Thursday, September 27, 2012

GCVA September Luncheon - Record Breaking Crowd!

Today has been a crazy busy day for me!

Today was the September GCVA luncheon and we had a lot of moving parts to this event.  Normally, we have around 90 to 100 guests register for these events. However, this particular topic/speaker caught the attention of several individuals throughout the city of Cincinnati. We had over 150 guests at our kick-off event for the 2012-2013 season!

We had two start up companies, Lisnr and Physician Referral Network, present their 10 minute pitches to a group of investors, service providers, and entrepreneurs.  The crowd during this first portion was roughly 120 guests.  Then we had to move all the guests to a larger meeting room at The Westin.  We utilized the Taft Ballroom which accommodated our guest count of 150 for the keynote portion of the event.  
Before Jeff Weedman of CintriFuse began his keynote, the GCVA surprised Laura Baverman with the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award.  Laura is getting married in a few weeks and then moving to North Carolina.  She has had such a major impact on the entrepreneurship community over the past 8 years with the Cincinnati Enquirer and she will be greatly missed.  Simply Events, as well as the GCVA wish her the very best!  

Thank you my intern, Laura Neeb, you did awesome; and of course, Sheryl Stolze for your help as always! Overall, the event was amazing and everyone had a great time!

I did not have a chance to take many photos and the ones that I get to capture were taken from my iPhone. So, these are not super great pictures, sorry!

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