizing the accomplishments of women small business owners in the United States. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards, hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (September 22, 2002).

Winners will be announced on Friday, October 22 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City’s Times Square. The master of ceremonies will be Bill Rancic, spokesperson for Advanta which is sponsoring the awards and winner of the hit television show “The Apprentice.”

More than 600 nominations from small companies in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in 18 categories, including Best Entrepreneur, Best Young Entrepreneur, Best New Product and Mentor of the Year. Ms. Koerber-Walker was named as a finalist in the category for Best Entrepreneur – Service Business.

Ms. Koerber-Walker is the founder and chief executive of CorePurpose, Inc. a consulting and services company based out of Phoenix Arizona. Since its launch in July of 2002, CorePurpose® has been dedicated to providing services and solutions that build businesses. The company has 3 divisions, CorePurpose Publishing, CorePurpose Consulting and The CoreAlliance, its network of over 40 independent services organizations which include thought leaders in the areas of People, Sales and Marketing, Operations, Finance and IT. In addition to her role as executive director and CEO, Ms. Koerber-Walker is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, and the author of Working: A Management Tale of Changing Relationships in Changing Times (CorePurpose Publishing – ISBN 0974705608) and co-author of Connecting Resources: A Primer for Electronics Distribution (Thomson Learning – ISBN0759332495). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council and on advisory boards to the W.P. Carey Executive MBA Program at Arizona State University, The Thomas and Joan Read Center at Texas A&M University, and Parenting Arizona, an affiliate of CPLC.

“The Finalists for the first-ever Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs comprise the most dynamic women in business today. These entrepreneurs have accomplished innovative and extraordinary things while building their business,” said Dennis Alter, chairman and CEO of Advanta. “We congratulate all of them on their achievement.”

“Building my own company had been my dream. Putting it together has been my joy. But making it happen – making it real – would never have happened without the tremendous support we have received from industry and from the Greater Phoenix Business Community,” shared Koerber-Walker. “The recognition we have received though the Stevie Awards and the team at Advanta is not just for me but for all of our team members and the business community that has embraced us.”

The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs are governed by a board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and figures in American business, including Carrie Fitzmaurice, publisher for Entrepreneur Media Inc.; Dr. Lisa Krinsky, chairman & president for SFBC International; and Dr. Betty Spence, president of The National Association for Female Executives.

The elegant Stevie trophy was designed by R. S. Owens, the same company that makes the Oscar and the Emmy.

Details about The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs and the full list of Finalists are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/women/.

About CorePurpose, Inc.
Headquartered in Arizona, CorePurpose, Inc., is a consulting and solutions company specializing in focusing companies for greater success through high impact activities that link directly to results. Together with members of the CoreAllianceSM, CorePurpose, Inc. works with companies and organizations to align internal resources to their areas focus while offering resources for mentoring, implementation and outsourcing in non-core areas or areas where additional support is required including: HR, Sales and Marketing, Operations, IT, and Finance. For more information about CorePurpose, Inc., and to view the listing and experience of CoreAlliance Members visit: www.CorePurpose.com.
CorePurpose is a registered service mark of CorePurpose, Inc.

About The Stevie Awards
Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (September 22, 2002), Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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Joan Koerber-Walker, Executive Director and CEO
CorePurpose, Inc.
480.921.3933 JKW@CorePurpose.net

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Focus on Demand: What the Customer Wants WHEN They Want It” with Rob Hagen, CEO of ChannelWave

 

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Focus on Demand: What the Customer Wants WHEN They Want It” with Rob Hagen, CEO of ChannelWave
CorePurpose, Inc. Announces the Ninth Installment in the acclaimed Ready-Set-Grow Series: “Focus on Demand: What the Customer Wants WHEN They Want It” with Rob Hagen, CEO of ChannelWave.

Phoenix, Arizona, September 2, 2004–
CorePurpose, Inc., a management consulting, software and outsourced solutions provider, today announced the ninth installment in the Ready Set Grow Lecture Series :

“Focus on Demand: What the Customer Wants WHEN They Want It”

“Your Demand Chain is the linkage between the People—Process– and Information you need to meet customer requirements” shared Joan-Koerber-Walker, executive director of CorePurpose, Inc. “When we built the Ready Set Grow line up for 2004, we discussed that one of the key areas that many companies overlook is how they can use demand change strategies to leverage their resources and grow their business.

