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The Resource Group Announces Guest Speakers for Annual RG Connect Event

Kim Anselmo - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Guest speakers at the 13h annual event include Don Schmincke, author of best-selling books "The Code Of The Executive" and "High Altitude Leadership", and business performance improvement expert Phil Kirby, founder of Organization Thoughtware International Inc. (OTI).

Renton, Wash. – The Resource Group has announced its guest speakers for the executive level track of its annual RG Connect conference. Scheduled for September 19, 2013, at The Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash., this year's RG Connect Conference - Innovating Your Way to Success - will be The Resource Group's 13th annual customer conference. The Resource Group is a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics® GP (formerly, Great Plains), helping customers utilize their software solution to gain business insight and manage their organization more efficiently and effectively.

The two nationally recognized speakers at this year's event are Don Schmincke, best-selling author and founder of the SAGA Leadership Institute, and Phil Kirby, Founder of Thoughtware International Inc. The Resource Group, with the help of Vistage (, a national membership organization for CEOs, teamed together to organize these speakers who will highlight presentations for our Executive Leadership track at RG Connect 2013.

Schmincke founded the SAGA Leadership Institute in 1990, which offers corporate training programs. Schmincke also is the author of the bestselling books "The Code Of The Executive" and "High Altitude Leadership" (with NBC Emmy-nominated climber Chris Warner). Schmincke appears in more than 60 industry publications annually, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Industry Week and USA Today, and over 60 industry publications annually.

Kirby is founder of Organization Thoughtware International Inc. (OTI), which specializes in business performance improvement. Kirby has more than two decades of operations management and business coaching and consulting experience in all business sectors, around the world. Kirby will present the keynote to our attendees, "Discover Your Hidden Advantage – Process Innovation."

"Two years ago, my partner and I joined the Vistage Group to help us grow as leaders. We were so pleased with the results of joining Vistage, we decided to team up and bring an executive leadership track to our clients' leaders at RG Connect," said Marty Schillaci, CEO of The Resource Group. "Don Schmincke and Phil Kirby are engaging speakers who will inspire and challenge our C-level attendees."

Each year, The Resource Group hosts more than 125 Microsoft Dynamics customers who attend the day-long event to network with peers, see the latest technology from Microsoft and its Partners, and most importantly learn how to use their system better. This year, the RG Connect Customer Conference will focus on Innovating Your Way to Success. The goal of The Resource Group is to help its customers get the information they need each day in their roles, faster and easier using the Microsoft Dynamics solution.

RG Connect 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
8 am-5 pm
The Meydenbauer Center
Bellevue, WA
$150 before August 30, 2013
$200 after August 30, 2013

About The Resource Group
The Resource Group is a seasoned team of business professionals that help companies gain valuable business insight from their financial systems, enabling customers to manage their business more efficiently and effectively. We are a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) accounting and business management software solutions. For over two decades, The Resource Group has helped hundreds of organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska streamline operations, optimize finances, and improve reporting by utilizing Microsoft Dynamics GP software. To learn more about The Resource Group, please visit About Resource Group.