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11-10-2014

Clarkson University Invites Community to Global Entrepreneurship Week Workshops Nov. 19 & 20

The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University invites the community to learn about business growth and intellectual property during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship interns study business during a meeting. Clarkson University invites the community to attend workshops during Global Entrepreneurship Week to learn about business growth and intellectual property.Clarkson is hosting a "How to Grow Your Business Workshop" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 330 Petersen Board Room (#20 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf).

Dale Rice '05, director of the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Canton, will deliver this workshop for regional business owners, students and other interested in learning effective way to grow a business.

"The workshop is tailored for business owners who are looking for practical advice that can be immediately applied to their business," Reh Center for Entrepreneurship Director of Operations Erin Draper said. "We'll talk about growing your business online and other tips and tricks for growth."

Registration for the workshop is required. Visit http://www.clarkson.edu/entrepreneur/GEW/Wednesday.html to reserve a seat. Lunch will be served.

After the workshop, small business owners have a chance to set up a table to display their products, brochures and samples. In partnership with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and the Canton and Potsdam Chambers, the Small Business Fair will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Bertrand H. Snell Hall. The event is free and is open to the community to attend.

"We're helping to develop a connection between the student community and the business community to encourage students to shop locally," Draper said.

Registration for tables is required. To reserve a spot, call the St. Lawrence County Chamber at 315-386-4000 or email info@stlawrencecountychamber.org as soon as possible.

Clarkson students will have their turn to showcase their businesses and ideas afterward during the Poster Session Contest from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Bertrand H. Snell Hall Atrium. Students will have an opportunity to win prizes, as well as network with other business owners. Audience members will vote for their favorite poster to win a prize.

Wrapping up the day, Alumni Entrepreneur Keynote Speaker Nicole Snow '04 will share her experience starting and running a social enterprise. Snow’s business, Darn Good Yarn, was the grand prize winner of the 2013 FedEx small business grant contest. Her speech from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in the Bertrand H. Snell Hall Atrium is open to the public.

A second workshop, on intellectual property, is available from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Center Multipurpose Rooms (#15 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf). Join intellectual property attorney Dennis Danella '97 for a workshop on how to protect your idea and recent changes to intellectual property laws. The workshop covers patents, trademarks and copyrights, and why they are important to businesses.

Entrepreneurs interested in intellectual property advice can schedule a 15-minute personal meeting with Danella to discuss ideas and ask questions.

Registration for the Intellectual Property Workshop and Intellectual Property Individual Meetings is required, and information on how to register can be found at http://www.clarkson.edu/entrepreneur/GEW/Thursday.html .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship interns study business during a meeting. Clarkson University invites the community to attend workshops during Global Entrepreneurship Week to learn about business growth and intellectual property.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/reh-center-interns.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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