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Workshop Missoula 2012

Small Business Opportunity Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
University Center Theater at The University of Montana

8:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Royce Engstrom, President, The University of Montana
John Engen, Mayor, City of Missoula
Jon Tester, United States Senator
8:15 a.m.
The Essentials Behind Successful Marketing Strategies
Jakki J. Mohr, Ph.D, Professor of Management and Marketing, The University of Montana
9:00 a.m.
Panel 1: Made in Montana Success Stories
Aimee McQuilkin, Owner, Betty's Divine (Missoula)
Christine Littig, Owner, Bernice's Bakery (Missoula)
Margaret Burns Vap, Owner, Big Sky Yoga Retreat (Bozeman)
Nicole Hagerman Miller, Owner, House Design Studio; Managing Director, Montana World Trade Center (Missoula)
10:00 a.m.
Networking Break & Booth Visits
10:15 a.m.
Panel 2: Access to Capital
Amanda Schultz and Julie Foster, Directors, Montana Women's Business Centers
Dave Glaser, President, Montana Community Development Corporation
John Guthmiller, Business & Cooperative Program Director, USDA Rural Development
Joe McClure, Montana District Director, United States Small Business Administration
Leslie Jenson, Vice President of Commercial Banking, First Interstate Bank
Liz Marchi, Fund Coordinator, Frontier Angel Fund
10:40 a.m.
Keynote Address
Sharon Vosmek, CEO, Astia—Where Women Innovators Succeed
Introduction by Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Dan Hannaher
12:00 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
Jon Tester, United States Senator
Office Contact Information

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