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Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Summit
March 24-25

Why attend the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Summit?

The Summit fosters a space to learn, share knowledge, and build a network of local entrepreneurs and professional relationships. With first-hand experience and qualitative insights embedded in every discussion, every attendee will leave the Summit with tools on how to grow professionally and personally.

Friday, March 24th

The Speakers

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Debra A. Salz

Chief Talent Officer

Linn Area Credit Union


Nancy A. Wood


Bradley & Riley PC


Jason Hunt

Digital Marketing Specialist

KCRG/Gray Communications


Sarah Jane Wick

General Manager

Sweet Mercantile


Maurice Davis

Head of Marketing

Marketing Growth Strategy

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Curt Gandy

Director of Marketing

Linn Area Credit Union


Scott Swenson

Former Regional Director

Small Business Development Center

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Kye Murphy

Director of Commercial Lending

Linn Area Credit Union

The Schedule


No registration necessary for this FREE event!

9:00am - Arrival & check-in

9:30am - Welcoming remarks

Breakout Sessions

10:00am - Identifying Growth Milestones OR The Basics of Retail Merchandising

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Marketing Power Hour Panel

2:00pm -
Human Capital Management

3:00pm - Introduction to Business Banking

Saturday, March 25th

Vote with your dollars on Saturday, March 25th for your favorite entrepreneur at our Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Guest Vendor Market


You can help decide who the winner and next business to open at the Market will be!

10:00am - 4:00pm - Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Guest Vendor Market
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Pitches, Presentations, and Judges' Decision


To learn more about Entrepreneur of the Year, please contact Yaholi Machado at or call 319-200-4050

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