Board Member Spotlight: Ben Harris

Board Member Spotlight: Ben Harris

There’s kind of an infamous group of five at theCO, a couple of which share the name Ben, but mostly they’re people who had a hand in the opening of theCO. We call them CO:founders.

Ben Harris, COO of theCO, is also a CO:founder, and has been an integral part of theCO’s function and operation since the beginning.

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Board Member Spotlight: Kevin Adelsberger

Board Member Spotlight: Kevin Adelsberger

theCO recently added four new board members in the beginning of August, to help provide fiscal and policy oversight, as well as helping to provide insight for long term planning. But one of the most important things about these new members, is that they are some of the first board members who are also CO:workers. Kevin Adelsberger is one of the four newest members, and he has run his business, Adelsberger Marketing out of theCO for the past four years.

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All About Our BizTech Roadshow

All About Our BizTech Roadshow

For the last few weeks, theCO has been rolling all around West Tennessee encouraging entrepreneurship through the BizTech Roadshow.

This year, one of theCO’s goals was to reach more counties outside of Madison through mobile outreach.

“We’ve been saying that for years, and really, that was the whole reason that the CO:mobile or a mobile unit even came up,” said Lisa Garner, Executive Director of theCO. “We knew we wanted to connect with these folks, and they’re not always just going to come to Jackson, so let’s go to them.”

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How to Build a Meetup

How to Build a Meetup

You can learn anything! At least that is the premise around a meetup—a gathering place for people who share and express a common interest.

CO:mmunicate meetup facilitator, Kevin Adelsberger of Adelsberger Marketing, explained his philosophy for meetups. “A meetup is a low-investment opportunity for people to learn more about something they like or find a community of like-minded people. Low investment meaning no cost and little time commitment that will hopefully spark your interest and cause you to dive deeper into the subject.”

The community at theCO has found ways to master the meetup. Here’s how.

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Member Spotlight: Andre Gist

Member Spotlight: Andre Gist

Andre Gist is owner of BG Innovations Safety Systems and MIG Steel Fabrications. He also won our Best in the West competition in 2015 for The Lighting Bug. Learn more about his businesses and how theCO has been a resource to him in the interview below

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2016: A New Year for Opportunity

2016: A New Year for Opportunity

Well, folks, it’s going to be a new year soon, but will there be a new you? Time to cue the healthy lifestyle resolutions, organizational goals, and fancy gym memberships because 2016 is going to be full of accomplishments! However, here at theCO we might have slightly different resolutions in mind. We want to see those business ideas and dreams you’ve had since childhood come to life this year! Santa gave you all the tools necessary to get them started, so all you need is time, right? News flash—the time is now! Some call us the North Pole of Entrepreneurship; others just call us theCO.

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