2015 SBE Academy Preview

Gold Certified SBEs are the exclusive invitees to the SBE Academy taking place in Orlando, Fla., during the 2015 International Career Development Conference this spring! Here’s a first look at one of the exciting presenters lined up to educate and inspire Academy attendees.

Heather Grove is East End Market’s Community Manager and Fleet Farming Program Coordinator. East End Market is a neighborhood market and food hub in Orlando, Fla., that showcases some of Central Florida’s top food entrepreneurs, tradespeople, artists, and chefs. Heather graduated from Stetson University where she created the John Grove Memorial Fund in 2008 to fund a high school in rural Honduras.

She also co-founded Stetson University’s first farmers market and community garden, which has now grown into a weekly market in downtown Deland, Fla. She was the recipient of the 2009 Florida Senate Spirit of Service Award for her community service efforts working with farmworkers locally and abroad. Heather currently works with East End Market on their Winter Park Harvest Festival, which has put them on the path to cultivating Central Florida’s Good Food Movement.

At the SBE Academy, Heather will share her inspiring story of discovering her career passions through being engaged in her community. Attendees will learn the importance of building relationships to grow their school-based enterprises and their careers, and how to maximize the reach of their SBEs while maintaining their business identity. 

For more information about Heather’s ongoing projects, visit: www.fleetfarming.com and www.eastendmkt.com.

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