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Sep
25
Mon
BLK_HACK PRESENTS MEET THE MONEY-VENTURE CAPITALISTS EDITION @ Rev1 ventures
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a fireside chat with Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund on a mission to help minimize funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential, underrepresented founders — including women, people of color and the LGBT community. Started from scratch just 2 years ago, Backstage Capital has now invested more than $2M in 50 companies. Their goal is to reach 100 by 2020.

Backstage Capital launched their web series, Bootstrapped VC TV
Arlan has been podcasting as well. Check her out.
PRODUCT AND SERVICE CREATION I – EVALUATING YOUR IDEA @ Columbus Idea Foundry
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Believe it or not Innovation and Creativity is a process. You actually have to work at it to come up with ideas. Very rarely does lightning just strike your brain, unless your idea is a lightning rod directly attached to your skull, but I digress. This session will walk you through some of the strategies and activities you can do to come up with ideas for your next great product or service and evaluate that idea to see if there are actually customers willing to buy.

This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

Sep
26
Tue
Joint Meetup with VR Columbus: VR demo and robotics racing in the works @ Autonomy Hub at the Murphy Building
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm

The more the merrier as they say and collaboration inspires innovation!

Fall is upon us, and we do not want to waste this incredible weather, so let’s get together to check out cool things and talk autonomy and VR.

The Autonomy Hub Robotics Club (AHRC) is combining with VR Columbus this month and hosting with our sponsor Virtalis. This advanced visualization, simulation and VR software is pretty slick. Virtalis will be on hand to demonstrate their products with real life applications from training, design and manufacturing to name a few.

In addition, we will talk a bit more about our plans to start building and racing autonomous DIY cars and drones. Let’s get this started. We want to target our first race in the coming months and we are working on a few major sponsors to help us along.

We hope to see you there and let’s innovate together. Pizza is in the plans too.

Note: Parking and access to the building. The entrance is open, but a bit confusing with the construction on Broad Street. Drive slow so you don’t miss it. See you there. Please RSVP on our Meetup page, so we have an idea of the number of attendees. Did someone say “pizza”…haha see you there.

For more details, visit AutonomyHub.com.

Autonomy Hub is a community for collaboration, innovation, learning and co-working. An accelerator for innovation with a hub to network and build relationships.

Find your next partner or colleague, as we are focused on building a community of the like-minded. Stay tuned for further details on education and networking events.

Sep
28
Thu
Women in Digital Grand Opening @ Women In Digital
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s been one year in the making! But we finally have our own office space for Women in Digital HQ.

Join us for this grand opening celebration welcoming members and non-members alike. Come see what all the hype is about, but reserve your seats soon and early to guarantee a spot on the RSVP list.

Details:

Food, drinks and all the fun of mixing and mingling with the most powerful women in digital in Columbus. Meet your City Champion, Hedy Long, our board of advisors and Women in Digital Executive Director, Alaina Shearer and Membership Director, Michelle Reinold. https://womenin.digital/about/

You’ll also tour our fabulous new space above Kraft House #5 in Powell, Ohio. View our Peer Circle meeting room, HQ Operations offices and best of all, our member lounge and co-working space.

RSVP: Tickets are free. Reserve yours as soon as you see this because we do anticipate a sell out crowd.

Who may attend?

– Women only or those who identify as women. No men allowed!
– Any woman in digital at any level who is looking to join forces with her sisters in digital arms by tapping into our collective power.

Sponsorships are available. To sponsor this event please email ashly@womenin.digital.

Sep
29
Fri
Festival for Good @ North Market
Sep 29 all-day

Join us for the largest give back celebration in Central Ohio. Window shop and support good causes at the same time. Feast on good food truck culinary excellence, iced coffees and craft beers while enjoying live music. See you all there!

The North Market Festival for Good @ North Market
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

The North Market Development Authority and The Festival for Good have partnered this year to bring The North Market Festival for Good to life. This outdoor festival will take place at the historic North Market and will feature over 25 local social enterprises, entertainment, beverages from Ohio breweries, distilleries and wineries and food from North Market merchants. Proceeds from this event benefit the North Market Development Authority and The Festival for Good.

The Festival for Good was created to bring awareness to social enterprises operating in Central Ohio. While most people, especially millennials, prefer to buy from companies that give back, few know what a social enterprise is or that nearly 100 of them exist right here in Columbus and surrounding communities.

Details:

When: Friday, September 29 6pm-10pm
Saturday, September 30 2pm-10pm

Where: North Market
59 Spruce Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cost: The Festival is free to attend however you can save on drink tokens by purchasing below! Save $10 when you purchase before September 1!

