Press release from Leadership Asheville:
We’ve Got the Music Business will kick off the 2013 Leadership Ashville Buzz summer breakfast series on Tuesday, June 18th at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel . The public is invited to join this session, which will explore the music business in Asheville from an innovation perspective. The panel presentation will be 8-9 AM with registration and a hot breakfast buffet starting at 7:30 AM. Admission is $20.00 and includes a chance to win door and raffle prizes. Reserved tables for eight are also available. Reservations can be made at www.leadershipasheville.org
We’ve Got the Music Business panel: Michael Adams, CEO of Moog Music, Sean O’Connell, CEO and founder of Music Allies and Creative Allies, Aaron Price, musician/producer, Jessica Tomasin, studio manager at Echo Mountain Recording Studio, J. Patrick Whalen, owner of The Orange Peel . Moderator: Jason Sandford, staff columnist at Asheville Citizen-Times and AshVegas blog author
Those attending will have the opportunity to win door prizes and raffle prizes including: Three minute Spotlight Carolina segment on WLOS-TV for one’s favorite non-profit; basket of SkinFare products from CoCoChi Inc.; three month CSA membership from Warren Wilson College.
Two more Leadership Asheville Buzz 2013 breakfasts will be held in July and August. Hire and Higher Education will be the topic for the Buzz 2013 Inspired Innovation program on Wednesday, July 24. Panelists include: David O. Belcher, D.M.A., chancellor of Western Carolina University Anne Ponder, Ph.D., chancellor of UNC Asheville Melissa Quinley, vice president for instructional services at A-B Tech Steven Solnick, Ph.D., president of Warren Wilson College Moderator: William Sederburg, Ph.D. (LA 31), senior scholar at American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Wrapping up Buzz 2013 will be a look at Businesses Putting Asheville on the Map on Wednesday, August 14. Panelists include: Kara Errickson, CEO and founder of CoCoChi Inc. the maker of SkinFare Peter Krauss, chief sales and marketing officer at PLI, world’s largest keycard manufacturer Eric Oelschlaeger, president and co-Founder of Epsilon Inc., business technology consulting and IT provider Karsten Shein, Ph.D., climatologist/climate and marine ecosystems lead at NOAA National Climatic Data Center Moderator: Pam Lewis, director of entrepreneurship for Asheville/Buncombe Economic Development Venture Asheville.
Leadership Asheville Buzz 2013 presenting sponsors are Giant Leap Consulting and Van Winkle Law Firm; event sponsor is Renaissance Asheville Hotel; contributing sponsor is Asheville Savings Bank.
Leadership Asheville Buzz 2013 Committee: Chair, Jan Getz, volunteer; Members: Lisa Adkins, executive director of Buncombe County Schools Foundation, Inc., LA 24; Cheryl Atkins, controller at Mills Manufacturing Corporation, LA 30; Joe Fishleigh, director of sales for WLOS/WYMA, LA 29; Michael A. Reisman, deputy executive director of Asheville Regional Airport, LA 30: Brian Turner, director of corporate and foundation relations at UNC Asheville. Leadership Asheville staff: Susan Bean, program manager.