Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

BMO Harris Business Series: Building Momentum

Marketing and Social Media Best Practices For Business Owners

From start-up founders, to self-employed individuals, making progress towards your business goal is a universal priority. This exclusive educational webinar series provides tips, tricks, and on-trend advice from the experts at BMO Harris to learn how to proactively navigate through uncertainty.

In this webinar, BMO Harris business banking and social media experts will take you through marketing and social media best practices to help you pivot your brand positioning and capture your audience during COVID-19. Attendees will gain access to a creative marketing workbook and will have a chance to receive one-on-one support with an extended questions and answers window.

Kira Wegler

Senior Social Media Manager at BMO Bank of Montreal

Kira joined BMO as Senior Social Media Manager to support personal and business banking clients for Canada and the United States. With over 6 years of extensive social media marketing experience, she has worked with brands to develop and launch their social programs from the ground up. Kira is a true popular culture enthusiast and spends her time researching the latest social media trends. Kira is passionate about serving the needs of the business banking community and educating business owners in North America through her favorite marketing channel, social.

Vlatka Puljic

Director, U.S. Industry Verticals, Women in Business Initiative at BMO Harris Bank

As Director of the BMO Harris U.S. Women in Business team for Business Banking, Vlatka Puljic develops industry leading programing, educational content and mentoring opportunities for women owned business across the bank’s U.S footprint. Working hand-in-hand with relationship managers and small business owners, Vlatka works with her team to provide guidance to help clients achieve their financial goals. For the past 15 years, she has been working with privately held companies to deliver innovative, industry-specific financing and cash management solutions to meet their diverse needs. Vlatka strongly believes in the advancement of women in business and entrepreneurship and has been serving the needs of this community at BMO Harris for over 9 years. She is passionate about connecting, activating, and elevating’s women’s entrepreneurship through knowledge transfer, meaningful networking and mentoring. Vlatka earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Elmhurst College and her MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from DePaul University. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband and three daughters.

Stacey Pitts Caldwell

Center Director – SBDC

Energized by her experience in business, marketing and development, Stacey comes to the Chamber with a passion for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners thrive. Through individual advising, programs and community outreach, Stacey works to elevate and bring awareness to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Stacey earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Benedictine University. She is a small business owner and always takes a creative approach to her endeavors, both personally and professionally.

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