REPORTED EVENT BRIEFS:
Latino Leaders Invited to EPIC Toledo Summit
leaders are being encouraged to attend the annual EPIC Toledo
Summit to be held Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 7:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. at The
Radisson Hotel at UTMC, 3100 Glendale Ave.
The EPIC Toledo Summit brings more than 200 young professionals,
community leaders, and business leaders together for a day of
career-enhancing education, expert training, and networking. The
day-long event is considered the organization’s signature event
for young professionals across the region.
This year’s conference theme is Designing Leaders, with an
agenda aimed at giving young professionals the necessary tools
to advance their careers and grow as leaders. There will be
three development tracks offered: THINK, LEARN, and LIVE:
about career influences and create a plan;
about educational opportunities to achieve goals; and
you learn by making personal and professional development
part of the daily routine.
Featured topics will include emotional intelligence,
self-leadership, critical thinking and creative problem solving,
advanced education, transferrable skills, talent attraction,
public speaking, transitioning to management, reverse mentoring,
and personal branding.
Keynote speeches will be delivered by Mike Thaman, CEO,
Owens Corning; Randy Oostra, president and CEO,
ProMedica; and a panel of university presidents from The
University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Lourdes
University, and Owens Community College.
EPIC Toledo was created and designed by the Toledo Regional
Chamber of Commerce in 2007. EPIC stands for “engaging
people, inspiring change.” EPIC Toledo works to attract and
retain young professional talent to Northwest Ohio and seeks to
develop future business and community leaders.
Tickets are $60 for
EPIC members and $75 for nonmembers. Continental breakfast and
lunch will be served. To register for the event or to get more
information visit the website
de Mexico Ballet Folklorico to host buffet fundraiser
de Mexico Ballet Folklorico
is holding a buffet fundraiser just before Thanksgiving to help
fund travel, costumes and other expenses incurred by the
nonprofit dance troupe.
Mexican buffet will be available on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, 5:30
to 8:30 p.m., at Cocina de Carlos, 27072 Carronade Dr. in
Perrysburg. $20 covers the cost of the all-you-can-eat buffet
and one non-alcoholic drink. There will also be raffles,
dancing, and live music.
be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 419.283.1628.
Host “Tejano Toys for Tots” Dance, Fundraiser
Area Family Services (SAFS)
is enlisting the help of Tejano Sound Band for a benefit
dance on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the SAFS
Main Event Center, 5440 Marshall Rd., Sylvania.
Michigan-based Tejano Sound Band won the 2013 Tejano Music Award
for best vocal duo for a collaboration between
and Lupe Moreno on the song “Por El Amor De Una Mujer.”
The crowd-pleasing band formed more than 20 years ago, with the
desire to have an engaging stage presence and professional
sound. The musical act is well-known for their large sound and
light show. TSB has recorded three CD’s.
Toys for Sylvania Tots dance is a first-time event for the
nonprofit group. There will be door prizes and a 50-50 and
basket raffles, as well as food and a cash bar. Free appetizers
are being offered for the first 50 people in attendance. A DJ
also will mix top songs from country, pop, line dances, and more
between TSB sets.
$10 and an
unwrapped toy are the admission price. More information can be
obtained by visiting the SAFS website at
www.sa-fs.org or calling 419.882.8415.
InnovateHer Challenge Seeking Women, Minority Entrepreneurs
entrepreneurs can win some serious seed money for the product or
service through a national business competition that begins at
the local level. Sponsors are encouraging women and
minority-owned businesses to apply.
The InnovateHER challenge, created by the U.S. Small
Business Administration, is a national competition aimed at
unearthing products and services that impact and empower the
lives of women and families. Winning entries have a shot at one
of three prizes totaling $70,000.
The competition begins with a local round, hosted by The
University of Toledo, and ends in a final round with 10
finalists in Washington, D.C. The northwest Ohio regional
competition is being held Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at UT’s Scott
“This is an exciting opportunity to support women and families
and at the same time raise awareness for any up and coming
business. We hope that Toledo-based businesses can move forward
to the national competition in Washington D.C.,” said Shanda
Gore, UT’s chief diversity office and vice president of
equity, diversity, and community engagement.
Entrants must register in advance at
www.UTInnovateHER.com by noon Friday, Nov 20, 2015. Those
entrants will have their documents reviewed; then, local
finalists will be chosen on Wednesday, Nov. 25 to present their
pitch to a panel of local judges on Dec. 1.
The panel of judges will evaluate each pitch based on whether
the product or service has a measurable impact on the lives of
women and families, its potential for commercialization, whether
it fills a marketplace need, as well as the overall quality of
the pitch and the company’s business plan. The winner will be
announced the following day and will receive a $1,000 prize for
the local contest and a chance to be selected to compete at the
president of Nuestra Gente Community Projects, Inc., will
serve as one of the judges, along with the dean of UT’s College
of Business and Innovation, two small business owners, and the
vice president of business banking at Huntington Bank.
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