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Entrepreneurial Leadership Week Activities at KU

March 27, 2017

Entrepreneurial Leadership Week Activities at KUKUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University College of Business will host Entrepreneurial Leadership Week Tuesday, March 28, through Thursday, March 30.  All events are free and open to the public. 

The week kicks off with keynote speaker Julia Klein.  Klein is Chairwoman and CEO of C.H. Briggs, Reading, a leader in the building materials distribution industry. With expertise in strategy, governance, mergers and acquisitions, technology and supply chain solutions in the residential and commercial construction industries, Klein has led C.H. Briggs for more than 20 years. She was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and was honored with the Junior Achievement Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame Award, the Athena Award and as a Distinguished Girl Scout Alumna by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pa. She also received the SmartCEO magazine Brava Award and Best Managed Companies in Philadelphia.

The list of activities includes:  

Tuesday, March 28, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Academic Forum 101
Keynote Speaker:  Julia Klein - Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Academic Forum 200
Entrepreneurship Recognition Panel

Wednesday, March 29, 3 - 5 p.m., MSU 250
Entrepreneurship:  First Steps to Starting a Business Workshop
Hosted by Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Wednesday, March 29, 6 - 8 p.m., MSU 250
Social Media Workshop - How to Help Your Small Business Reach Its Big Potential
Hosted by Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., MSU hallway outside of MSU 218
Entrepreneurial Marketplace:  Student Vendors  

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., MSU 218
Entrepreneurial Women's Panel and Luncheon
Facilitated by Lori B. Donofrio-Galley, Executive Director, Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Panel members include Kim Davis, KD Consulting; Pam Vecellio, Continual Impact, Kempton; Robin Costenbader-Jacobson, RC-J Consulting, Reading-Associates; Nina Bohn, Illuminate Strategies; and Caitlin Bodner, marketing major at Kutztown University and the founder of Magnificent Candles. Register  

Thursday, March 30, 1:30 - 3 p.m., MSU 218
Entrepreneurial Success and Women Certifications Workshop
Led by Kim Stout, Economic Development and Lender Relations Specialist, Micro Loan Coordinator for U.S. Small Business Administration and Laurie Sterner, Government Procurement Specialist for SBDC