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BES Center offerings at Ivy Tech-Greencastle to include speaker series

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Famous Dave Anderson
Ivy Tech Community College has announced that its Business & Entrepreneurial Services (BES) Center at Greencastle will feature a speaker series.

The speaker series will take place at Ivy Tech-Greencastle, located at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway and Zinc Mill Road.

Speakers will include local, regional, national and international entrepreneurs who will share some of their own experiences and advice with business clientele of the center, Ivy Tech-Greencastle business students and others in the community interested in learning about innovation and the growth of new ideas.

Famous Dave Anderson, known for his ability to mesmerize an audience with his stories, will be the BES Center of West Central Indiana Speaker Series' inaugural speaker.

Anderson, a successful owner of a barbecue franchise, exemplifies the behaviors and traits of an entrepreneur. He will share his enthusiasm and insight for the inaugural BES Center Speakers' Series event at Ivy Tech on Tuesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 11 a.m.

Anderson will be available after the presentation to sign copies of his books, which will be on sale at the event.

The inaugural event is sponsored by The National Center for College Costs, the family business of Mayor Sue Murray and husband Dave.

The 2012 Speaker Series will include three other keynotes:

-- Erin Edds, one of the founders, along with KC Cranfill and Cat Hill, of Hoosier Momma cocktail mixes.

-- Ken Eitel, former owner of Eitel's Florists in Greencastle, a fourth-generation entrepreneurial enterprise and director of the Ivy Tech BES Center.

-- Brandon W. Johnson, current president of Brandon W. Johnson LLC (Positive Energy Guy) life skills training organization. Johnson has become best known for his "Leadership from the Heart" training series.

The BES Center officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 20.

Those interested in learning more about the speaker series and the center's other activities may contact Ken Eitel, director of the BES Center, at 653-7410, X5031 or keitel@ivyech.edu. Interested parties may also search the website at www.IvyTech.edu/BES.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually with campuses throughout Indiana.

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