Local Entrepreneurs to Discuss Steps to Success at Duquesne Conference

More than 400 small business managers and owners will gather for breakout sessions, keynote addresses and a tradeshow at the annual Entrepreneur's Growth & Networking Conference, hosted by Duquesne University's Small Business Development Center.

The 18th annual conference will focus on What's Your Next Chapter to Success? at the daylong event on Thursday, June 2, in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.

Jeff Broadhurst, president and chief executive officer of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, will deliver the luncheon keynote. Scot Teachout, president of Peak Performance, will open the conference with his breakfast keynote address at 9 a.m.

Local business experts and successful entrepreneurs will cover a range of topics useful to businesses right now, such as becoming a breakout brand, the importance of greening a business and social media marketing. Nearly a dozen different breakout sessions will be offered.

"This conference is always an exciting event for attendees," said Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the SBDC. "Not only is it a wonderful networking opportunity but also a dynamic learning experience with first-class keynote speakers, workshops tailored to small business issues and exhibits and prizes."

For more information, including the detailed conference schedule, cost and registration, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/egc2016.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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