Press Release: Illinois Growth Advisors Hosts Gazelles International Business Workshop at NIU- Rockford

For Immediate Release

Ed Breclaw, CEO Jane Cooper
IL Growth Advisors Cooper Hong Inc.
630-248-7104 630-377-2555


Rockford Area Economic Development Council Sponsors Event

ROCKFORD, Ill. (May 5, 2014) – Illinois Growth Advisors is bringing the globally acclaimed “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” workshop from Gazelles International to Rockford Campus of Northern Illinois University on Friday, June 6.

Edward Breclaw, CEO of Illinois Growth Advisors, will lead the one-day workshop, which covers the four decisions every business leader needs to address—people, strategy, execution and cash—in tandem with David Baney, founder of 55 Questions. Breclaw and Baney are certified Gazelles International coaches. They work with growth-minded mid-market companies’ CEOs and entrepreneurs to help them overcome barriers and reach their goals.

The Rockford Area Economic Development Council is a sponsor of the event. “The audience and subjects covered in this workshop are very much in keeping with our efforts to collaborate to enhance business growth in the Rockford region by marketing this area and helping employers retain and create quality jobs,” said Carrie Zethmayr, director of international trade for the Council.

“The Gazelle’s International workshops have a broad following, and we expect to attract executives, not only from Rockford but also from surrounding states,” Breclaw said. “This is the only time the Rockefeller Habits workshop will be held in Rockford this year.”

Breclaw noted that participants also will benefit from meeting and networking with like-minded business leaders and from informational presentations provided by event sponsors.

More than 20,000 chief executives and executive teams on six continents have participated in the workshop, which is based on the principles Verne Harnish teaches in his book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.

Additional details about the upcoming workshop in Rockford can be found at For additional Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Workshop dates, go to
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Editor’s Notes:
• High-res images of the presenters are available on request.
• Up to three media guests may attend the workshop free of charge by prior arrangement through Ed Breclaw, who can be reached at 630-248-7104. First come, first served.


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