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6th Annual Employer Forum

08.23.2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Employer, forum

What’s wellness got to do with it? EVERYTHING!

Join West Tennessee Healthcare as they present the 6th Annual Employer Forum.

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Registration includes breakfast, a gourmet lunch and snacks throughout the day.


7:30 am | Registration | Continental Breakfast | Networking

8 am | Welcome Introduction

8:05 am | Chasing The Bright Side: Why Optimism is The Secret Ingredient to Success with Keynote Speaker, Jess Ekstorm, Founder of Headbands of Hope

Jess Ekstorm
Jess Ekstorm, Founder of Headbands of Hope

Anyone who’s ever done something great, created something new, shattered tradition or changed patterns had to start with the mindset that they could make it better. Optimism is the rooted belief that there’s something good on the other side. In fact, studies show that optimism can be linked to a longer life span and triggers positive cognitive responses associated with greater flexibility, innovation and problem solving.

By using her story of creating a million dollar company from her dorm room, Jess talks about the three essential tools to practicing optimism: confidence mindset, failure management, and purpose activation.

Most tweeted line from this talk: Success is not what it looks like to others, it’s what it feels like to you.

9:25 am | Break

9:40 am | Rapid Change in Population Health with Rachel S. Dawson, DO, MPH, FSAHM, FAAP, Merck

10:35 am | Break

10:50 am | Employee Focused Healthcare with Maggi Choplin, RN, COHN-S, Corporate Services Manager, Medical and Wellness, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Maggie Choplin
Maggi Choplin, RN, COHN-S

11:50 am | Lunch and Networking

12:50 pm | “Beyond the Walls” Innovative Employer Solutions with Kristin Jacques, Sales and Relationship Manager, Bellin Health

Kristin Jacques
Kristin Jacques

1:50 pm | Well Tank | Closing Remarks | Door Prizes

Very similar to the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” Five finalists will pitch their health or wellness idea on stage, one winner will be chosen and presented with a check to help fund their idea.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY for door prize eligibility.   For official rules and information about how to enter at no cost, call 731.422.7902. You must be present to win. 

3 pm | Adjourn

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Union University Carl Grant Event Center
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, TN 38305 United States
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