MEDA Chapter - NE Ohio

Location: Wayne and Holmes counties in Ohio
Chapter Chair: Dallas Steiner
Email: dallas@ventrac.com
Chapter Contact: Keith Hostetler, Secretary
Email: keithh@hostetlermgt.com
Tel: 330-855-4709


2014-2015 Monthly meetings schedule

Please join us...

Wayne County
2nd Thursday of month - 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Location: Hummel Building, Orrville, Ohio

Contact Dallas Steiner for more information: dallas@ventrac.com or (330) 683-0075

Holmes County
2nd Friday of month - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Der Dutchman, Walnut Creek, Ohio

Contact Burke Hummel for more information: burke@hummelagency.com or (330)893-2600

A simple breakfast is provided. A $10 donation for MEDA projects is appreciated.

"Personal stories of weaving Faith, Famly and Career into one's Life Journey."

As a local MEDA chapter we meet monthly to discuss the challenge of balancing faith and work.

We welcome visitors and one-time participants! If you know of someone who would have interest in attending…please bring them along.


March 28, 2015
Annual MEDA Banquet
6:30pm at Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek
Speaker: Lauren Good
Lauren Good is MEDA's Senior Consultant/Project Manager, Agriculture. Lauren is responsible for developing and managing projects and partnerships with rural agriculture and value chain finance. He manages and provides business planning for a new MEDA project, facilitating new market-based supply chains for certified cassava seed systems in Tanzania.
   Most recently, Lauren was the project consultant to the MEDA Tanzania team, scaling up a pilot program that integrated SMS mobile technology into an existing voucher supply chain. For more than 25 years as an entrepreneur, consultant, and small business owner, Lauren has advised many organizations in areas of operations, marketing strategy and finance. With this experience, he brings an eye for innovation and discovering new opportunities, and an ability to assess the market viability and business model supporting them. Lauren holds a BS in Management, and more recently a Master’s in Business Administration from the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

April 9/10, 2015
Speaker: TBA


Chapter Project:

 Each year our local NE Ohio Chapter has picked a MEDA project to support. This year we have chosen the Cassava Seed System project in Tanzania. Our goal is to raise $15,000 + matching grants (8x).