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Rhythm Systems Announces SmartCEO Magazine As Title Sponsor of 2016 Breakthrough Conference

By Rhythm Systems

    August 12, 2016

    This year’s conference expanded to include four keynote speakers, including Crucial Conversations’ Joseph Grenny, and will take place October 18-19 in Charlotte, NC. 

    CHARLOTTE, NC, August 12, 2016Rhythm Systems, the market leader for comprehensive cloud-based business execution software, just announced SmartCEO magazine as the title sponsor of their Breakthrough Conference 2016. SmartCEO is a regional business publication that targets fast-growth mid-market companies. 

    "SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire CEOs in the daunting task of running and growing their companies. Our content focuses on sharing the knowledge of local business leaders so that they may learn from each other. Our events bring them together face-to-face to meet, learn and grow the business community,” says Craig Burris, Founder and CEO of SmartCEO. "The Breakthrough Conference is a direct extension of SmartCEO’s mission, and we’re honored to be able to co-host such a transformative event for Charlotte’s business leaders.” 

    Rhythm Systems is a 2016 recipient of the magazine’s Future50 and Brava awards. CEO and SmartCEO columnist, Patrick Thean, shared, “We’re really excited to have SmartCEO as our title sponsor. As an ongoing contributor and award recipient, I’ve had the benefit of working with their team. They produce high quality content that matters to today’s mid-market leaders.”

    Charlotte tech giant, AvidXchange, will also sponsor the event, along with local non-profit, Samaritan’s Feet, who will be the charity partner.

    The conference is designed for mid-market companies that want to take their execution game to the next level. Jay Bloxsom, who attended in 2015, shared that it was "by far the best business conference” his company had been to and that they are implementing a number of new things they learned last year.

    It will take place October 18-19 at the Hilton in Charlotte, NC. The theme of this year’s conference is Breakthrough Team Execution. Attendees will learn how to build and grow a team of “A” players that exceed expectations and drive results. Small working breakout sessions will provide simple tools and insights to help teams break down silos, balance growth initiatives with daily work, increase accountability and communicate to achieve better business results.

    New York Times bestselling author and business social scientist, Joseph Grenny, will deliver a keynote presentation on how teams can work better together with less drama. His indispensable business book, Crucial Conversations, has sold over 2 million copies and will be given to conference attendees.

    The Breakthrough Conference is open to all executives, departmental leaders and team members who want to learn how to accelerate airtight execution within their company. With 90-minute breakout sessions, attendees will have time to work on real, actionable plans for their own businesses. It is encouraged to attend as a group so team members can work together on their actual business. 

    The registration fee is $995. Group discounts are available for teams of 4 or more. To register, visit:

    Additional sponsorship opportunities remain. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Alison Brown at 

    About Rhythm Systems
    Rhythm Systems is the industry’s only solution that combines complete, cloud-based business execution software along with expert consultants and a library of step-by-step tools to help mid-market companies drive airtight execution so they can achieve their business objectives and long-term success. Founded in 2006, Rhythm Systems has helped hundreds of companies improve team execution, accelerate growth and achieve measurable success. CEO and Co-founder Patrick Thean’s book, Rhythm: How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth, was published in April 2014 and recently hit No. 3 on the Amazon Best Seller Rank for Kindle. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @RhythmSystems.

    About SmartCEO
    SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.