2008 Entrepreneur Lecture Series

2008 Entrepreneur Lecture Series

Indiana University South Bend's School of Business and Economics is proud to present the Entrepreneur Lecture Series for fall 2008. This is the sixth year that the school has hosted these outstanding presentations on the many facets of entrepreneurship. The 12 lectures showcase many of the area's premier business organizations and their chief executives.

The Entrepreneur Lecture Series is once again generously sponsored by Lake City Bank. All lectures are Thursday evenings in Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001, beginning September 4 and continuing through November 20. Wiekamp Hall is located at the corner of Mishawaka Avenue and 20th Street on the IU South Bend campus.

Each speaker delves into an aspect of entrepreneurship. Topics include: strategies, business plans, creating an organization, venture financing, and franchising. See the lecture Schedule of Dates for the list of speakers, topics, and dates.

This series is part of the School of Business and Economics' M.B.A. program and part of an undergraduate concentration in entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Lecture Series is part of the 2008-09 campus theme of "Revolutions in Thought."

9.4 "The Entrepreneurial Revolution"

Mark Tarner Mark Tarner
President - South Bend Chocolate Company

9.11 "Determining if a Venture is Feasible"

Staci Lugar Brettin Staci Lugar Brettin
Associate Faculty - IU South Bend

9.18 "Show Me the Money"

Thomas Hiatt Thomas Hiatt
Managing Partner - Centerfield Capital Partners

9.25 "Motivating for Success"

Perry Watson III Perry Watson III
President - Lexus of Mishawaka

10.2 "It's a Family Affair, The Importance of Networking"

Derrick and Leslie Wesley Derrick & Leslie Wesley
Business Partners - TDB Enterprises, LLC

10.9"Generational Planning: The Big Picture"

Rob Bartels Jr. Rob Bartels Jr
President & CEO - Martin's Supermarkets

10.16"Dressing for Success in Small Business"

Kathy Friend Kathy Friend
President - Business / Fashion Consultant

10.23 "Lean, not mean"

Larry Davis Larry Davis
President - Daman Products

10.30"Crisis Planning"

Angela Faulkner Angela Faulkner
President - Faulkner Strategies

11.6"If I could do it all Over Again"

Patricia Miller Pat Miller
Co-President, Co-Founder - Vera Bradley

11.13"Fanchisor / Franchisee"

Dan Fitzpatrick Dan Fitzpatrick
President - Quality Dining

11.20"Be Kind to Your Banker"

Mike Kubacki Mike Kubacki (left)
President & CEO - Lake City Bank
Rockey Meyer