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ConnectUS Small Business Conference and Expo


The bi-annual regional conference will take place on October 1 - 2, 2019, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center with the first day focusing on our youth entrepreneurship program and the second day focused on the small business conference & expo.

The conference will provide tangible tips, resources and business opportunities to start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the region. Hosted by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City of Columbus, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the conference will provide an interactive platform for municipality leads, procurement officers, supplier diversity professionals, business owners and leaders, and industry influencers to discuss best practices in supplier diversity to build and grow their businesses.

This year we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Columbus City Schools and Javier Sanchez to provide a one-day experience, on October 1, to select senior students to prepare them for a future entrepreneurship career.

Individual Registration Cost - $125 


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