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Asbury’s Marketplace Summit to spotlight student innovation

From staff reports

Asbury University’s Dayton School of Business, in partnership with Asbury Theological Seminary’s Office of Faith, Work and Economics, will host the annual Marketplace Summit on Nov. 14 through 15 which will explore how social entrepreneurship carries out kingdom-minded initiatives.
The Asbury Marketplace Summit is a free conference uniting students, pastors, academicians and business leaders. Students and guests will hear how others have transformed their work into an extraordinary calling.
Students will attend workshops and seminars featuring business professionals, all while learning the ins and outs of social entrepreneurship and the essential connection between faith and work.
“I think student participation in The Asbury Marketplace Summit is an essential part of their time here in the Dayton School of Business,” said Dr. Mike Yoder, Dayton School of Business assistant professor. “Whether a student is presenting their innovative idea to make a social impact on the community or simply attending events and engaging with ideas and speakers, every student can walk away with enriched relationships, innovative ideas for kingdom impact and deeper knowledge of how they may positively impact their communities.”
The two-day event will kick off with registration and coffee in the McKenna Chapel Foyer on Nov. 14 at 10:30 a.m. before Asbury University President Kevin J. Brown speaks in a Chapel service in the seminary’s Estes Chapel. A Lunch & Learn session will be held with Dr. Brown following Chapel.
Emily Moon Kolega will serve as Friday’s Chapel speaker. Kolega works in the marketing industry and has launched a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social entrepreneurship company that empowers at-risk women in Africa, India and the United States by providing education and meaningful work in the clothing industry.
A Faith at Work Interactive Innovation Session will be held on Friday immediately following Chapel.