12th Annual Regional Entrepreneur
Conference Takes Place
Sep. 4, 2013 - Morehead State University’s Center for Regional Engagement, Morehead
Small Business Development Center and the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of
Commerce presented its 12th Annual Regional Entrepreneur Conference last Thursday at
the Morehead Conference Center.
The one-day event lasted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and was focused for the small business
owner and entrepreneur providing professional development and encouraging economic
growth in the area.
This year’s event was “Small Town Opportunities,” and featured the keynote presenter
Marc Wilson providing a speech, as well as exhibitor booths, workshops, and training
opportunities for those interested in tips for improving their business. A free lunch was
also offered for those in attendance.
Wilson, who acts as a national retail consultant, has helped more than 1,000 retailers,
restaurants and tourism-related small businesses in more than 300 towns. To help keep
small retailers relevant during this turbulent economic time, he presents new ideas on
how to help bring focus to why their offering in particular is unique, who its customers
are and how to better reach and connect with them.
The Morehead SBDC is a part of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center
(KSBDC), a network of 15 offices located all throughout the state that help existing and
startup businesses find success by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services.
As Kentucky Governor Beshear stated "Small and young companies are vital to our
economic health, not just in Kentucky, but across the United States. By helping
entrepreneurs early and broadly and by promoting innovation and entrepreneurial
activity, we can improve Kentucky’s competitive position in the world and enhance job
creation at the same time."
The KSBDC is a partner program with the U.S. Small Business Development
Administration SBA. For more information regarding future conferences, feel free to
contact Mark Murphy, SBDC consulate, by phone at 606-783-2895 or email him at the