Cheryl Krueger

April 10, 2014


Cheryl Krueger

Cheryl Krueger founded the multi-million-dollar gourmet cookie and gift company, Cheryl & Co. in 1985. When she sold the business to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in 2005, Krueger had grown the operation into a $34 million corporation.

In 2009, she founded KRUEGER+CO. Consulting Inc. and serves as its CEO. The firm’s primary focus is to help companies develop creative marketing and sales strategies as well as evaluate product development pipelines, operations, logistics and financial performance. Additionally, she has served on the Bob Evans Farm Board of directors since 1993. In 1999, she was named the top female entrepreneur of the year by Working Women Magazine. She served as the Foundation Board Past President of the Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University, and also serves on the OSU Foundation Board.

Krueger graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and home economics, and has lectured in numerous university classes.


Schedule

Thursday, April 10, 2014

9:30 am
Business Challenge with high school students
Herbster Chapel
For more information, contact Dr. Haseeb Ahmed, Dean of the School of Business (419) 448-2284

11:00 am
Session 1: "The Role of Mentors in Business Planning and Execution"
Gundlach Theatre, Founders Hall
The success of an entrepreneurial venture depends on strategic identification of market gaps and niches, understanding market requirements and rolling out a viable business plan to fill the gap. Seizing these market opportunities will require mobilization of necessary resources. This session highlights the role of mentors in establishing connections between resources and opportunities.

2:00 pm
Session 2: "Balancing Act: Finding Harmony Between Life and Career"
Gundlach Theatre, Founders Hall
Some contend that there is a dichotomy between life and career, in that professional obligations interfere with family and friend relationships. The search for a purposeful life with distinction requires harmony between these two essential components of life. This session addresses the work-life balance issue in terms of achieving a state of equilibrium between demands of work and family life.

4:30 pm
Women Entrepreneur Reception
Adams 403 (location subject to change)
Registration required, contact Deanna Laubis 448-2280
Recognizing local entrepreneurs for their contributions to the community. Awards will be given for a Start-up Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneurs and Lifetime Achievement in Women’s Entrepreneurship.

5:45 pm
Reception
Seiberling Gymnasium
Cash Bar

6:30 pm
Dinner & Keynote Address: “Journey of a Successful Entrepreneur”

Seiberling Gymnasium
Cost $30, requires reservation by April 3.