Beyond the Pitch

Mayor Coleman’s 12th Small Business Conference and Expo

When: October 8-9
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Small businesses are the heart of our local economy, providing jobs and services that are essential to our quality of life. Every day the City of Columbus depends on those services to better serve our citizens. Please join me at the Downtown Hilton and the Columbus Convention Center on October 8 and 9, 2014 for the Mayor’s Small Business Conference and Expo.  The event celebrates the contribution of small businesses to our city, is an educational forum on the latest trends and best practices to help you grow your business and is a platform for networking and connecting with business leaders from throughout the state of Ohio, buyers and other business owners. 
This year’s two day event, “MOMENTUM”, will offer: 
• Networking with more than 150 business leaders, speakers, panelists and buyers from Columbus and throughout Ohio as well as 75 expo businesses who will share their professional expertise and contracting opportunities with you 
• The Mayor’s Women’s Business Forum “Women, Wealth and Power: Transforming Our Communities Through Business Ownership” featuring Lisa Price Founder and CEO of Carol’s Daughter skincare and beauty products 
• 14 in-depth workshops on the latest small business and procurement best practices as well as practical tools to help new and experienced business owners become better leaders  
• On-site registration for required City contract compliance to become immediately eligible to bid on contracts from the City of Columbus  
• The Mayor’s Small Business Luncheon  at the Columbus Hilton

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