The Minority Certification Center will encourage FES visitors to express their needs to officials versed in various certifications, including:
The Access To Capital Center will instruct FES attendees how to attain grants, venture capital, and small business loans, from nontraditional sources to traditional banking. Facilitators will include Reka Barabas of Bad Girl Ventures, Carrie Rosenfelt of ECDI and the Women’s Business Center of Northern Ohio, Gloria Ware of JumpStart, and Jean Murphy of the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network.
Each resource center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the noon keynote speech, Cindy Monroe, the president and CEO of Thirty-One Gifts, will discuss the ascent of her Ohio-based company, which is now worth nearly $1 billion. Other featured entrepreneurs throughout the day will include:
Hosted by Contempo Communications and Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) magazine, the Female Entrepreneur Summit will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. WKYC-TV reporter Dawn Kendrick will emcee. Several authors will present, including:
The conference will begin with a continental breakfast, networking, and book signing with Pulizzi. Breakout sessions will be dedicated to marketing, sales and technology, franchising, law, finance, and leadership. FES will conclude with a networking cocktail hour that features top female chefs from Northeast Ohio.
Tickets are $150 for paid subscribers of CBC magazine and $175 for all others. To register and learn more about the conference, visit www.cbcmagazine.com/fes. For more information regarding sponsorships and naming rights, please contact Renée DeLuca Dolan or Taylor Rupeka at (216) 831-9557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is co-sponsored by the Monte Ahuja College of Business, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, Kent State University College of Business, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, JumpStart, Pease and Associates, and Forest City.
Founded in 1996, Contempo Communication is a full-service creative firm known for its uniqueness and ingenuity. The firm enjoys a reputation as one of Northeast Ohio’s top design and creative agencies, offering a full cadre of services ranging from branding, graphic design, website, digital and social media development, event and marketing solutions. Contempo Communications also publishes an award winning magazine, Cleveland Business Connects, a leading regional networking publication targeting business leaders, the event management industry and female entrepreneurs. Together, this unique union of creative services and the notable publication distinguishes the firm as a truly innovative and relevant resource for Northeast Ohio businesses of all sizes.