The Exchange: A business networking program that occurs on the third Thursday of each month. Each Exchange session features a guest speaker who can provide valuable information on issues affecting small businesses or provide resources and opportunities for small businesses. Networking for minority owned businesses is extremely important to draw support and grow.
Free drink ticket and food provided!
AACC Presents: The Exchange w/guest speakers, Exec. Dir. Michael Patton & Asst. Dir. Melissa Graves of HCJFS!
Come hear about the "Beyond Your Imagination Program" & how to do business with Hamilton County Job & Family Services (HCJFS)!
If you are a business owner with a facility or space that creates an educational or cultural experience or looking to learn more about how to do business with HCJFS, then this is especially for you!
The Exchange occurs on the third Thursday of each month. Each Exchange session features a guest speaker who can provide valuable information on issues affecting small businesses. This is where all the magic happens in making great connections and relationships. Members $10 & Non-Members $15 ? food and one drink ticket
Patton, who joined JFS in 1993, has held numerous executive roles, including leadership positions in Child Support, Children?s Services Program Support, Workforce Development and Public Assistance. Patton launched programming focused on fathers, which has grown into the successful Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County. He?s spearheading the agency?s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts and guided creation of the agency?s first peer-to-peer mentoring program for staff. Patton is a 1993 graduate of the University of Cincinnati.
Graves started with JFS in 1992 as an Eligibility Technician. She has a long history of working in the public assistance arena and initiated the hardship extension and good cause policy. In March 2004, Graves was promoted to Child Care Section Chief and served in that capacity until she moved to the Family and Adult Assistance Section Chief position in 2008.
She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and holds a master?s degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University. Graves has been recognized as a Hamilton County Employee of the Year.