PRESS RELEASE: Built on Purpose Founder Erik Reagan to Speak at September Buy Local Luncheon

September 12, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA (September 12, 2022) — Buy Local Savannah will host its monthly luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at The Pirates’ House, located at 20 E. Broad St. in Savannah. This month’s guest speaker is Erik Reagan, founder of newly launched Built on Purpose. Reagan will provide attendees with professional development tips, including insights on turning failures into a key ingredient for success and how to prevent working in an autopilot mode.

Born and raised in Savannah, Reagan is an entrepreneur with a passion for unlocking potential in others. He is the cofounder and chief operations officer of world-class branding agency Focus Lab. Reagan recently launched a new business, Built on Purpose, focused on executive coaching, training and leadership development. Through Built on Purpose, Reagan has set a goal to donate $5 million dollars the next ten years to nonprofits in Savannah and the surrounding areas.

“Buy Local’s membership is made up of entrepreneurs, movers and shakers,” said Michelle Rouzer, 2022 president of Buy Local. “And dreaming big in business means taking risks and occasionally falling short. We look forward to learning from Erik how we can reconsider our failures and turn them into growth opportunities.”

Luncheon tickets are $25 for Buy Local members and $40 for nonmembers and can be purchased at

About Buy Local
Buy Local’s mission is to support independent, locally owned and operated businesses in the greater Chatham County area, to maintain our unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, build our community economic strength and prevent the displacement of community-based businesses by national and global entities. Buy Local hosts a luncheon on the fourth Thursday of every month from January through October. To learn more about Buy Local and membership, visit