Business Owner & founder of Asheville Grown
Franzi Charen founded the Asheville Grown Business Alliance and is co-owner of downtown business Hip Replacements. The Asheville Grown Business Alliance (AGBA) is a network of independent businesses providing resources and support to local business owners.
AGBA’s Go Local Card is now in its fourth year and offers specials and discounts to cardholders for patronizing local businesses. A portion of the card’s proceeds also supports area schools.
Franzi is a rock star in the local scene in Asheville. She is currently organizing a fabulous event there called Venture Local. We are thrilled she is able to take this time to come down to the Piedmont and add her vision, her voice and her pizzazz to our conference!