|Marketplace for Entrepreneurs 2008 continues|
As you may know, Marketplace for Entrepreneurs 2008 will be in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks through Jan. 16. U.S. Senator Kent Conrad and Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson are the organizing sponsors of this 19-year-old annual economic development conference, the largest and longest running event of its kind in North Dakota. These upcoming events connected with this year’s Marketplace may be of particular interest to you:
-- The Marketplace keynote address, “Community First, Company Second,” by Kent Thiry, chair and CEO of DaVita, Inc., who is known for his engaging and motivational speaking style. This Marketplace noon event Wednesday, Jan. 16, is free, with a free box lunch served to the first 1,000 attendees at the Alerus Center. DaVita provides integrated dialysis services for patients with chronic kidney failure. With 29,000 teammates working in 1,300 centers around the country, the company cares for 100,000 patients every week. The company’s annual revenues are over $5 billion. This event will also include welcomes from the Marketplace organizing sponsors, Sen. Conrad and Commissioner Johnson, and announcement of the 2008 entrepreneurial awards. For further information, see: <http://www.marketplaceforentrepreneurs.org/images/pdfs/general/08Wdnnoon.pdf>
We hope to see you soon at the Marketplace events, and at the day-long Marketplace for Entrepreneurs conference Jan. 16! Find out more at MarketplaceForEntrepreneurs.org <http://www.marketplaceforentrepreneurs.org/>.
-- Jan Orvik, editor, for , State Representative for U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, Office of Senator Conrad, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-775-9601