Warm Welcomes in the City of Golden Friendship

The Go Negosyo team was astounded by the response in Cagayan de Oro City as it carried out its 16th Negosyo Seminar with the Department of Trade & Industry. It was the NegoSem for Northern Mindanao (Region 10), well-represented by participants from the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, and Lanao del Norte. With over 850 attendees, it was one of the biggest NegoSems Go Negosyo has ever organized.

Held last May 19 at the Grand Caprice Restaurant, the seminar was hosted by Go Negosyo’s Paul Gorgonio and Ina Flores. Opening remarks was delivered by DTI Region 10 Director Alice Euseña, followed by Go Negosyo Executive Director Ramon Lopez who gave an overview about the foundation and the NegoSem framework.

In the seminar proper, Angelpreneurs present were Ardy Roberto (mindset), Anthony Pangilinan (achieving greatness), Paulo Tibig (spotting business opportunities), Reuel Virtucio (product development), Carlo Calimon (marketing), and Randell Tiongson (finance). Local entrepreneurs also took the time out from their businesses to share their exciting and challenging negosyo experiences. These were Mercedes Mejia of SLERS, Henrik Yu of Bigby’s, and Rene Stuart del Rosario of Suka Pinakurat.

Attendees were highly participative. They asked about marketing techniques in times of crisis, the importance of passion, how to price competitively, among many others. And despite program delays which extended the seminar to as late as 7pm, the audience stayed to the end, continuing to take notes and asking very relevant questions.

Go Negosyo is highly appreciative of the very proactive DTI Region 10 team. Their local tri-media efforts in promoting the NegoSem reaped great results. On the seminar day, the venue was perfectly decorated by One Town One Product banners, displays of local products, and DTI servicing booths. Their enthusiasm for serving the MSME community was truly rewarded by a very successful turnout, and we congratulate them for this achievement.