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Learn how to avoid being derailed when it comes to your retirement security

Attend the NCRA 2021 Business Summit and learn how you can avoid being derailed by rising health costs and more when it comes to securing your retirement. Randy Rust with Prudential will lead The Five Retirement Derailers, one of several insightful sessions on the schedule for the 2021 event themed ‘Rise to the Challenge! Winning Approaches on Adapting to Change,’ happening Jan. 29–31 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in beautiful and historic Savannah, Ga. Register by Nov. 30 to take advantage of the early access savings $50 on all registration fees.

If you have safety concerns about your stay at the host hotel, rest assured that the Hyatt Regency Savannah is taking every precaution to keep its guests and its staff safe. Under the hotel’s global care and cleanliness commitment, the Hyatt Regency Savannah is working closely with the trusted medical and industry advisors of the Cleveland Clinic. The Hyatt also holds accreditation for cleanliness from the Global Bio-risk Advisory Council. In addition, each Hyatt has on staff dedicated hygiene and wellness leaders to reinforce cleanliness standards.

In his session, Rust will address how rising healthcare costs, longevity, changes in the interest rate environment, market volatility, and taxes all present challenges to one’s retirement. This presentation lays out what can go wrong and why – and how you can protect yourself. The presentation also touches on the risk of becoming chronically or terminally ill.

Attendees will also learn how to navigate government agencies to secure lucrative procurement contracts, and how to take advantage of the technology resources you already have access to — for instance, LinkedIn and other social media platforms — that can expand the reach of your business and help you stay connected to clients and potential new clients. Rosanna Catalano, founder and president of Rocket Ship Consultants, a company that works with clients looking to change their professional trajectory through business consulting, career coaching, and video podcasting, will lead Business: How to Leverage Government Resources and the Technology at your Fingertips to Grow your Business.

Catalano’s varied background as a lobbyist, trial attorney, television news producer, professor, university dean, career coach, and chief agency administrator allows her to provide her clients with a unique perspective and skill set for solving problems, storytelling, and creating successful strategies.

Other schedule highlights include keynote speaker Melanie S. Griffin, Esq., who will kick off a two-part session with Maximizing Your Personal & Professional Life: The Art of Focusing, Prioritizing, and Goal Crushing, where she will provide insights and strategies to help you stretch the 24 hours in each day. It will be followed by Rebrand 2021: Personal Branding & Networking Strategies to Shine Beyond Your Competition. 

The “Hot Seat” Peer-to-Peer Solution Storming is also on the schedule. In this session, participants will be broken into groups, and each person in each group will have the chance to be in the “hot seat” and benefit from the sage advice of their peers during this interactive session. Participants will share their own experiences, what-ifs, and those twisty turns that keep them up at night and go home with solutions they can put into effect in their business. As a bonus to all participants, one person from each group will be chosen to share what was learned with the entire group.

Other sessions on the schedule for the 2021 NCRA Business Summit will cover topics such as business law, successful social media strategies, and numerous networking sessions. Watch the JCR Weekly for more information about additional sessions and speakers.

During early access registration, which runs through Nov. 30, the cost to register is $695 for NCRA members, $795 for nonmembers, $595 for additional attendees from the same firm, and $175 for a spouse/guest attending social functions only. Fees will increase after Nov. 30 by $50 for members, nonmembers, and additional attendees. The cost for a spouse/guest will increase by $25.

Please note that the spouse/guest registration category is reserved for a spouse/guest of an attendee who is registered for the conference. Professional reporters and captioners may not register for this category as a guest. Guests are welcome at only the receptions through the spouse/guest package; attendance at the educational sessions requires a full registration.

A special rate of $225 per night is also available through Jan. 6, 2021; the rate does not include tax and other fees for single, double, or triple occupancy. The cost for quad occupancy is $250 per night plus tax and other fees. The cutoff date for the discounted rates will be Jan. 6, 2021, or until the room block is filled, whichever comes first.

Make plans now for one of NCRA’s most popular networking and learning events and take advantage of all Savannah has to offer, from waterfront views, delectable dining, unique shopping, historical offerings, and more. Register now and save.

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