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.

2:30-3:15 p.m.

The Arkansas Economy in 2009:  Staying the Course in Choppy Economic Waters

Katherine A. Deck, Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

Kathy Deck will discuss the recent performance of the Arkansas economy, identify challenges and opportunities for business and community leaders, and provide some guidance on what the economy can expect in the coming months.  Special attention will be provided to rural/metropolitan area issues and to key state industries.

Technology and Innovation Pavilion

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Building Deals for Arkansas and Beyond: The UAMS BioVentures Interface

Michael G. Douglas, PhD, Director, UAMS BioVentures, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Current best practices and novel new approaches are coordinated through the UAMS BioVentures Life Science Incubator to generate patents, engage the business community and entrepreneurs, commercialize technology and build the ground work for technology based jobs. Data will also include the economic impact of technology-based companies on the region and Arkansas.

1:30-2:15 p.m.

Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should: 5 Questions to Answer to Keep Your Product Healthy

John Riggins, President, The Riggins Group, Inc.



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