Having a strong brand presence is what companies and nonprofits, large and small, strive to achieve. Many try to achieve this by focusing their attention on marketing strategies and advertising channels. However the most powerful marketing tool is the people, owner and employees, and they can instantly impact profit margins.

Engaged employees + good company brand = $$$

Join us on Monday, March 19 to hear best practices and insights on how to hire employees for business success. The panel will discuss why every employee hired is an extension of the business and how to start hiring brand ambassadors versus a job description.

Hear how you need to position your business/nonprofit for growth by establishing a brand presence though the people aligned to your organization.

Oneita Jackson, entrepreneur and author of “Letters from Mrs. Grundy”

– Lionez Kimber, CEO of EMG Global Sales and Director of Sales & Marketing of Artistic Flesh Tattoo & Supply
– Jodi Knittel founder of Tangerine Road and HR Strategist
– Clover McFadden, Communications Director for Midnight Golf Program

6:00 – 6:30 / networking
6:30 – 7:30 / panel discussion
7:30 – 8:00 / networking

(1) Complimentary beverage for each attendee.

Thank you to our sponsor: Comcast Business

Thank you to our venue partner: Cliff Bells

Bring your business cards! Not only will you need them for networking, but we’ll also draw a card before our panel discussion. Whoever is drawn has the opportunity to break the ice by presenting the audience with a small business concern.

New to Open City! If you have a business and would like an opportunity to promote your service or product, we are now offering opportunities to showcase at Open City. Limited space available at each event. Opportunity includes a post on Open City’s event page on Facebook. Email Christianne@buildinstitute.org for more information.

A program of Build Institute, Open City is a forum for Detroit’s aspiring and established small business owners to learn, network, and exchange information in a fun and lively atmosphere. Join us each month this summer at a new Detroit neighborhood location, where a select panel of speakers will discuss a relevant small business topic, followed by casual networking. Events are FREE and open to all with no rsvp required.


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