The key to customer success is having the Right Product at the Right Place at the Right Time. It sounds like common sense, but finding the answer to how to do this consistently is a challenge for many businesses, both large and small.

Having the answers to these questions is what Demand Management or the “Demand Chain” is all about.

On September 21, 2004, Demand Chain expert and CEO of ChannelWave,one of the most innovative demand management companies will lead the management discussion as we explore:

o The difference between Supply Chain and Demand Chain thinking

o Strategies to link all of your Demand Side Partners

o How outsourcing partnerships can help you control costs while increasing service levels.

Rob Hagen has a track record of using his strategic business skills to deliver exceptional results for growing technology companies. Prior to ChannelWave, Mr. Hagen was President and CEO of Aqueduct and served as President of the Global Supply Chain Services Division of Avnet, Inc. Mr. Hagen’s extensive leadership experience at Avnet included new business development, developing complex global supply-chain solutions, and negotiating and integrating business acquisitions. Prior to Avnet, Mr. Hagen was with KPMG Peat Marwick, where he specialized in initial public offerings, acquisitions and mergers for high growth technology companies. He is a graduate of Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a CPA.

ChannelWave has deployed channel management and commerce solutions for over 100 customers, including AT&T, BEA, Cable & Wireless, HP, Intel, Kia Motors, Logitech, Maxtor, Premiere Conferencing, PTC, Qwest, Research in Motion (RIM), Sharp Electronics, Sony, Toshiba and Verizon.

Ready Set Grow, is an 11 month program bringing 11 nationally known business growth experts to the valley. The series continues throughout 2004 and is held the third Tuesday morning of the month. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to executive experts share insights and then participate in workshops designed to apply the same concepts to their own companies. Subscriptions are offered as a series and on a single session basis.

Each program looks at a different facet of business growth strategy ranging from strategic execution to product design, customer focus and service, operations, sales, and globalization.

The program has gained support from a number of business and community sponsors including The Business Journal, the Arizona Technology Council, AZ SNAP, ASBA, The Downtown Phoenix Partnership – Copper Square, and The Business and Industry Institute at Mesa Community College.

“Workforce development is key to Arizona’s economic recovery”, said Koerber-Walker. “Ready Set Grow is designed to support workforce development at multiple levels in an organization from senior leadership to the organizations key managers and next generation leaders. It is an opportunity for employees to step up and become part of the solution and an opportunity for employers to energize and endorse key team members through investing in their professional development.”

Program details and information:

When, Where and How Much?

Dates: September 21, 2004
Time:
7:30 – 8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast

8:00—12:00PM – Forum Session

Location:

Business and Industry Institute
Mesa Community College
145 North Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Costs

Single Sessions Pricing
Individual participant: $129 per session
Groups of 3 or more: $117 per person per session

for the Ready/Set/Grow Series

Individual participant:
$300.00 for the balance of 2004
Groups of 3 or more: $270.00 per person
For more details and registration –
visit www.CorePurpose.com
About CorePurpose, Inc.

Headquartered in Arizona, CorePurpose, Inc., is a consulting and solutions company specializing in focusing companies for greater success through high impact activities that link directly to results. Together with members of the CoreAllianceSM, CorePurpose, Inc. works with companies and organizations to align internal resources to their areas focus while offering resources for mentoring, implementation and outsourcing in non-core areas or areas where additional support is required including: HR, Sales and Marketing, Operations, IT, and Finance.

For more information about CorePurpose, Inc., and to view the listing and experience of CoreAlliance Members visit: www.CorePurpose.com.

CONTACT: CorePurpose, Inc.

Joan Koerber-Walker, 480/921-3933
jkw@corepurpose.net

CorePurpose® is a registered service mark of CorePurpose, Inc.

About ChannelWave

ChannelWave, Inc. helps businesses solve their most important demand chain business problems – from developing channels to creating demand, managing and closing sales opportunities, managing contracts and pricing, transacting and fulfilling orders and managing customer service, warranties and returns. The company’s channel management and commerce solutions and managed services enable businesses to sell and support their products and services directly online or through dealer, VAR and retail channels. ChannelWave is helping more than 100 high-tech, manufacturing, financial services, automotive and telecommunications clients, including AT&T, BEA Systems, HP, Kia Motors, Logitech, PTC, Research in Motion, Sony, Toshiba and Verizon, increase sales and margins by building stronger connections to their channels and customers. The company is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, and has an office in Cambridge, MA and regional sales offices across the United States. More information is available by calling (949) 448-4500.

