Loading Map....

Date(s) - July 19, 2023
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Innovation Center


The Athens Area Chamber Coffee & Conversations series provides a space for Chamber members to network and discuss issues important to our businesses and community. The topic of our second Coffee & Conversations in 2023 will be Financial Intelligence.


Financial Intelligence:

What to know when you can’t know everything!

Join the Athens Area Chamber on Wednesday, July 19th, between 8:00 and 9:30am to network and discuss the important topic of Financial Intelligence. A panel comprised of representatives from Athens County Economic Development Council, Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), and The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Ohio University will cover important financial advice, especially for business owners, contractors, and entrepreneurs.

The morning will feature some treats for attendees, including coffee and tea, sponsored by Ohio Means Jobs – Athens County, and thanks to sponsorship from Bagel Street Deli, there will also be a bagel bar for attendees to enjoy while networking and listening to our speakers!

You won’t want to miss this morning of important information and networking – register today!

Register Today!

Please note that though we encourage participants to register ahead of time, you are still welcome to stop in on the day of the event even if you didn’t register beforehand.

Panel Discussion: Financial Intelligence


This panel discussion will focus on the inner weavings of small business and personal finances, concentrating on how each ebb and flow of the fiscal year can be less challenging when given the right tools to fit your personal goals. The panel will be comprised of Mollie Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Athens County Economic Development Council; Larry Fisher, Executive Director of Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet); and Erin Gibson, Certified Business Advisor, and Jessica Kopelwitz, Business Advisor, at The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Ohio University.

The panelists will speak on topics including:

  • When do you know you’re ready to grow your business?
  • Business loans with personal consequences
  • Affording the life you want, on a small business budget