Last week, top entrepreneurs and small business owners gathered in Orlando, FL for the 2015 Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala. Numerous YEC members were in attendance, as the event was put on to celebrate those who'd made the prestigious Inc. 5000 list.
To celebrate further, YEC hosted a private cocktail reception for the 100+ YEC members on the Inc 5000 list, along with local members in Orlando and invited entrepreneur guests. Invitees mingled at the outdoor Lobby Lounge at JW Marriott Grande Lakes, where they enjoyed a complimentary open bar with beer and food pairings such as hanger steak with pecan brown ale.
Notable members in attendance included Nicole Smartt, Shareholder and Vice President of Star Staffing; Mona Patel, CEO of Motivate Design; Fenella Kim, Founder and CEO of Reliance Star Payment Services; Curt and Mason Revelette, of Jonathan's Grille and Vet on Demand; Greg Rollett, President of Ambitious Media Group; Tamara Nall, President and CEO of The Leading Niche; Erin Meagher, founder of Beneficial Blends, LLC dba Kelapo; among many others.
YEC members Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments also spoke at the Inc. conference. Along with Maurice Schweitzer, professor of operations, information and decisions at the Wharton School, Price gave a talk about what business owners really owe their employees.
Over 100 YEC members made the Inc 5000 list this year, so it was an exciting opportunity to get many of them together in the same room to connect in person and celebrate together.