Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business Annual Conference

9/22/2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Location: Lyon Business and Economics Building

Address: 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR

Lyon College will host the Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business (ACTEB) 2023 annual conference from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the Lyon Business and Economics Building on the Lyon College campus, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville.

The theme of this year’s conference is "Entrepreneurship education as a catalyst for community economic development.”

Speakers will include:

  • Tiffany Henry, vice president of the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, a subsidiary of Arkansas Capital Corporation
  • Clint O’Neal, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission

There also will be a panel discussion moderated by Crystal Johnson, chief executive officer of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, featuring:

  • Rick Elumbaugh, mayor of Batesville
  • Mike Claus, entrepreneur, consultant and entrepreneurship educator
  • Pam Palermo, former president of the St. George (Utah) Area Chamber of Commerce, co-founder of the Women's Influence Center and director of institutional events at Lyon College
  • Victor Werley, entrepreneur, managing director of Pinnacle Advisors, Lyon College alumnus and chair of the Lyon College Board of Trustees

ACTEB President and Lyon College Assistant Professor of Business and Economics Peter Staples will serve as conference host. Elumbaugh and Lyon College President Melissa Taverner will offer a welcome.

There will be a social/networking event at the Lyon College Highland House alumni and events center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening prior to the conference. 

ACTEB is an association of faculty and staff members in economics and business education at institutions of higher education in Arkansas. The objective is to provide a local forum for the dissemination and collaboration of ideas on teaching, administration and research in business and economics.