2016 ZIPD Business Conference - November 3rd & 4th

2016 ZIPD Business Conference - November 3rd & 4th

Business Conference Information

Alumni return for ZIPD conference

The conference connects successful alumni  with current students, allowing students to learn from and network with experienced businesspeople in their fields.

“The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development gives our students a distinct advantage,” said BU President David Soltz. “They will not only pursue careers that are a good fit for them personally, but they will acquire the well-rounded perspective necessary to become valued employees and successful business owners.”

What are COB students saying?

"I thought this years conference was extremely insightful and full of knowledgeable speakers and alumni who showed great pride in the college of business as well as the university. It made me very proud to be a student here at Bloomsburg University."

- Nicholas E. Hoffman, Bloomsburg COB Major

"During the ZIPD Conference I had the opportunity to meet a ton of very successful alumni. During the ZIPD Conference, I connected with multiple alum and got offered opportunities I Never thought I would have. David Marcolla and Jay Collins are two alumni who I really got to know. I was able to Job Shadow Mr. Marcolla for 3 days at the Comcast building in Philadelphia PA. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot about the company and various projects that Dave worked on. Also, during the winter, I interned with Jay Collins; he owns his own dental company. I worked extremely hard over the winter and he was so impressed with my work that he offered me a job for the summer. Overall, the ZIPD Conference opened up many doors for future job opportunities and as a sophomore, that is not a common thing."

- Austin Devlin, Bloomsburg COB Major

Each year over 1,200 students from Bloomsburg University’s College of Business participate in the annual ZIPD Business Conference. The opportunity to provide student this unique opportunity to connect and network with successful business people is invaluable in preparing them for their future careers.

Last year's conference provided over 1,820 students the opportunity to network with over 90 business professionals, and to choose from 111 Sessions including 38 Panel Discussions, 37 Round Table Discussions, 20 Presentations, 13 Pre-Conference Workshops, an opening Keynote and 2 Keynote Workshops. There was also an Executive/Student Networking Luncheon and a Business after Hours Networking Opportunity.

This year's ZIPD Business Conference, to be held on November 3 and 4 will once again provide nearly 2,000 students with the opportunity to learn from and network with experienced professionals in their fields.

2015 ZIPD Business Conference Highlights

Business Conference Schedule:

  • Schedule is subject to change

Thursday, November 3rd

8:00-9:15     Networking Breakfast (Participants, Faculty, Staff)

9:30-10:45   Opening Conference Workshops (Individual Presentations)

11:00-12:15  Panel Discussions

12:30-1:45   Woking Lunch/Round Table Discussions

2:00-3:15    Panel Discussions and Individual Presentations

2:00-3:15    NEW "Walk the Mock" Resume Review, Interviews & Speed Networking

3:30-4:00    Keynote (TBA) - Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium - (ALL)

4:00-4:15    Remarks, Dean Krug - Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium - (ALL)

5:00-6:00    Networking Cocktail/ Hors D'oeurves - (Participants, Faculty, Staff, Students) 

6:00-7:30    Dinner Banquet - (Participants, Faculty, Staff, Students)

Friday, November 4th

7:30-9:00    Networking Breakfast - (Participants, Faculty, Staff)

9:00-10:00  Shark Tank (Featured Panel)

9:00-10:00  Panel Discussions and Individual Presentations 

10:00-11:00 Panel Discussions

11:00-12:00  Panel Discussions

12:30-1:45    TBA Sutliff Hall

12:45-1:45    Presidents Luncheon - (Participants, Faculty, Staff)

2:00-5:00      Zeigler Case Competition - (Participants, Faculty, Students)

Lodging Information:

If you wish to make a room reservation, below is a list of local hotels with BU blocked rooms.  To receive a discount when making your reservation, please book directly with the hotel, not online.  In order to take advantage of the discount, please use the code that is specified next to your hotel below. (Please be advised that some of the hotels will release all blocked rooms as early as October 2nd and some as late as October 21st.  Each hotel has different availability as far as check-in and check-out dates.)

College Hill Bed And Breakfast, http://www.collegehillbnb.com/index.php -  Please call to place reservation –CODE: ZIPD Business Conference

College Hill Bed and Breakfast - Front Image360 East Second  Street  Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 784-1266

$106.82 per room -- Book by October 21,2016

Distance from Campus: 420 ft., 2 minutes

We are conveniently located in the College Hill section of the historic district in the  Town of Bloomsburg. It is a short walk to Bloomsburg University’s campus or to  downtown shopping, art galleries, Alvina Krause Theatre, and fine restaurants.

                

Comfort Suites, http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-bloomsburg-pennsylvania-PA393 -  Please call to place reservation –CODE: ZIPD Business Conference

Image result for comfort suites bloomsburg pa 120 Plaza Drive  Bloomsburg, PA 17815  (570) 387-9100

 Distance from Campus: 5.7 miles, 8 min.

                                                                                                                                                    Several entertainment venues, dining options and shops are in the vicinity of the  Comfort Suites as well as an on-site hotel cocktail lounge. Your Morning Breakfast is  full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Suites the perfect  way to start your day.

 

 

Hampton Inn, http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-bloomsburg-BLOPAHX/index.html - Please call to place reservation –CODE: ZBC

Image result for hampton inn bloomsburg pa 255 Paper Mill Road  Bloomsburg, PA 17815  570-380-1020

 $114.00 per room

  Distance from Campus: 1.4 Miles, 3 min.

The Hampton Inn is conveniently located off Pennsylvania Interstate 80 with an indoor  pool with whirlpool, fully equipped business center with meeting space, Gym/Fitness  Center, high-speed internet. Along with a Clean and fresh Hampton bed® and  complimentary hot breakfast, the Hampton Inn offers a comfortable and convenient  base throughout your stay.

