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Arizona’s Productive Business Summit Focuses on Collaboration
By Denise Meridith, CEO Denise Meridith Consultants

Entrepreneurs unite at a conference in Gilbert, Arizona to advocate global civility

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, JUNE 17, 2018 – An international group of entrepreneurs gathered at the Falls Event Center in Gilbert, Arizona, to attend the Productive Business Summit on June 16, 2018. The conference was organized by Dr. Vernet A. Joseph, a productivity speaker, best-selling author and the Founder/CEO of Live To Produce Enterprises, LLC. The day-long conference involved workshops about business strategies, and awards were given there to a wide variety of community leaders from the US and other countries.

At the Summit, the motivational speakers ranged from the P & V Consulting Group CEO from Guatemala—Renan Gonzalez—who stressed that principles and values are as integral as strategy and execution to business success, and Washington DC lawyer Tasha Cooper, who provided practical tips about using social media, to Even Steven Sandwich Shop’s creator Steve Down and leadership speaker Dr. Will Moreland, whose personal stories demonstrated ways of overcoming hardships, and achieving clarity and success.

The awards were presented by Dr. Clyde Rivers, the Honorary Ambassador at Large of the Republic of Burundi. Rivers has earned innumerable awards, including, in 2017, the United States Presidential Life Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of serving the nation and humanity. He is also the Founder and President of IChange Nations (ICN), which improves the quality of life throughout the world by emphasizing honor, trust, dignity, and civil discourse.

Examples of the Golden Rule awards given out at the Summit for Arizonans included recognition for World Civility, Women Add Value (Tamika Williams), Distinguished Leadership (Alvin Heggs) and Challenged Champions and Heroes (Dr. Angela Allen). Denise Meridith received the ICN Girma Wolde Giorgis Environmental Presidential Award, established in 2015 in honor of his protection of the environment of Ethiopia.

Seven United Graduate College and Seminary International (UGCSI) Honorary Doctorates were bestowed at the conference to Vernet Joseph, Daniel Voss, Paul Ramos, Delia Andrea Montoya, Will Moreland, Jamal Cummins and Marquez Hughley.

In an era where long-held international alliances and treaties are being threatened, this event focused on the value of collaboration and ways of executing its power. IChangeNations seeks to bring back “the art of honor.” Its newest attendees and honorees will continue to practice, and advocate the embrace of the golden rule throughout the world.

Productive Business Summit Advocates Collaboration

Productive Business Summit organizer Dr. Vernet Joseph (l.) congratulated fellow IChangeNations and Golden Rule Award winners Denise Meridith, Alvin Heggs and Dr. Will Moreland on June 16, 2018.

About Denise Meridith Consultants Inc.

Denise Meridith Consultants Inc (DMCI) is a 17-year-old community and public relations firm, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. CEO Denise Meridith has been a freelance journalist for over 20 years, and has authored regular columns for the Phoenix BusinessJournal, Arizona Republic,, been editor of Homes & Lifestyle Magazine, and had numerous articles about sports; small, women & minority-owned business; diversity; and leadership published in newspapers and magazines. Previously she was the Arizona State Director for the Bureau of Land Management, overseeing the conservation of 14 million acres of public lands and resources in Arizona.

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