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Get ready for the inaugural Columbus YP Week all across Columbus! It’s a collaborative calendar of events and activities focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings. Columbus-area young professionals and college students are invited to attend any and all events included here throughout our week-long efforts, including networking mixers, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to get more connected and to explore the Columbus region. Details and RSVP links are included with each event listing. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, April 25 • 8:00am - 1:00pm
Creating Your Brand & Building Your Legacy

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Come network and learn from dynamic community and business leaders on how to build your personal brand and create your legacy for yourself and your business.

Morning Panel Discussion - Topic: Building Your Legacy
  • Jane Grote Abell, Chairwoman at Donato's
  • Janet Jackson, Former President & CEO at United Way of Central Ohio
  • Joyce Beatty, US Congresswoman
  • Moderated by Habiba K Bankston, President of the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Late Morning Panel Discussion - Topic: Building Your Brand
  • Andrew Levitt/Nina West, Super Drag Queen
  • Joe DeLoss, Hot Chicken Takeover
  • Erin Scott, Fundraising & Communications Consultant
  • Moderated by Christina Christian, Program Manager Startup Week at Techstars

Lunch Keynote Speaker
  • Jeni Britton Bauer
  • Interviewed by Matthew Goldstein, Executive Director at BESA

The cost is $25 for the entire event and that includes continental breakfast and lunch. There will be several opportunities for networking, too.

**We are also looking for sponsors for the event and exhibitors. Exhibitors are limited to just eight (8) and we are only looking for three (3) event sponsors which will correspond to the panel and keynote events listed above.**

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Human Resources Association of Central Ohio

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Jane Grote Abell

Chairwoman, Donatos
A founding family member of Donatos Pizza, Jane Grote Abell currently holds the title of Chairwoman of the Board. Over the last four decades, Jane has held a variety of positions at both Donatos Pizza and Jane’s Dough Foods, including Chief Executive Officer.  In 2003, Jane... Read More →
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Habiba K. Bankston

President, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals
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Jeni Britton Bauer

Owner, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni Britton Bauer has been making ice creams professionally for two decades. Before that, she studied art, worked in a bakery, and had a serious hobby blending perfumes and collecting essential oils. Jeni founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her ahead-of-the-trend... Read More →
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Joyce Beatty

Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives
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Joe DeLoss

Social Entrepreneur, Chicken Fryer, Hot Chicken Takeover
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Matthew Goldstein

Executive Director, Besa
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Janet Jackson

Former President & CEO, United Way of Central Ohio
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Chris Rutter

Director, Human Resources, Mount Carmel Health Systems
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Andrew Levitt/Nina West

Super Drag Queen

Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm EDT
The Boathouse at Confluence Park 679 W Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215