- When: November 13, 2012 at 8:00am - 1:00pm
The Renaissance Columbus Downtown
50 North Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
- Event Type: Chamber
ELEVATE. INNOVATE. CELEBRATE.
The Columbus Chamber Business Summit connects business executives to ideas and resources to help their businesses thrive—as well as recognizes the success of top Columbus business leaders.
During the luncheon program, hear a keynote address delivered by Mark Kvamme, one of our Region’s most influential business leaders and celebrate our Region’s best with the Summit Awards.
Panel Discussions and Dialog
Learn about business-critical topics from panels of experts during two high-impact, interactive morning panel discussions. The panels will be introduced by Pamela Springer, Manta.
Building a Breakthrough Brand
What does it take to standout from your competition, transform into a recognizable brand, and create a following of loyal customers and clients? Learn from these successful brands and top marketing minds.
Moderator: Artie Isaac, Vistage Columbus
Innovation: Lessons from Startup Entrepreneurs
Learn how to run your business like an entrepreneur. Topics including:
– Innovation: The Value for Established Businesses
– Fostering Your Resources: Intrapreneurship Drives Innovation
– Our Business Community: How to Leverage Entrepreneurs and Startups
– Manage the Risks of Innovation
Panelists: Todd Whittier, Left Channel; Shawn O’Reilly, Robert Gregory Partners; Bob Sheehan, BMW Financial Services
Moderator: Brooke Paul, Founders Factory
Congratulations to our award finalists.
Finalists will be recognized and recipients will be announced at the Business Summit luncheon. More than 150 nominations were received for the Summit Awards.
Keynote Address by Mark Kvamme
Mark D. Kvamme’s professional life is steeped in innovation and entrepreneurship, with particular focus on financial investments and strategic marketing.
Until recently, he was President and Interim Chief Investment Officer for JobsOhio, the nonprofit organization that oversees economic development activities for the State of Ohio. Today, he is undertaking new endeavors that include pursuing private sector opportunities that support the economic development and job creation mission he began at JobsOhio.
8:00 a.m. – Registration and Networking
8:30 – Welcome Session
8:40 – 9:40 – Building a Breakthrough Brand
9:40 – 9:50 – Morning Break
9:50 – 10:50 – Innovation: Lessons from Startup Entrepreneurs
10:50 – 11:30 – Networking and Exhibits
11:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Columbus Chamber Business Summit Awards and Luncheon
Mark Kwamme, Former President
Mike Rosati, Rosati Windows
Who Should Attend
Entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, mid-level managers
Tickets for this event are $75. Click “Register” below to reserve your seat. Ticket purchases are non-refundable.
The Business Summit continues the tradition of the Small Business Forum and Leader Awards and the Chamber’s long history of supporting and honoring the business community. The Columbus Chamber and its Small Business Council have recognized business leaders who have achieved commercial success and contributed to the economic development of the Region since 1984.
Increase your business’ visibility as a Columbus Chamber Business Summit event partner. Partnership opportunities are available. For more information, contact Michelle Bretscher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-225-6908.