Entrepreneurial conference heading to Howell in October

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Howell will be in the spotlight in October as over 150 people from around the state come to the city for a unique conference on entrepreneurial communities.

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce applied to host this unique MSU Extension Service conference last year.

The conference, which runs Oct. 4-5, is geared to a wide variety of participants.

“Whether you work in economic development, business, arts and culture, government, philanthropy or education, this conference will engage you to create a stronger business community,” said Pat Convery, president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Participants get to experience an entrepreneurial community during a working week, and sessions — ranging from creating entrepreneurial ecosystems to downtown living for entrepreneurs, rural coworking to connecting economic vitality to the arts, and digital marketing trends — take place at businesses throughout Howell, including restaurants and retail establishments. You can learn about all the breakout sessions by clicking here.

Keynote speakers during the conference’s opening and closing sessions will be Joe Parker, a key investor and entrepreneur in Howell; and Renee Chodkowski, aka the Great Foodini, familiar from her “Pop-Up Bistro” events, her regular appearances on local radio station WHMI-93.5, and her cooking segments on Detroit television programs.

You can register at https://events.anr.msu.edu/CEC2017/. Cost is $85 per person before Sept. 23; $100 if registered between Sept. 24 and Oct. 1; and $125 per person after Oct 1.

For more information, contact Pat Convery at pconvery@howell.org or (517) 546-3920.

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