Global Entrepreneurship Week:
November 13-19, 2017

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Hudson’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week returns for the fourth consecutive year, November 13-19, 2017. Hudson is a city full of large and small business endeavors in all stages of development and maturity. Many city-wide events are planned to celebrate entrepreneurship in the City of Hudson, including the annual Business Awards Breakfast, “Pitch Night” at the Hudson Library and a community read.  Leading up to GEW, the Hudson Hub-Times will feature weekly profiles of Hudson area entrepreneurs, starting in early September.  Each profile will explain what motivated the person to start their own business and what continues to drive them on a daily basis.


2017 GEW Events:

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. – Hudson Library & Historical Societypitch-night-logo-websize

In celebration of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, the Hudson Library will host its fifth annual “Pitch Night” where entrepreneurs can pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges. The public is welcome to participate as a member of the audience and watch the competition. Participants will need to apply online for one of the 10-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications will be accepted starting Monday, October 9, and must be received by Monday, October 30, 2017. For more information and a link to register, please click here.


Thursday, November 16, 7:30 a.m. – JoAnn Stores Conference Center

The Hudson Area Chamber of OfficialHudsonChamberWeb2Commerce and the City of Hudson will present the Annual Awards Breakfast at the JoAnn Stores Conference Center. One or more outstanding businesses and individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the Hudson economy and the quality of life in Hudson. Matt Wilson, President of the University of Akron, will be the keynote speaker. Reservations can be made online at


Saturday, November 18 – Small Business SaturdaySmall business saturday

Finish off 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week by shopping in downtown
Hudson for Small Business Saturday.  Come out and support your local businesses and business owners and find out what these fabulous individuals have to offer.


The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week in Hudson is generously supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the City of Hudson and Northwest Bank, with assistance from The Hudson Library & Historical Society, Destination Hudson and the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce. More information and links to register can be found at and