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“Jon provides the most ‘take-home value’ of any speaker we have ever heard in my 40 years of attending the American Lighting Assocation Conference.”
Barry Minoff, Chairman, Kichler Lighting, Cleveland, Ohio

“Jon clearly understands the challenges that small businesses face today and he presents the strategies and solutions in a way that is easy to understand and that spurs people to action.  Our customers were, without exception, extremely impressed by both the value of the content and by Jon’s lively, engaging manner.  The workshop was a great investment for us and our customers continue to thank us for bringing Jon’s workshop to them.”
Becky Ross, VP Marketing, Kichler Lighting, Cleveland, Ohio

I’ve been in retailing for over 50 years and attended many seminars.  This was probably the best presented one I’ve seen with the most practical information, very useful content”.
Steve Sayers, Owner, Sayers Ace Hardware, Inc., Independence, KS

“Your workshop was truly inspiring… The participants walked away with concrete tools they could work with immediately. Not only were you fun and entertaining, but you presented cutting edge material in a way that was easy to understand and retain… Over 170 people attended and as I looked around the room I noticed that every one of them was paying rapt attention throughout the entire presentation; no one wanted to miss a single thing.
– Louise Wadsworth, Livingston County Economic Development, Geneseo, NY

“Jon was the best workshop leader I have ever had the privilege of working with—that includes 35 years with Safeco Insurance and 9 with the IIABO.”
– Jim Perucca, Executive Vice President, Independent Insurance Agents of Oregon, Portland, OR

“Thank you so much for speaking at the N.C. Main Street Conference.  As usual, you offered a very dynamic keynote that got everyone energized for the remainder of the conference.  And your break-out session was fun, entertaining and full of good information that got attendees thinking about how to go home and change the way they do business.  We believe that your presentations were a big part of the reason that we attract such large numbers for this conference!  So once again, thank you for the largest NC Main Street conference ever!”
-Elizabeth H. Parham, CMSM, Thrive NC, Raleigh, NC

“Creative, entertaining and very educated speaker.  The real life experiences and examples make you feel like you are one of them instead of a ‘there is no way that could be me’!”

“Jon gives practical, common sense strategies that can take a business from average to exceptional.”
– Sarah Korpita, Community Development Director, City of Navasota, Navasota, TX

“Enthusiastic, funny, entertaining … and powerful! (Standing room only for Jon’s break-out session!)”
– Marianne McKee, Industry Relations Manager, Travel Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

“He was an amazing speaker that made me believe I can make my business more successful than I thought! And then he gave me the tools to do it.”
– Amber Roers, Just Around The Corner Dog Boutique, Seattle, WA

“Jon’s seminar was not only enlightening, it was also entertaining and invigorating. I can’t wait to see my business boom from his tips and training!”
Sherra Ogden, Lighting Manager, Aggieland Lighting and Design Center, College Station, TX

“I have participated in many marketing workshops but have never heard as many unique ideas as what Jon Schallert presented. I like the way he drills down to the core of what it is that a business has to offer that is unique. Kind of a fresh look from a new angle on how to market.”
– Steve Wilson, IIABO Board Vice President, Ashland Insurance, Inc., Ashland, OR

“This was the most detailed and practical presentation I have attended. This will make dramatic and impactful change for my business.”
– Michael Kaplan, President, Vistage Int’l Chair, Lafayette, IN

“Jon is truly the best business presenter that I have heard in my 35 years of retailing.  His platform skills integrate personal experience success stories, sound retail principles along with interaction that keeps his audience inspired and ready to take their business to the next level!
-Morcella Glenzzzlc, Owner, Cornucopia of Books, Canton, OH

Jon was by far the funniest business speaker I’ve ever heard. He was engaging and interesting & full of great ideas, suggestions, and real-life examples. I loved it!
– Stacie Pierce, Visitor Relations Specialist, Rutherford County CVB, Murfreesboro, TN

“Real tools, real resources in real time that you can actually put to use immediately.”
– Janae Talbott, Executive Director, Russell County Economic Development and Convention & Visitors Bureau, Russell, KS

“It was so good to learn so much in a short amount of time. This will help our business right away.”
Polly Agers, President, The Lighting Corner, Grandville, MI

