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2009 Entrepreneur Lecture Series

2009 Entrepreneur Lecture Series

Indiana University South Bend's School of Business and Economics is proud to present the Entrepreneur Lecture Series for fall 2009. This is the seventh year that the school has hosted these outstanding presentations on the many facets of entrepreneurship.

The 11 lectures showcase many of the area's premier business organizations and their leaders.

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 10 and continuing through November 19. 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, feasibility, creating an organization, venture financing, and sustainable competitive advantage. See the lecture Schedule for the list of speakers, topics, and dates.

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

9.10 "Wealth Creation Starts Here"

Mark Tarner Mark Tarner
President - South Bend Chocolate Company

9.17 "Determining if a Venture is Feasible"

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

9.24 "Venture Capital in the Current Economy"

Thomas Hiatt Thomas Hiatt
Managing Partner - Centerfield Capital Partners

10.1 "Reinventing Your Offering"

Derrick and Leslie WesleyDerrick & Leslie Wesley
Business Partner - TDB Enterprises, LLC

10.8 "The Right Note"

Herb Wilson
Owner - Trio's Restaurant & Jazz Club

10.15 "Lean in a Mature Market"

Larry Davis Larry Davis
President - Daman Products

10.22"Wake Up and Smell the Innovation"

Diane Stover
Vice President of Marketing & Innovation Strategy - Memorial Health Systems

10.29"The Greening of Retail Sales"

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

11.5"Sustainable Competitive Advantage- Creating a Compelling Value Proposition"

Sam Miller Sam Miller
Vice President of Strategy & Marketing - JFNew

11.12"Wii Bought a Business"

Jacquelyn S. Hildenbrandt
President - MPA Architects

11.19"Can I Get a Loan Now?"

Mike Kubacki Mike Kubacki(left)
President & CEO - Lake City Bank
Chris Craft
Senior Vice President - Lake City Bank