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PHOTOS: Columbus Downtown High School Students Participate in ConnectUS Small Business Conference and Expo

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Recently, students from Columbus Downtown High School participated in the ConnectUS Small Business Conference and Expo hosted by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther.

The students are part of the Business and IT program offered at CDHS. The conference provided real-world networking opportunities, where the students participated in breakout sessions and were able to talk with business owners about future job opportunities.

The bi-annual regional conference took place on October 1-2, 2019, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The first day focused on a youth entrepreneurship program, and the second day focused on the small business conference & expo.

The conference provided tangible tips, resources and business opportunities to start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the region. Hosted by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City of Columbus, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, students were exposed to an interactive platform for municipality leads, procurement officers, supplier diversity professionals, business owners and leaders, and industry influencers to discuss best practices in supplier diversity to build and grow their businesses.

The City of Columbus partnered with Columbus City Schools and Javier Sanchez to provide a one-day experience, on October 1, to select senior students to prepare them for a future entrepreneurship career.

See below for a gallery of photos from the event:

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