The Good Business Summit
Thursday, February 9, 2023 / 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Schedule at a Glance

8:00 a.m. — Doors open. Coffee, breakfast and networking
9:00 a.m. — Creative Kickoff & Welcome
10 a.m. —  Keynote 1 Fireside Chat on Main Stage
10:40 a.m. — Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. — Keynote 2 Fireside Chat on Main Stage
11:45 a.m. — Q+A featuring both keynotes
12:15 p.m. — GoodEats Lunch hosted by Verde
1:30 p.m. — Breakout workshops at nearby venues (pick from 3 options)
2:45 p.m. — Breakout workshops at nearby venues (pick from 3 options)
4:00 p.m. — GoodDrinks Happy Hour hosted at Republic Garden & Lounge

 

2023 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

ROUND 1: Successful Business is GOOD Business
– ROI-Focused Digital Marketing: The Latest Trends, Tips, Tricks and Tech
– Shaking the Trees: Creative Funding for Your Business
– Banking & Borrowing: Navigating Cross-Cultural Differences / Banca & Préstamos: Navegando las Diferencias Interculturales (offered in Spanish language)

ROUND 2: Visionary Business is GOOD Business  
– Beyond Profit: “There’s No Business To Be Done On a Dead Planet”
– Serving Society: How to Nurture Customers, Colleagues and Community
– Brand Storytelling: Bringing Hispanic Heritage to Life / Relato de Marca: Trayendo a la Vida la Herencia Hispana (offered in Spanish language)
*Session topics subject to change

2023 SUMMIT SCHEDULE:

  • Click through the expandable menu below to read descriptions and meet the speakers for each session.

February 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get checked in, grab your journal and agenda and then join us for coffee + breakfast in the Charleston Music Hall.

Breakfast provided by Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Opening remarks and special creative kickoff performance:

Speakers:

Jacquie Berger – Executive Director, Lowcountry Local First
BOSCO – Founder & CEO, Slug Global

Dr. Kristian Edwards is the founder of BLK + GRN, an e-commerce marketplace of non-toxic products created by Black women entrepreneurs. Her mission has and always will be to connect Black women to the tools, resources, knowledge, and products they need to lead happier and healthier lives. BLK + GRN was founded in 2017 and has since elevated more than 100 Black-owned brands and shipped over 18,500 orders of non-toxic products placed on the marketplace. BLK + GRN has been featured in Essence, Forbes, Blavity, USA Today, and The New York Times – to name a few.

Speakers:

Keynote: Dr. Kristian Edwards, BLK + GRN
Moderator: Raquel Padget, Lowcountry Local First

Enjoy 15 mins of stretch and refill time.

As CEO and Founder of Union KitchenCullen Gilchrist has partnered with food businesses of all sizes to grow and scale their success. Cullen and his team have worked with more than 150 exceptional food businesses to connect food founders with the resources, capital, and networks that they need to establish sustainable success.

 

Speakers:

Keynote: Cullen Gilchrist, Union Kitchen, Washington D.C.
Moderator: Carrie Morey, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Speakers:

Moderator: Mimi Striplin, The Tiny Tassel
Cullen Gilchrist, Union Kitchen, Washington D.C.
Dr. Kristian Edwards, BLK + GRN

Neil Oliver – First Reliance Bank, Presenting Sponsor

Lunch provided by Verde, outside in Hutson Alley (to the right of Charleston Music Hall front steps)

Choose 1 from the 3 sessions below to attend.  

ROI-Focused Digital Marketing: The Latest Trends, Tips, Tricks and Tech //  @ Location TBD

Speakers:

Chris Clark, Digital Ignite
Jai Jones, Twelve South
Charlotte Berger, CharlotteBergerPR
BOSCO, Slug Global
Molly Fienning, Red Clay


Shaking the Trees: Creative Funding for Your Business //  @ Location TBD

Speakers:

Rutledge Baker, First Capital Bank
Herbert L. Drayton III, Hi Mark Capital
Cindi Rourk, Climb Fund
Chip Homer, Honeycomb Credit
Brady Quirk-Garvan, Natural Investments

 


Banking & Borrowing: Navigating Cross-Cultural Differences(offered in Spanish language) //  @ Location TBD
Banca & Préstamos: Navegando las Diferencias Interculturales

Speakers:

Charlie O’Brien, CLIMB Fund
Marco A. Ríos, SC SBDC
Rubi Monge. Pinnacle Financial Partners
Ed Brown, Nelson Brown Consulting

Choose 1 from the 3 sessions below to attend.  

Beyond Profit: “There’s No Business To Be Done On a Dead Planet” //  @ Location TBD

Speakers:

Stacey Bailey, Reason One
Rick Crawford, Emerger Strategies
Kindall Brantley, Amplified Ag
Ethel Bunch, Sustain SC
Lia Colabello, Planet+Purpose Solutions, PBC

 



Serving Society: How to Nurture Customers, Colleagues and Community //  @ Location TBD

Speakers:

Sharon L Middleton McGhee (M.A., PHR), HR Cares Rx, LLC
Kate Schmieding, Obviouslee
Femi Oyediran,Graft Wine Shop
Chris Amato, The Indigo Road Hospitality Group
Andy McCarthy, The Building People


Brand Storytelling: Bringing Hispanic Heritage to Life (offered in Spanish language)// @ Location TBD
Relato de Marca: Trayendo a la Vida la Herencia Hispana

Speakers:

Nilsy Rapalo, Wellness and Beyond, LLC
Pedro De Armas, El Informador
Viviana Chimal, La Casa Love
Marco A. Ríos, SC SBDC

Join us for happy hour at Republic Garden & Lounge to connect with your fellow do-gooders.

462 King Street

* Sessions listed here are subject to change.