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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.