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November Monthly Meeting; Featuring Luconda Dager, Velvet Ice Cream

November 01, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 West Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Balancing Act!

Juggling work, family, relationships and success for women business owners.

Join us and hear from Velvet Ice Cream president, Luconda Dager on her work and family balancing act.  As a women business owner, Luconda will share her tricks and tips for finding quality family time, time for philanthropy and balancing Velvet Ice Cream's history and future!

About the Speaker:

Luconda Dager, is the president of the Velvet Ice Cream Company and the fourth generation of her family to lead the Utica, Ohio-based, ice cream manufacturer. Dager oversees all aspects of the 104-year-old Velvet Ice Cream, which has 125 employees and produces and distributes more than five million gallons of ice cream each year.  Before joining the family business in 1994, Dager spent three years in New York working in the retail fashion industry. She took over the reins as president of Velvet Ice Cream in 2009.

Dager serves on the Board of Directors of International Dairy Foods Association; Midwest Dairy Foods Association; and The Woodward Local Food Initiative. She is also a trustee for Hervey Memorial Library in Utica, Ohio.

Dager and Velvet Ice Cream are strong proponents of philanthropy, giving back tirelessly to the local community through a number of other efforts, including: hosting and supporting the annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival and promoting, raising funds for and riding in Pelotonia, which directly benefits cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

 A frequent speaker and author in the dairy industry and on small and family business issues, Dager is also active in the Conway Center for Family Business. In 2007, she was named to the Columbus Business First "Forty Under Forty" list for influential business leaders.

Dager attended St. Francis de Sales School and graduated from Newark Catholic High School in Newark, Ohio. She studied business at University of St. Frances in Ft. Wayne, IN and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 from Xavier University in Cincinnati.  She and her husband, Bill, live in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and have a daughter, Lauren.

Thank you to our meeting sponsor:



$45.00 Member + First Time Guest
$60.00 after 1:00 pm October 29

$100.00 Member Exhibit Table (includes 1 lunch ticket)
$110.00 after 1:00 pm October 29

$25.00 Member
$35.00 after 1:00 pm October 29

$40.00 Guest
$50.00 after 1:00 pm October 29

$25.00 Corporate Partner Ticket
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$250.00 Guest Exhibit Table (includes 1 lunch ticket)
$270.00 after 1:00 pm October 29

$100.00 Corporate Partner Exhibit Table (includes 1 ticket)

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