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UVU To Host Second Annual Business And Economic Forum

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March 27, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert

Written by: Jessica Ballard (801) 863-7275

Utah Valley University and the Woodbury School of Business will present its second annual Business and Economic Forum, a one-day business event targeted to develop and enrich community estate planning, accounting, financial planning and management professionals, on Tuesday, May 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sorensen Student Center on UVU’s Orem campus.

Amy Rees Anderson, the opening keynote speaker, will talk about Entrepreneurship Best Practices for Best Rewards. Anderson is the founder and managing partner of REES Capital, a mentoring and angel investing firm. Named the 2012 CEO of the Year by Utah Business Magazine, Anderson is also an author and serves as a weekly contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post.

UVU President Matthew S. Holland will also address forum participants during the lunch hour, discussing ways in which businesses can interact with and benefit from UVU’s dynamic initiatives.

Participants will also have a chance to participate in an interactive panel discussion about the effects of the Affordable Healthcare Act on local businesses and the economy and how to best efficiently navigate the new legislation. The panel features Linn Baker, Judi Hilman and Kim Wirthlin and will be moderated by Fraser Nelson with Community Foundation of Utah.

Training workshops offered throughout the day will include online marketing and advertising, legal issues in business, 50 tech tips, emerging estate issues, as well as 16 other topics related to management, marketing and client relations.

Attendees at the Business and Economic Forum will have the opportunity to:

  • Earn valuable CE credits — Many of the 20 scheduled break-out sessions will qualify for continuing education credits toward professional designations.
  • Receive business/economy updates from experts — Local and regional experts will present their perspectives on the business and economic climate in the community.
  • Expand the vision and profitability of their business — Training sessions include proven methods and techniques for expanding and improving business.
  • Discover how to leverage the value of UVU in their business — UVU alumni and existing professionals have commented that UVU is one of the best-kept secrets in the business community with many resources available for local professionals.
  • Build a professional network — Build a stronger network of professionals willing to collaborate toward building shared business.

Presenters at the Business and Economic Forum include Roger Andrus, Aaron Bartholomew, Doug Flake, Geoff Germane, Jeff Hall, Al King III, Tracy Maylett, Lincoln Mead, Derek Miner, Bryan Pope, Lori Reay, Gary Rhoads, Peter Robinson, Ed Sanchez, Mark Stoddard, Jacob Sybrowsky, John Unice and Gregory Williams.

Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee and will be prepared by UVU’s award-winning culinary arts students. Registration is $75 prior to May 1 or $100 after May 1. UVU alumni receive a discounted rate of $75 at any time. For more information or to register, visit uvu.edu/beforum.

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