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September 9, 2012

Ivy Tech Center to offer Speaker Series in Greencastle

TERRE HAUTE — Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley recently announced that its Business & Entrepreneurial Services Center at Greencastle will feature a Speaker Series.

The Speaker Series will take place at Ivy Tech-Greencastle 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 a crowd, will be the BES Center of West Central Indiana Speaker Series’ inaugural speaker. Anderson, a successful owner of a BBQ franchise, exemplifies the behaviors and traits of an entrepreneur.

He will speak at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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

The Speaker Series for 2012 will include three other dynamic keynotes. They are 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; and 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.

Learn more

• Those interested in learning more about the Speaker Series and the center’s other activities should contact Ken Eitel, director of the BES Center, at (765) 653-7410, ext. 5031, or Interested parties may also search the website at

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