            

The Inn at Turkey Hill, http://www.innatturkeyhill.com/index.html -  Please call to place reservation –CODE: ZIPD Business Conference

Image result for the inn at turkey hill991 Central Road Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 387-1500

$118.00 averaging per room -- Book by October 12, 2016

Distance from Campus: 1.3 Miles, 3 min.

Just a moment's drive from Interstate 80, The Inn, Farmhouse & Brewing Co. at Turkey Hill, a Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania bed and breakfast, fine dining and brewpub, offers the weary traveler a unique and relaxing lodging and dining experience.

 

Pine Barn Inn, https://reservations.pinebarninn.com/IQReservations/asp/IQHome.asp -  If making reservation ONLINE, use CODE: ZIPDBC    If calling in to place reservation –CODE: Bloomsburg College of Business 2016 

Image result for pine barn innOne Pine Barn Place, Danville, PA  17821 (570) 275-2071

Averaging $129.00 per room -- Book by October 2, 2016

Distance from Campus: 9.8 miles, 17 min.

The Pine Barn Inn has recently renovated, clean, and comfortable guest rooms offering complimentary WIFI, a refrigerator, 32" flatscreen cable television, private bathroom, and individually controlled air conditioning and heating.

 

Hampton Inn, http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-danville-DNVPAHX/index.html -  Please call to place reservation –CODE: ZIPD Business Conference

97 Old Valley School Road Danville, Pennsylvania, 17821 (570) 271-2500

$114.00 per room -- Book by October 2, 2016

Distance from Campus: 14.4 miles, 16 min.

Located in the historic Susquehanna Valley, Hampton Inn Danville, renovated in July 2013, is close to shopping, outdoor recreation and family fun. Our Danville hotel offers hiking trails, vistas of the Susquehanna River Valley and activities that everyone will enjoy.

 

Econo Lodge, http://www.reservation-desk.com/hotel/127816/econo-lodge-bloomsburg -  Please call to place reservation –CODE: COB Conference

Econo Lodge in Bloomsburg PA189 Columbia Mall Dr. Bloomsburg, PA  17815 (844) 260-2646

$72.00 per room --  Book by October 21, 2016

Distance from Campus: 4.1 miles, 9 min.

With a stay at Econo Lodge Bloomsburg in Bloomsburg, you'll be close to Columbia County Historical Society and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. This hotel is within the region of Children's Museum and Bill's Old Bike Barn.

 

Supporting the 2016 ZIPD Business Conference

The opportunities provided at the ZIPD Business Conference are not possible without support from our sponsors. In addition to supporting the College of Business and most importantly its students, your contribution will give your company exposure to hundreds of driven and future business professionals. This is an exceptional opportunity to attract qualified applicants to your organization for internships and possible future employment once they graduate from the College of Business.

Sponsorship Packet

PRESENTING SPONSOR - $15,000

  • Visibility as “2016 ZIPD Business Conference presented by …” on all conference promos before/during conference 
  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Student attendee gift
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Full page, four color program ad (5.5” wide x 8.5” high)
    • ZIPD program app for student registrations with link to your company website
    • Attendee Email Marketing- up to 4 X – with link to your company website 
  • Opportunity to:
    • Provide remarks during the conference
    • Distribute promotional materials during the conference
    • Sponsor 150 College of Business students’ conference attendance

 

KEYNOTE SPONSOR - $10,000

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Full page, four color program ad (5.5” wide x 8.5” high)
    • ZIPD program app for student registrations with link to your company website
    • Attendee Email Marketing- up to 4 X – with link to your company website
  • Opportunity to:
    • Provide brief remarks and introduce Keynote
    • Distribute promotional materials at Keynote session
    • Sponsor 100 College of Business students’ conference attendance

 

NETWORKING RECEPTION SPONSOR - $5,000

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Half page, four color program ad (5.5” wide x 4.25” high)
    • ZIPD program app for student registrations with link to your company website
    • Attendee Email Marketing- up to 4 X – with link to your company website
  • Opportunity to:
    • Provide brief remarks and welcome attendees
    • Distribute promotional material at Networking Reception
    • Sponsor 50 College of Business students’ conference attendance

 

LUNCHEON SPONSOR - $5,000

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Half page, four color program ad (5.5” wide x 4.25” high)
    • ZIPD program app for student registrations with link to your company website
    • Attendee Email Marketing- up to 4 X – with link to your company website
  • Opportunity to:
    • Provide brief remarks and welcome attendees
    • Distribute promotional material on every luncheon seat
    • Sponsor 50 College of Business students’ conference attendance

 

BREAKFAST SPONSOR - $2,500

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Quarter page, four color program ad (2.25” wide x 2.125” high)
    • ZIPD program app for student registrations with link to your company website
    • Attendee Email Marketing- up to 4 X – with link to your company website
  • Opportunity to:
    • Provide brief remarks and welcome attendees
    • Distribute promotional material during breakfast
    • Sponsor 25 College of Business students’ conference attendance

 

BUSINESS STUDENT SPONSOR - $1,000

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • ZIPD program app for student registrations with link to your company website
  • Opportunity to:
    • Sponsor 10 College of Business Students’ conference attendance 

 

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT SPONSOR - $500

  • Opportunity to:
    • Sponsor 10 College of Business Students’ conference attendance 

 

For additional information on the ways you can support the 2016 ZIPD Business Conference:

Please contact Doug Kleintop at 570-389-5138 or dkleintop@bloomufdn.org