21 Aug 2013 7:07 AM We’re excited to announce that this year’s Partner Connections Event keynote is Joe Mechlinkski, author of Grow Regardless. Joe Mechlinski is a community advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. His debut book, Grow Regardless, became an instant New York Times, USA Today, Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com bestseller. In fact, we checked out the great reviews of his book on Amazon and found a goody: “Grow Regardless, provides a unique perspective combining both bottom line numbers with overhauling your culture resulting in a practical guide to revolutionize your organization.” – Connor Marsden, US Director of CRM, Microsoft. Of Joe’s many achievements, Joe co-founded a lead generation company, a sales and marketing firm, and an entrepreneurial development company, which grew rapidly to more than 100 employees in three years. In 2001, he co-founded entreQuest, Inc. as well as the b4students Foundation, which links corporate mentors with at-risk Baltimore students for their entire high school careers. Learn more from this best-selling author by joining us in Tampa, Florida this October 20-22: http://www.thepartnerconnectionsevent.com/.