$25 Limited Edition Early Bird Ticket- includes $5 North Market voucher good for any North Market merchant, collectible Festival pint glass, six (6) drink tokens, and goodie bag featuring items from our social enterprises (tickets price raises to $35 September 1)
$15 Designated Driver Ticket- includes $5 North Market voucher good for any North Market merchant, collectible Festival pint glass, goodie bag featuring items from our social enterprises

Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe explains, “Partnering with The Festival for Good this year makes sense for the Market and aligns with our mission of supporting local business. This is great for the Market and the community as a whole and we hope that everyone comes out and has a great time while supporting fresh, local and authentic.”

“Each of our vendors care about our community. They are committed to social change, and to building a better tomorrow. When we reached out with this idea, each of them was excited to come together for this common cause. They are out there doing the heavy lifting every day, the least we can do is choose to support them with our time, our talent, and our treasure. Every dollar spent is a vote for how you’d like to see the world- let’s use our dollars to vote for good!
Now come enjoy yourself – play our game, meet the social enterprise community, win the prizes. You support our Social Enterprise work with every minute you stay, so come early and stay late,” says Lauren Edwards, Principal/Owner, Next Step Business Consulting, Festival for Good Chair.

A few of the social enterprises that will be onsite include Growler’s Dog Bones, Design Outreach, HireLevel Enterprises, Goodwill Art Studio, Bungalow Supply Co., and Kiva Columbus with more to be added.

Tickets are on sale now here! Entertainment and activity info will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime like The Festival for Good on Facebook, follow on Twitter and visit the website!

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Rain or shine event. No refunds or exchanges.

Hopewell + thoughtLEADERS | Structured Thought: Problem Solving @ Hopewell
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

This course teaches participants how to define a problem, scope issues related to the problem, generate potential solutions, then analyze and select the best solution. Participants learn how to do this through the application of an efficient and effective analytical method.

Lunch and Learn: Talent Management @ Center for Design and Manufacturing at The Ohio State University
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Karen and Mac McVey of ClearView Management will be presenting at this month’s Lunch and Learn.
This team will address the world of talent management (TM) as it relates to the manufacturing industry. They will address an Ohio State study they conducted on the availability of skilled and highly skilled (S&HS) talents in the manufacturing industry and how integrated talent management systems and principles offer solutions to this situation. Their customize approach to TM comes from over 40 years experience in Nuclear Operations, manufacturing and human resources/talent management.
You will learn about:
the skilled and highly skilled talents situation in the manufacturing industry
talent management: what does it include, key principles impacting TM, and how an effective TM system can impact you
how does this skilled and highly skilled talents situation impact you?
glitches in the study and what these mean to you
competency management
talent acquisition: sourcing, attracting, screening, and selecting
talent development: formal and informal
employee engagement
performance management
partnerships that are part of a sustainable solution-set

SUNDOWN RUNDOWN BUSINESS PITCH EVENT – COLUMBUS @ The Varsity Club
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Central Ohio is full of great entrepreneurial talent.

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea and grab a beer while you’re there.

Doors open at 5:30pm, pitches start by shortly after 6:00pm

The North Market Festival for Good @ North Market
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The North Market Development Authority and The Festival for Good have partnered this year to bring The North Market Festival for Good to life. This outdoor festival will take place at the historic North Market and will feature over 25 local social enterprises, entertainment, beverages from Ohio breweries, distilleries and wineries and food from North Market merchants. Proceeds from this event benefit the North Market Development Authority and The Festival for Good.

The Festival for Good was created to bring awareness to social enterprises operating in Central Ohio. While most people, especially millennials, prefer to buy from companies that give back, few know what a social enterprise is or that nearly 100 of them exist right here in Columbus and surrounding communities.

WHEN:

Friday, September 29 | 6:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, September 30 | 2:00pm-10:00pm

COST:

The Festival is free to attend, however you can save on drink tokens by purchasing below! Save $10 when you purchase before September 1!

$25 Limited Edition Early Bird Ticket- includes $5 North Market voucher good for any North Market merchant, collectible Festival pint glass, six (6) drink tokens, goodie bag featuring items from our social enterprises (ticket prices rise to $35 September 1)

$15 Designated Driver Ticket- includes $5 North Market voucher good for any North Market merchant, collectible Festival pint glass, goodie bag featuring items from our social enterprises

TOKENS:
1 token= 1 PBR
2 tokens= 1 craft beer or 1 select wine
3 tokens = 1 premium wine or 1 mixed drink

A few of the social enterprises that will be onsite include Growler’s Dog Bones, Design Outreach, HireLevel Enterprises, Goodwill Art Studio, Bungalow Supply Co., and Kiva Columbus with more to be added.

