18 May PC Nights at MAGNET
The Presidents’ Council Business Chamber (PCBC) hosted its quarterly PC Nights at MAGNET in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday April 12th, 2018. PC Business Chamber members, business owners, corporate professional, and guests gathered for an interactive discussion and networking.
The evening began with guests having the opportunity to network and enjoy appetizers and drinks. The Executive Director of The Presidents’ Council, Erica C. Penick, opened the event by introducing The Vice President of MAGNET, Brandon Cornuke. Cornuke gave an overview of MAGNET and welcomed The Presidents’ Council and guests.
Penick then recognized the newest PCBC Members and their businesses as they were pinned with a PCBC lapel pin.
The new members include:
Arbelos Partners – Djifa Amelia
Brouse McDowell – Gabrielle Kelly
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture – Megan VanVoorhis
Hardy Entertainment – Julius Hardy
Howard Hanna – Sherry Callahan
Raging Fit Fitness – Andrew Heath
Strategic Resources & Company – Kenneth Dowell
30M Productions – Joshua Curry and Gerome Jennings
The evening continued with a panel and audience discussion programs and processes to grow a business by having the correct resources designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs identify and navigate resources to scale and sustain.
Panelists included, Ibanca Anand and Gina Cheverine from Business Growth Collaborative who spoke on access to opportunities like Business Growth Collaborative and Inclusive Innovations Council in which businesses share ideas and make connects to further themselves and each other.
Michael Elliot from The National Development Council spoke on access to financial capital and how his initiative with The Urban League can lead to an increase in financial capital to grow businesses.
Scott Harrington of COSE provided a demonstration of The Market Place online supplier diversity portal that allows an organization to find projects that demand their expertise. This program has no cost to participants and has projects from companies like The Cleveland Clinic.
Penick opened the floor for questions to begin the conversation and led to great interaction between panelist and guests.
The panelists all agreed that it is about organizations working together that leads to success. Each panelist also offered advice in growing a business and shared how their program can help.
Penick concluded the evening by inviting guests to the Annual Golf Outing scheduled for September 11, 2018. As the night came to a close guests networked, enjoyed samples of Cleveland Whiskey, and toured the MAGNET building.