GM for Caterpillar in North Little Rock to Speak at Commerce Arkansas on Nov. 3

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 12:01 am  

Technology-based entrepreneurs and innovators can benefit from the free expertise offered by experts in the field at the second-annual Commerce Arkansas business expo on Nov. 3.

Sponsored by Arkansas Business and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Arkansas will include the Technology and Innovation Pavilion, sponsored by Flex360. The pavilion's keynote address, "Developing a Values-based Workplace...the key to Caterpillar's success in Arkansas," will be delivered by Jon Harrison, general manager of Caterpillar's North American Motor Grader Operations in North Little Rock.

Commerce Arkansas will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Statehouse Convention Center Governor's Halls in downtown Little Rock.

The event is free for those who register online in advance. The cost is $20 at the door. Lunch will feature the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards and speaker Jeff Gardner of Windstream. Tickets sales for the luncheon are closed.


The schedule for the Technology and Innovation Pavilion is as follows:


10:30-11:15 a.m.

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