Monday, August 22, 2011

Annual MTSU Economic Outlook Conference

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Embassy Suites, 1200 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro [ map ]

Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise
MTSU Business and Economic Research Center
Weatherford Chair of Finance

8:15 Registration
9:00 Mark Emkes, Tennessee Commissioner of Finance and Administration
10:30 Dr. David Penn, BERC Director, Midstate/Regional Economic Update
11:30 Luncheon
12:00 Dr. Donald Ratajczak, Regents Professor of Economics Emeritus, Georgia State University, Economic Forecast

Cost: $50 per registrant to cover facilities, refreshments, and registration. Refunds are not permitted but substitution of participants is welcomed.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MTSU Prof Honored with Award

Jackie Gilbert, professor in MTSU's Department of Management and Marketing, is sharing an award with fellow members of an international online-learning organization for their work in contributing high-quality web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials. [Daily News Journal article]

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Microenterprise Loans Can Have Big Impact

Microenterprise Loan Fund: Small business lending is available from federal grant money through the City of Murfreesboro working with Community Development Department and Tennessee Small Business Development Center

"The Small Business Development Center ... provides free consultation on starting businesses to any resident.... Gene Osekowsky, a 15-year counselor at the Small Business Development Center that leases an office at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, ... examines marketing and sales potential, record keeping and what kind of money is needed to get the business started.... Part of his service will include following up with those getting loans to make sure they're carrying out their business plan or if they need assistance in revising the plan." 

[Daily News Journal article]