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Supply chain innovation topic of virtual fireside chat hosted by NKY’s Blue North

Entrepreneurship program launching Blue North Supply Chain Meetup chapter

COVINGTON, Ky. – On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Blue North, the community for entrepreneurs and small business in Northern Kentucky, is hosting Lisa Morales-Hellebo and Brian Laung Aoaeh, the co-founders of the New York City-based REFASHIOND Ventures and The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation(TWSCF), for a virtual fireside chat.

A venture firm, REFASHIOND Ventures invests in early-stage startups creating innovations to reinvent supply chains. Topics to be discussed include founder stories, The World is a Supply Chain, emerging trends, and the impact of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. Blue North will also highlight regional supply chain startups and offer 30-minutes of virtual speed networking with fellow attendees before and after the fireside chat.

This online event will serve as the launch for the Blue North Supply Chain Meetup chapter in partnership with the TWSCF, the collaborative and mutually supportive coalition of grassroots communities focused on technology and innovation in the global supply chain industry. This chapter will be the first in the tri-state region.

Brit Fitzpatrick, who leads Blue North as director of entrepreneurship and innovation at Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, says the virtual event will affirm why “investing in supply chain is the most strategic investment a company can make right now.”

“As we prepare for a changed business world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains are going to be a critical component of every entrepreneur’s existence,” Fitzpatrick said. “While Northern Kentucky is ahead of the curve in regards to supply chain innovation, the insights provided by REFASHIOND will be incredibly valuable to our region’s continued success and the development of new business opportunities.”

“If there’s one thing the events of the past two months have taught us, it is the importance of strong, well-developed supply chains in all sectors of the economy,” said Lacy Starling, president of Legion Logistics. “Our region has long been a leader in global supply chain, and this fireside chat, coupled with the creation of the Blue North Supply Chain Meetup chapter is an exciting, and timely, next step for the Northern Kentucky business ecosystem.”

The online event and Blue North Supply Chain Meetup chapter are not exclusive to Northern Kentucky businesses. Entrepreneurs, small businesses, corporate and economic development leaders in Ohio and Indiana also are invited to participate.

For more information, and to register, visit supplychain.bluenorthky.com.