ChannelWave is a registered trademark of ChannelWave, Inc.

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Secrets to Great Companies Revealed

CorePurpose, Inc., a management consulting, software and outsourced solutions provider, today announced that CorePurpose, Inc. founder Joan Koerber-Walker will present the popular Focusing on Success program at ASBA on July 14, 2004. The program is offered as part of the Arizona Small Business Association’s Wednesday morning lecture series.Continue reading

Money isn’t everything – until you don’t have it when you need it.

 

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Money isn’t everything – until you don’t have it when you need it.
Phoenix, Arizona June 20, 2004– CorePurpose, Inc., a management consulting, software and outsourced solutions provider, today announced the seventh installment in the Ready Set Grow Lecture Series : “Focus on Finance: Money Matters”

“Money isn’t everything— until you don’t have it when you need it” shared Joan Koerber-Walker, executive director of CorePurpose, Inc. “Every business—large and small—goes through cycles of investment growth and reinvestment. Too often, we underestimate what we need or when we’ll need it—the results can be catastrophic—missed opportunities—stalled growth or even worse.”

On July 20, 2004, industry executives from around the valley will join Koerber-Walker and corporate finance and turn around expert David Mork to explore—

o The Business Growth and Financing Cycle

o How to predict future needs

o And where and when to pursue them

According to finance and restructure expert David Mork, “you can have the greatest product or service in the world—but if the money runs out—you can’t deliver!” Mork will share some of the secrets he has used to help companies around the world Focus on Finance.

David Mork is a Director of CBIZ Miller Wagner, Inc., and Practice Leader/Director of the CBIZ Restructuring Group, which serves as an advisor to troubled entities, assists companies in turnaround situations, and is based in Phoenix. He brings over 24 years of experience in the restructuring industry where as a practitioner in the field he has managed hundred’s of turnaround and bankruptcy cases since the enactment of the Code in 1979.

Mork has been retained as a financial advisor by entities with multiple operations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. He has managed the turnaround of large multi-location entities engaged in real estate, manufacturing, distribution, health care, financial institutions, construction, and transportation.

Ready Set Grow, is a 12 month program bringing 12 nationally known business growth experts to the valley. The series continues throughout 2004 and is held the third Tuesday morning of the month. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to these executive experts share insights and then participate in workshops designed to apply the same concepts to their own companies. Subscriptions are offered as a series and on a single session basis.

Each program looks at a different facet of business growth strategy ranging from strategic execution to product design, customer focus and service, operations, sales, and globalization.

The program has gained support from a number of business and community sponsors including The Business Journal, the Arizona Technology Council, AZ SNAP, ASBA, The Downtown Phoenix Partnership – Copper Square, and The Business and Industry Institute at Mesa Community College.

“Workforce development is key to Arizona’s economic recovery”, said Koerber-Walker. “Ready Set Grow is designed to support workforce development at multiple levels in an organization from senior leadership to the organizations key managers and next generation leaders. It is an opportunity for employees to step up and become part of the solution and an opportunity for employers to energize and endorse key team members through investing in their professional development.”

Program details and information:

When, Where and How Much?
Dates: July 20, 2004 – December 21th, 2004
Forums: 3rd Tuesday of every month

“Focus on Finance: Money Matters”. July 20 , 2004

Time:

7:30 – 8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast
8:00—12:00PM – Forum Session

Location:
Business and Industry Institute
Mesa Community College
145 North Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Costs

Single Sessions Pricing
Individual participant: $129 per session
Groups of 3 or more: $117 per person per session

for the Ready/Set/Grow series
Individual participant:
$600.00 for the balance of 2004
Groups of 3 or more: $540.00 per person

For more details and registration – visit www.CorePurpose.com

About CorePurpose, Inc.

Headquartered in Arizona, CorePurpose, Inc., is a consulting and solutions company specializing in focusing companies for greater success through high impact activities that link directly to results. Together with members of the CoreAllianceSM, CorePurpose, Inc. works with companies and organizations to align internal resources to their areas focus while offering resources for mentoring, implementation and outsourcing in non-core areas or areas where additional support is required including: HR, Sales and Marketing, Operations, IT, and Finance. For more information about CorePurpose, Inc., and to view the listing and experience of CoreAlliance Members visit: www.CorePurpose.com.

CONTACT: CorePurpose, Inc.
Joan Koerber-Walker, 480/921-3933 jkw@corepurpose.net

CorePurpose® is a registered service mark of CorePurpose, Inc.

