By JAMIE BEIER GRANT
Ottawa County Improvement Corp.
The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation held its annual “Experience Ottawa County” program on Aug. 23 at The Keys on Put-in-Bay, bringing local business leaders, community leaders, elected officials and prospective business clients together to demonstrate that Ottawa County is an advantageous location to expand existing and relocate new business. Nearly 240 people gathered together throughout the day for professional development and business networking.
The OCIC hosted a luncheon at the Catawba Island Club where an interactive discussion on the topic Digital Empowerment for Business Leaders addressed ways to embrace online safety and awareness in today’s digital world. Scott Frank, owner of Safely Intact LLC and The Digital Empowerment Project, discussed actionable ways to promote online safety, security and privacy, to prevent opportunities that can compromise your data information, and the importance of your business being active on Google and social media. OCIC also hosted site selectors, developers and local business leaders for casual conversation about the competitive advantages of doing business in Ottawa County.
Combined with the strolling dinner and networking event at The Keys, OCIC hosted its sixth annual Taste of Ottawa County with an island style twist, featuring island food and beverages from local businesses. OCIC extends a special thank you to all our sponsors for helping make this another successful event. We appreciate your support and engagement with our organization as we work to grow our economy and build a bright future for Ottawa County.
Jamie Beier Grant is director of the Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 419-898-6242, ocic.biz.