Young Professionals Event: Establishing and Growing Your Personal Brand

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About the Event

Join the BMA Chicago Young Professionals for a night of networking, cocktails, music, and learning at one of the hottest creative spots in Chicago.

2112, the 160,000 square foot B2B creative industry ecosystem of Fort Knox Recording Studios, is Chicago’s first incubator focused on the development of businesses and entrepreneurs in music, film/video, and creative technology. 

Learn how to own your personal brand, communicate it to the world, and open yourself up to opportunities everywhere you go.


About Rob Tovar

Rob is a recognized sales/marketing professional with a diverse background in television, radio and digital media production as well as aviation, corporate business, manufacturing & an Honorable Discharge from the USMC.

All of which has aided him in becoming a well-rounded individual with a great network in the Chicagoland area. He currently works as content provider/producer for Mancow Show.



About Scott Fetters

Scott Fetters joined the Chicago music community in 2007 after graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans. He is currently director of 2112 - a 20,000 sq ft music, film/video, and creative focused technology incubation space located in the 160,000 square foot creative ecosystem of Fort Knox Studios on Chicago's Northwest side.

He sits on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Music Commission and Sharing Notes, Advisory Board of and CIMM Fest, and Ambassador's Board of Chicago Children's Choir.




About Rajiv Nathan

Rajiv Nathan is a human Curious George, and the yellow hat he chases is life's authenticity. He is the co-founder of Idea Lemon, on a mission to find the minds that can change the world, and discover their inner awesome so that they will change the world.








About Mike Dwyer

Mike’s background is rooted in Talent Acquisition and HR consulting. With over 10 years experience in the recruitment industry Mike has sourced and recruited in a wide variety of corporate environments.

Often crossing from integrated marketing to recruitment communication and engagement has allowed Mike a fairly unique perspective within his recruitment expertise.







About Jon Cotay

Energized by intellectual curiosity and an unyielding drive towards success, Jon Cotay tackles projects with full attention and optimum care — setting himself apart as a trusted “make-it-happen” marketing strategist with an entrepreneurial approach to branding and advertising.

Highly successful in sales and with an exceptional understanding of buy-sell relationships, Jon moved into fashion retail, and along with two of his colleagues, co-founded Akira — now an internationally acclaimed fashion retailer with 20 locations and over 400 employees.

After this highly successful 14-year career with Akira, Jon is now developing his own brand, Jon Cotay Events and Marketing, offering his skillset to help new brands as well as established companies expand and grow their vision.

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Begins:Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:00pm
Ends:Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:00pm

2112 Music Incubator
4245 N Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

(Montrose stop on the Blue Line)


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