The Executive-to-Executive speaker series for leaders in the nonprofit sector will feature a presentation on "Building Businesses and Communities" by Paul Saginaw, Co-Owner, Founding Partner, and Chief Spiritual Officer at Zingerman’s on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
The Executive-to-Executive Leadership Development Series was designed for current and future not-for-profit leaders and board members, and consists of affordable presentations featuring prominent leaders who are making a difference in the social sector. This four-part speaker series is offered through a partnership of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Plante Moran, Blender Consulting Group, the McGregor Fund, and the Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University.
Program: Paul Saginaw, Co-Owner, Founding Partner, and Chief Spiritual Officer at Zingerman’s, will speak on the topic of Building Businesses and Communities. Zingerman’s started as 1300 square feet of combined restaurant and specialty food retail space, run solely by Paul, Ari and two employees. The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses now has 18 partners, employs just under 600 people and generates over $44 million in annual sales from eight separate businesses: Zingerman’s Delicatessen (including Zingerman’s Catering), Zingerman’s Mail Order, Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Zingerman’s Training Inc., Zingerman’s Coffee Company, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Zingerman’s Creamery and Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory.
Paul believes that he has been successful in spite of the fact that he has limited natural talent and abilities because he has always believed that the only real limits are those of vision. Paul also believes that if in fact he has any talent at all, it would be the ability to pick great partners.
Next in the series:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Topic: Healthcare Reform and Transformation
Speaker: Marianne Udow-Phillips, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT)