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Lisa Wenger, Tammy Whitlow elected to BCE board

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs supports start-up businesses in a four-county area

The Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs has elected new members to serve on the board of directors of the 501c3 non-profit, which supports entrepreneurship in Allen, Hancock, Hardin and Putnam counties, according to Paula Scott, director of BCE.

In May 2021 the board elected Lisa Wenger and Tammy Whitlow as new members. Wenger is a realtor based at CCR Realtors Bluffton office, 122 N. Main St. Whitlow is the vice president of Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, 505 E. Jefferson St.

Grow with Business Through Networking

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs shares details on Thursday

The Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs will host an online discussion about growing your business through networking groups at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. Julia George of Blackhoof Title Agency in Bluffton will introduce viewers to the Beantown Business Professionals chapter.

The Beantown group is one of 27 BNI (Business Networking International) chapters in Northwest Ohio. It meets weekly at the Lima Public Library.

Chances are they taught you kids how to drive

15 minutes with Doug and Sara Kisseberth

15 minutes with Drive Time Driving, BCE Edition

One of the longest relationships in the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) network is with Drive Time Driving Instruction, LLC, owned by Doug and Sara Kisseberth of Jenera. We recently asked Doug and Sara to reflect on the growth of their business and what they’ve learned during their entrepreneurial career. Watch the video interview attached.

Q. Drive Time Driving Instruction celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020. When did you first think about creating this business?

BCE market research roundtable April 29

A conversation on how to become more knowledgeable about your industry, market, customer, and competition

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs will host an online discussion on conducting market research at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 29.

BCE Executive Director Paula Scott will lead a conversation on how to become more knowledgeable about your industry, market, customer, and competition.

Participants are invited to RSVP – and send questions and topics of interest – to [email protected].

Putnam County entrepreneur spotlight Thursday

BCE update on Titan Trolley, Well Grounded Cafe and Putnam CIC

The Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs will host an online discussion about new business development in Putnam County at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 18.

Guests will be Amy Sealts of the Putnam County Community Improvement Corporation (PCCIC), Andy Beaston of Titan Trolley LLC, and Tom Giesken of Well Grounded Cafe.

A 30-minute interview will be recorded for YouTube, followed by a Q&A session with live guests.

Still time to sign up for book self publishing event

BCE hosts Zoom session with Fred Steiner on Thursday

Bluffton author Fred Steiner will lead a discussion on “Making It a Book” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in an online program hosted by the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE).

Steiner will walk through the process of self publishing from manuscript to printed copies. After a 30-minute interview is recorded for YouTube, Steiner will take questions from online guests.

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