Date: June 5, 2020 Time: 12 – 1pm Join us for an intimate conversation on the First Friday of the month, as we hear the authentic and courageous stories of entrepreneurship from small business owners in our community. Take with you words of wisdom, new connections, and a renewed sense of excitement for your own business endeavors. This month we welcome Hannah Elliott, Chef & Managing Partner of Lola's Fine Kitchen. About Hannah Hannah Elliott is the chef and Managing Partner at her family's restaurant, Lola's Fine Kitchen at the District in Prairie Trail, Ankeny. This is the newest venture from the family who bought you Lola's Fine Hot Sauce. As a self-taught chef, Hannah is taking what her mother, Carmelita(Lola), has taught her. She brings a fresh new take to her family's recipes that are inspired by both her Filipino and Pakistani roots. The fast casual restaurant features a creative, accessible and healthy menu with a huge focus on vegan and gluten friendly choices without sacrificing flavor. Many claim as wife, mother and business owner you can have it all, but in reality, Hannah knows it is a tough balancing act that requires organization, determination and most importantly, an amazing tribe of people who make you look good. Gratefulness is a huge part of my everyday life. I am so grateful to those who chose to make this journey with me.
Presenters: Ronee Andersen, Leadership Coach and Business Consultant Date: June 9, 2020 Time: 12:00pm–1:00pm Location: Online Join Ronee Andersen, leadership coach and business consultant, as she does a run through on the importance of creating and developing a strong company culture. She will be highlighting ways to change an unhealthy culture, how to make your mission and vision statement a living and breathing document and the importance of innovation and creativity in maintaining your company culture. About our speaker Ronee Andersen, SPHR, MBA, CTACC, is an experienced Human Resource professional with 20 years of experience in companies from 50 to 6,000 employees. She has experience working in family-owned businesses, private sector and publicly traded companies, as well as, experience in the public sector in city and county government. She has held positions as HR Officer, HR Director and Senior HR Director. She has been a member of leadership and executive teams. With her HR background, she knows what employers and executives and looking for in leaders, employees and future leaders. She knows who gets promoted and why. Ronee has held her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification since 2003. She has an MBA with an emphasis in Human Resources and an advance certificate in Strategic Human Resources from Cornell University. She is a certified coach through the Coach Training Alliance. She is a member of the Iowa Chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Central Iowa SHRM, West Des Moines Chamber, and Des Moines FemCity. Ronee is passionate about leadership and team development, culture creation and helping individuals and organizations meet their full potential.