Founders Forum Dedicated To Needs of Entrepreneurs, Will Host Branding Symposium Tuesday

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FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER Kennan Burch

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The Founders Forum will present special guest and keynote speaker Kennan Burch, founder of Brand Catalyst Partners, which is a consulting firm that partners with small to mid-size organizations to create contagious brands. ( Brand Catalyst Partners image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Founders Forum, a Brevard County nonprofit organization dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs, will host their next dinner meeting and symposium on Tuesday, February 23 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

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The Founders Forum will present special guest and keynote speaker Kennan Burch, founder of Brand Catalyst Partners, which is a consulting firm that partners with small to mid-size organizations to create contagious brands.

Learn how to harness the power of your brand and create consistency in your brand promise.

Josh Adams

Josh Adams

“While many brand strategy firms focus on creative design and visual identity, Kennan focuses on the people side of branding,” said Josh Adams, Founders Forum board member and founder of Rock Paper Simple.

“He awakens executive teams to have the inspirational alignment and organizational conviction to deliver on their highest compelling truth.

Once an organization is awakened to this truth about their brand, they are now primed to create a Contagious Brand… which is one that naturally grows, without a strong need for advertising.

What you will learn from Burch is foundational to any marketing and branding efforts you will make with your company or organization.

Joining the Founders Forum for the event is the leadership of the organization, and many of the members, of the American Advertising Federation, Space Coast Chapter.

“Not only will they tell us a bit about the local chapter and the resources it offers, but many of the agencies and providers from the AAF Space Coast will have tables and representatives available to network with and ask further branding, marketing and advertising questions,” said Adams.

The schedule of the event will be Networking and Introductions, 6 – 7 p.m.; Dinner, 7 – 7:45 p.m.; and Program, 7:45 – 9 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Registration fees are $37 early bird, $42 standard and $47 at the door. Table Sponsorships include a reserved table of 8, table tent and a logo on screen for $400.

THE LEGACY OF FOUNDERS FORUM

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Founders Forum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has no full- or part-time staff member or administrators; instead it relies solely on its voluntary Board of Directors for its strategic and financial operations and management. The board is comprised of a wide breadth of local business leaders representing private companies, educational institutions and business organization.

The Mission of Founders Forum is to Inspire, Educate and Connect Entrepreneurs.

Founders Forum was established in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs within Brevard County, Florida.

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Originally a forum where new businesses could meet with funding sources and potential investors, Founders Forum has evolved into an educational and networking organization where entrepreneurs can learn from and build relationships with many of the regions’ most successful business leaders.

As part of their mission, Founders Forum seeks out and honors business excellence within our community through our Entrepreneur of the Year Award, as well as presentations and moderated panel discussions with accomplished local business men and women discussing issues important to today’s entrepreneur.

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Whether you are a business leader, venture capitalist, educator, corporate representative, investor, entrepreneur, business owner or simply dream of being one, the Founders Forum invites you to join them in promoting the development of Central Florida’s future businesses and entrepreneurs.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  • ATTEND an upcoming dinner meeting; (see schedule)
  • PARTICIPATE as a selected speaker or panelist in one of our sessions;
  • SPONSOR or co-sponsor a meeting to show your support;
  • VOLUNTEER to assist us with promotional activities, registration or guest relations;
  • SERVE on our Board of Directors and share your ideas.

ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR

Throughout the years, the Founders Forum has highlight these entrepreneurs and local businesses:

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Whether you are a business leader, venture capitalist, educator, corporate representative, investor, entrepreneur, business owner or simply dream of being one, the Founders Forum invites you to join the organization.

2014: Mike Shah, Southeast Petro Distributors, Inc.
2013: Scott Sorensen, Sorensen Moving & Storage
2012: Mike Williams, M.H. Williams Construction Group
2011: Mike Means, Health First
2010: Pam Gatto, Gatto’s Tires & Auto Service
2009: Walter Gatti, Tensor Engineering
2008: Bernie Simpkins, S & S Enterprises
2007: Roger Dobson, Ocean Partners Associates Ltd.
2006: Rick McNeight, DRS Tactical Systems
2005: Harry Brandon, Brandon Properties
2004: Moses Harvin, American Services Technology, Inc.
2003: Tim Reynolds, Soneticom
2002: Scott Moody, Authentec
2001: Joe Baggs, Optical Process Automation
2000: Bruce Deardoff, Continental Motor Cars
1999: Thomas Smaidris, Data Flow Systems
1998: David Poore, DE Restaurants (Durango’s)

CLICK HERE if you have questions about a Founders Forum event, getting involved, meeting local entrepreneurs or learning more about starting a business.


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