“Jon’s ideas are eye-opening and exciting. I came to the event desperate, hoping to gain ideas on hand to reach a large audience. That’s exactly what he spoke about!”
– Arash Sayadi, CanvasPet.com, Laguna Niguel, CA

“Jon’s energy and humor make for a very entertaining learning environment. What Jon is teaching is the dream we all had had in our heads but did not know how to communicate it to others. Now that we have listened to Jon, our team can envision a new direction for our business. Jon’s silver bullets are real tools that I can use immediately following the presentation. Talk about a Return On Investment. Thanks for the inspiration.”
– Ryan Miller, IIABO Board Finance Chairman, Miller Insurance, Tualatin, OR

“I usually lose interest within the first 20 minutes. After 4 hours I was wanting more. Excellent speaker.”
Ryan Philip, Owner, Red Deer Lighting, Red Deer, AB, Canada

“Jon was the most relevant convention speaker we have had in a very long time, and maybe the best ever. He was well-prepared, understood our industry and gave us some really useful, practical advice. The best part?  He wasn’t boring– Jon is very entertaining.”
– Brian Wilbur, IIABO National Director, Pacific Insurance Partners, Forest Grove, Oregon

“Been in Food Service for over 30 years. I have never had the opportunity to hear such a great speaker about the focus of where folks need to be in Building their Business and the keys to hold or expand their business in a hostile economic environment. Awesome job, Jon!”
– Susan Snavely, Station 66, Ballet Creek, MI

” Owning a small business can be a BIG job, Jon provides tools to help overcome those BIG obstacles!”
Amy A. Roe, Director, Fulton County Chamber, Rochester, IN

“WOW! Jon Schallert’s seminar was like taking a five-hour energy drink. His energy and enthusiasm made me excited to return to my community and make it a destination.”
– Yvonne Stewart, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Winchester, TN

“This was the BEST Marketing workshop I’ve ever attended. Covered a wide scope of avenues to move your business forward, with great ‘how to’ information. Took the fear away – can’t wait to try it!”
– Dellene Austerman, Sales/Marketing, Bainter Sunflower Oil, Hoxie, KS

Awesome speaker. I cannot believe I sat 4 hours, did not get bored and laughed my head off. I learned so much and came away with lots to share with my Board!
– Neva Kitts, Union County Chamber, Maynardville, TN

“Real tools, real resources in real time that you can actually put to use immediately.”
– Janae Talbott, Executive Director, Russell County Economic Development and Convention & Visitors Bureau, Russell, KS

“Most informative seminar I have attended in over 15 years!”
John T. DeClark, DeClark’s, Kettering, OH

“Jon’s presentation was worth the trip to the entire SuperZoo conference!”
– Jim Chaffee, Proprietor, Tread N Breakfast LLC, Tucson, AZ

“WOW! That hour and a half went fast! So much information presented in an entertaining manor. Not boring at all.”
– Teresa Forsell, Owner, Chasing Tail Pet Supply, Portland, OR

“Superb!! Highly informative. Jon helped me to understand why I’m stuck in my business rut and how to climb out.”
– Larry Weisgerber, Pet Barn, Portland, OR

“I walked into the seminar thinking I was going to be bored by a dry-humored speaker BUT I left with amazing ideas, confidence, a new perspective, and a smile.”
– Beverly Lefevre, Manager, Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium, Richland, WA

“Oh my gosh! He is amazing, knowledgeable and funny too! This workshop is an answer to my prayer for our small business.”
Anita Wood, Trustworthy Appliance Service Co., Lafayette, IN

“Jon is a force of nature!  He enters a room and commands attention.  Usually look for that one killer takeaway – expect at least 10 from Jon’s presentation.  Refreshing, funny and hugely valuable!”
Kristen Blizzard, Blizzard Press, Glenwood Springs, CO

“I am a service business without a brick & mortar location. I still found a lot of useful information on how to be a ‘Destination’”
– Alyson Barker, Owner, Life with Dogz, Sewickley, PA

“Loved the info – several businesses from our town arehere. We plan to use not only for our individual businesses, but for a whole block of us!! We will be THE place.”
Diana Brown, Judy’s Good Life Emporium, Logansport, IN

“Jon Schallert is a rock star in the world of creating a destination business. I was so excited about the information given at this seminar, I started working on it at the break!”
– Anne Brandon, The Bling Thing, Saline, MI

