Marketing Strategies Seminar

Marketing Strategies Seminar

Join us for an engaging Lunch and Learn session where we will explore the importance of knowing your brand, marketing planning, and tips for better social media engagement.

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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Katie Gailes is a proud native North Carolinian, born in Oxford. She has devoted most of her professional life to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs. Katie attended Bennett College for Women in Greensboro and the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

She spent six years as a marketing and business strategy consultant for small businesses, then three years as a counselor in the Growing America Through Entrepreneurship (GATE) program at the NC Rural Economic Development Center, before joining Wake Tech.

As the Director of Entrepreneurships at Wake Tech, Katie co-founded the LaunchMyCity community-based economic development model. The program has trained approximately 600 small business owners and entrepreneurs across Wake County, North Carolina; about 70% of whom were African American and/or women. The LaunchMyCity model is now gaining traction nationally and internationally with programs in Johnston County, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, and Durham, NC; Denver, CO; Lenawee County, Michigan; and in England.

Katie also co-founded OUR STORIES: Brave Conversations on Race, a project to increase racial understanding and peace in America. She was most recently the Senior Director of Membership and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship.

She serves on the Board of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, the NC Business Council, the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame, the White Oak Foundation, and Carolina Community Impact (CCI) community development financial institution.

Katie now provides strategic planning consulting and entrepreneurship coaching and training in her own firm, Katie Gailes & Company.

Katie has received many awards for her work:

Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow

North Raleigh Rotary, Service Above Self

Triangle Business Journal, Women in Business

Business & Professional Women, Woman of the Year

Triangle Entrepreneurial Leadership, Lifetime Achievement Award

Triangle Business Journal, Leader in Diversity

Morrisville Rotary, 2022 Change Maker

NC Department of Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Collaboration Award

NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame, Advocate Award

Date

May 22 2023
Expired!

Time

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

More Info

REGISTER
Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce

Location

Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce
2357 Eaton Ferry Rd, Littleton, NC 27850
Website
https://www.lakegastonchamber.com/

Organizer

Vance Granville Community College - Small Business Center
Phone
(252) 738-3240
Email
joness@vgcc.edu
Website
https://www.vgcc.edu/coned/small-business-center/

Other Organizers

Warren County NC
Warren County NC
Phone
(252) 257-3115
Website
https://www.warrencountync.com/
Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Phone
252-586-5711
Email
info@lakegastonchamber.com