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Aspire 2019
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Roosevelt Coffeehouse
Date: September 18, 2019 to September 18, 2019
Where: The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, 300 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43215
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Celebrate Social Enterprise in Central Ohio at Aspire 2019 on September 18 Aspire returns on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the social enterprise Roosevelt Coffeehouse and Long Street Studios, 300 E. Long St. The annual event presented by The Metropreneur brings the social enterprise community together to connect, learn and honor some of the area's most impactful social enterprises through the Social Enterprise of the Year Awards. Network with social enterprise owners, resource providers and community supporters from 6 - 7 p.m. Programming begins at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion on hiring individuals with barriers to employment. Moderated by The Metropreneur's Susan Post, the panel features leaders and owners of social enterprises actively employing the formerly incarcerated, victims of human trafficking, adults with disabilities and more. Panelists include: Jacquie Mahan, Founder & CEO - The Awesome Company Harley Blakeman, Co-founder & CEO - HonestJobs.Co Sheila Kendrick, Director of Human Resources - CleanTurn Paula Haines, Executive Director - Freedom a la Cart Panelists will provide insights on their employment models, share why they do what they do, and discuss the additional considerations, programming and services they provide unique to their populations. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask additional questions. Aspire 2019 will also feature the seventh annual Social Enterprise of the Year Awards presented in partnership with The Metropreneur and SocialVentures. Nominees are: Emerging Social Enterprise of the Year: local for-profit businesses, independent nonprofits or businesses of an existing nonprofit with a social mission operational for less than 18 months Fortuity  HonestJobs.Co Wild Tiger Tees Nonprofit Sustainability Award: local, for-profit businesses of any size that support the operations of a nonprofit Blue Bow Tie Catering Nature's Touch Landscaping & Lawn Care Mod Squad Social Enterprise of the Year: small, l
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