Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SMU Kabara Institute hosts business panel

WINONA, Minn. — The public is invited to a special panel discussion titled “First Generation Business: Starting & Building a Business from the Ground Up” on Tuesday, April 26, at Saint Mary’s University.

The event, hosted by SMU’s Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Toner Student Center Lounge.

Speakers — including Russ Neitzke of Digicom, Inc.; Carolyn Wilson of Peace Out Clothing Store; and Keith Laken of Mugby Junction — will describe why they decided to start their businesses, their struggles in getting their businesses started and growing, and where they are now on their journey of owning their own businesses. A question-and-answer period and a time for networking will be included. The event will conclude with formal presentations to the 2011 Business Plan Competition winners at Saint Mary’s.