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Emerging Leaders Summit 2023

November 4, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Emerging Leaders Summit Schedule

Network and learn with Bucks County's emerging business leaders at the

Newtown Business Association's Year-End Emerging Leaders Summit!

When: November 4, 2023          Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Attendees can arrive as early as 10:00am
Where: Bucks County Community College
Admission:  FREE

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Are you a young professional or new to the business world, eager to supercharge your career growth and connect with like-minded individuals?  Look no further than the NBA's Emerging Leaders Summit - a transformative event designed to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of business leaders.

We have an exciting lineup of inspiring speakers, refreshments, and the best networking around.
Join us at the Newtown Business Association's Emerging Leaders Summit and take the first step towards shaping your future as a confident, knowledgeable, and influential leader in the business world.  Reserve your spot now to embark on a journey of growth, empowerment, and limitless possibilities.


  1. Inspiring Speakers:  Prepare to be motivated and enlightened by our lineup of dynamic speaks who have excelled in their respective Fields.  Gain insights and strategies and hear personal stories from industry leaders who have navigated the challenges of the business world and emerged as successful trailblazers.
  2. Interactive Business Boot Camps:  Dive into a world of hand-on learning with our tailored business boot camps.  Led by experienced professionals, these immersive sessions will cover essential topics that cater to the holistic development on emerging leaders.
  3. Networking Opportunities:  Connect, collaborate, and expand your professional network by engaging with fellow attendees, speakers, and mentors.  The summit provides a unique platform to foster meaningful relationships that could pave the way for future collaborations and partnerships.
  4. Personal Growth and Development:  Discover your untapped potential and sharpen your leadership skills through insightful workshops and breakout sessions.  The Emerging Leaders Summit is not just about business, it's about personal growth, self-discovery, and becoming the best version of yourself.


Kira Altomari, MS - Life sharing Coordinator at Access Services

Kira manages a caseload of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential program. Their program provides host families for adults who do not have natural supports available to them.
And Newtown Rotary NextGen President-

The Newtown Rotary NextGen Club is a dynamic and passionate group of young professionals and emerging leaders dedicated to making a positive impact on our community. They are the vibrant future of service, committed to the timeless Rotary principles of service, fellowship, and leadership. Their mission is to create a lasting change in Newtown and beyond by engaging the energy, innovation, and enthusiasm of our members. Through innovative projects, philanthropic endeavors, and collaborative efforts, they strive to address the pressing issues of our time and be a force for good in our local and global communities. The Newtown Rotary NextGen Club has seen a smooth transition in leadership recently. Nathan Breece served as the first president from 2021 to 2023, leading the club during its foundational years. Under his guidance, the club embarked on numerous impactful projects and initiatives.

In 2023, the leadership baton was passed to Kira Altomari, who currently serves as the club's president. Kira is committed to building on the club's early successes and driving it forward with fresh ideas and a continued dedication to community service.

This leadership transition reflects the club's commitment to nurturing emerging leaders and ensuring its continuity as a force for positive change in Newtown and beyond. Learn about the power of community engagement and how service-oriented leadership can make a lasting impact on both your career and the world around you.


Michelle El Khoury, PhD, Yogamazia:  Explore the intersections of mindfulness, leadership, and business success in a rapidly changing world.


Sarah Gemmell - Queen of Networking, Expert Networking Strategist, Founder & CEO, SarahJeanCo

After graduating college with a degree in Psychology and working as a substance abuse counselor, Sarah became an entrepreneur working in the fitness space, ultimately building a virtual fitness platform that served women all over the world. The main lead generator that brought this level of success was networking! Sarah learned very quickly that networking was a very underrated part of marketing that led to major returns, but she also learned that it wasn't enough to rely on a dazzling personality. After learning and immersing herself, Sarah figured out that the key to successful and consistent networking is implementing strategy that aligns with your core values and that always keeps people above profit. Using her expertise in psychology along with her expertise in networking, Sarah now helps business owners and sales teams to map out and implement a more profitable networking strategy to increase their reach and their impact through consistent, high-quality referrals and collaborations. In addition to consulting, Sarah also hosts virtual networking meetings for women in business every week and she hosts the fastest growing in person meet up for women in business in Gainesville, GA!

Joe Keffer - Assistant Manager Bike Works - Newtown

Joe has lived in Bucks County most of his life, starting in Yardley as a kid, then headed west with a stop in Newtown before settling in Holland for the last 23 years. He has seen a lot in his career, with perspectives gained from years in advertising and hospitality. Joe's passion is riding his bikes on the roads and trails of his home county. In his current role with Bike Works in Newtown he relishes the opportunity to promote the three simple tenets of Bike Works' mission: Sales, Service, Community. It's the community aspect of the mission that really inspires Joe and he has some grand ideas about engaging with the community to discuss at the Emerging Leaders Summit.


Super Tips for Small Business Social Media Management by Matt Peters of Weedman and Commitee Chair of Emerging Leaders

During this exclusive session, we'll dive into the world of social media, covering everything from establishing a strong online presence to effective community engagement and growth strategies.

As the owner/operator of Weed Man and Mosquito Hero Bucks & Montgomery County, I'm eager to share the tactics that have earned us recognition as a top small business. I'll also go into some of the strategies I follow while managing organization & nonprofit accounts. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enhance your social media game and connect with your customers and the community like never before.

Getting your Financial House in Order by Lorena Escarlera of Penn Community Bank

Lorena Escalera is a Financial Center Manager with Penn Community Bank. She focuses on Business Development and Community Engagement in her role. Lorena understands that as a business owner, you're undoubtedly focused on growth and expansion. While your own efforts and strategies play a crucial role in achieving your goals, it's essential to recognize the power of having the right people in your circle of influence. Surrounding yourself with individuals who can provide support, guidance, and connections can make a significant difference in your business's trajectory.

Lorena’s workshop will focus on getting your Financial House in Order so that you are able to achieve your business goals. She will go over understanding the different types of small business loans available, creating a comprehensive business plan, and why you should establish a relationship with your lender early on and not wait until you need a loan to start building a relationship with your lender.





November 4, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940 United States
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