Entrepreneur Lecture Series

The 10 lectures showcase many of the area's premiere business organizations and their leaders.

The lectures typically take place once a week starting in early September. This year's schedule is as follows:

Each lecture is from 7–8 p.m. in Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001 (parking available in the adjacent garage on Mishawaka Avenue and 20th Street).

SCHEDULE UPDATE 8/30/2016: Perry Watson III and Lachelle Barnett have exchanged speaking dates. The correct dates for lectures are listed below.

Sept. 8
Developing Your Entrepreneurial Skills
Amish Shah, President & CEO, Kem Krest

Sept. 15
The Mission: Changing You And Your Community
LaChelle Barnett, CEO, Fathers First

Sept. 22
If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It
Tony Gazzana, Co-Owner, Smokestack Brew

Sept. 29
Big Data: What Does It Mean For Entrepreneurs?
Rich Carlton, President & COO, Data Realty

Oct. 6
Growing A Local Business From The Roots
Rob Bartels Jr., President & CEO, Martin’s Super Markets

Oct. 13
The Product Is You
Perry Watson III, President, Lexus of Mishawaka

Oct. 20
The Lean Evolution: Creating An Entrepreneurial Environment
Larry Davis, President, Daman Products

Oct. 27
Growing Community Gardens
Sara Stewart, Executive Director, Unity Gardens

Nov. 3
Creating, Growing and Protecting a Brand
Vicki Farmwald, President & COO, HMR Acquisitions Co., Inc.
(Hacienda Mexican Restaurants)

Nov. 10
The Banking Environment In 2016: What You Need To Know
David Findlay, President & CEO, Lake City Bank