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NCRA 2020 Business Summit registration still open

Last-minute registration is still available for the NCRA 2020 Business Summit, taking place Feb. 9-11 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Register now to ensure you don’t miss the exclusive firsthand look into the 2019 Firm Owners Economic Trends and Outlook that is only being presented at this event. The findings paint a picture of the state of the profession and offer the latest insights into business trends and what’s expected for the future of court reporting and captioning firms. The findings will be presented in a special session led by NCRA Executive Director Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLE.

Learn more about why the industry is growing, see how trends compare to previous years, and find out why so many of the more than 200 firm owners who participated in the survey are optimistic about continued growth in the future. And remember, the Firm Owners Economic Trends and Outlook will be made available only to attendees of the NCRA 2020 Business Summit.

Key findings of the 2019 outlook include:

• More than half of firms grew their revenue this year, and 60 percent are feeling positive about the economy.

• Even though most firms have few full-time employees, many are working with other professionals to cover jobs and rely on outsourcing administrative and other professional tasks, including videography.

• Firm owners are turning down work when there are more assignments than reporters, but this shortage may be an opportunity to mentor and support aspiring reporters who are writing between 180-200 wpm, especially to help cover personnel shortages.

• The stenographic industry is based on relationships, with work mostly secured by word of mouth or referrals, and the client base is still grounded in the legal industry, although nearly a quarter of firms indicated that nonlegal work is growing.

Be a part of the fun when the event kicks off with a friendly round of Lost Pines Olympics, and take advantage of this and the many other networking opportunities that will be offered.

This year’s lineup of exciting and informative presenters will send attendees home armed with the latest and most innovative strategies for business success in 2020 and beyond, while networking opportunities will help firm owners expand their professional spheres of influence.

Highlights include:

A two-part session that will be presented by Chris Williamsco-founder of Wide Awake Business. Since 2008, nearly 5,000 business owners have relied on her sales and marketing expertise to boost their sales by more than $538 million. Click here to hear from Williams herself about what she has to share.

The keynote speaker is the energetic Karim R. Ellis, founder of Empowered Education, a company devoted to developing both organizations and individuals. Ellis is a dynamic motivational speaker with 10 years of experience in the arena of speaking, training, and coaching. He takes great pride in cultivating leaders and champions, and his sole desire is to unlock an atmosphere of greatness in the lives of the people he connects with on a daily basis. Ellis will share with attendees his insights into successful leadership creation and development.

Cathy O’Neal, communications director for Levitt Pavilion Arlington, an outdoor concert venue that presents more than 50 free concerts a year, has planned a fun and enlightening look at how social media can be changed from chore to tool in a firm’s business plan for success.

Ron Comers, a former FBI agent and current advisor on corporate security risks through Charted Risk, LLC, will present “Protecting Your Firm from Scams & Data Breaches,” and offer tips on how firms can keep their files and other information safe in today’s cyber-savvy world.

Chris Moyseos, a financial advisor and financial planning specialist with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, will lead a session on financial planning and managing personal wealth.

In addition, attendees will enjoy many opportunities throughout the three-day event to expand their networks, engage with old friends, and build relationships with new ones.

Located on more than 400 acres along the banks of the Colorado River, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa offers a variety of amenities and activities for attendees and their guests to enjoy during their stay. The recreational amenities attendees can enjoy include: A full-service spa, salon, and fitness center; two tennis courts; an 18-hole golf course; hiking, biking, and jogging paths; horseback riding; a video arcade; a water park; a meet-and-greet with the facility’s mascots; and more.

Be a part of the NCRA 2020 Business Summit.

  • Last-Minute Registration: Feb. 1–9, 2020
    Member: $1,125; Nonmember: $1,300; Additional Firm Employee: $1,000; Spouse/Guest: $300

For more information and to register for the 2020 NCRA Business Summit, visit

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