“Most productive seminar ever! I’ve learned more atthis seminar than all previous seminars combined. The best part – I have a great list that I can start on immediately and itwill have a huge impact right away – what a great way to spend my time!”
Rebecca Duke, Century Bank and Trust, Battle Creek, MI

“Jon’s presentation was casual, relaxed, entertaining,and best of all – chock-full of practical and actionable strategies.”
Bryce Alan Katz, Katz Computer Consulting, LLC, Marshall, MI

Jon can make a serious, frustrating, mind boggling subject logical and fun and do-able!!
– Rita Watson, Grandpa’s House, Red Boiling Springs, TN

I cannot believe I sat 4 hours, did not get bored and laughed my head off. Awesome speaker. I learned so much and came away with lots to share with my Board and rest of chamber!
– Neva Kitts, Union County Chamber, Maynardville, TN

Jon was by far the funniest business speaker I’ve ever heard. He was engaging and interesting & full of great ideas, suggestions, and real-life examples. I loved it!
– Stacie Pierce, Visitor Relations Specialist, Rutherford County CVB, Murfreesboro, TN

This was the best business seminar I’ve ever attended. It’s a “must” for any business owner and employees who want a successful thriving business.
– Jill Holland, Mayor, City of McKenzie, McKenzie, TN

“Most productive seminar ever! I’ve learned more at this seminar than all previous seminars combined. The best part – I have a great list that I can start on immediately and it will have a huge impact right away – what a great way to spend my time!”
– Rebecca Duke, Century Bank and Trust, Battle Creek, MI

“WOW! Jon Schallert’s seminar was like taking a five-hour energy drink. His energy and enthusiasm made me excited to return to my community and make it a destination.”
– Yvonne Stewart, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Winchester, TN

“What an excellent way for a business to break out of ‘what they have always done.’”
– Roger Hrabe, Director, Rooks County Economic Development, Stockton, KS

“I have spent over 34 years in television, publishing and marketing concepts with small business owners.  The presentation today was by far more informative and current than any I have participated in.  Jon was fun and kept my attention with a casual yet professional approach.  Thank you!”
Paula Sconiers, Creative Insight & Impression, Dunnellon, FL

“Jon teaches strategies tactics that a small independent business can actually use.  No glittering the generalities here.  Plus, he is hilarious which goes a long way in digesting and remembering what he is teaching you.”
Maudy Wettstein, Downtown Leesburg Partnership, Leesburg, FL

“Past the entertaining stories is a sharp message of truth in business. Aesop may have a contender in story telling messages with a lesson.”
-Elizabeth Farina, Manager, Downtown Blackstone, Inc., Blackstone, VA

“You think you know it all and have tried everything there is until you attend Jon Schallert’s seminar.”
– Vangie Henry, Owner, Abilene’s Daylight Donut Shop, Abilene, KS

“This was the BEST Marketing workshop I’ve ever attended. Covered a wide scope of avenues to move your business forward, with great ‘how to’ information. Took the fear away – can’t wait to try it!”
– Dellene Austerman, Sales/Marketing, Bainter Sunflower Oil, Hoxie, KS

“Like listening to Seth Rogen talk about important retail stuff…Really important marketing differentiation information, great seminar!”
Katie Simpkins, President, Katie’s Hallmark, Vandalia, OH

“You will walk away with tools that will change your business and your community forever. Killer speaker. Brilliant but easily implementable ideas that help you think outside the box!”
– Lea Bancroft, Suzea’s LLC Gluten Free, Mt. Morris, NY

“Thank you for not only teaching excellent effective relevant marketing but doing it in a way that builds local towns and businesses.”
Brandon Fleishour, The Old House Company, Mount Morris, NY

“Bring a notebook!  His examples are fantastic, my mind is blown and I can’t quite form a thoughtful quote!”
Nicole McGee, Upcycle Parts Shop, Cleveland, OH

“Best 90 minutes on growing a business that I have been to ever!”
Tyler Curtis, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, Emporia, KS

“What a great speaker. Keeps you engaged and awake even after a buffet meal!”
– Judy Bradley, Project Assistant, Growth Alberta Rural Economic Development Alliance, Barrhead, AB

“Practical, fun. Action real-time real-useful grow your business advice! Thank you.”
– Tammy Andersen, Owner,Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, Accord, Alberta, Canada