Hiram College

Every Wednesday during the 12-week, the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship hosts Fireside Chats with local entrepreneurs.

At 7 p.m. at East Hall Forum, entrepreneurs will discuss their journeys – how they started their business, what they did right, what they did wrong and where they are going next.

Oct. 31, 2012 – Find a Need and Fill It! with Bonnie Warren, Owner, Comfort Keepers

As a banker, Bonnie Warren met a growing number of senior citizens who needed some extra help with their daily activities so they could maintain their independence and stay in their homes. She was so passionate about the needs of seniors in her community that in 2003, she decided to invest her retirement savings to open a franchise of Comport Keepers, which provides nonmedical, in-home services including housekeeping, meal prep, companionship and personal care. Warren will talk about how she saw a need, found a way to fill it, and has grown her business to serve seniors in seven counties.