CHICAGO — Management consulting firm Methods for Management (MfM), recently celebrated its 70th anniversary at The Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites during SUCCESS 2023.
MfM was founded in 1953 by Max Rechnitz and has become a partner for independent business owners pursuing their personal and business goals. The firm is led by Managing Partner Kermit Engh, who joined MfM in 2014.
During the awards dinner, attendees heard from Diana Vollmer, the former managing partner of MfM. Afterward, Engh presented some new features and additions to member services that will roll out in early 2024.
The anniversary was celebrated during SUCCESS 2023, held Oct. 26-28, 2023. The event is designed to offer attendees the opportunity to connect with industry peers, interact with vendors and gain insight from speakers.
This year’s keynote speakers at the event included Steve Baker from The Great Game of Business who gave two presentations: "The Great Game of Business with Mini Games" and "Quality Time Remaining," and Jeff Butler, speaker, author, and workplace strategist, who spoke about "Winning the Talent War."
Featured speakers included Jennifer Whitmarsh, a customer service pro, who shared “Keys to a Successful, Thriving Workplace Culture.” Bob Clements, co-founder of Benchmark Business Group, discussed “Realizing Value: Whether it'd be by Luck or by Your Own Design.”
In addition, the conference featured industry speakers including Toran Brown, vice president of SPOT; Nathaniel Dubasik of Metalprogetti; Cohen Wills of Cleaner Marketing; Wesley Nelson of Sankosha; and Jeff Gude, MfMBI. Representatives from industry-leading POS systems SPOT and SMRT also hosted breakout rooms for users to learn about updates and ask questions.
"The location was beautiful, and so was the event,” says Kathy Benzinger of Benzinger's Clothing Care. “It was professionally run, with great speakers and topics and fantastic food. But the most impressive part of the event was the celebration of 70 years, which was awe-inspiring. I left the conference feeling grateful for my MFM membership and the opportunity to make new MFM friends and visit old ones."
"The event was a resounding success," says Engh. "The caliber of speakers combined with the enthusiasm of attendees made for a truly memorable 70th-anniversary celebration. We're excited to see how attendees will implement the powerful knowledge shared in their businesses and personal lives."
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