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October 09, 2012
Columbus Chamber Announces Topics, Panelists for Upcoming Business Summit
Breakout sessions to focus on branding, entrepreneurship
Columbus, OH – The Columbus Chamber today announced the topics for its panel discussions at the upcoming Business Summit, planned for November 13: “Building a Breakthrough Brand” and “Innovation: Lessons from Startup Entrepreneurs.”
The branding-related session is moderated by Artie Isaac of Vistage Columbus and features panelists Bev Bethge of Ologie, Lynn Blashford of White Castle, and Ryan Vesler of Homage. Discussion will focus on standing out from competition, transforming into recognizable brands, and creating a following of loyal customers and clients.
Moderated by Brooke Paul of Founders Factory, the second session focuses on entrepreneurship and features panelists Todd Whittier of Left Channel, Shawn O’Reilly of Robert Gregory Partners, and Bob Sheehan of BMW Financial Services. Attendees will learn how to run their businesses like an entrepreneur, including the value of innovation for established businesses, fostering resources via “intrapreneurship,” leveraging entrepreneurs and startups, and managing the risks of innovation.
In addition to the high-impact, interactive morning panel discussions, the Business Summit includes a luncheon, during which Mark Kvamme, former president, JobsOhio, will deliver the keynote address. Afterward, the Chamber will recognize the region’s best with the Summit awards. Finalists for each category will be announced later this month.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. Tickets, which include the morning sessions and luncheon award program, are $75 and are available at columbus.org/summit.
The event continues the Chamber’s and its Small Business Council’s tradition of the Small Business Forum and Leader Awards and the organization’s long history of supporting and honoring the business community.
The Columbus Chamber Business Summit is presented by Commerce National Bank and Columbus C.E.O Magazine, and honorary chair Mike Rosati of Rosati Windows with support from AEP Energy, Big Lots, The City of Columbus, State Auto Insurance Companies and Wells Fargo.