About the North Market: Established in 1876, North Market is Columbus’ only remaining true public market. More than 30 merchants vend a wide variety of fresh, local, authentic food. Offerings include organic produce, grass-fed beef, pork, lamb and goat, pastured poultry, sustainably raised seafood, locally roasted coffee, baked goods, cheeses, flowers and other artisan food items. North Market is managed by the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, North Market Development Authority.

Sep
30
Sat
Festival for Good @ North Market
Sep 30 all-day

Join us for the largest give back celebration in Central Ohio. Window shop and support good causes at the same time. Feast on good food truck culinary excellence, iced coffees and craft beers while enjoying live music. See you all there!

MicroEats Food Fest @ Mount Vernon Ave and 17th St
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

MicroEats Fest, a partnership between Increase CDC and Microcosm to highlight micro food related businesses & any small business with items to sell. Held the last Saturday of each month, join us for food, shopping, and entertainment!

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You by Three: A Portrait Day @ The Wonder Jam
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Megan Leigh Barnard, Allie Lehman and Autumn Theodore are once again hosting You by Three: a portrait day inspired by their Ten by Three photo series.

Each photographer will have a unique set up for you to be photographed in, so you will walk away with three different portraits of yourself!

*Once your ticket is purchased you will receive an e-mail to sign up for your time slot (1 hour).

Oct
2
Mon
PRODUCT AND SERVICE CREATION II – YOUR TOTAL PRODUCT OFFERING @ Columbus Idea Foundry
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We are going to cover what your total product offering is, how much you should charge for it, and things to consider on branding your product and your company. Apple is a prime example of a company that has nailed it for the total product, setting the right price, and creating a brand around slick design and technology that just works. Learn what goes into making all of that happen.

This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

Oct
5
Thu
Dames Bond Networking: Barb Girson – Run With Elephants to Unlock Creativity & Innovation @ Women's Business Center of Ohio
Oct 5 all-day
Dames Bond networking events. Instead of having them at various locations each month, we are partnering with the Women’s Business Center of Ohio to offer exceptional networking experiences in one location. We’ll still have a variety of topics presented by members of Dames Bond. As a matter of fact, I’m happy to announce the 2017 line up!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS 
for the 1st Thursday of the month in 2017!
February 2 – Bonnie James, Thrive By Reading Faster to Learn More
March 2 – Brenda Millhouse, Invest Like a Feminist
April 6 – Angela Bonfante – Blindsided Strategies for a World of Constant Change
May 4 –  Tisa Watts – Network Like You Garden
June 1 – Linda Mustric – Making a Home-based Business Work For You
July 6 – Dames Bond Adventure TBA
August 3 – Julie Burford Loeffler – Safety First & Foremost
September 7 – Mary B. Relotto – How to Partner with Your Brand for Greater Impact
October 5 – Barb Girson – Run With Elephants to Unlock Creativity & Innovation
November 2 – Pat Funderburg – Thrive in Health to Thrive in BusinessOnline registration will be up by the end of December. Meanwhile, get the dates on your calendar and get ready to bond in 2017!

Kingdom Image Awards @ Lincoln Theatre
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Executive Board and Production Staff presents the 4th annual Kingdom Image Awards Weekend Celebration in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, October 7, 6:30 PM/EST.  The production will take place in the revitalized King-Lincoln District, near the beautiful downtown area.  The Lincoln Theater has been the resident theatre for the awards the past three years.

 

The Kingdom Image Awards will feature over 12 live performances from independent and national recording artists, 16 award categories, and honorees Lady Patricia A. Ross, Legacy Award and Bishop Jerome & Lady Patricia Ross, Sr., Community Leadership Award Recipients for a “must see” live televised event.  National Comedian Marcus D. Wiley, of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, will host this year’s awards.  A portion of the event proceeds will help to raise awareness for mental health illness and provide community resources and workforce development training through the Kingdom Works nonprofit organization.

 

The Kingdom Image Awards recognizes and exposes artists for their positive contributions in their local community.  Artists from over 27 states are represented and travel to attend the annual awards weekend.  The awards will feature some of today’s top artists from multiple artistic disciplines.  As in previous years, the awards weekend will draw thousands of fans and performers to the area.  “We are looking forward to exposing and bringing awareness of the arts to our local community and showcasing the beautiful city of Columbus, Ohio”, states Executive Director and awards founder Ramáni Hunter, who is a native of Columbus.

 

KIA weekend experience will feature The Artist Outlet on Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM/EST at Christ Cathedral Church.  The Artist Outlet is an opportunity to network with industry executives and professionals and multiple genre artists.  On Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM/EST; Choir Fest returns to host the reunion of Keith Dobbins & the Resurrection Mass Choir in full concert.  The choir maintained national prominence and recorded over four top selling albums.  The concert will be held at Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith.  This reunion marks 29 years since the choir has performed together.

