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Thursday, April 13 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Does Your City Have a Brand? FILLING

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When people see a product that was made in your city, what comes to their minds? What story does your city tell about its identity and history through its consumer-facing products? Chat with a group of entrepreneurs and organizers who became brand architects for their communities, and hear what they learned about customers and culture through the process.

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Lucy Meade

Director of marketing and development, Venture Richmond

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Jason Bannon

Director, Marketing & Communications, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Jason Bannon leads marketing and communications for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the most active seed and early-stage investor in technology-focused enterprises in Greater Philadelphia. An ever-curious student for how brand stories evolve, he has... Read More →
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Chris Fowler

Executive Director, SyracuseFirst
Chris Fowler is the Founder & Executive Director of SyracuseFirst, a not for profit organization of over 425 Locally Owned and Independent businesses dedicated to building a sustainable economy where local businesses thrive and prevent chain proliferation and other trends from displacing... Read More →
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Chris Horne

Publisher, The Devil Strip; Unbox Akron
A former tutor, salesman, waiter, youth minister and reporter, Chris Horne started "The Devil Strip" as an Akron, Ohio-lovin' arts and culture print magazine that practices narrative placemaking to build community instead of an audience.


Kelsey Huelsman

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Room 207, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903