Feb 19


Shenandoah University Campaign Newsleter and Business School

Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business To Host Sixth Annual Business Symposium

The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University will host its Sixth Annual Business Symposium on Tuesday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va, for members of the local and regional business communities. The event is also open to high school and college students.

“I look forward to this event every year, as it gives us an opportunity to interface with valued members of the local and regional business community,” said Dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Miles Davis, Ph.D. “We are thrilled to offer great insights from our keynote speakers and breakout session leaders; we know that the knowledge imparted at the business symposium is integral for those in the business world.”

The all-day event features keynote speakers in the morning and afternoon, as well as breakout sessions led by teachers, faculty and other guest experts. Lunch is included. With planning spearheaded by committee chair Paul Delmerico of SpecialMade Goods & Services, Inc., the symposium educates business owners, nonprofit organizations and students on basic business practices, new developments and methods to catapult their endeavors to success.

Over the past six years, the event has increased in attendance, garnered more prominent keynote speakers, and provided a more diverse, well-rounded variety of breakout sessions each year. This year’s keynote speakers are Peter Schutz, former President and CEO of Porsche Automotive Group and author of the book “Driving Force,” Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova and Mark Merrill, President and CEO of Valley Health.

This year’s symposium features a range of topics for attendees to choose and learn from, all relating to the theme, Building for Success: Managing Through Change. An array of dynamic breakout sessions will put today’s rapidly changing business climate in perspective and provide practical tools, tips and techniques to use in any organization. New technology, ideas and mindsets of today make being fully educated imperative before starting a business endeavor. These breakout sessions provide the building blocks every businessperson needs to start building towards their goals.

Throughout the day, networking opportunities will enable participants to cultivate new relationships and customers while also learning about the products and services available from our business and nonprofit sponsors. Students can enhance their classroom experience through direct exposure to the diverse community of business professionals and speakers that are the heart of the symposium.

Visit www.subusiness.org for more information, pricing and to register. Thanks to generous sponsorships, all high school and college students wishing to attend the Business Symposium may do so free of charge. Registration questions should be directed to Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Administrative Assistant Donna Fazio at 540/665-4572 or dfazio@su.edu. Early bird registration is available until Friday, Feb. 21.

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