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Communications Manager

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News Date: September 30, 2019

City of Columbus Announces Panelists for ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Opening Breakfast Roundtable

The City of Columbus announced the panelists for the ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Opening Breakfast Roundtable to discuss how Columbus is leading the way as America’s equal opportunity city. The panel will be hosted by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther as part of the day-long event on October 2, 2019. Panelists include:

  • Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
  • Mark Cain, President and CEO of Smoot Construction
  • Margaret Ference, Senior Vice President at Huntington National Ban
  • Terri Forgy, Senior Vice President, Talent, Diversity & Organizational Effectiveness, Nationwide

“This promises to be a dynamic conversation from business leaders and advocates who are committed to the success of small businesses,” said Mayor Ginther.

The Breakfast Roundtable will take place in the Short North Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo includes a full day of workshops and speakers that provide tips, resources and business opportunities to start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners. The conference offers an interactive platform for business owners and leaders, procurement officers, supplier diversity professionals and industry influencers to discuss best practices to build and grow their businesses.

The cost for attendees is $125. For more information or to register, click here.

Those interested in exhibiting can find more information here