Business summit in Piketon

The Workforce & Business Development Program, a division of the Community Action Committee of Pike County and OhioMeansJobs-Pike County are partnering with the OSU Endeavor Center, the Small Business Development Center, and the OSU Extension Agency to offer a one-day business summit, “Igniting the Spark.” The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The OSU Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon.

The summit is designed to bring together current and aspiring business owners to share ideas, gain important information, and make new connections. The goal of the day is to ignite creativity and spark a change for your business.

There will be breakout sessions and keynote speaker, Rusty Allison, known as “your friendly neighborhood Google® guy,” will share his expertise and enthusiasm for marketing to help businesses, communities, and cities grow and prosper.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The cost to attend is $15 per person and payment may be made through the Workforce & Business Development Program by credit card, check, money order. Registration is required by calling 740-289-2371, ext: 7029, ask for Wendi Bennett, Business Development specialist; or online at A registration form may be mailed upon request.