© CorePurpose, Inc.

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CorePurpose, Inc. Announces the Fourth Installment in the Ready-Set-Grow Series: “Creating Deviant Leadership”

 

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CorePurpose, Inc. Announces the Fourth Installment in the Ready-Set-Grow Series: “Creating Deviant Leadership”
Phoenix, Arizona March 22, 2004– CorePurpose, Inc., a management consulting, software and outsourced solutions provider, today announced the fourth installment in the Ready Set Grow Lecture Series : “Creating Deviant Leadership”.

Ready Set Grow, is a 12 month program bringing 12 nationally known business growth experts to the valley. The fourth in the series “Deviant Leadership – How to Move a Company in a Different Direction” will be held on Tuesday April 20th. The series continues throughout 2004 and is held the third Tuesday morning of the month. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to these executives tell how they have improved their businesses and then participate in workshops designed to apply the same concepts to their own companies. Subscriptions are offered as a series and on a single session basis.

Each program will look at a different facet of business growth strategy ranging from strategic execution to product design, customer focus and service, operations, sales, and globalization.

On April 20th, Gregory A. Reid, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Yellow Roadway Corporation will explore how Yellow, one of the largest commercial transportation services worldwide, went from being on the Fortune “worst list” in 1997 to #1 in its category on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list in 2003. The company continues its transformation today. Greg’s presentation will include:

• How move beyond the 4 Ps of marketing.

• The 8 Ps of change and transformation for your business or your career

• How to use “Deviant Leadership” principles to truly be a change agent in your company.

• How to identify customer needs and shape your business to create a customer centric culture

• How to create organizational passion to move mountains and to change attitudes.

As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Reid is responsible for brand and marketing strategy, strategic market planning and research, and internal and external communications for all operating subsidiaries of Yellow Roadway Corporation. In addition, he maintains responsibility for public, government and community relations.

Reid joined Yellow in 1997 as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Yellow Freight System subsidiary. Prior to joining Yellow, Reid held management positions with Procter & Gamble, Bristol-Myers, Shaklee, Memorex, and Ryder Logistics.

Other experts coming to the valley include, Tom Esposito, president of The Insight Group, and former IBM executive who developed the IBM Global Services business model; and Roy Vallee, chairman and CEO of Avnet, Inc.. Other sessions include leading Ph.D’s, CEO’s and senior executives who have created major impact in their organizations and industries by focusing on the concepts they will share.

The program has gained support from a number of business and community sponsors including The Business Journal, the Arizona Technology Council, AZ SNAP, ASBA, The Downtown Phoenix Partnership – Copper Square, and The Business and Industry Institute at Mesa Community College.

“Workforce development is key to Arizona’s economic recovery”, said Koerber-Walker. “Ready Set Grow is designed to support workforce development at multiple levels in an organization from senior leadership to the organizations key managers and next generation leaders. It is an opportunity for employees to step up and become part of the solution and an opportunity for employers to energize and endorse key team members through investing in their professional development.”

Program details and information:

When, Where and How Much?
Dates: April 20th – December 21th, 2004
Forums: 3rd Tuesday of every month

Creating Deviant Leadership: April 20, 2004

Time:

7:30 – 8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast
8:00—12:00PM – Forum Session
Location:
Business and Industry Institute Mesa Community College
145 North Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Costs for the Ready/Set/Grow Series

Individual participant:
$920.00 for the balance of 2004
Groups of 3 or more: $800.00 per person
NEW: Single Sessions now offered

Individual participant: $129 per session
Groups of 3 or more: $117 per person per session
For more details and registration – visit www.CorePurpose.com

About CorePurpose, Inc.

Headquartered in Arizona, CorePurpose, Inc., is a consulting and solutions company specializing in focusing companies for greater success through high impact activities that link directly to results. Together with members of the CoreAllianceSM, CorePurpose, Inc. works with companies and organizations to align internal resources to their areas focus while offering resources for mentoring, implementation and outsourcing in non-core areas or areas where additional support is required including: HR, Sales and Marketing, Operations, IT, and Finance. For more information about CorePurpose, Inc., and to view the listing and experience of CoreAlliance Members visit: www.CorePurpose.com.

CONTACT: CorePurpose, Inc. Joan Koerber-Walker, 480/921-3933 jkw@corepurpose.net

CorePurpose® is a registered service mark of CorePurpose, Inc.

© CorePurpose, Inc.

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