Buzz: Berry Student Enterprises welcomes young entrepreneurs to annual SPARK conference. Recycling program is March 13. YMCA offers pop-up yoga class Friday.

Buzz: Berry Student Enterprises welcomes young entrepreneurs to annual SPARK conference. Recycling program is March 13. YMCA offers pop-up yoga class Friday.

Brin Enterkin

Berry College Student Enterprises invites young entrepreneurs to the annual SPARK Entrepreneurial Conference Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $45 and includes three meals spread across both days. Register online. Speakers include Will Melson, president of Broadwell Group Consulting Partners. Melson has over 20 years of experience helping companies solve complex problems, has served as interim CEO of several companies and was a captain in the U.S. Army. Attendees will also hear from Berry alum Brin Enterkin, founder of the non-profit African SOUP. Enterkin was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018, for her work in Uganda with the African SOUP. She now serves as the managing director of Watson Institute in Boulder, Colo. Entrepreneurial startup DynamiX CEO Jeff Jahn (also a Berry alum), Senior Manager of Chick-fil-A Corporate Ryan Bowman and UGA Small Business Development Center Director Richard Montanaro will conduct sessions. These speakers from across the business world will discuss strategic entrepreneurship, social innovation and how to turn ideas into action. This is a unique opportunity for those wanting to network and learn more about entrepreneurialism. Contact Student Enterprises for more information at 706-236-2244 or studententerprises@berry.edu.

  • Also this week: Student Enterprises will be selling cheeses, Martha’s Herbs scrubs and bath lotions and angus beef “rubs” outside Harbin Clinic from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday.

The Rome YMCA is popping up at The Forum in Downtown Rome for a special free yoga class. The Pop Up is open to everyone in the community and a YMCA membership is not required for this class. All participants will receive a free guest pass to visit the Rome YMCA. Bring your yoga mat.Time: 12:15-1 p.m.  Friday. For more: Lincee Powell at lpowell@ymcarome.org

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