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Monday, May 6 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Inspire SF

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Get ready to be inspired and empowered by stories of San Francisco entrepreneurs during InspireSF. From one entrepreneur’s journey selling ice cream out of a wagon to expanding to 7 brick-and-mortar locations, to another’s secrets to running a thriving community-focused retail store in the heart of the City. Get tips and insights on starting or scaling your own local business. Don’t miss an evening of engaging content, networking and resource building all while snacking and sipping on local delights.

Sponsored by: Comcast Business

Moderators
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Rodney Fong

President & CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
A fourth generation San Franciscan, Rodney Fong has an extensive business and civic background, including serving on the San Francisco Planning Commission for eight years, with two years as President. He formerly served as President of the San Francisco Port Commission, Chair of the... Read More →

Speakers
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Ron Benitez

Co-owner & Co-founder, ASMBLY HALL
Ron has worked in corporate retail for more than 15 years, having worked in various merchandising and product development roles for Bay Area retailers Gap, Levis, Gymboree and Pottery Barn. Ron has also worked in the Action Sports industry, having held pivotal roles at Quicksilver... Read More →
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Robyn Sue Fisher

Founder & CEO, Smitten Ice Cream
 An ice cream fanatic with a knack for invention, Robyn Sue Fisher founded Smitten Ice Cream in 2007 to spread joy and create the freshest, most flavorful ice cream the world had ever known. After ditching her corporate career, she began immersing herself in all things ice cream... Read More →
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Jay Foster

Chef & CEO, Black Rabbit Hospitality
Creates innovative businesses that revolve around hospitality and entertainment. Specialties: Creative Concepts, Seasoned Experience and Tastefull Design. His businesses include: BlueJay Cafe 2003, farmerbrown 2006, Little Skillet 2009 and Isla Vida 2018. Jay is blessed to have been... Read More →
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Heidi Gibson

Commander in Cheese, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Heidi Gibson has lived in the Bay Area for over 25 years and splits her time between working in tech - where she builds software products for small businesses - and The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. She took 5 years off her tech career to open a local restaurant chain, The American... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
City View at Metreon 135 4th St #4000, San Francisco, CA 94103