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14 - Aug
(Nearby Event: Business)
Where:The Circuit, 1 Innovation Way, Woodstock, Georgia, United States, 30188
Powered by Fresh Start Cherokee, located at The Circuit, and hosted by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development.  The Lunch Circuit is the first official event series of Fresh Start Cherokee. It is an exclusive monthly lunch gathering to build community and learn the stories behind Cherokee County entrepreneurs (lunch included in ticket price). Entrepreneurs can meet other local entrepreneurs, both current and aspiring, share a meal and learn the story of a Cherokee County entrepreneur. At each Lunch Circuit, we live interview a different entrepreneur on wins, losses, and lessons learned on their adventure. Then, we finish up with audience Q&A giving up-close-and-personal and exclusive access to the community. UP NEXT ON AUGUST 14, 2019 - Al Lopez is a Vet, CPA, and has an MBA with decades of experience as President and VP in corporate America. Now, retired, he picks up the reigns with his daughter and son-in-law to run Alma Coffee, their new coffee roasting/retail brand supplied by their 5th generation coffee farm in Copan, Honduras. Living in Cherokee County with his family, Al is a strong leader and a humble servant ready to take on the new challenges and opportunities that come with his newest venture. More About Al: PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:Results-driven, multicultural senior executive with extensive domestic and international experience in general management, sales and marketing, operations, finance and accounting. Experienced in leading corporate turnarounds and M&A. Work history ranges from US Army, to factory worker, to senior positions with Fortune 500 companies and private equity, including expatriate assignments in Mexico and Costa Rica. Specialties: •Skilled at analyzing state of business and developing appropriate strategies to drive profitable growth•Engaging public speaker and corporate spokesperson•Creative leader with a broad range of motivational skills; proven success in energizing organizations, securing broad support for corporate strategies an
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