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Join us for our next dinner meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Registration required -- see below.


Topic: 50 Years in Technology: Nothing as Constant as Change!

Statistics show that for most entrepreneurs, success is fleeting. That is particularly true in technology-focused businesses where risk is inherently high, the pace of evolution rapid and the need for innovation constant. Attendees will be inspired by Elliott’s emphatic mantra, "Nothings as Constant as Change!”

Elliott’s conviction that it is imperative for companies to continually and progressively evolve, even if they are having great success, has helped her throughout her extensive career in the field of information technology. As clients sought the next new technology, Moore’s Law (every 18 months a new generation of computers and technology surfaced, more powerful and less expensive) truly drove her business.

This session will include how she conceived and managed her business in a male-dominated field with exponential change and international competition, as well as lessons learned, best business practices, strategies for success and a few of the leading-edge solutions that fueled SSE’s success.


Susan S. Elliott, founder and chairman, SSE;  Author of Across the Divide: Navigating the Digital Revolution as a Woman, Entrepreneur and CEO.

Susan S. Elliott boasts an illustrious 50-plus-year career in technology that began in 1958 at IBM.  Founded by Elliott in 1966 (after IBM told her there would never be many PCs), SSE has grown into a national enterprise recognized globally for its work in blended learning, eLearning, mobile learning, network infrastructure and technology management.  She shares her story in a recently released autobiography, Across the Divide: Navigating the Digital Revolution as a Woman, Entrepreneur and CEO.

Elliott has served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  She is on the board of the St. Louis Science Center, and has served on the boards of Ameren, Angelica, Webster University, Regional Business Council, St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association, the St. Louis Zoological Foundation and the Visiting Nurse Association, which she led as President.



Thursday, October 27, 2011


Crown Plaza Hotel - Clayton:  Directions| Area Map

Parking: The garage is behind the hotel off Bonhomme. Parking in the hotel garage will be free. The Crown Plaza does not validate, but the parking garage gates are open and the attendant is gone by the time the meeting ends.


Board Meeting

5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Social Hour

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


6:30 - 7:15 p.m.


7:15 - 8:15 p.m.


Chicken Parmesan ~ Herbed Roasted Potatoes ~ Green Beans ~ Assorted Dinner Rolls with Butter
Chef's Selection of Dessert
Coffee Tea or Iced Tea


Presentation and Dinner



Member or Guest


 Presentation only



Member or Guest


Reservation required for dinner on or before Monday, Oct. 24.

Payment at the door by cash or check.

Students and guests welcome!

To make a reservation:

Email Gene Dultz or call 1-866-208-2226 and leave a message. Please include:

1. Name

2. Company or affiliation

3. Daytime phone

4. Indicate if you are a student, member or guest

5. Indicate the member who referred you (if applicable)

6. Specify if you require a substitute vegetarian meal

Sorry, we have to bill for no-shows and late cancellations.

Cancellations will be taken until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25.



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