Sunny Kobe Cook
Author, Speaker, Award-winning Entrepreneur
Common Things Uncommon Ways
Growing a small business is always a challenge. Sunny will share ways to wow and retain customers while growing a profitable business in today's changing business climate.
Sunny Kobe Cook began her career as a secretary and gained popularity with the company she founded in 1991, Sleep Country USA. She served both as CEO and Company spokesperson in both radio and television advertisements for many years. During that time, she was named Inc. Magazine's Northwest Woman Entrepreneur of the Year along with numerous other business and corporate good citizen awards. She was featured on the cover of Washington CEO magazine when her company was the first retailer to ever be recognized as "Best Place to Work."
Selling her retail store chain in February, 2000 gave her the opportunity to realize a lifelong dream. Sunny's book, "COMMON THINGS UNCOMMON WAYS"is now available in stores everywhere. In these pages and through the many speeches she makes, she shares with other business people proven ways to improve any business through increased focus on the Customer Experience, Employee Recognition and Motivation.
Also well-known for her relationships with many area charities, she established the Kobe Foundation. This private, charitable foundation makes grants targeted at expanding the education of our youth beyond the scope of the classroom.
Sunny lives in Seattle with husband, John Murphy, author of the non-fiction book "Success Without a College Degree" and Science Fiction series "Mission Veritas".
6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-7:00pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic
7:00-7:10pm Corporate Associate Member Presentation
7:20-8:20pm Guest Speaker
Unless otherwise noted all events will be held at:
Hotel 116 (formerly known as Bellevue Coast Hotel)
625 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Note: The hotel signs will direct you to the NAPO meeting location within the hotel.
First Tuesday of each monthSave
6:30pm - 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
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We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.