November 2018 Monthly Report - Innovate New Albany | New Albany, Ohio
November 2018

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NPG Solutions is a thought leader in Technology Solutions, specializing in IT and
Communications within five main technology buckets…
Cloud, Colocation, Connectivity, Security and Spend Management.

NPG was founded with a “market disruptive” spirit and “colossal” objectives to
provide best-in-class solutions, intellectual capital, and Layer 7 applications to our
clients to support their operational excellence, business intelligence, and spend
management goals.

Our founders have spent a combined 50+ years managing sales and profitability for
some of the largest technology companies in the world. They were personally
involved in contract negotiations with Fortune 500 companies that generated over a
billion dollars in revenue. And our certified Cost Management Consultants and
Trusted Advisors consistently generate measurable client savings of 20-40%, all while
adding new or enhanced cloud and other technologies, features and functionality to
their IT environments.

NPG also leverages state-of-the-art cloud technology to manage supplier spend and
critical data, such as contracts, quotes and invoices that allow for informed decisions
based on data analytics for invoice trending, price benchmarks, and inventory and
expense analysis by location or enterprise.

While always holding to our foundational core values and business principles…trust,
integrity and ethical business practice, NPG believes in exceeding your expectations
by delivering the resources, best-in-class technology services and its proprietary
Spend Management Platform that your organization needs to Manage all of your IT
and Communications Expenses…Voice, Data, Mobile and Cloud.


November 1, 2018
Columbus Executive Forum
November 2, 2018
Expert Office Hours
Expert Office Hours
November 9, 2018
Building Culture From Employee One
November 15, 2018
Founder Institute, Columbus Chapter Recruiting Event
November 16, 2018
The Power of Peers: The Secret Weapon of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs
November 28, 2018
Breakfast at Innovate
November 30, 2018
Zero To MVP - How To Find, Build, And Launch A New Product
December 5, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Building A Bulletproof Business
TIGER Workshop
December 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Show Me the Money - How to Obtain Government Funding for your Business
TIGER Special Event
December 20, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Innovate New Albany 5th Annual Holiday Open House
TIGER Special Event

Innovative Information:

  • Tue. 11/6 – Visited the downtown Columbus company headquarters of Will BurrusFounder & CEO of a 12 person early stage virtual reality solutions builder,  Will expressed interest in considering New Albany as a new headquarters for his growing business.  Described the new small business center being developed by The New Albany Company at the site of the former Plate Restaurant on N. High St. in New Albany.  Subsequently, introduced Will to leaders at The New Albany Company who arranged to show will the new business center.


  • Fri. 11/16 – Hosted New Albany resident Beth Gray, Founder of Gray Matter Marketing and Gray Matter Coaching.  Explained the mission and goals of Innovate New Albany, described each of our event programs, and described the different options available for entrepreneurs who would like to operate their companies from Innovate New Albany.  Subsequently, Beth decided to bring her business to innovate New Albany as a virtual resident.


  • Fri. 11/16 – Met with Toni Cunningham, Managing Director of Columbus based IT-focused workforce development educator Per Scholas.  Explained the mission and goals of Innovate New Albany, described each of our event programs, and explored opportunities to work together.  Ideas included bringing  a Per Scholas certificate-based education program to Innovate New Albany and having Toni present a TIGER Talk in 2019.


  • Mon. 11/26 – Met with Beth Thomas, CEO of Westerville-based Change 4 Growth Consulting, also a global motivational speaker on change management and employee engagement.  Explained the mission and goals of Innovate New Albany and described each of our event programs. Explored the possibility of Beth presenting a TIGER Talk ot TIGER Tale in 2019, focusing on finding a good date in May.


  • Mon. 11/26 – Hosted recent college grad and aspiring entrepreneur, Justin Simmons.  Explained the mission and goals of Innovate New Albany, described each of our event programs, and invited him to attend our 11/30 TIGER Talk which he subsequently did.


  • Tue. 11/27 – Hosted technology executive and corporate advisor Craig Chambers, former Deputy Chief, Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Development Services Agency.  Explained the mission and goals of Innovate New Albany and described each of our event programs. Explored the possibility of Craig presenting one or more TIGER programs in 2019, possibly with Norm Chagnon, Program Director, I-Corps@Ohio at The Ohio State University, Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence. Norm is the formerExecutive Director, Third Frontier Commission, Technology and Innovation Division.


  • Thu. 11/30 – Participated in Annual Partner Breakfast Event hosted by the Ohio SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Columbus at OSU’s Longaberger Alumni House.  Networked with SBDC employees and other guests, talked to potential future events speakers, and learned about the SBDC’s progress in 2018 and plans for 2019.