I went to the 6th annual Ohio Growth Summit at the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College. As always it was a wonderful event for networking and learning new business trends. Michael Bowers always does a great job, every year to put on this event and bring in world class speakers like Nate Riggs, and the keynote speaker for the afternoon, Carrie “The Barefoot Executive” Wilkerson.
Nate moderated a panel discussion on personal branding that included well known Central Ohio marketing and advertising types like; Artie Isaac, Jacob Stoops, Amy Parrish, Jason Yun, Andrew Brush, Rocky VanBrimmer, special guest Desarae Veit, Tyler Durbin, Shane Haggerty, and Neal Roberts. After a quick break there were break out sessions with business pros like Jon Myers, Mark Sellers, Tiffany Timmons, and Nancy Stoll. There was an added surprise by the Small Business Beanstalk’s Timothy “Wolf” Starr leaving community cards for everybody that attended the event.