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File #: 0200X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2017 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To Present Letha Pugh of Bake Me Happy with the Reese Neader Memorial Award for Entrepreneurship and Social Change
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein

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To Present Letha Pugh of Bake Me Happy with the Reese Neader Memorial Award for Entrepreneurship and Social Change

 

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WHEREAS, Reese Neader was a staple of the Columbus community who rallied entrepreneurs to create their own small businesses; and

 

WHEREAS, Reese founded organizations that connect startups to capital and networking with a long-term goal of creating jobs and improving neighborhoods; and

 

WHEREAS, Reese passed away on December 14th, 2016 at Grant Hospital in Columbus at the age of 34; and

 

WHEREAS, to carry on the legacy of Reese Neader and recognize entrepreneurs working towards the common good, Columbus City Council established the Reese Neader Memorial Award for Entrepreneurship and Social Change; and

 

WHEREAS, the Reese Neader Memorial Award is presented quarterly to a small business or entrepreneur in Columbus working to improve neighborhoods, create jobs, and boost the quality of life for the people of Columbus; and

 

WHEREAS, this quarter’s Reese Neader Memorial Award goes to Letha Pugh of Bake Me Happy; and

 

WHEREAS, Letha Pugh received a Kiva loan to expand her baking business, located on the South Side of Columbus, and she is well recognized as a community leader; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby present Letha Pugh with the Reese Neader Memorial Award for Entrepreneurship and Social Change.