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Steve Lobel has navigated the often turbulent waters of entrepreneurship and not only survived the inevitable pivots, but now has a thriving practice advising emerging tech firms as Vice President in the Anchor Agency, which became part of the growing Pioneer Banking family two years ago.
Former owner of the well-known Cowan and Lobel Gourmet Marketplace, Steve has distilled the lessons he's learned along the way into principles of success.
You may already know about part of Steve's journey - now come join us at the lovely Pioneer Plaza and hear the rest of the story.
Some of the topics this 5-time serial business-owner and best-selling author of "Failing My Way To Success" will share about include:
6:00 pm Networking with Food
7:00 pm Fireside Chat with Steve + Q&A with Audience
8:00 pm Networking
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Steve has been a serial entrepreneur for 40 years: Founder of popular Cowan and Lobel Gourmet Marketplace; Director of Marketing & Asst. VP of Alumni Affairs at the Univ. of Albany;he is now VP at the Anchor Agency, working with emerging tech firms. Passionate about socially conscious photojournalism, Steve traveled to Nicaragua in the early 2000's to document humanitarian health care missions.Read More
Steve Lobel’s entrepreneurial activities span 40+ years. Best known as the founder of The Cheese Connection, which became the hugely popular Cowan & Lobel, Steve has experienced the very best and worst of business ownership. From choosing an inopportune location; partnerships gone sour, the danger of making emotional business decisions, and the consequences that can result from selecting the the wrong investment partner Steve has seen it all.
But, in spite of what might have appeared to be catastrophic losses, Steve's resilience has allowed him to not only rebound from the brink of disaster, but to glean principles that he now uses to help others. As VP at Anchor Agency, Steve advises emerging tech firms in the IT, E-Commerce, Nano-Technology, Plastics, and Alternative Energy space about Insurance, Risk Management, and Financial Services.
Steve recounts some of his journey in his bestselling book, "Failing My Way To Success".
Passionate about socially conscious photojournalism, Steve traveled to Nicaragua in the early 2000's to document humanitarian health care missions through still photography and videography; his photography is featured in several short documentary films about those missions.