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Connect Raleigh Lecture Series Ft. Mark Fenton

News posted Oct. 17, 2018 - 10:00 am
Mark Fenton

Join the City of Raleigh and WakeMed for a lecture featuring Mark Fenton, a public health, planning, and transportation consultant/professor and former host of the PBS series “America’s Walking”. Mark will share easy steps that you can take to become more active and put your health first while living in an urban environment.

A panel discussion highlighting related city, county, and non-profit initiatives will follow the lecture. The discussion will be moderated by Betsy Gaskins-McClaine, Executive Director of Patient Navigation & Transitions for WakeMed. Panelists include:

  • Regina Petteway – Director, Wake County Human Services
  • Ken Bowers – Director, Raleigh City Planning
  • Ken Hisler – Assistant Director, City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources
  • Sara Merz – Executive Director, Advocates for Health in Action

Refreshments and an opportunity to speak with local agencies about public health resources will be available after the lecture.

Questions about this lecture? Email ConnectRaleigh@raleighnc.gov.

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"Connect Raleigh" features nationally-known speakers and coincides with National Small Business Week. The event is hosted and co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Immediately following the lecture, the public is invited to stay for the panel discussion sponsored by the Wake Tech Small Business Center.
The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
“Small businesses are an important part of our local economy,” said Mayor Nancy McFarlane. “As a former small business owner, I understand the challenges that are unique to starting and growing a business. That is one of the reasons I am so pleased that the City is offering this lecture that is meant to inspire entrepreneurs and help them to thrive in Raleigh.”
Mr. Mayden’s remarks will focus on his background working for a Fortune 500 company and the decisions that led to the start of his own business. He will share the challenges and successes that he has faced since launching Super Heroic, Inc., and what he has learned from those experiences.
The panel discussion, sponsored by Wake Tech Small Business Center, will feature representatives from local businesses. Panelists will provide attendees with first-hand experiences and ideas on how to start a small business.
Attendees of “Connect Raleigh” will also have the opportunity to speak with local organizations that provide resources for small businesses and start-up companies.
“Connect Raleigh” will include additional lecture events in 2018. More information about the series is available at raleighnc.go

Join the City of Raleigh and WakeMed for a lecture featuring Mark Fenton, a public health, planning, and transportation consultant/professor and former host of the PBS series “America’s Walking”. Mark will share easy steps that you can take to become more active and put your health first while living in an urban environment.

A panel discussion highlighting related city, county, and non-profit initiatives will follow the lecture. Panelists include:

  • Regina Pettaway – Director, Wake County Human ServicesKen Bowers – Director, City of Raleigh PlanningKen Hisler – Assistant Director, City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural ResourcesSara Merz – Executive Director, Advocates for Health in ActionRegina Pettaway – Director, Wake County Human Services
  • Ken Bowers – Director, City of Raleigh Planning
  • Ken Hisler – Assistant Director, City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources
  • Sara Merz – Executive Director, Advocates for Health in Action

Refreshments and an opportunity to speak with local agencies about public health resources will be available after the lecture.

Questions about this lecture? Email ConnectRaleigh@raleighnc.gov.

When

  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Oct 25, 2018
  • 6:00 pm

Where

  • WakeMed - Andrews Conference Center
  • 3024 New Bern Ave.
  • Raleigh, NC 27610

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