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South Sound Business Summit

An educational event that inspires and connects the South King, Pierce and Thurston County (WA) business community

Register Today for the South Sound Business Summit!

May 30th, 2024 | 1:15pm - 5:30pm

The Star Center | Tacoma, WA

Featured Speakers & Presenters

Bev Vines-Haines & Charlotte Clary (Two Grannies in a Garage)

Founders of Ice Chips Candy

As Seen on ABC's Shark Tank

Bev Vines-Haines & Charlotte Clary

Ice Chips Candy - Yelm, WA

Come meet and discover powerful business insights from the "two grannies in a garage" - Bev and Charlotte, founders of

Ice Chips Candy right in our own back yard in Yelm, WA

Hear their inspiring story overcoming challenges - from a small startup in their garage, to a multi-million dollar company shipping their candy all over the world.

Kerstin Cobb

CEO - The Material Bar - Lakewood, WA

Kerstin was recently recognized as a "40 Under 40" awardee in Pro Remodeler magazine. She has successfully grown and scaled her business to focus on strategic development. A native of Germany with a background in business, she fell in love with kitchen and bath design and founded The Material Bar in 2018. In 2023, she expanded her business with a new showroom.

Discover her secrets and strategies to break free from an owner-operator mentality working in your business, to a strategic visionary working on your business.

Kerstin Cobb

CEO of The Material Bar

Mike Skiff

CEO & Chief Nerd @ Contractor Hero™ Marketing

Mike Skiff

Contractor Hero™ Marketing - Tacoma, WA

Mike is the Founder and Chief Nerd of Contractor Hero™ Marketing

After serving in the U.S. Army for 11 years Mike left Active Duty to run a successful print media franchise for 8+ years.

In 2022 he launched Contractor Hero™ Marketing, focused on helping Roofers, Remodelers, and Home Services Contractors to leverage marketing automation and Artificial Intelligence.

Learn how you can save significant time and money by leveraging A.I. in your business and get ahead of the A.I. "wave". In Mike's words,

"Thanks to A.I. the future is gonne be weird... might as well embrace it and leverage it in your business!"

What is the South Sound Business Summit?

The South Sound Business Summit is a premier annual event dedicated to supporting and empowering business owners and C-suite managers in South King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties. Established in 2015, our mission is to foster growth, innovation, and collaboration within the local business community.

Why the South Sound Business Summit?

We believe that the South Sound business community thrives when we learn from each other's successes and challenges. By bringing together market leaders and industry experts, we provide a platform for entrepreneurs to learn, network, and grow. Our goal is to give back to the community and ensure that all businesses, regardless of size, have the tools and resources to succeed.

Who should attend?

The South Sound Business Summit is tailored for business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs looking to enhance their leadership skills, expand their marketing prowess, and maximize their business's profitability. Whether your business is a burgeoning startup or a well-established enterprise, our diverse range of topics and speakers will offer valuable insights and actionable strategies to help you thrive in today's competitive landscape.

Join us at the South Sound Business Summit and be part of a community that is passionate about driving growth and success in the South Sound region. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and elevate your business to new heights. Register now and secure your spot at the summit!


Alan & Louisa Shimamoto, Business Coaches

Alan and Louisa are world-class coaches and trainers. Business owners for over 30 years, they scaled an Insurance Agency to create a 7-figure income business, leading and inspiring hundreds of agents and sales professionals.

Their insights at the South Sound Business Summit will help you grow yourself and your business FASTER so that you can have more time, income, and happiness!

They've been married 29 years and have navigated the ups and downs of business their entire marriage.


Learn from the experiences of seasoned business owners and entrepreneurs who have walked the walk. Avoid costly mistakes by learning from others and gain insights from successful titans of business.


Have people in your corner who will lift you up when you are not "feeling it" and giving you encouragement to follow through with your goals and commitments is a difference maker.


Surround yourself with growth mindset business owners, entrepreneurs, and business professionals. Get feedback and learn through other peoples experiences. The Accelerate Growth Coaching Community is like no other.

What do Past Attendees have to say about The Summit?

2022 Summit - Live Virtual with Lisa Bridge CEO Ben Bridge Jeweler

"This is the first year going and it was a very good use of time. I cannot wait for next year…a few of the speakers spoke to my heart…"

Makieda - Colonial Life

"As a landlord for commercial tenants, I have an interest in these business owners succeeding. Based on the speakers and the organization of the event, as well as the reputation of the previous summits, I offered to buy tickets to several of our tenants who I thought were serious about growing or improving their businesses."

Josh - Bodine Enterprises

2021 Summit by Email
One of five speakers, Doug Hudak of BAM Design

2020 Virtual Summit with Mike Michalowicz

"Best Event I have been to this year. The team did an amazing job and so informative."

Jesse D.

"Great value for the time and money investment!"

Kathy - At Your Service Plumbing

2018-2019 Summit

Don't miss this world-class event!


Where is the live event taking place?

The event is happening at The Star Center in Tacoma at 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

How long is the in-person event?

The event starts at 1:15pm and ends at 5:30pm.

Is there a cost for this event?

Registration is $97, but take advantage of our "Early Bird" promotion and get $50 Off!

Who should I bring with me?

This event is specifically designed for business owners, service professionals, entrepreneurs - anyone who wants to invest in their professional growth. Feel free to invite a friend or colleague to join you!

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