Grassroots entrepreneurship network integrates business & faith to develop small businesses

Unpolished is pleased to announce the upcoming 2017 Unpolished Conference will take place on September 14-15, presented by Fifth Third Bank. Conceived by a group of entrepreneurs who thought there should be a home base for faith and business, the Unpolished Conference is designed to encourage, connect, and equip small business owners at all levels.

Fifth Third Bank will serve as the presenting sponsor for this year’s conference. Much like Unpolished, Fifth Third Bank believes small businesses drive the economy, build communities, and innovate for a better future.

This year’s conference will feature a diverse lineup of speakers from across the country. From the CEO of a 1,600+ location restaurant whose passion is fueled by the truth of God’s word to the redemption story of the highest level corporate executive in U.S. history to become an FBI whistleblower.

This year’s conference will feature a slightly different format, bundling all breakout sessions, which are led by industry experts like Fifth Third Bank, on the second day of the conference to give attendees more access and tools to take back to their businesses. Also, Unpolished will host its annual pitch contest which has been a launch point for some of the region’s recent success stories.

“The Unpolished Conference is a tremendous opportunity to gather some of the brightest minds and push the momentum forward for small business growth within our community,” said Dave Jackson, SBA Lending Director at Fifth Third Bank. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. It’s important for us at Fifth Third to work together with entrepreneurs, provide business resources and strategic counsel – to help them achieve their dreams.”

Early bird pricing is available now at until July 31st.

About Unpolished

Conceived by a group of entrepreneurs who thought there should be a home base for faith and business, Unpolished is designed to encourage, connect, and train entrepreneurs at all levels. To learn more visit, or call us at 513.351.2345.

About Fifth Third Bank

For more than century, Fifth Third has helped small businesses find unique solutions for growth. In 2016, Fifth Third mad e $10 billion lending goal to small businesses between 2016 and 2020 as part of its $30 billion Community Commitment. This also includes additional funding for technical assistance programs – such as the Unpolished Conference – for small business development and growth.


Shandi Huber

Fifth Third Bank, Public Relations Manager

(513) 534-8894

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