Creative Mornings - "Justice"

Kimberly Brazwell was the featured speaker at last Friday’s Creative Mornings. The programs that Creative Mornings Columbus presents are always thought-provoking, informative and enjoyable. Thanks to everyone on the team that puts them together and the sponsors that make them possible.

Kimberly Brazwell addresses the crowd at Versa on Friday morning as part of Creative Mornings.

Kimberly Brazwell addresses the crowd at Versa on Friday morning as part of Creative Mornings.

North Market x Startup Grind Columbus

Startup Grind Columbus featured Rick Harrison Wolfe, Executive Director of the North Market tonight at Rev 1 Ventures. Rick shared the market’s history, his career that led him to his current role and a bit of insight into what the future holds for the Market. It was great to hear the North Market’s and Rick’s story.

Ryan Frederick, host of Startup Grind Columbus (L) interviewing Rick Harrison Wolfe, Executive Director of the North Market.

Ryan Frederick, host of Startup Grind Columbus (L) interviewing Rick Harrison Wolfe, Executive Director of the North Market.

Bold Penguin - Open House

I got to spend some time with Bold Penguin tonight at their Open House. Here’s a bit more about the event from their eventbrite invitation:

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Bold Penguin is the insurtech innovator that’s obsessively focused on bringing efficiency to commercial insurance. We create technology that empowers the human touch in the commercial insurance industry by connecting businesses, agents, and carriers. With Bold Penguin, everybody wins.

At our Open House, you will get the chance to mingle with our staff, enjoy light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and learn about the cool things we've been working on. We'll also provide valet parking on E Lynn St., between the Renaissance Hotel and Chase Tower.

The technology platform we’ve created is changing the entire landscape of commercial insurance—a $150 billion dollar market that’s attracting more attention every day. That’s why we continue to hire top talent among software engineers and other disciplines to help us grow at the rate of demand.

If you have a passion for helping solve business problems through the use of technology, or just want to celebrate with us, please register and attend!

Frank Lamantia , SVP of Engineering with Bold Penguin addresses the crowd at tonight’s Open House.

Frank Lamantia, SVP of Engineering with Bold Penguin addresses the crowd at tonight’s Open House.

CityScene Magazine - June Issue Launch Party

This month’s CityScene Columbus magazine is out now and they celebrated this issue with a launch party at Lindey’s last night. The magazine consistently has great content that reaches an audience across Central Ohio. If you’re an advertiser seeking a customer boost, get in touch with Susan Curran
scurran@cityscenemediagroup.com; (614) 572-1256.
I had the chance to mix it up with their team last night.

I got the chance to hang out with some of the CityScene Columbus team. Gianna Barrett (L), Jamie Armistead and Susan Curran.

I got the chance to hang out with some of the CityScene Columbus team. Gianna Barrett (L), Jamie Armistead and Susan Curran.

Startup Grind - One Goal > The Pelotonia Story

Last Monday, I was at Rev 1 Ventures for Startup Grind to hear the Pelotonia Story. Super interesting to hear how beneficial the organization is to our community and what it takes to pull it off every year.

Here’s a bit more info that I pulled from the invitation:

Doug Ulman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Pelotonia, will talk to us about how Pelotonia was established in 2008 with the objective to fund lifesaving cancer research and today is a rapidly growing non-profit. 

Doug is a three-time cancer survivor and globally recognized cancer advocate. We look forward to chatting with him about his experiences leading global cancer-fighting organizations such as LIVESTRONG and now Pelotonia, and his inspiration and dedication to helping eradicate a disease that steals over 500,000 lives each year.

Ryan Frederick, Host of Startup Grind (L) and Doug Ulman, President/CEO of Pelotonia at Rev1 Ventures last Monday.

Ryan Frederick, Host of Startup Grind (L) and Doug Ulman, President/CEO of Pelotonia at Rev1 Ventures last Monday.

Check Our Our June Newsletter!

In this issue of our June newsletter: Marti thought it would be career suicide; Amazing people are in Matt's backyard; Kate and her cat help others. Also, I've seen a pattern in our business that has me believing that there are more ways for us to make people and companies happier by bringing them together than just direct hire recruiting. Check out our newsletter to read the people stories and the programs we're now offering. Thanks!

Marti Post takes our Proust Pop Quiz this month.  Check out our  June newsletter !

Marti Post takes our Proust Pop Quiz this month. Check out our June newsletter!

Serif Creative - Open House

Serif Creative celebrated their recent move to their new office with an open house party last Friday. Doug, Andy and Todd are leading their team of creatives to deliver outstanding work. Check ‘em out. I’d be happy to make an introduction if you’ve got a creative/marketing challenge that you’d want to share with them.

Doug Joseph, Founder & CEO of Serif Creative  and I at Serif’s open house.

Doug Joseph, Founder & CEO of Serif Creative and I at Serif’s open house.

Columbus Web Group - Building Relationships

Tonight at Gravity, Jay Clouse presented “Building Relationships…an introverts guide to going beyond ‘networking’” which was brought to us by Columbus Web Group (CWG). Jay did a great job of sharing his journey to creating a robust network of connections and building relationships. I met Jay a couple of years ago because we were both curious to know one another because of what we had heard about each other through our mutual friends and collaborators. During his presentation tonight, he talked about being of value to others. When I saw him before the event began, I told him about a service I’m about to launch that will bring people and companies together. His very first reaction, “There’s someone I have to introduce you to!” And there you have it. Thanks to the CWG team and the evening’s sponsors for an outstanding program!

Jay Clouse presenting to the Columbus Web Group at Gravity tonight.

Jay Clouse presenting to the Columbus Web Group at Gravity tonight.

Creative Mornings - "Preserve"

Last Friday, Creative Mornings delivered another outstanding speaker with Krystopher Scott on the theme: Preserve. There’s always a few takeaways from these events, whether it’s a new connection made, meeting up with a friend or, as is often the case, thought provoking content that creates new thinking or driving a new idea through my mind. Thanks to everyone behind the production of Creative Mornings Columbus!

Here’s the promotion that went out prior to the event:

This month's speaker will be . . .  

Krystopher Scott 
Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Billion or Bust Media
Hosted by Columbus Museum of Art
on Friday, May 17th, 8:30-10am

Krystopher Scott is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Billion or Bust Media. B.O.B. (Billion or Bust) is a community of Entrepreneurs and Innovators who want to share their knowledge with those who are on the same path as they are.

The title of Scott's talk is, "Preserving History through Creativity" and it will cover how creatives use their talents to preserve and change history. 

Krystopher Scott (L) and David Staley, Host of Creative Mornings Columbus discuss the theme, “Preserve.”

Krystopher Scott (L) and David Staley, Host of Creative Mornings Columbus discuss the theme, “Preserve.”