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									                             Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit
                                     Appalachian State University
                                     Center for Entrepreneurship
                                            October 19th, 2007
                   Open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community

8:00 – 9:00am                   Breakfast & Registration (open to everyone) Faculty Lounge

9:00 – 10:00am                  Panels & Presentations                                    4th Floor

Individual Presentations:

Brian Easter                   CEO, NeboWeb                                        Raley 4012
                               Topic: “Interactive Marketing”

Bart Conway                    Owner, Canyon’s of the Blue Ridge Restaurant        Raley 4013
                               Topic: “Starting Your Own Business”

Skip Sinanian                  Owner, Boone Saloon                                 Raley 4017
                               Topic: “Executing the Dream"

Wayne Miller                   Owner, PrintMarketing, LLC                          Raley 4016
                               Topic: “Goals and Business Planning”

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Panel: Marketing                                                                   Raley 4020

Ethan Anderson                 Owner, Boone Take-Out Express, Sunrise Grille & MAP Realty
Jim Roessner                   President, Mission House Creative, Inc.
McKinley Caldwell              Managing Partner, Aloft Communications, LLC.

Panel: Customer Service                                                            Raley 4014

Rob Dyer                       Owner, The Best Cellar Restaurant
Ben Henderson                  Owner, Bare Essentials Natural Market
Freddie Davis                  President, Global Shippers Association

Panel: Start-Up Challenges                                                         Raley 4018

Max Smith                      President, GRACE Innovations, LLC
Jeff Collins/Gregg Parsons     Owners, Peabodys Wine & Beer Merchants
James Milner                   President & Owner, Milner Research Services LLC
Bill Barr                      Handel Barr Learning, Inc.

Panel: Green Industries                                                            Raley 4011

Jeffrey Scott                  Owner, Frontline Conservation
Theckla Sterrett               President, Mountain Laurel Advertising & Vice President,
                               Green Chamber
Walter Clark                   Deputy Director, Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust & Owner,
                               Old Orchard Creek Farm
Chris Grater                   Owner, NC Inksaver
10:00 – 10:50am             Panels & Presentations                                4th Floor

Individual Presentations:

Tyler Brunson               President, Waste Consultants                       Raley 4012
                            Topic: “How to Start a Business While You’re Still in College”

Wilson Jones                President, Mackeys Ferry Sawmill                Raley 4013
                            Topic: “Strategic Management, Planning, Sales Management”

Mark Van Arnam              CEO, American Emergency Vehicles                 Raley 4017
                            Topic: “Turnaround, High Growth, Strategic Alliances”

Jay Howard              President, JHE Production Group           Raley 4016
                        Topic: “Growing Pains”
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Panel: Marketing                                                              Raley 4020

Scott Prewitt               Owner, Family Only, Inc. (Backyard Burgers & Marble Slab
                            Creamery)
Tom Will                    Founder, Intercom Corp.
Ted Henry                   CEO, Abundant Life Resources Inc.

Panel: Customer Service                                                       Raley 4014

Mike Hall                   Owner, Bandana’s Bar B Que & Grill
Bryan Bouboulis             Owner, CiCi’s Pizza
Carson Coatney              President, Stick Boy Bread Company

Panel: Women in Uncommon Industries                                           Raley 4018

Carole McLeod              Owner, New South Waste, Inc.
Teresa Davis               CEO, Global Shippers Association
Theckla Sterrett           President, Mountain Laurel Advertising & Vice President,
                           Green Chamber
Jeannine Underdown Collins President, Underdown & Associates

Panel: Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff                                     Raley 4010

Robbie Sharrett             Principal/Broker, Lyons Construction & Realty, Inc.
Ethan Anderson              Owner, Boone Take-Out Express, Sunrise Grille & MAP Realty
Robin Caldwell              Managing Partner, Aloft Communications, LLC
11:00 – 11:50am              Panels & Presentations                                4th Floor

Individual Presentations:

Jim Stout                    Owner, TURTLE TOES Footwear                       Raley 4012
                             Topic: “How TURTLE TOES began”

Robin & Eric Gagnon          Owners, We Sell Restaurants                       Raley 4013
                             Topic: “Buying a Business”

Bonnie Church                Owner, One to One Nutrition                     Raley 4017
                             Topic: “Maintaining Motivation for the Home-Based Entrepreneur”

Jeffrey Scott                Owner, Frontline Conservation                     Raley 4016
                             Topic: “Being Green, Making Green”

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Panel: Family Owned Businesses                                                 Raley 4018

Scott Prewitt                Owner, Family Only, Inc. (Backyard Burgers & Marble Slab
                             Creamery)
Ben Smith                    President, Watauga Insurance/Smith Financial Needs
Carson Coatney               President, Stick Boy Bread Company
David Conrad                 Owner, Blue Ridge Business Brokerage

Panel: Customer Service                                                        Raley 4014

Jeff Collins/Gregg Parsons   Owners, Peabodys Wine & Beer Merchants
Jim Roessner                 President, Mission House Creative, Inc.
Brian Easter                 CEO, NeboWeb
Jay Howard                   President, JHE Production Group

Panel: Start-Up Challenges                                                     Raley 4011

James Milner                 President & Owner, Milner Research Services LLC
Mike Adams                   President, Heads Up Solutions, Inc
Scott Burns/Buddy Barker     Owners, Beyond Cargo

Panel: Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff                                      Raley 4010

Maurice Penick               Founder & Owner, Penick Construction
Bob Webb                     CEO, Myers & Chapman
Freddie Davis                CEO, Global Shippers Association

Panel: Financing Growth                                                 Raley 4020
Jason Triplett          Senior Vice President, Wachovia Bank
Mike Arriola            Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration
Dale Tweedy             Partner, CENTDEV Properties
11:30 – 1:00pm           Lunch (speakers, guests, student volunteers only)       Faculty Lounge

1:00 – 2:00pm “Pitch Your Idea in 90 Seconds” sponsored by Mission House Creative
            20 students finalists will present ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs
                     (Open only to contest participants and judges)

2:00 – 3:00pm                  Reception with Students & Faculty




For more information, contact Julia Rowland, Assistant Director, ASU Center for Entrepreneurship, at
828-262-8325 / rowlandja@appstate.edu or visit our website: www.entrepreneurship.appstate.edu.
All events will take place on the campus of ASU, in Raley Hall (College of Business), on the 4 th floor.
Visitors, please park in the Rivers Street parking deck.

								
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