Video: Windstream CEO to Speak at Commerce Arkansas Business Expo Today

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 4:16 pm  

Today's Commerce Arkansas business expo features an array of seminars and speakers, including Windstream CEO Jeffery Gardner.

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Small-business owners, manufacturers, business leaders, technology-based entrepreneurs and innovators and others can benefit from the free expertise offered by seasoned consultants and experts at the second-annual Commerce Arkansas business expo today.


Sponsored by Arkansas Business and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Arkansas will include four pavilions dedicated to the following themes: Small Business Strategies, Business Trends and The Economy, Technology and Innovation, Manufacturing, and Sales & Marketing.

Tickets to the event, which runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., cost $20 at the door. Commerce Arkansas takes place at the Statehouse Convention Center Governor's Halls in downtown Little Rock.

Speakers include Jeff Gardner, CEO of Windstream Corp. of Little Rock, who will address a lucheon audience that will also unveil winners of the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards

Other speakers include Jon Harrison, general manager of Caterpillar Inc.'s North Little Rock plant, University of Arkansas economist Kathy Deck, Linda Nelson of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Greg Henderson with Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions.

Below is a schedule of seminars taking place at pavilions throughout the expo.

Small Business Strategies Pavilion

9:30-10:15 a.m.



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