2022 Feature Speakers


QUICK BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS & ADVANCE
ROXANNE DUDICZ, OWNER OF RIVERSIDE FINANCE
Roxanne will present an overview of what you need to know in Quick Books for your business.  Her overview will contain; entering daily sales, expenses, and payroll.  Plus daily, weekly, and monthly reports to keep your business cash floor flowing.

Roxanne’s Bio
Roxanne has an accounting degree from Calvin College and pursued a CPA license after graduation.  She started a company that offers expert, personal service while offering flexibility to public accounts and private industry.  She has a passion for developing people and processes in a thriving culture.

 

 

FOOD PHOTOGROPHY
JEFF HAGE, CO-OWNER OF GREEN FROG PHOTO

There is a saying “we eat with our eyes” but how do you create eye appealing food pictures.  Jeff will show you how use category related menu items and backgrounds to consider when creating eye appealing food pictures to use for your website and a wide array social media platforms.

Jeff’s Bio
Jeff is a commercial photographer with over 30 years experience and co-owner of Green Frog Photo.  He has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and startups, and has shared his wealth of insight with marketing clients in the restaurant, food processing, agriculture spaces and more.  Understanding customer behaviors, trends and psychology has made him a trusted source, with restaurants left in-love with Jeff’s ability to “get butts into seats”, generating revenue and a stellar customer experience.


ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION

DANN AND TARA SYTSMA, OWNER OF CRAWLSPACE COMEDY
Dann and Tara will share usable communication tools that help you connect with the next generation of young employees.  Using techniques honed by professional improvisors, members will practice skills that flip a negative perspective to one of exploring potential opportunities.  Improv Effects exercises will help to ensure teen employees feel bought-in with your company vision.  Through support building, active listening, and genuine relationship building, a non-invested employee can open up to being part of a bigger legacy.

Dann and Tara’s Bio
Dann has been performing inprovisational theatre since 1987.  Dann’s formal Improv training includes studying at the esteemed Improv Olympic and Second City Chicago.  He has worked with and tutored some of the top improv performers in Southwest Michigan.  He is the owner of Crawlspace Comedy Theatre and the founder of Crawlspace Eviction, Kalamazoo’s premier improv troupe.  Tara’s improv background spans the years since 2003.  She performs with Kalamazoo’s premier improv troupe Crawlspace Eviction and is Director of Education at Crawlspace Comedy Theatre.