 

Prepare to be in awe of a star-studded, action packed weekend experience.  There will be positive community conversations, creative arts impact, and network opportunities at all events.  The Kingdom Image Awards has earned the reputation of “best arts experience” and looks to continue to gain national attraction from attendees all over the country.  Tickets for the Kingdom Image Awards are on sale and can be purchased online at www.kingdomimage.com.  For more information on the event, media, sponsorship opportunities, please call (614) 835-7743.

The weekend celebration will feature Kingdom Meets Fashion, Choir Fest, and the red carpet black tie awards production. For more information, visit our website, www.kingdomimageawards.com.

Run With The Elephants to Unlock Creativity and Innovation @ The Women's Business Center of Ohio
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Speaker: Barb Girson, My Sales Tactics

Topic: Run With the Elephants to Unlock Creativity and Innovation

Details:

Feeling stuck? How can you look at your situation with fresh eyes?

You will leave inspired to build creativity muscle!

During events you will enjoy:

– Gaining knowledge and insight from other Dames on a variety of topics that will benefit you professionally and personally
– Exceptional Networking
– Light Appetizers / Beverages
– Raffle Prizes

When you RSVP you will receive an invoice payable online. (Member of Dames Bond – $10 / Non Member – $20. If you are a non-member and you join the night of the event, your fee will be reimbursed. If you are a member and renew the night of the event, your fee will be reimbursed.)

If RSVPs fall below 5, the program will be cancelled and you will be reimbursed.

There will be no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of the event.

Proceeds from all networking events will go into a scholarship fund. At the end of the year, on December 7, 2017, depending on the amount that has been collected, we will award a number of scholarships for membership to the Women’s Business Center of Ohio and/or the Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD).

When Dames Bond, Dames thrive!

Lightroom 101 @ The Wonder Jam
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class is for those who want to learn how to use Adobe Lightroom. In this class, we’ll cover:

– How to import images into Lightroom
– Editing photos in the Develop tab
– How to use Presets
– Tips to make editing faster
– Complimentary beverages and snacks provided

*Each attendee should bring a laptop with an installation of Lightroom.

Oct
6
Fri
Live2Lead @ Polaris Church
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Live2Lead is a world-class leadership experience packed into a half-day format. It’s filled with rich content, key takeaways, and easy-to-implement action plans.

Kingdom Image Awards @ Lincoln Theatre
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Executive Board and Production Staff presents the 4th annual Kingdom Image Awards Weekend Celebration in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, October 7, 6:30 PM/EST.  The production will take place in the revitalized King-Lincoln District, near the beautiful downtown area.  The Lincoln Theater has been the resident theatre for the awards the past three years.

 

The Kingdom Image Awards will feature over 12 live performances from independent and national recording artists, 16 award categories, and honorees Lady Patricia A. Ross, Legacy Award and Bishop Jerome & Lady Patricia Ross, Sr., Community Leadership Award Recipients for a “must see” live televised event.  National Comedian Marcus D. Wiley, of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, will host this year’s awards.  A portion of the event proceeds will help to raise awareness for mental health illness and provide community resources and workforce development training through the Kingdom Works nonprofit organization.

 

The Kingdom Image Awards recognizes and exposes artists for their positive contributions in their local community.  Artists from over 27 states are represented and travel to attend the annual awards weekend.  The awards will feature some of today’s top artists from multiple artistic disciplines.  As in previous years, the awards weekend will draw thousands of fans and performers to the area.  “We are looking forward to exposing and bringing awareness of the arts to our local community and showcasing the beautiful city of Columbus, Ohio”, states Executive Director and awards founder Ramáni Hunter, who is a native of Columbus.

 

KIA weekend experience will feature The Artist Outlet on Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM/EST at Christ Cathedral Church.  The Artist Outlet is an opportunity to network with industry executives and professionals and multiple genre artists.  On Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM/EST; Choir Fest returns to host the reunion of Keith Dobbins & the Resurrection Mass Choir in full concert.  The choir maintained national prominence and recorded over four top selling albums.  The concert will be held at Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith.  This reunion marks 29 years since the choir has performed together.

 

Prepare to be in awe of a star-studded, action packed weekend experience.  There will be positive community conversations, creative arts impact, and network opportunities at all events.  The Kingdom Image Awards has earned the reputation of “best arts experience” and looks to continue to gain national attraction from attendees all over the country.  Tickets for the Kingdom Image Awards are on sale and can be purchased online at www.kingdomimage.com.  For more information on the event, media, sponsorship opportunities, please call (614) 835-7743.

The weekend celebration will feature Kingdom Meets Fashion, Choir Fest, and the red carpet black tie awards production. For more information, visit our website, www.kingdomimageawards.com.