Registration is now open for Mayor Coleman's 11th annual Small Business Conference and Expo. The networking conference will take place Sept. 26-27 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus at the Convention Center.

Columbus-based Nationwide and Huntington partnered to present this year's conferenceGo Forward II: New Directions to Small Business Growth and Profitability. Speakers include:

Antione Bennett, Senior Director of Procurement and Operations at Nationwide Mutual Insurance

Tracy Maxwell Heard, Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives for the 130th General Assembly of Ohio

Victor Thorne, Managing Director, Strategic Development of Columbus 2020

Troy Miller, Columbus City Council President Pro Tempore, chair of the Small & Minority Business Development, Technology, and Zoning Committees

Inna Kinney, Founder and CEO of the Economic & Community Development Institute

Martin D. Golden, Columbus District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration

Lisa Price,Founder & President of Carol's Daughter

Caroline Z. Worley, Worley Law

Cameron Mitchell, president and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Elizabeth Lessner, CEO/Founder of the Columbus Food League

Debbie Phillips, founder of Women on Fire

Dennis Kembro, author & business professor

Jacqueline D. Neal, CEO of J. Neal Consulting