The Center for Entrepreneurship in the Craig School of Business & Technology will host the fourth annual Entrepreneurship Week March 25-29. Peter Ueberroth, renowned business executive, will be the guest speaker at the capstone lunch on Friday, March 29.
E Week is a series of workshops and events for local business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, college and high school students, and those curious about the skills needed to run a small business.
Workshops include sessions on writing a business plan, protecting your business, accounting, QuickBooks, business legalities, photoshopping, social media and more. All workshops are free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration will help the speakers prepare materials.
The lunch begins at noon on Friday in the Fulkerson Center. In addition to the keynote address by Ueberroth, the capstone luncheon will feature the announcement of the Entrepreneur of the Year and Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Call the Center for Entrepreneurship at 816-271-4283, email email@example.com, or visit the CFE website at csb-cfe.missouriwestern.edu/entrepreneurship-week/.
Ueberroth graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in business, and joined Trans International Airlines, becoming a shareholder and vice president at the age of 22. He left TIA to establish his own travel company, First Travel Corp. In 1980, when it was sold, it was the second largest travel business in North America.
In 1984, Ueberroth was president and CEO of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. The 1984 Olympics are widely considered to be the most financially successful games of the modern Olympic era, generating a profit of more than $250 million that continues to fund youth sports programs in southern California. He served as the sixth commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1984 to 1989 and later became chair of the 1994 Los Angles FIFA World Cup. Ueberroth chaired the United States Olympic Committee from 2004-08. He is currently chair of the board of directors for Aircastle, and serves on the board for Bell Riddell Giro and The Irvine Company. He served both as a director and chair of the audit committee for the Coca Cola Company for over 30 years.
E Week is sponsored by Don Tolly American Family Insurance and Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC.