Pat Miller will keynote Entrepreneurship Conference at
Entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs will receive expert advice on
successful practices at a Manchester College conference that opens with
the co-president and co-founder of Vera Bradley Designs – Pat Miller,
now Indiana Secretary of Commerce.
The daylong 3rd Annual Mark E. Johnston Entrepreneurship
Conference is Tuesday, Oct. 18, on the North Manchester, Ind., campus.
Noted business and community leaders will present sessions on capital
acquisition, venture financing, non-traditional marketing, creative
fund-raising, social and rural entrepreneurship, and best practices,
plus breakout sessions. Separate sessions will focus on non-profits.
Cost is $15 for the entire program, including meals. Reservations are
required for the conference, sponsored by the Wabash Economic
Development Corp., Lilly Endowment Inc. internship grant and Mark E.
Johnston Entrepreneurship program.
Speakers include: Steven Beck of the Indiana Venture Center Inc.; Mary
Giangiordano of the Indiana Small Business Development Center; Dr.
Kathryn Carlson Heler of the Manchester College business faculty; Dr. Ed
Heler of Heler Consultancy; Craig Langley and Ken Perkins of First
Farmers Bank & Trust and Tom Mattern of marketshare+.
Panels feature: Dick Pletcher of Amish Acres, Scott Galley of G&S Metal
Consultants Inc., Jeff Thornburgh of Machining Concepts Inc., Denny
Fuller of Little Crow Foods, Sara Edgerton of Community Cancer Care,
Nancy Louraine of Turnstone and Tony Macklin of Indiana Community
The conference begins at 8 a.m. in Wine Recital Hall on the east side of
campus and closes at 3 p.m. To register, contact Manchester College
Career Services at 260-982-5242 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited.