Spring 2019 Bowman Breakfast Focuses on Economic Sustainability of Downtown Kent

For more than 55 years, leaders from Kent State University and the city of Kent have met over breakfast to foster successful collaboration between the university and the city. The semi-annual Bowman Breakfast, which began in 1963, brings together leaders from Kent State and the city of Kent in a forum designed to advance community issues and strengthen the town-gown relationship.

This year’s spring Bowman Breakfast will take place Wednesday, April 3, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The topic for the breakfast is “Downtown Kent, Economic Synergy = Economic Sustainability.” Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program follows from 8-9 a.m.

Featured panelists are Kelvin Berry, director of economic development and community engagement at Kent State; Lawrence Carter, asset manager for the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center and the Kent State University Foundation; Michelle Hartman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Burbick Companies and executive board member of Destination Kent Convention and Visitors Bureau; Todd Kamenash, assistant dean of students and director of student conduct at Kent State; and Tom Wilke, economic development director for the city of Kent.

Kent City Manager Dave Ruller will serve as moderator of the panel.

The cost to attend the breakfast is $10 per person. Registration is available online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/BowmanBreakfast until March 29. Cash will not be collected at the door. For reservation questions, contact Kent State’s Office of University Events and Protocol at UniversityEvents@kent.edu or by phone at 330-672-2235.

Kent State is committed to making its programs and activities accessible to those individuals with disabilities. For accessibility needs, contact Student Accessibility Services at 330-672-3391 or sas@kent.edu.

The Bowman Breakfast is sponsored by the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, Kent State and the city of Kent.

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Media Contacts: 
Eric Mansfield, emansfie@kent.edu, 330-672-2797
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 2:01pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 4:38pm
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