This was my fourth year attending Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 Conference and I believe it was the best one yet. Not only were the speakers top-notch but the mood and the energy among the attendees were at their peak. Granted the first three took place between 2008 and 2010--not exactly the go-go years for the economy--but 2011 has been a difficult year as well and I was swept away by the optimism and excitement of the honorees.
What I enjoyed particularly about the conference was the chance to spend time with great business owners from the New York area, including the members of Inc. Business Owners Council--Greater New York chapter. Between our opening dinner at Rosa Mexicano--courtesy of Inc. Magazine--to the closing black-tie event where we enjoyed watching the members and a thousand of their peers be feted for their fantastic accomplishments over the past three years, I feel confident in saying that the ties among the NY-NJ-CT-PA Inc. community have never been stronger.
Congratulations, again, to Inc. Business Owners Council Members who joined us in Washington, D.C.