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Hartzler to Host 2011 Missouri Business Conference at UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Sept. 14, 2011) – U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler from Missouri’s 4th Congressional District will be the honorary host of the 2011 Missouri Business Conference planned for Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the University of Central Missouri.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. in Elliott Union 234. Following remarks by UCM President Charles Ambrose and Hartzler, four panel sessions are planned for 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Panels topics include Planning and Doing, New Media: Leveling the Playing Field, Alternative Financing, and Growing Your Business.

Eighteen business leaders and entrepreneurs will lead the panel discussions, followed by open networking for panelists, conference participants and exhibitors. Among the panelists will be Danny O’Neill, founder of The Roasterie in Kansas City; Joe Kessinger, principal at the Capitus Group; David Keller, president of the Bank of Missouri; Joe Lieberman, founder of SPIDERtel; John Burgess, director of strategy and innovation at Walsworth Publishing Co.; Julie Cortes, founder of the Freelance Exchange; and Jeff Danley, founder of Freestyle Media.

During lunch, Hartzler will present awards for the “Big Idea” student competition for UCM student entrepreneurs.

The event is free and lunch is provided, although prior registration is requested. Participants and exhibitors may register online or by calling the UCM Business Innovation Institute at 660-543-8162.