Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton to speak at SWCRC Business Forum

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

SOUTHGATE – Olympic gold medalist and inspirational speaker Scott Hamilton will address local business leaders and the public at the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s Business Forum breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Crystal Gardens. The event is open to the public.

The SWCRC’s monthly legislative and business forum series is designed to educate and to promote communication between business and political leaders in the southern Wayne County region. As this month’s keynote speaker, Hamilton will share on living an extraordinary life, focusing on his personal testimony and how it relates to building a winning culture for business.

“We are honored to welcome Mr. Hamilton to the Downriver and southern Wayne County region,” SWCRC President Ronald Hinrichs said. “Scott’s story is truly extraordinary, and will inspire our business community and region in a powerful and lasting way. I am looking forward to learning many valuable life lessons from Scott’s testimony and applying these lessons toward our efforts in continuing to build a winning culture in our Downriver business community.”

Tickets, which include breakfast, are $20 each in advance, and can be purchased at www.SWCRC.com, or by calling the SWCRC office at 734-284-6000. If space allows, tickets may be available at the door for $25.

Businesses and individuals have the opportunity to sponsor a table of high school students,. Attending high schools include Gabriel Richard High School sponsored by Fritz Enterprises, Woodhaven High School sponsored by Bronni Vision Boutique and Downriver Community Federal Credit Union, Carlson High School sponsored by Comcast, Asher High School sponsored by SEMCA, Taylor High School sponsored by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, and Melvindale High School sponsored by the Trenton Trib. Contact the Chamber office for more information on how to sponsor a southern Wayne County high school table at 734-284-6000.

For more information or the latest chamber news and events, follow the SWCRC on Facebook at facebook.com/SWCRC and the chamber website.

The SWCRC provides businesses and organizations across the region with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment.

About Scott Hamilton

The most recognized male figure skating star in the world, Hamilton has won 70 titles, awards and honors including an Emmy Award nomination, induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and a member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic gold medal performances in Saravejo and since has shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as a analyst/commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author (Landing It, 1999; The Great Eight, 2009). He further inspires others as a speaker, humanitarian, and as a cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.

After losing his mother to cancer, then becoming survivor himself, Hamilton turned activist, launching the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship). He founded several education and survivorship programs including Chemocare.com and the 4th Angel Mentoring Program.  Events such as Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer and An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends galas fund research into treatments that treat the cancer and spare the patient.

He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tenn., where he may frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate students and sharing his love of skating.

In his free time remains, Hamilton can be found on the golf course and enjoys spending time with his wife, Tracie, and four children – at their home outside Nashville.