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So Good Conference – Youngstown

Come join the Youngstown Business Incubator’s So Good Program for their first annual Social Enterprise Conference! Located at the Williamson College of Business and Administration, one can admire and acquire valuable information given by social entrepreneurs themselves, all while enjoying food, drinks, and a marketplace full of social enterprises from around our area! It is sure to be a day full of inspiration, with business owners and entrepreneurs trying to make their mark on the world, just like you!

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Positioned to Prosper 2017: The State of Social Enterprise in Central Ohio

You are invited to join the Center for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) for a celebration of Central Ohio’s advancements in the social enterprise arena. At this event, CSED will release its third annual report, an in-depth analysis of entrepreneurial activities and announcements, and learn the details behind our brand new name.

CSED President and CEO Allen Proctor will share key findings and attendees will be given advanced access to the full report.

You will also hear first-hand accounts of local social enterprises currently in progress, as well as funding partners’ perspectives on significant developments. Participants will be challenged to consider how to continue the momentum of this mission-driven movement to further benefit the communities you serve.

This event is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided. Networking and refreshments will begin at 5:00 pm, and the program will begin at 6:00 pm. Registration is required as seating is limited. Parking for this event is available behind the Columbus Museum of Art, the SafeAuto parking lot, and there is also ample street meter parking in the area.

This event is sponsored by AEP, Columbus CEO, Huntington and Safelite AutoGlass, and this year’s annual report is sponsored by Ernst & Young.

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Social enterprises rising in Columbus – Columbus – Columbus Business First

There remains much work to be done, Allen Proctor told Columbus Business First after the inaugural State of Social Enterprise event this month at the Columbus Foundation headquarters.

Source: Social enterprises rising in Columbus – Columbus – Columbus Business First

SunDown, Founder, Paul Proffitt was quoted in the article about the need for capital for social enterprise startups.  Roosevelt Coffeehouse was also mentioned as a social enterprise that has successfully launched in Columbus.

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