Latina Style Inc
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Agenda Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH LATINA Style Business Series
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Hilton Columbus Hotel located at 401 North High Street in Columbus OH 43215.

Parking fees at the Hilton Hotel: Self-parking: $20.00 (Garage Parking) and Valet: $24.00 (Valet Parking). Nearby Parking lots prices range between $8.00 & $10.00/day.


TENTATIVE PROGRAM AGENDA

7:30 am

Location: George Bellows Ballroom

REGISTRATION
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Location: George Bellows Ballroom

NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 am – 9:00 am

Location: George Bellows Ballroom

Welcome & Business Series Introduction

Mistress of Ceremony
Claudia Yvette De León, General Manager, Columbus operations, TSJ Media

Welcome Remarks

Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.

Co-Chair Remarks

Guadalupe A. Velasquez, Assistant Director, Community Relations Commission, City of Columbus, Coordinator, Mayor Michael B. Coleman

Title Sponsors Remarks
Marcia Fiore, Director, Titan Marketing, Nationwide

WORKSHOPS

9:00 am – 10:00 am The Essentials of a Successful Business
Focus: This panel combines a unique blend of professionals with extensive experience in the areas of business bank lending; private, venture & angel investments; and government lending for small business. Panelists will present available sources and ways to build capacity to position a small business to secure capital for expansion.

Moderator: Jordi Arimany, Lender Relations Specialist, SBA OH

Speaker: Karla C. Boldery, District Director – Business Advisor, Ohio SBDC

Speaker: Laura Jurcevich, Attorney at Law, Perez & Morris LLC

Speaker: Monica Reyes Huerta, Senior Associate, PwC, Alpfa

10:00 am – 10:45 am Women Empowerment through Technology
Focus: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges, one of them being keeping up- to-date with the latest technology. In the ever-expanding world of texts, tweets, and online blog communities, the corporate world is gradually integrating social networking into a new business model that is only increasing in popularity. This panel will share valuable information to gain an advantage, remain competitive and thrive through the use of technology in today’s business climate.

Moderator: Jennifer Wilson, producer, publicist, and TV host, Hola! Media Group

Speaker: Virginia Nunes, Founder, Villas Virginia

Speaker: TaKeysha S. Cheney, Founder & CEO, The Women’s Book (invited)

Speaker: Lorena Mora-Mowry, President and CEO of MujerLatinaToday.com, e-Zine, Cincinnati, OH

10:45 am – 11:00 am Networking Break & Expo area
11:00 am – 11:45 am Protecting Your Business Investment and establishing business partners
Summary: As individuals we have learned to protect our cars, our homes, our health and our long term care with retirement funds and life insurance. As a business owner, understanding coverage to protect all aspects of your business is critical for long term success. Nationwide offers a variety of products for small to large businesses. In addition, learn the ins and outs of qualifying to become a minority / small business supplier and secure contracts from corporate America.

Moderator: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.

Speaker:
Roslyn Glanville, District Sales Manager, Nationwide

Speaker:
Kari Ball, CEO, Owner, Kari Ball Insurance Agency

Speaker:
Didi Anekwe, Consultant, Supplier Diversity, Nationwide

Speaker:
Deidre Stone-Jackson, Commercial Underwriting Specialist, Midwest Regional Operations, Nationwide

11:45 am – 12:45 pm Latina Entrepreneurs Spot Light: Lessons Learned
Focus: Successful Latina entrepreneurs at different stages of business maturity discuss lessons learned, insight gained through their experiences, challenges encountered, and ways to overcome these. These women will share ways to be ready for growth and new opportunities.

Moderator: Maritza Anthony, Avon I.S.R., Executive Unit Leader, Honor Society Member

Speaker:
Clara Brown. President, Clara I. Brown Interiors, Inc. (CIBI)

Speaker:
Natasha Pongonis, Nativa Multicultural Communications and Co-Founder at OYE! Business Intelligence

Speaker:
Cristina Villacinda-Farr, President and CEO, Empleos and Employment

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Welcome & Luncheon Introduction

Mistress of Ceremony
Claudia Yvette De León, General Manager, Columbus operations, TSJ Media

Co-Chair Remarks
 Ramona Reyes, Member, Columbus Board of Education

Title Sponsor Remarks
Melissa Lovely, AVP, Sales, Exclusive Distribution, Nationwide

LATINA Style CEO Remarks
 Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc

Keynote Speaker
Cristina Villacinda-Farr, President and CEO, Empleos and Employment

Co-Chair Remarks
Guadalupe A. Velasquez, Assistant Director, Community Relations Commission, City of Columbus, Coordinator, Mayor Michael B. Coleman

LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year
Natasha Pongonis, Owner, Nativa Multicultural Communications

* Please note this agenda is tentative and subject to change

LATINA Style Business Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor:

Nationalwide Insurance

Nationwide

City Sponsor:

Comerica Bank

AT&T

Bank of America

National Partner:

Parents Step Ahead

CapitalWirePR

Community Partners

ALPFA

NLBWA

CHCC

Hispanic Chamber of e-Commerce

Prospanica

SDCHCC

SBDC

ACCION

Latina Golfers Association

SHPE San Diego