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For Immediate Release
April 02, 2013

Local Business Leaders Take Part in 2013 Doermer Dialogue

Key Info

  • 2013 Doermer Dialogue with Business Leaders
  • “Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship”
  • Friday, April 12, 7:30 to 11 a.m., Rhinehart Music Center
  • Keynote by Mark Hill
  • Panel discussion featuring local business leaders
  • Registration website
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—“Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship” is the title of the 2013 Doermer Dialogue with Business Leaders which will feature a keynote speaker and a panel discussion with six local leaders from the business community. The event is Friday, April 12, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center and Auer Performance Hall on the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

The keynote will be delivered by Mark E. Hill, managing partner with Collina Ventures LLC of Indianapolis. Hill is a graduate of Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, the University of Notre Dame, and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Following the keynote address, William Todorovic, associate professor of entrepreneurship in IPFW’s Doermer School of Business, will lead a discussion that features the following business leaders:

• Kathy Carrier, Brilljent
• Dave Corcoran, Elevate Ventures
• Tom Ellis, The Ellis Company
• Marilyn Moran-Townsend, CVC Communications
• Jane Rich, Small Business Development Corporation
• Don Wood, 80/20 Inc.

Registration for all tickets is required and may be done so at the registration website. Tickets for the Doermer Dialogue are $50 per person; IPFW students who register and have a valid student ID will be admitted free. All attendees must register; registrations will still be taken April 12.

For more information, contact Lyman Lewis, assistant to the dean for external relations in the Doermer School of Business, at 260-481-6474 or