Celebration of Entrepreneurship and Business Conference

October 7, 2016 9:00 am @ 9:00 AM – October 8, 2016 2:00 pm @ 2:00 PM
University Center
Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University’s College of Business will host the Celebration of Entrepreneurship and Business Conference on Friday, October 7 in the Don H. Bottum University Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Check-in for the event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. This year’s theme is Women in Business.

The conference includes multiple topic sessions hosted by community entrepreneurs and business leaders, and welcomes all students, community members, business professionals, and established entrepreneurs seeking to expand their enterprises, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs looking to turn their business dreams into reality.

Full Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker

9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch at the Wildcat Den

Registration is free and must be done online by October 3.


Matt Lucas, Copper Crust Pizza

Ray Johnson, Innovate Marquette

Jill Grundstrom, Frei Chevrolet

Cori Bodeman, WLUC TV

Rachel Barra, Invent@NMU

Tom Walhstrom, Elizabeth’s Chophouse

Chris Van Abel, VAST Insurance

Jon Teichman, NMU Admissions

Rachel Harris, Center for Student Enrichment

Check back for complete speaker listings!

For questions, please contact Annette Brown at (906) 227-2947 or abrown@nmu.edu.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NMU will honor reasonable requests made by persons with disabilities for aides, services, or assistance. Requests made with significant advance notice can be accommodated more effectively. Direct your requests to the College of Business at (906) 227-2947. Those with peanut, tree nut or fish allergies should also contact the College of Business in regards to safe food accommodations and alternatives.


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