Violand’s Business Planning Retreats provide the venue, tools, and guidance to help participating companies draft their customized long-term goals, short-term strategies, a 12-month marketing plan, and financial proforma with KPIs, budgeting, benchmarking, and forecasting. Build your comprehensive strategic plan and network with other forward-thinking industry business owners and managers while you Chart Your Course to Success! For a more-detailed overview of the program, visit

Non-Clients will be charged $750/person and active Violand Clients, $375/person. 

Canton, OH

October 2-4, 2024

Charlotte Harbor, FL

November 4-6, 2024

Charlotte Harbor, FL

November 7-9, 2024

Held at Kent State University at Stark’s Conference Center, this intensive 3-day retreat is for all companies, regardless of how much or little business planning experience you have.

This 3-day retreat is intended for those who are newer to Violand’s Business Planning process, focusing on building the foundation of what will become your annual business plan. Whether this will be your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd business planning event with us, you’re sure to set a firm foundation for building your 2025 business plan.

Focused on higher-level strategy, this retreat is designed for business planning veterans. A greater emphasis will be placed on strategic thinking and building on the foundation laid in previous years. This retreat is open to those who will be attending their 4th or greater Violand Business Planning event.