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2011 Entrepreneur Lecture Series

2011 Entrepreneur Lecture Series

Indiana University South Bend's School of BUsiness and Economics is proud to present the Entrepreneur Lecture Series for fall 2011. This is the ninth year that the school has hosted these outstanding presentations on the many facets of entrepreneurship.

The 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 8 and continuing through November 17. 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 for new venture creation, evaluating the feasibility of a business idea, establishing an organizational structure, international commerce and competitiveness, strategies for small business financing, and lessons on how radically successful entrepreneurs have thrived.

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

9.8 "Chocolate - A Global Perspective"

Mark Tarner Mark Tarner
President - South Bend Chocolate Company

9.15 "Lessons from Radically Successful Entrepreneurs"

J.V. Peacock J.V. Peacock
President - Outpost Sports

Tracy Graham Tracy Graham
Managing Principal - Graham Allen Partners

Karen Barnett Karen Barnett
President & CEO - Valley Screen Process Company, Inc.

9.22 "Small Business Financing from Two Perspectives"

Ben Norris Ben Norris
Vice President of Commercial Lending - Lake City Bank

9.29 "Successes and Pitfalls"

Amish Shah Amish Shah
President - Kern Krest

10.6 "Lean Culture & Foreign Sourcing: When Cheap is not Enough"

Larry Davis Larry Davis
President - Daman Products

10.13 "The Joy of International Capitalism & Food Retailing"

Rob Bartels Jr. Rob Bartels Jr.
President and CEO - Martin's Super Markets, Inc.

10.20 "Staying Motivated for Success"

Perry Watson III Perry Watson III
President - Lexus of Mishawaka

10.27 "Investigation Your Big Idea"

Staci Lugar Brettin Stacy Lugar Brettin
Visiting Lecturer - IU South Bend

11.3 "International Business: Lessons from the Field"

David Busch David Busch
Vice President of Operation -Ultra-Fab Products, Inc

11.10 "I Want the Money Now!"

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

Chris Craft
Vice President - Lake City Bank

11.17 "Filling a Need & Providing a Service"

Isaac Torres Isaac Torres
President and Owner - Intercambio Express, Inc.