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Entrepreneurs & Innovators featuring the Owners of Virtue Vegan Salon

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Each month, the CYP Club host a panel interview of local entrepreneurs, innovators, and startup experts to tell us their stories and provide insight for emerging entrepreneurs.

Hosted at Serendipity Labs in the Short North, this event is part social & part educational as you’ll make connections in a casual career-focused setting. Beer, wine, and light snacks are included for all attendees.

Come hear the story of Virtue Salon & Owners, Melanie and TJ Guzzo, while networking with other like-minded young professionals!

Virtue Salon was founded in 2010 as a vegan, eco-friendly establishment and has stayed true to those values ever since. Over the past decade, Virtue Salon has grown from a team of one to a team of 25. The main reason for Virtue’s existence is to bring the community together while taking an ethical stance for animals, humans and the environment.

After many years behind the chair, the owner, Melanie Guzzo moved behind the scenes to curate the Virtue experience. Melanie spends her days dreaming up ideas for the salon and implementing new innovative practices. She has a true passion for leading a team and creating a healthy and engaging work atmosphere.

TJ Guzzo, Melanie’s husband, a jack of all trades, left his construction career in 2013 to support the growing family business. He has a talent at looking at a situation and devising a solution, which helps him take care of all of Virtue’s business needs. Together TJ and Melanie create a limitless, hard-working team.

TJ, Melanie and the Virtue Team work to create a more sustainable work environment on a daily basis in order to reduce impact on the earth. Some of the non-traditional practices of Virtue Salon are saying “no” to magazines, using no paper towels and composting all hair that is cut.

• 6:00pm: Arrival and Networking
• 6:30pm: Welcome & Attendee Introductions
• 6:45pm: Interview with Owners of Virtue Vegan Salon: Melanie and TJ
• 7:15pm: Entrepreneur Q&A and wrap-up
• 7:25pm: Closing Announcements

Cost: It’s $5 per person to attend for members and guests. Complimentary beer & wine, plus light snacks are included!


Columbus Young Professionals Club
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Serendipity Labs Short North
886 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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