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Michelle Bretscher, APR
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August 08, 2012
Urban Meyer to Deliver Keynote Address at Columbus Chamber's 2013 Annual Meeting
Pre-sale tickets available now for February 5, 2013 event
Columbus, OH – With Buckeye football season kick-off just around the corner, the Columbus Chamber has announced that Urban Meyer, the new head football coach at The Ohio State University, will deliver the keynote address at its 2013 Annual Meeting. The event will take place 7:30 – 9 a.m., February 5, 2013 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand.
Pre-sale tickets with 2012 pricing are available now via columbus.org/annualmeeting. The cost is $75 for Chamber members and $95 for non-members, with admission to the morning event including a full breakfast and networking with more than 1,000 Columbus Region business leaders – in addition to hearing Meyer and other regional officials’ presentations.
Meyer, who accepted the head coaching position at Ohio State in November 2011, will focus his keynote address on replicating success and attracting talent. Having spent the last 20 years coaching successful football programs at schools including the University of Florida and the University of Utah, Meyer has made a career out of securing top athletes to help lead his teams to victories. Meyer himself was a highly sought-after candidate for Ohio State’s vacant coaching position. An Ohio native, he returned to the Buckeye state after sitting out a year to devote time to his family – wife Shelley, college-age daughters Nicole and Gisele and 13-year-old son Nathan – and to work as an analyst for ESPN.
“Securing one of the nation’s top football coaches to talk about the importance of talent attraction is a natural fit for the Columbus Chamber Annual Meeting,” said Michael Dalby, president and CEO. “People are our most valuable resource, and a business’ success is driven by the talent and quality of its workforce. Coach Meyer can share valuable insights on how leaders can build a highly-performing team.”
The 2013 Columbus Chamber Annual Meeting is presented by State Auto Insurance Companies.
For more details or to order pre-sale tickets to the Chamber’s 2013 Annual Meeting, visit columbus.org/annualmeeting. Special pricing will be available until Dec. 31, 2012.