EVENTS AT THE COMMONS

We host over 300 events annually at The Commons on Champa! Join the list and be the first to get invited.

SUPERPOWER: With 10+ years of experience, Sara aims to alleviate HR problems that originate from inexperienced and first time managers.

MISSION: Sara leads passionately and believes that HR is not simply employed to organize the humans in the business, but to be a compassionate resource to those humans working for the business


Power Hours Agenda

  • Introductions, 10 minutes – Who you are, what you’re working on (in 30 seconds)
  • Lightning Round, 10 minutes – List your top 2 questions or challenges where you’d like help or feedback (in
  • Discussion & Q&A, 45 minutes – Mentor facilitates discussion about questions and challenges
  • Open “Office Hours” for Individual Needs, 45 minutes – Follow up on feedback, ideas

How to Prepare
A succinct introduction to you + your business
Top 3 challenges and goals
The next best lead I need is… (what introduction, resource, connection, etc would be helpful to you today?)

About Power Hours at The Commons

Power Hours are weekly group sessions where entrepreneurs meet with some of the most well-respected entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, and professionals in the region. These volunteer mentors share their entrepreneurial insights and provide feedback on startups, products or services, industries, or fledgling ideas.

It’s not a pitch event. Power Hours volunteers are here to help entrepreneurs navigate the entrepreneurial journey. It’s a chance for entrepreneurs to ask for feedback and advice that can help them meet their business challenges and goals.

Power Hours are held weekly at The Commons on Champa and are free and open to the entrepreneurial public. All participants are highly encouraged to attend the one-time Commons Community 101 to learn more about local entrepreneurial resources and best practices in building mentor relationships.

To learn more about becoming a Power Hours mentor/volunteer, click here

Open to the entrepreneurial public. Registration required.

More Events at The Commons

Tue Jan 21 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Power Hours with Erin McLain, Business Coach

SUPERPOWER: With more than 25 years of work experience, Erin uses her expertise in leadership and organizational development to develop teams, individuals and organizations.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Jan 21 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Women on the Rise: Network with a Purpose-What's in store for 2020?

As entrepreneurs, you have big vision. What will you achieve in 2020?

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Jan 22 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Power Hours Workshop on Vision & Mindfulness in Entrepreneurship

This lunchtime event provides a sampling of our three-hour workshop chock full of tips, tools and techniques on how to live with more mindfulness, happiness, resilience and visioning techniques for creating a life that you love.  In this power hour, we will focus on mindful eating and visioning.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Jan 28 • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Will It Fly: Test Your Business Idea in 10 Steps



You’ve got a great business idea…but can it become a great business?

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I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
Wed Jan 29 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Power Hours with Paul Foley

Join Paul Foley for structured Power Hours!

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I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Jan 29 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Jaime Rowe, Business Advisor

SUPERPOWER: Jaime helps passionate owners build a financially rewarding business.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Thu Jan 30 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Power Hour Lunch & Learn with Insperity, Maximizing Talent/Minimizing Risk

Success is about your people, and it takes more than competitive pay and a good benefits package to win over candidates.

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Recommended for:

I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Feb 4 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Registering, updating and maximizing SAM, Certify SBA and FBO Portals

This free workshop will help guide companies currently certified and/or seeking state and federal contracting opportunities on how to create and update procurement registration portals, a mandatory registration profile companies are required to create.

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Tue Feb 4 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Commons 101: Intro to The Commons

Commons 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Feb 4 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Power Hours with Michael Kodat, Sales/Marketing

SUPERPOWER: Michael is an experienced Management Consultant with a successful track record of guiding managers through the selection and tracking of their core company and employee metrics. Metrics which management can derive from their own data and leverage to more effectively run their businesses.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Feb 11 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Power Hours with Joseph Imbriano, Founder & Executive Coach

SUPERPOWER: Executive Coaching · Leadership Development · Life Coaching

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Feb 12 • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Barre Code Pop-up at The Commons!

Start your year off right!

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Wed Feb 19 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Power Hours with Paul Foley

Join Paul Foley for structured Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Feb 19 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Husch Blackwell, Legal Counsel

Join Husch Blackwell for open legal Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Sat Feb 22 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Commons Business Bootcamp

Whether you plan to start a part-time or full-time business, the Commons Business Bootcamp is for you.

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I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Feb 26 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

POWER HOURS with Lindsay Davis, Entrepreneurial Coach

SUPERPOWER: Strategy l Sales l Staff Management

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
Tue Mar 10 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Mar 18 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Power Hours with Paul Foley

Join Paul Foley for structured Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Mar 18 • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for CO.STARTERS Celebration & Pitch Night!

Join us to hear the business pitches, meet and mingle with the entrepreneurs and learn more about CO.STARTERS at The Commons.

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I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Mar 31 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Apr 15 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Power Hours with Paul Foley

Join Paul Foley for structured Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue May 5 • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed May 13 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Husch Blackwell, Legal Counsel

Join Husch Blackwell for open legal Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue May 19 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed May 20 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Power Hours with Paul Foley

Join Paul Foley for structured Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Jun 9 • 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Jun 17 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Power Hours with Paul Foley

Join Paul Foley for structured Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Jul 14 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Jul 29 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Husch Blackwell, Legal Counsel

Join Husch Blackwell for open legal Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Aug 11 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Oct 6 • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Oct 13 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Nov 10 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Nov 11 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Power Hours with Husch Blackwell, Legal Counsel

Join Husch Blackwell for open legal Power Hours!

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Tue Dec 8 • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community 101: Intro to The Commons

Community 101 sessions are open to anyone interested in The Commons and the local entrepreneurship scene.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding