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Entrepreneurship Lecture Series Continues Through Nov. 20

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Indiana University South Bend School of Business and Economics will present the sixth annual Entrepreneurship Lecture Series beginning on Sept. 4 with Mark Tarner, president of South Bend Chocolate, who will speak on “The Entrepreneurial Revolution.”

Each lecture will be presented by a local entrepreneur who will give information about being in business, creating a business and staying in business.

Each lecture begins at 7 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 4 through Nov. 20 in Room 1001, Wiekamp Hall, Mishawaka Ave.

The lectures are part of a master’s degree program and an undergraduate concentration in entrepreneurship. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The series is sponsored by Lake City Bank.

The other dates, lecture speakers, and topics are: Sept. 11, Staci Lugar Brettin, associate faculty member of IU South Bend, “Determining if a Venture is Feasible” Sept. 18, Thomas Hiatt, managing partner, Centerfield Capital Partners, “Show Me the Money” ;
Sept. 25, Perry Watson III, president of Lexus of Mishawaka, “Motivating for Success”
Oct. 2, Derrick and Leslie Wesley, business partners in TDB Enterprises, LLC, “It’s a Family Affair, The Importance of Networking.”

Other lectures will be: Oct. 9, Rob Bartels Jr, president and chief executive officer of Martin’s Supermarkets, “Generational Planning: The Big Picture” Oct. 16, Kathy Friend, business and fashion consultant, “Dressing for Success in Small Business” Oct. 23, Larry Davis, president of Daman Products, “Lean, Not Mean” Oct. 30, Angela Faulkner, president of Faulkner Strategies, “Crisis Planning” Nov. 6, Pat Miller, co-president and co-founder of Vera Bradley, “If I Could Do It All Over Again” Nov. 13, Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Quality Dining, “Franchisor/Franchisee” Nov. 20, Michael L. Kubacki, president of Lake City Bank, “Be Kind to Your Banker”