Economic Development Lecture Series Designed to Aid Entrepreneurs

Evansville, IN – An Economic Development Lecture Series designed to assist those interested in entrepreneurship is planned at Ivy Tech Community College, with its first session planned for Oct. 25. The series is sponsored by the Ivy Tech Diversity Committee, Ivy Tech Division of Business and Public Service, and the Evansville Black Chamber of Commerce.

The first session – titled Brand Development 101 – will discuss the importance of branding a business. It will be offered twice on Oct. 25 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Room 344 at Ivy Tech.

Admission is free to Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff. Public admission is $10 per session; or $25, for all four of the lectures planned, and can be paid at the Ivy Tech Business Office the day of the event, or before. To register for the event, email smatchem@ivytech.edu prior to the event.

Presenting at the event will be guest speaker Henry Snorton III, principal partner of Mission Vision Partner, LLC and Executive Director of MEDI, Inc.

Mission Vision Partner (MVP) was founded by Snorton, a Certified Economic Developer, in the summer of 2008. After Snorton completed his Master of Public Administration degree and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, he left the Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce and launched MVP full-time in July 2008. Snorton said he was led to start MVP after working with a large number of small and midsize businesses, small cities, towns and counties, governmental agencies, churches and nonprofits and some corporations. What he observed, learned and identified as a niche market and opportunities, was that these organizations and others like them had passion, funding and desire to accomplish great things, but simply lacked the practical knowledge and expertise.

MVP’s success is attributed to the communication skills, talent, practical knowledge and expertise of its founder and associates. MVP’s founder and associates have achieved local, state and national award recognition, and business awards. They serve on local, state and regional boards and commissions and work within their churches and communities.

Other upcoming lectures planned include:

  • 1: 12 Things You Should Do Before Launch, 2:30-3:30, location to be determined
  • 15: Benefits of Business Retention, 5:30-6:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • 6: Using the MVP’s Push-Pull Strategy as an Evaluation Tool, 5:30-6:30 p.m., location to be determined.
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Economic Development Lecture Series Designed to Aid Entrepreneurs

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