Last night was the culmination of a month and some change worth’s planning and organizing for The Seed 2020 event in Louisville KY at the Muhammad Ali Center.  This event was conceived with the sole purpose of offering women and minority owned businesses a strong voice and networking opportunity to promote themselves and their business in the local area.

A lot of people helped make the night a success.  We have over 70 RSVP’s attendees and many walk-ins.  (Official event wrap-up is not complete, I will update official numbers when that occurs.)  10 local women and minority owned business speakers presented and the keynote address by Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa was inspiring.  People in the room met each other and only towards the end did the energy begin to fade after two and half hours of the doors opening.

I left with the sense of accomplishment in that the concept we discussed in late September had truly come to life.  The room was filled with people from all walks of business and they were succeeding.  Some people who attended were looking for job opportunities and they found them.  Small business is flexible, creative, and innovative.  These three keys to business success in challenging times will lead to economic stimulus.  Our attendees, organizers and speakers demonstrated their ability to profit  by employing those keys to success.

Our sponsors, Frost Brown Todd, Louis Roth and Arnold IT funded a truly special event that connected people within a community that will benefit all.

Constance Ard November 5, 2009