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Join US for the Reunion Planning Seminar!

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The King Arts Complex
867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203 (Free onsite parking is available)
The seminar is free to attend but seats are limited. Please, no more than two attendees per reunion.

About the Seminar:
Learn how to plan a successful reunion in Columbus at the 8th annual Reunion Planning Seminar! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks while you network with local vendors from the city's best restaurants, hotels, attractions, venues and rental companies.

Then hear from Experience Columbus and keynote speaker, Suzanne Vargus Holloman, of the Family Reunion Institute, on tips and tricks to planning a memorable family reunion. Presentations will cover topics such as budgeting and fundraising, negotiating hotel contracts, building attendance and more. 

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About the speaker:
Suzanne Vargus Holloman
Co-Director, Marketing and Social Media Director
Entrepreneurial, Daughter, Mother, Wife, Educator, Mentor

Suzanne Vargus Holloman manifested her entrepreneurial spirit early in life with her first micro-business at 8 years old. Years later she went on to establish Renaissance Magazine, The New Spirit of Black Philadelphia. The magazine, which highlighted the good news in the Black community, was published for 10 years with subscribers in almost 30 states. She has utilized her entrepreneurial skills at organizations by starting up new departments or reviving existing ones.  She has achieved several firsts as an African-American woman in her professional career in business, workforce development and higher education.

Suzanne has a BS from Syracuse University and an MBA from Drexel University. She works at a local community college helping individuals who are  unemployed to receive training for new careers. She serves as a deacon at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Suzanne will be celebrating 36 years of marriage to her husband, Rev. Stephen Holloman, in 2018. They have two daughters.

Suzanne has been a member of several reunion planning committees for the Kountze family, presided over the scholarship committee for a number of years, and chaired the 2008 Kountze Family Reunion.

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