Event Calendar // 126th Ohio Chamber Annual Meeting & Legislative Reception

126th Ohio Chamber Annual Meeting & Legislative Reception

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jo Ann Davidson Theatre in the Riffe Center
77 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Held in the spring every year, our Annual Meeting and Legislative Reception brings together members of the Ohio General Assembly and many of our most active business leaders. Along with guest speakers, this event features a legislative reception which provides the ideal environment for building political contacts and networking.


1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Chamber Day at the Capital for our local chambers and their company members

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Annual Meeting which includes the election of new board members, presentation of Chamber Action Alliance Awards and our keynote speaker

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Legislative Reception with the members of the Ohio General Assembly

Keynote Speaker Daymond John

This year’s Ohio Chamber Annual Meeting & Legislative Reception will feature Daymond John star of ABC’s Shark Tank. Daymond will participate in a “fireside” chat, talking about building his company FUBU to becoming known as “the people’s shark” on the ever-popular Shark Tank television show. He will also provide his business expertise to three companies selected from local chamber nominations. These three companies will have five minutes to give a business pitch (on stage) to Daymon and then he will provide a critique of their pitch.

From his wildly successful role on ABC’s smash hit, Shark Tank, to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs. Daymond initially made his mark as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which has eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales. From the streets of Hollis, Queens, Daymond started a global movement from the basement of his mother’s house by capitalizing on the then fledgling hip-hop culture. FUBU was an undoubtedly a key development for the streetwear market, which today is a $20 billion industry.

Since then, Daymond has continued to challenge himself and the business world in which he operates. In 2009, Daymond was tapped by lauded television producer, Mark Burnett, to join the cast of a new business-reality concept, Shark Tank. Now, after nine seasons, four Emmy Awards, multiple Critic’s Choice Awards and millions of dollars in investments, the show has become one of the most successful business reality series of all time. Over the course of the series, Daymond has been a mainstay of the cast of Sharks and is now affectionately referred to as, “The People’s Shark.”

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