2017 ZIPD Business Conference - Nov. 2 to 3

2017 ZIPD Business Conference - Nov. 2 to 3


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 ZCOB 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 ZCOB 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 ZCOB Major

Since its conception in 2011, nearly 7,000 Zeigler College of Business Students have participated in the annual ZIPD Business Conference This opportunity to provide students this unique opportunity to connect and network with successful business professionals 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.

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

 

2016 ZIPD Business Conference Highlights

2015 ZIPD Business Conference Highlights


ZIPD Business Conference Schedule: Save The Date November 2 & 3

  • Schedule is subject to change

2017 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

$108.00 per night

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.

             

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

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

 $119.00 plus tax per night

  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

$123.00 plus taxes per night. Friday checkout 154.00 -- Book by October 18, 2017

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.

 

Comfort Suites https://reservations.pinebarninn.com/IQReservations/asp/IQHome.asp -  If making reservation ONLINE, use CODE: ZIPDBC    If calling in to place reservation –CODE: ZIPD Business Conference 

Image result for comfort suites120 Plaza Drive,
Bloomsburg, PA  17815
(570) 387 9100

Averaging $89.99 plus tax per night -- Book by October 1, 2017

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.

 

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

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

$72.00 plus tax

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 2017 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.
New this year are our “Business Industry Suites.” These sessions will provide an opportunity for business professionals to interact with a small group of students to highlight their specific business and business industry. Read more about this in our Sponsorship Opportunities Section..

Sponsorship Packet

PRESENTING SPONSOR - $15,000

  • Visibility as “2017 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
    • 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

 

KEYNOTE SPONSOR - $10,000

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Full page, four color program ad
    • 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

 

NETWORKING RECEPTION SPONSOR - $5,000

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Half page, four color program ad
    • 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

 

LUNCHEON SPONSOR - $5,000

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Half page, four color program ad
    • Attendee Email Marketing- up to 4 X – with link to your company website
  • Opportunity to:
    • Provide brief remarks and welcome attendees
    • Distribute printed promotional material on every luncheon seat

 

BREAKFAST SPONSOR - $2,500

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout all venues
    • Quarter page, four color program ad
    • 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

 

BUSINESS INDUSTRY LUNCHEON - New This Year!- $2,500

The special, 75-minute luncheon session on Thursday offers the opportunity to interact with a small group of students, and to share information about your business and business industry. Lunch is included.

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout the venues
    • Quarter page, four color program Ad
  • Opportunity to:
    • Personally showcase your business and your industry.
    • Distribute your business's promotional material.

 

BUSINESS INDUTRY SUITES - Also New This Year!

MORNING AND AFTERNOON SESSIONS - $1,000 EACH

On Thursday, personally interact with students interested in joining the workforce in the business industry in which you work. These six 45-minute sessions are available to provide an opportunity to share information about your business with a small group of students, Refreshments provided.

  • Company logo will be displayed on Conference:
    • Video screens throughout the venues
      • Opportunity to:
        • personally showcase your business and your industry.
        • Distribute your business's promotional material.

       

      For additional information on the ways you can support the 2017 ZIPD Business Conference:

      Please contact Tom Ruhl at 570-389-5139 or truhl@bloomufdn.org