Join us on Monday, January 25th
Chamber Co-Sponsored Event - Small Business Development Center Entrepreneurial Panel Discussion Virtual Workshop - January 25, 2021
Entrepreneurial Panel Discussion Virtual Workshop
at 12:00 pm noon for an informative entrepreneurial panel discussion virtual workshop talking with fellow Chamber Member Entrepreneurs.
We will be talking to three local entrepreneurs about their experience with operating their own businesses.
The event is free to attend, but registration is required in order to save your spot and receive the workshop link electronically. And while you do not have to watch at 12:00 on the 25th (the recording will be sent to all registered attendees), if you do attend the live session you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions.
You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by
Meet the Entrepreneurs
Luke Henry is founder and president of ProScape Lawn & Landscape Services, a landscape construction and maintenance firm. ProScape started as Luke?s Lawns & Landscaping in 1998, incorporating as ProScape in 2005. Over nearly 20 years, ProScape has grown to be a vibrant business with branches in both Marion and Columbus, employing approximately 60 people. Under Luke?s leadership, ProScape has been featured in national trade magazines for their innovative practices, as well as regional and national awards of excellence.
Luke also founded and owns Classic Northern Investments, a residential real estate development and rental company. In 2018, he joined with Alex Sheridan and created Main Street Reimagined, a commercial real estate development company focused on historic buildings in Downtown Marion, as well as The Brickyard on Main, a wedding and event venue on South Main Street. Together they are not only renovating 8 different buildings on the block, but also working with public and private partners to create momentum for the downtown and create a regional entertainment destination with various restaurants, watering holes, and boutique stores.
Luke is deeply involved in the community philanthropically as well, serving on the board of directors at The Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, Marion Community Foundation, and the Marion Palace Theatre, along with active membership in the Marion Rotary Club and Marion First Church of the Nazarene. Luke and his wife Lindsey live in Marion with their two children, Emerson and Olivia.
For as long as she can remember, Acacia has always wanted to own her own business someday. She used to watch her Aunt working in her beauty shop as a kid and realized she wanted to own her own shop someday as well.
Acacia followed her dreams and obtained her own cosmetology license but was not quite passionate about working in a beauty shop as her real passion was working in a barber shop. So she obtained her Barber License and spent several years working at Gebhart's Family Grooming Center in Ashland, but always knew she wanted to open her own barber shop. That experience and passion eventually turned into a desire to be her own boss and own her own barber shop one day. That one day was during the fall of 2019, when Acacia opened, "The Grooming Lounge," in a beautifully revitalized downtown space in Ashland.
The Grooming Lounge has had a year of extraordinary growth and success, and also recently won Heritage Ohio?s Downtown Affiliate Business of the Year award. Acacia continues to grow the business with additional stylists/barbers, and services such as brows/eyelashes, facials, cosmetic services, and waxing services. The Grooming Lounge strives to be a diverse place where anyone can feel comfortable; male or female, and all different ages.
Jay Miller, of DRM Productions, fascination with technology and communication began as a young boy when his grandpa was a HAM radio operator. To this day he remembers the thrill of sitting on his grandpa?s lap talking to people from around the world. This fascination drew Jay to want to be involved in helping people communicate. He has spent 20 years helping others better understand their communication goals and create a successful plan to achieve these goals. At the core of his passion for communication, is the kid in him loving that there is always something new to learn, understand and master in our technological world.
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Michalina Lacy, Director
Small Business Development Center at Ashland University
Join us on Monday, January 25th