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Local entrepreneurs will share their success with aspiring entrepreneurs as the Eastern Michigan University College of Business presents the Sesi Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference on February 12, 2010 at the EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood Street in Ypsilanti.

Conference activities include presentations by:

o Chris Holman, publisher of the Greater Lansing Business Monthly and Small Business Advocate for the state of Michigan, who will offer tips on starting a business.
o Tom Root, managing partner of Zingerman’s, on customer-focused success.
o David Merritt, owner of IMU T-Shirts, an apparel brand that plans to innovatively change the face of fashion by building its foundation on a socially conscious platform.
o Katherine Hilboldt Farrell of Katherine’s Catering will discuss how she “Catered her Way to Success.”
o Nick Pagano, director with YTB and co-author of “The Morality of Money” will discuss “Multiple Streams of Revenue.”
o Joe Venuto, a recent EMU graduate, will discuss “Entrepreneurship: Going into Business for Yourself.”

The Sesi Conference, in conjunction with the American Chinese Students Association and Chinese Week, is proud to present a two-part series focusing on international business. Dr. Jamie Hsu of Lawrence Tech University will host “East Meets West Business,” followed by a panel discussion “Doing Business in China,” featuring panelists John S. Wilson, attorney at law and Mr. Wei Wang, president of Atra Plastics, Inc.

Networking along with a continental breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by opening remarks. A sit-down lunch follows and the conference concludes with the keynote speaker. After the conference is the Skandalaris Business Plan Competition as high school and university/community college students compete for cash prizes totaling more than $5,000.

The event is free but registration is required. Visit the Center For Entrepreneurship website or call Paul A. Nucci at (734) 487-0902 for details.
Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference