Setting the Stage

Featuring:

  • Mark Dorosin, Orange County Commissioner

The Entrepreneurial Economy

Featuring:

  • Penny Rich, Orange County Commissioner
  • Judith Cone, Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Amy Linnane, Launch Chapel Hill
  • Paul Pritchard, Raw Health

The Nexus of Local Food Systems

Featuring:

  • Barry Jacobs, Orange County Commissioner
  • Mike Ortosky, Agriculture Economic Developer
  • James Watts, Weaver Street Market Head Merchandiser
  • Sue Ellsworth, Manager, Piedmont Food & Ag Processing Center
  • Ashley Heger, Coordinator, Orange County Food Council

Orange County as a Tourist Destination

Featuring:

  • Penny Rich, Orange County Commissioner
  • Laurie Paolicelli, Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau
  • Anthony Carey, Siena Hotel and Chair of the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors

Arts Economic Impact

Featuring:

  • Renee Price, Orange County Commissioner
  • Katie Murray, Director, Orange County Arts Commission
  • Sasha Bakaric, President of the Board of FRANK gallery

Workforce Development

Featuring:

  • Penny Gluck, Executive Dean of Orange County Operations, Durham Tech
  • Emily Kreutzer, Owner, Carrboro Plumbing
  • Marc Marcoplos, Orange County Commissione
  • Robin Gallaher, Career Development Coordinator, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Business Retention, Expansion & Recruitment

Featuring:

  • Earl McKee, Orange County Commissioner
  • Steve Brantley, Orange County Economic Development
  • Glenn Dicker, Co-Founder, Redeye Worldwide
  • Wendy Solomon, FLAWLESS spa, wellness, and image

Looking Forward

Featuring:

  • Earl McKee, Orange County Commissioner
  • Penny Rich, Orange County Commissioner