Columbus: The Opportunity City
Franklin University (Ross Auditorium)
Ross Auditorium in Alumni Hall
301 E. Rich Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Columbus: The Opportunity City

Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:00am - 9:00am
Franklin University (Ross Auditorium) Map & Directions
$5.00 (Online)
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Registration Closed
Once a month, the CYP Club partners with Hall Leadership Lessons at Franklin University for a morning networking event featuring hot coffee, light breakfast, and leadership conversations in a casual, career-focused setting. Each month the series features a guest speaker or panel discussion along with a professional topic.

Columbus has been referred to as America's "Opportunity City" by Mayor Andrew Ginther, national publications like Forbes, and think-tank organizations like CEOs for Cities, to name a few. We've also been recognized as the Most Intelligent Community of the Year (Intelligent Community Forum, 2015), one of the best state capitals in which to live (WalletHub, 2016), and the fastest growing Metro in the Midwest (The Columbus Region, 2016). During this panel discussion, we'll hear from community leaders about what makes Columbus so great; where the opportunities are for young professionals/creatives, families, entrepreneurs/small businesses; and what we can expect in 2017 and beyond.

Our Coffee Talk panelists include:
Doug Buchanan - Managing Editor, Columbus Business First
Priyam Chokshi - Policy Advisor, Mayor's Office
Walker Evans - Co-founder and CEO,
Kenny McDonald - President & Chief Economic Officer, Columbus 2020
Brooke Wojdynski - Principal, Verve Creative

Our exclusive coffee sponsor: Red Velvet Café

The event includes light breakfast and coffee. The cost is $5 (if you pay online) or $10 (at the door) for members and guests. Premium members get in for FREE!

Our series event partner is Hall Leadership Lessons at

7:00am: Open Networking, Coffee & Light Breakfast
7:30am: Networking Warm-up
7:45am: Panel Discussion
8:45am: Panel Q&A, Business Card Drawings & Closing Announcements

Attendees can also drop a business card at check-in for a chance to win door prizes from local businesses.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us.

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Chris B.Premium Member - Feb 8th 1:40 pm 2017

Looking forward to it!

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