August 12, 2021

Dean Watkins Accepted into Forbes Business Council

Forbes Business Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Successful Business Owners and Leaders

Troy, NY (7/29/21) — Dean Watkins, President and owner of Troy, NY based Sunward Electronics, Inc., maker of Dog Guard® electronic dog containment systems, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

Dean Watkins was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Dean Watkins into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Dean has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. Dean will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Dean will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

Watkins says, “Being a member of the Forbes Business Council is an incredible opportunity to be part of a community of leaders. I’m looking forward to networking with members of the Forbes Councils to share information and ideas, as well as to gain valuable insight from others.  Equally exciting, is being provided a platform for publishing articles on Forbes.”

About Forbes Councils

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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