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Join us next week on July 30 for this powerful panel of business leaders who pivoted to make smart and impactful business decisions during the height of the pandemic shutdown.
Virtual attendance option available!!

Pandemic, Pivot, Prosper

A Panel Discussion from Regional Business Leaders who took bold steps to pivot during the beginning of the pandemic.

Coronavirus has made it critical for businesses to shift their business models and get creative. See how these regional business leaders pivoted their business to increase profits, impact their communities, and continue to see the benefits of those decisions.

Panel Facilitated by Jack Peters, Executive Director of Advisor Development, Horter Investment Management.

Please note that masks and social distancing are required at this event.

Panel sponsored by FocusCFO and LMRCA. Drink ticket and giveaways included.

Meet the Panelists:

David Kennedy

David has been the Loveland City Manager for six years, after serving as the Village Administrator of New Richmond Ohio for twenty five years.  His education includes a Bachelor Degree in Urban Planning form Miami University (Oxford) and a Master’s Degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati.  He was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati and has been married to Mary Jo for 30 years.  They have two Children, Anna and Jacob.

Patrick Thompson

Nurtur Salon began in 2006 at their current Lane Avenue location with less than 15 employees and a dream. Patrick Thompson, owner of Nurtur Salon as well as several Aveda Institutes (most notably Aveda Institute of Columbus) had a vision to deliver an unparalleled experience in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. Nurtur Salon still strives (and excels) at this cultural mission to this day, even with three salon locations and 100 employees.  In 2012 Nurtur expanded from their original Upper Arlington location into a second location in the Grandview community with enormous success. In October 2015, Nurtur expanded into a third location in the Brewery District. In addition to this growth, Nurtur is proud to celebrate its tenth consecutive years as one of Salon Today Magazine’s Top 200 Salons. This speaks to their dedication to Nurtur’s team, guests, and community. With business growing at all their locations and their reputation in the beauty industry going strong, Nurtur has set their sights on a goal to open more salons in Columbus!

Pete DeLois

Pete DeLois is a family man through and through.  When he opened Recreations Outlet in 1989, it was with the intention of bringing joy to the families in his community.  For the past 30 years, Pete and his team at Rec Outlet have been hard at working building fun all over Ohio and the surrounding areas.  By specializing in only the highest quality wooden swing sets, top of the line basketball goals, and the safest trampolines on the market, customers know they can trust the expertise of the Rec Outlet team.

Pete graduated from Kent State University in 1983 with a degree in Criminal Justice.  Prior to opening Recreations Outlet, he owned Invisible Fence of Cincinnati and Columbus from 1983 to 1995.  He loves baseball, racquetball, and all things food, but his passion will always be for his family.

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