The $10,000 Fast Pitch Challenge: Retail Game Changers for Your Office

The $10,000 Fast Pitch Challenge: Retail Game Changers for Your Office

03/17/2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM



This special event will be held on the showfloor at the Innovation Stage and features a "bullpen" of 10 players, who will pitch retail or marketing initiatives they used to grow their business based on one of the following areas: Clinic or retail space design; innovative uses of technology; staff development training, retention, team building; internal or external marketing programs. The winner will be awarded a $10,000 check! Attend this session to cheer on your favorites, participate in the vote and get valuable ideas that have generated proven results. The Challenge will be hosted by Dave Ziegler and emceed by Bill Gerber. Judges include: Jay Binkowitz, Sharon Carter, Trudi Charest, and Gary Gerber, all well known in the profession for their business acumen.


  • Bill Gerber



    OMG! Optical Marketing Group, Contentlinq

    Bill Gerber Founder, Creative Director OMG! Optical Marketing Group Bill Gerber began his optical industry career over 25 years ago as a sales...

  • Sharon Carter



    Eye Care Optometric Consulting

  • Trudi Charest




    Trudi Charest is currently the Co-Founder of 4ECP’s & Total Focus Consutling, an organization focused on creating resources for eyecare professionals...

  • Gary Gerber



    The Power Practice

    Dr. Gary Gerber is the founder and president of The Power Practice, a practice building company whose mission is to make doctors more profitable and...

  • Jay S. Binkowitz




    Over the last 30years Mr. Binkowitz has had extensive experience in retail operations, merchandising & marketing, manufacturing & distribution,...

Type of Session

  1. Type of Session Panel


  1. A - ABO No
  2. C - COPE No
  3. FL-OD - Florida State Board of Optometry No
  4. FL-OP - Florida State Board of Opticianry No
  5. FL-T - Florida State Board of Opticianry – Technical No
  6. N - NCLE No
  7. NYS-CL-A - New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Advanced No
  8. NYS-CL-B - New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Basic No
  9. NYS-CL-I - New York State Opticians-Contact Lenses-Intermediate No
  10. NYS-D-A - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Advanced No
  11. NYS-D-B - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Basic No
  12. NYS-D-I - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Intermediate No
  13. O - Orals No
  14. P - AOA Paraoptometric Commission No
  15. T - TQ-CEE No
  16. TPA - Therapeutic No

Special Event Categories

  1. Special Event Categories


  1. Track
    Attract and Retain Customers
    Business Solutions
    The $10,000 Fast Pitch Challenge: Retail Game Changers for Your Office

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