Rising From the Ashes

By: Austin Plant-Collins

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the entrepreneurs who launch startups, drive economies, and bring innovation to the world. Every year, GEW inspires individuals to partake in local, national, and global activities to explore their potential as entrepreneurs. These activities ca2016-11-07-1n range from large competitions to small social gatherings.

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Kicking off Global Entrepreneurship Week, this event will be focusing on the effects of the 2014 Union Street Fire. It is specifically meant to show the community support for the businesses affected by this tragedy, as well as show how they bounced back better than ever. This event will also bring to light the strength, resilience, and determination of these owners as some had to completely rebuild their entire business from the ground up. Some key ideas that this event focuses on is the difference between rebuilding a startup and the original creation of a startup. It will also serve to teach young entrepreneurs the importance of being prepared for any given situation.


The following individuals will be present at the event to speak on behalf of their business.

Eric Gunn- Union Bar and Grill

Art Oestrike- Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery

Natasha Neal- Jack Neal Floral

Patrick Daughtery- Bobcat Rentals

Meredith Thompson- Honey (Former manager of Kismet-now closed)

Mary Cheadle- Uptown Dogs T-Shirts

Rising from the Ashes will be held on Monday, November 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in Jackie O’s Public House. Make sure you come by to show your support for this community. Feel free to bring some questions with you, especially regarding how these owners coped with a disaster such as the fire.


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