35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference update

2024 Conference Keynote Speakers

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Gina Schaefer, A Few Cool Hardware Stores

Gina Schaefer is founder, CEO, and co-owner of A Few Cool Hardware Stores - a chain of 13 Hardware stores located in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Alexandria, VA. She is a passionate entrepreneur who grew her company from one to 12 stores in only 14 years and now leads a multimillion-dollar business that employs more than 250 people. As a former member of the Ace Hardware Corporation Board of Directors, she is dedicated to maintaining a strong corporate culture. Schaefer's big passion is for developing urban markets, supporting small businesses and helping women to succeed in all aspects of the hardware industry. She has tirelessly focused on the "Return to Main Street" movement in her own city of Washington, D.C., to promote Shop Local campaigns and community revitalization in urban areas.

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