Events of 2009

Entrepreneurial Speaker Series –
Fred Meyers, Founder and CEO of Queensboro

Fred Meyers September 30, 2009 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Hear the entrepreneurial story behind Fred Meyers and Queensboro Shirt Company, which for 25 years has weathered recessions, moved from New York City to Wilmington, and grown into a 160-employee cutting-edge technology company that happens to sell shirts and apparel. Register online for this free event. http://csbapp.csb.uncw.edu/events/reg/index.aspx?id=70

The speaker will be followed by entrepreneur only networking with food and drinks.

To learn more about the Queensboro Shirt Company please visit www.queensboro.com/aboutus?

Location:

Madeline Suite, UNCW Campus
601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403


UNCW Economic Outlook Conference

October 6, 2009 - 07:30 AM to 11:00 AM

The annual UNCW Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) is Southeast North Carolina’s premier forum for economic activity and forecasts. The conference highlights key trends, challenges, and opportunities that have and will impact our region economically. This economic data is complemented by panel discussions and a keynote speaker representing relevant local business sectors and leaders in our state.

  • An executive panel will discuss the current status of Residential and Commercial Real Estate markets, as well as Retail and Commerce in our region.
  • Dr. Woody Hall and Dr. Tom Simpson offer outlooks on the regional and national economies.
  • Mr. Lew Ebert, CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, provides the keynote address.

Cost is $35/person or $240 for a table of eight. Please visit www.uncw.edu/eoc for more information and to register.

Location:

UNCW Burney Center
601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403


Rocket Pitch Event

Ron Vetter pitches Mobile Education LLC at the April Rocket Pitch EventOctober 28, 2009 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Five local entrepreneurs will be presenting their companies business models and growth strategies in 5-minute pitches at this innovative and inspiring event. The startup companies feature technology, consumer products, electric boat building, creative design, and the film industry.
Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the entrepreneurs and ask questions. The pitches will be followed by member networking and discussions over food and drinks.
No Cost to Attend and Space is Limited.

Ron Vetter pitches Mobile Education LLC at the April Rocket Pitch Event

RSVP at http://csbapp.csb.uncw.edu/events/reg/index.aspx?id=73
or call 910.962.2237

Location:

Madeline Suite, UNCW Campus
601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

An Insiders View on the State of Financial Markets

Dr. Tom Simpsons November 3, 2009 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Dr. Tom Simpson, retired senior official with the Federal Reserve speaks on the current state of the national and global economic conditions. Dr. Simpson is currently an Executive in Residence with the UNCW Department of Economics & Finance following his retirement from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC.

He received his A.B. in economics from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Simpson has focused his professional career on monetary policy and financial markets—serving as a senior official at the Federal Reserve Board and to the Federal Open Market Committee. He has been a resident advisor to the Central Bank of Russia and is a principal advisor to the Central Bank of Iraq. He has published articles in various professional journals and is author of “Money, Banking, and Economic Analysis.”

To register for this Free event please contact Jennifer Mackethan at 910.962.2237 or mackethanj@uncw.edu

Location:

Auditorium 1008, CIS Building, UNCW Campus
601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

How does Social Media and Search Engine Optimization Affect My Business

Social Media Explosion November 6, 2009 - 08:15 AM to 09:45 AM

Social media and related technology users are growing at 125% per year. This creates both opportunities and threats for companies and entrepreneurs as business models change and managing information and “brand” becomes more complex. Coupled with social media is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) where a sound strategy and savvy understanding of how the process works can land your website and information at the top of search results such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Join Andrew Gray, co-founder and partner, of TayloeGray for this very relevant and cutting edge training seminar. Andrew has been deeply embedded in the technology industry for over fifteen years and has worked with both entrepreneurs and corporations in developing and delivering technology strategy and solutions. Andrew is also the technology columnist for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

Andrew Gray of TayloeGray

Andrew Gray of TayloeGray

There is no cost for this seminar, but space is limited. You must register to attend at SEMINAR REGISTRATION or call Jennifer Mackethan at 910.962.2237

Location:

Training Room 1002, CIS Building, UNCW Campus
601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Mark Morris, Founder, The Brand Consultancy November 19, 2009 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Entrepreneurship Speaker Series continues on November 19th when the Center hosts a very special guest, whose entrepreneurial story is one of great success and ingenuity in the brand industry.

Mark Morris, is the Founder of The Brand Consultancy and has over 30 years of experience in brand building for fortune 500 companies as well as startup companies. Some of his clients include Holiday Inn Worldwide, A&E Television Networks, The National Football League, ABC television, and NASA. See more of Mark’s client list.

Hear the story behind Mark’s entrepreneurial success and also learn some key aspects of brand building. Join fellow entrepreneurs and interview host, Jonathan Rowe, for this televised event.

Mark Morris, Founder, The Brand Consultancy

Register online for this free event. EVENT REGISTRATION or by calling 910.962.2237

The speaker will be followed by entrepreneur only networking with food and drinks.

Location:

Madeline Suite, UNCW Campus
601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

 

 

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