We are delighted that this year’s keynote speaker will be Jodi Rhoden. Jodi is a local entrepreneur, teacher, and author. Well known in Asheville as “the cake lady,” she is the founder and former owner of the beloved and successful Short Street Cakes.
Jodi offers classes and one-on-one mentoring through Mountain Bizworks and Birds Eye Business Planning and Adventures, where she relishes working with small-scale food producers and farmers, independent artists, healing arts practitioners, and other social entrepreneurs to discover meaning in their work through developing their mission and vision.
Join us Saturday, June 3rd at 9am to hear Jodi inspire us to develop our own vision and mission for our endeavors. Learn how to use your community to help you on your journey. She will share actionable steps to get us on our way. It all starts by using the community around us to help us, so come prepared to participate and talk to your neighboring attendees. We’re excited to have this local leader guide us on Saturday to an inspiring beginning to the weekend!