Innovation Napa Valley begins 8 a.m. Tuesday at the former Copia Building, 500 First St., Napa.
Parking is expected to be tight due to the Napa Farmer's Market that will be in progress, so early arrival is advised.
The registration desk will open at 7:30 a.m.
A major business summit for the Napa Valley will be held next month.
Innovation Napa Valley, presented by the Napa Chamber of Commerce, will be from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the former Copia building, 500 First St., Napa.
Tickets are $65 for current Chamber members; future members, $95
The event will offer a regional economic outlook, a panel discussion with emerging entrepreneurs in the wine marketing industry and information from technology leaders.
Additionally, speakers will address corporate responsibility and the local educational system -- including workforce development plans that will benefit Napa Valley’s future generations.
The main objective for the summit is to
leave attendees with solid and inspiring take-aways that provide the
building blocks for business and non-profit organizations.
Regional business owners, school administrators, entrepreneurs, community leaders and interested members of the public are invited to attend.
Between speakers, specially selected students from Napa’s New Technology High School will present “Ignite” speeches, focused on a younger interpretation of Napa’s present challenges and future opportunities.
In addition, participants will be among the first to experience the revitalized Napa Chamber brand, logo and vision.
Rob Eyler, Ph.D. – Dir., Center for Regional Economic Analysis, Sonoma State
Kevin Bennett – Founder, NapaIT
Michael Gould – Director of Business Development, Nelson & Associates
Mary Frank – CEO, Universal Green/The Balance Project
Michelle L. Spencer – Principal, New Technology High School
Emerging Entrepreneurs Panel –
Moderator: Andrew Lazorchak, soireehome
Panelists: Ashley Teplin – Partner, Teplin + Nuss Public Relations
Jordan Kivelstadt – Founder & CEO, Free Flow Wines
Adam Reiter – Marketing Manager, NakedWines.com
Kristy Sammis – CEO, Clever Girls Collective, Inc.
For ticket information see: www.InnovationNapaValley.com
Pastries and coffee will provided by Molinari Caffe