Collaborate 2016 Conference

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McKonly & Asbury is pleased to present this fourth annual conference that features a variety of topics and speakers, customized to past participant feedback, as well as what’s trending in the business community. 

Highlights of our Collaborate 2016 Conference include:

  • A keynote presentation from John McElligott, CEO of York Exponential and President of The Fortress Initiative. John’s presentation, entitled “Embracing Disruption,” will focus on emerging topics in Exponential technology. Through his presentation, attendees will have the chance to start the conversation on what it means for communities to not only plan, think, and prepare for disruption but to succeed by simply Embracing it.
  • General sessions focused on current issues that attendees face every day.
  • Breakout sessions for you to choose from.
  • 7 Recommended Continuing Professional Education Hours.
  • 5.5 Continuing Legal Education Credits.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and networking.
  • Reception after the day’s sessions.

With a variety of topics and speakers planned, we believe Collaborate 2016 will appeal to a diverse group of attendees and will leave attendees with practical, every day solutions to elevate your business!

Limited space is available, so click on the link below to register today! If you have any questions, please contact or call Melissa Roberson, Marketing Manager with McKonly & Asbury, at 717-972-5822.


Event Details

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
8:00AM – 5:30PM

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
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There is a $50 conference fee that covers registration, breakfast, lunch, and a post conference reception. Click on the “Register Now” button above to register.

Should you need a room for the conference, we have a block of rooms reserved at the Hershey Lodge. You can call 855-729-3108 on or before August 25th and ask to book under McKonly & Asbury and they can assist you. You can also click here to make your reservation online. The room rate is $169.

Refund Policy: Full refunds will be granted until Friday, September 16. Cancellations after Friday, September 16 and ‘no shows’ will not be refunded. Substitutions are welcome; please notify us in advance at or by calling Melissa Roberson at 717-972-5822.


Click here for a printable version of the below agenda.

8:00AM-8:45AM – Registration and Breakfast
8:45AM-8:55AM – Welcome – McKonly & Asbury
8:55AM-9:45AM – Tweet, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: What Every Employer Needs to Know About Social Media in the Workplace
9:45AM-10:00AM – Break
10:00AM-10:50AM – Breakout Session A – View Options Below
11:00AM-11:50AM – Breakout Session B – View Options Below
12:00PM-12:45PM – Lunch
12:45PM-2:25PM – Embracing Disruption
2:25PM-2:40PM – Break
2:40PM-3:30PM – Corporate Owned Life Insurance: What You Really Need to Know
3:30PM-4:20PM – The Impact of the Current Economic Environment on Business Banking
4:20PM-4:30PM – Closing Remarks
4:30PM-5:30PM – Reception

Thank you to our sponsors.  Their support is critical to the success of this event.

This year’s Conference Sponsors include:

Our Lunch and Reception Sponsor is:


Speakers’ Biographies
CJ Aberin, CCSP, Principal – KBKG
Tracy Burke, CFP, ChFC, Partner and Investment Consultant – Conrad Siegel Actuaries
Kevin Ferryman, Senior Vice President and Director of SBA – Citizens Bank
Laura Jansen, Regional Vice President of Sales for the Greater Baltimore Market – ADP
William Lipkind, Partner – Wilson Elser
Rachel Lower, CLU, ChFC, Principal – Cornerstone Advisors
Michael Maroney, Manager, Research & Development Tax Credit Services – KBKG
John McElligott, CEO – York Exponential and President – The Fortress Initiative
Todd Shill, Partner – Rhoads & Sinon LLP
Donna Wanamaker, CLU, ChFC, CASL, Principal – Cornerstone Advisors
David Warren, JD, President and CEO – Bridgeford Trust Company