April 08, 2010

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PARTNERS WITH STUDENT BUSINESS CLUBS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENT APRIL 21

TCU students are invited to “A Celebration of Free Enterprise”

As part of a national campaign to encourage creating new jobs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, TCU Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (TCU CEO) and the TCU chapter of the American Marketing Association (TCU AMA) will host an event on April 21, featuring a panel of nationally known entrepreneurs. “A Celebration of Free Enterprise” will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 5:00-6:30 pm in Dan Rogers Hall, room 134. The event is free and open to all TCU students as part of the U.S. Chamber’s national campaign: “American Enterprise. Dream Big.” Sodas and sandwiches will be provided at no charge.

Speakers will focus on the vital role of young entrepreneurs in reviving the economy, restoring jobs lost to the recession, and creating new jobs over the next decade. Featured presenters are Michael MacNair, president and CEO of McNair Travel Management; Pete Snyder, founder and CEO of New Media Strategies; Arel Mooodie, co-owner of The Extreme Entrepreneur Tour; and Mary Kane, director of special projects for the U.S. Chamber.

“We hope to engage and inspire the young entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow on their crucial role in creating new jobs,” said Stan Anderson, managing director of the U.S. Chamber’s Campaign for Free Enterprise. “The ‘American Free Enterprise. Dream Big.’ Campaign, which is going to campuses across the U.S., focuses on the vital role of young entrepreneurs in reviving the economy, restoring jobs lost to the recession, and creating new jobs over the next decade.”

“For those of us who want to run our own business, we sometimes don’t think about the impact we’ll have on the people we’ll hire and manage,” said Brittany Walker, president of TCU CEO.  “I’m excited to partner with the U.S. Chamber and for this event for TCU students and  looking forward to hearing from these experts.”

Addi Hall, president of TCU AMA, added: “We are proud that the U.S. Chamber contacted us to bring these nationally known speakers to TCU.  I think the students who attend will feel lucky to hear what they have to say and learn from their experience.”

For more information on the event, click here or contact Sheryl Doll, Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, at 817-257-5078 or s.doll@tcu.edu.

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