Some of the nation’s Fortune 500 companies started with a dollar, a dream and a leader with a drive to take it from bootstrap to billions. A scholar of leadership, a Wall Street business reporter and a supercharged CEO motivator will map out the victorious pathway of giant corporations and drive their success home to contractors at Nexstar Network’s Owners’ Spotlight Series in Jersey City, N.J., Feb. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.

The big business CEO stories they will share and lessons learned along the way have potential to guide and inspire owners of residential plumbing, HVAC and electrical service companies.

Typically for members only, Nexstar will open the door to contractors who want to improve their leadership skills while experiencing Nexstar and its incredible peer connections.

  • Dileep Rao, PhD. Dr. Rao is the author of “Bootstrap to Billions - Proven Rules From Entrepreneurs Who Built Great Companies From Scratch,” which chronicles nearly 30 giants of business. He will give you an overview of the unique leadership styles of each company and the commonalities of entrepreneurial big business.

  • Betsy Stark, former ABC News business correspondent. Stark is a four-time Emmy Award-winning journalist best known to television audiences as a business correspondent for ABC News. She will trace the way the market’s roller-coaster ride has reshaped the contours of big business, small business and the consumer spending that drives it all.

  • Boaz Rauchwerger, speaker, trainer and author. Rauchwerger is the author of “The Tiberias Transformation - How To Change Your Life In Less Than 8 Minutes A Day.” He promises to help you creatively move through challenges, improve productivity, overcome your roadblocks to high achievement, stimulate the power of your mind and “become a business and money magnet.”

  • Nexstar is a business-development and best practices organization delivering comprehensive business training, systems and support to independent home service plumbing, heating and air conditioning professionals across the continent. If you’re interested in experiencing Nexstar and would like to be considered for a VIP invitation to this event that is typically for members only, callLisa SchardtorBryan Martinat 888/240.STAR or e-mail  Seating is limited. First-come, first-served.