Workshop led by Camas consultant will focus on business growth strategies

Event is Nov. 8

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Business consultants Keith Upkes and Ted Ernst Sarvata will present the Gazelles’ growth concepts from the best – selling business book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must do to Increase the Value of Your Growth Firm” Nov. 8 at the Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center.

The workshop will concentrate on the four critical decisions on which companies should focus when developing an effective growth strategy: people, strategy, execution and cash. These fundamental growth concepts are based on the same habits that John D. Rockefeller employed, as chronicled by Gazelles founder Verne Harnish.

“Most firms think they have a viable strategy, yet many do not. The need for an effective growth plan is particularly important, given the forecasted changes in today’s economy,” said Upkes, who owns The Upkes Group, Inc., in Camas. “The objectives are straightforward: attracting and retaining top talent, tripling profitability and/or dramatically increasing the cash flow of a business, while establishing a durable and sustainable competitive edge. This workshop employs and imparts the necessary effective growth concepts to CEOs and their leadership teams for attainment of these objectives.”

For more information, visit, or contact Upkes at, 901-8742.