Leadership Asheville Announces Asheville Buzz 2013 Summer Breakfast Series

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We’ve Got the Music Business, Hire and Higher Education, and Businesses Putting Asheville on the Map will be explored from an innovation perspective during Leadership Asheville’s Buzz 2013 summer breakfast series. The public is invited to join us on Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesdays, July 24 and August 14 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.

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We’ve Got the Music Business, Hire and Higher Education, and Businesses Putting Asheville on the Map will be explored from an innovation perspective during Leadership Asheville’s Buzz 2013 summer breakfast series. The public is invited to join us on Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesdays, July 24 and August 14 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Panel presentations will be 8-9 AM with registration and a hot breakfast buffet starting at 7:30 AM. Admission is $20.00 per breakfast and includes a chance to win door and raffle prizes. Reserved tables for eight are also available. Reservations can be made at http://www.leadershipasheville.org

We’ve Got the Music Business panel will kick off the Buzz 2013 Inspired Innovation series on Tuesday, June 18. Panelists include:

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

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 and Venture Asheville

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Leadership Asheville Buzz 2013 is sponsored by Giant Leap Consulting and Van Winkle Law Firm.

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 and Barbara Brill, executive director.

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