Triad NC Makers Summit Launches Fall 2017: Build, Brand & Buy

The Alamance Community College Small Business Center & Lady Bizness Continue to Engage & Impact Economic Development in the Triad Area.  Last year in November they partnered to host the Alamance Power Marketing Summit, which received rave reviews from attendees, and this Fall they intend to focus on another area of business that is burgeoning in the Triad.  The Triad NC Makers Summit will be hosted on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 9 am – 3 pm on the campus of Alamance Community College located at 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, NC 27253 (Main Building, First Floor).

Maker is the buzz word for entrepreneurs that make items by hand and want to bring it to market to sell.  Being a maker is not a new thing, but the movement to truly embrace the genre as a popular conglomerate has grown in the last five years.  In the Triad alone we have at least four spaces dedicated to providing makers with the communal atmosphere and a physical workshop to create their items.  The Triad NC Makers Summit is specifically designed to help those doing business in the Triad to gain resources needed to Build, Brand, and attract clients to Buy their merchandise. 2

Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, CEO of Lady Bizness stated, “When hosting the Power Marketing Summit, we came across a lot of people who had special needs because of the uniqueness of sourcing items, producing larger quantities, and ultimately marketing their products once they were created.”  This one day Summit is a great way to maximize resources of partners that can help makers grow their businesses.  Mr. Ervin Allen,Jr. is the Director of the  ACC Small Business Center  and he is dedicated to helping business owners with one on one counseling, leads for places to sell products, and if possible, finding capital to help companies grow. The core curriculum series offered by the Small Business Center allows makers the opportunity to gain knowledge about starting a business, but this Summit is specific to address pricing, locations, vending, using social media, and building a community which spans the Triad and beyond.

The Triad NC Makers Summit is free and open to the public. Registration for this event can be found at  In addition, the ACC Small Business Center is looking for sponsors that would be interested in aiding with the event. If you are interested in being a sponsor email Chisa Pennix-Brown, MBA at



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