Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead

07/17/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/17/2017 16:15

Shaquille O’Neal to Headline 2017 Voices of Vision

Moorhead, Minn. (July 17, 2017) - Basketball legend and seasoned businessman Shaquille O'Neal will bring his expertise and insights to the metro when he headlines The Chamber's eighth annual Voices of Vision on Wednesday, October 4. O'Neal's presentation, 'Prepare for Greatness,' will inspire the audience as he shares what he's learned about teamwork, business and more. Then, a courtside chat as moderated Q&A will allow the audience to learn even more about O'Neal's story and hear what he's learned throughout the years.

A cultural icon, O'Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport's highest honors, including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame. The four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All Star and three-time NBA Finals MVP has been named one of the most influential athletes by Forbes magazine, in addition to being the highest ranked NBA athlete on Nielsen's State of the Media: Year in Sports 2010 and Business Week's Power Sports 100.

But he isn't only a legendary athlete; he has also established himself as a powerful media personality and businessman. Ranked among ''The 100 Most Creative People in Business'' last year by Fast Company magazine, O'Neal is currently an NBA analyst on TNT's show, Inside the NBA on TNT.

In addition to being an early investor in companies such as Google, O'Neal has managed an increasingly robust personal brand, which has included television shows, a shoe line and social media/tech products.

'We selected Shaq for this year's event not because of his accomplishments in the NBA, but because of his tenacity in the business world,' Chamber President & CEO Craig Whitney said. 'I was impressed to learn of O'Neal's achievements off the court, ranging from his investments and endorsements deals, to ownership of numerous food chains, car washes and more, coupled with his educational accomplishments and philanthropy. We're thrilled to bring this star to town, and know that our attendees will not be disappointed by this larger-than-life personality.'

Voices of Vision is an annual event designed to bring nationally recognized thought leaders to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area. This year's event will be held at Sanford Health Athletic Complex from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4. Tickets are for sale now at fmwfchamber.com.

About The Chamber
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of more than 2,100 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 109,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.