Class in Kansas City on Using Social Media for Your Small Biz

Friday, November 25 at 06:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We’re hosting our fourth small business banking class of the year Dec. 14, 2016, noon - 1:15 p.m. at Central Exchange South (6201 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.). The class, titled “So You Think You Know How to Use Social Media for Your Small Business” is open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch. Registration* is required; complimentary with promo code ARVESTGUEST.

The featured speakers, Aviva Ajmera and Teddi Hernandez, are Owners of SolveKC. Teddi is SoLVE’s co-founder and chief executive officer. Prior to starting SoLVE, Teddi was co-owner and president of Just For Her Marketing and Retail Events. Teddi deeply understands the needs and challenges of local small business owners. She identified a need for a new kind of consulting firm in Kansas City. So she created SoLVE.

Teddi’s career began as a legislative assistant in Washington D.C., and she worked on multiple state and presidential campaigns. After leaving the hill, she became a lobbyist for Hallmark Cards. Hallmark brought her to Kansas City, where she led teams in product development, licensing, customer strategy, integrated marketing, advertising and promotions. She led strategic alliances with companies like Apple, Disney Consumer Products, American Girl, Starbucks and Major League Baseball.

Teddi’s commitment to community service is extensive. She was co-founder of the national Race for the Cure in Washington D.C. and co-founder and chairperson of Kansas City Race for the Cure. She has served on the boards for Camp Encourage and Kansas City Komen Foundation. She is currently a board member for Children’s International and for the Blue Valley Special Olympics. She serves many ministries at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal church.  

Teddi graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and also studied at the Oxford Pol University in Oxford, England. Her passion for American politics led her to UMKC where she completed her coursework for a master’s degree in political science.  

Aviva is SoLVE’s co-founder, president and chief operating officer. After almost 25 years of leading strategy creation and implementation, new product development, brand management, consumer marketing and organization re-design, there’s no marketing problem Aviva hasn’t SoLVEd.

Prior to SoLVE, Aviva was a partner with The Partnering Group and worked for Accenture. She’s consulted for blue chip companies including Nestle USA, Post Foods, Sara Lee, Kimberly Clark, LG Electronics, Bauer Hockey, 3M, Northwest Airlines and Fingerhut.

Before her consulting years, she was a senior leader at Hallmark Cards in product development, innovation, retail, corporate strategy, customer strategy and business transformation. She launched, grew and re-invented iconic marketplace programs partnering with many brands and retailers like Disney, Starbucks, The Komen Foundation, Walmart and Walgreens.
Aviva is an accredited angel investor and the vice chair with the Women’s Capital Connection, Kansas City’s only female angel investing group. She is an active member of the Central Exchange and is also on the board of the Greater Kansas City chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP).
Aviva has a B.A. in economics and policy studies from Rice University. Additionally, she has an M.B.A. in marketing, management and strategy and non-profit management from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Don’t miss this opportunity; R.S.V.P. today using the promo code ARVESTGUEST!
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Blog edited 11/30/16 with addition of promo code.

Tags: Arvest Biz, Business Banking, Kansas City
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