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Entrepreneurship in the Chippewa Valley to Be Topic of UW-Eau Claire Speaker Series

RELEASED: Oct. 19, 2005

Let's Do Lunch postcardEAU CLAIRE — Current resources available to encourage entrepreneurs to cultivate meaningful employment opportunities and increase the community tax base will be the topic of an Oct. 26 luncheon presentation hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association. Raymond Hughes, J.D., LL.M., director of the entrepreneur program in the UW-Eau Claire College of Business, will give a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. at Sweetwater's restaurant titled "Entrepreneurship in the Chippewa Valley." The presentation is part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series.

Developing local businesses has become an important theme in planning and development circles in recent years. Recognizing that most employers are defined as small businesses, communities have come to realize that trying to "steal" another state's or community's business to increase employment and tax base is a zero-sum game, Hughes said. Hughes will address this issue and others in his talk.

Hughes has spent more than 25 years in the legal, tax and financial fields working with entrepreneurs throughout Wisconsin. He serves on the Economic Policy Advisory Board, Enterprise Zone Committee, and the Redevelopment Board for the city of Eau Claire, and is president of the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission's Revolving Loan Fund. Through his role as director of the UW-Eau Claire College of Business entrepreneur program, Hughes works with the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp., Chippewa Valley Entrepreneur Network and Downtown Eau Claire Inc. to encourage entrepreneurship.

Upcoming "Let's Do Lunch" speakers, dates and topics include: Jodi Thesing-Ritter, UW-Eau Claire associate dean of student development, Nov. 30: "Reducing High-Risk Drinking: We All Have a Role to Play"; Crispin Pierce, assistant professor, public health professions, Dec. 28: "Balancing Act: Planning for a Sustainable Wisconsin."

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To reserve tickets, send e-mail to alumni@uwec.edu or call (715) 836-3266 for more information.

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