Advisory Group: Master
Connie’s entrepreneurial experience started in the concert business as Founder & President of B-Sharp Promotions, Inc. She promoted and managed artists in the Western and Central New York region. The list of artists Connie has worked with reads like a who’s who of rock, jazz, blues, R&B and comedy. Beginning with just a phone and $8,000 of a personal investment Connie grew her business to a $1.2 Million enterprise and 7 employees. After closing her business, her career ambitions extended to not-for-profit centers including Shea’s and the UB CFA.
In 1999, Connie moved to North Carolina where she led the turn-around and transformation of a theater company that managed a historic city asset and multi-venue complex. As President & CEO of the $2.5M company, she built strategic alliances with government and community groups as well as acclaimed artists and filmmakers. The organization experienced growth and stability under her leadership; the donor base grew 90% and cultural programming tripled. She is certified by the NC State University Business Coaching program and has a BA in Communication with Distinction (Cum Laude) from UB. Connie is perfectly credentialed to support those larger over $1 Million businesses that may feel alone at the top but still want to develop and stay fresh as a business.