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January 26, 2001
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Black History Month Kicks Off With
Entrepreneurship & Economic Lunch and Symposium

A Black Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Lunch and Symposium will kick off Black History Month at Indiana University Northwest on Feb. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. in the universityís Library Conference Center. 

Professor Steven Rogers, Harvard MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Carlton Guthrie, Harvard MBA and CEO of Trumak, Inc. will speak to participants on topics designed for the African American entrepreneur. They will focus on how to be a successful entrepreneur and the prospects for African Americans, as well as national trends, the availability of financing and training, and economic development in the City of Gary.

Stevens is a professor of entrepreneur courses at Northwestern and a founder of the Runnerís Club, an organization established to assist Black entrepreneurs with technical and financial concerns. Guthrie is a 1970 graduate of Westside High School in Gary. His company, Trumark, Inc. of Lansing, Michigan is listed in the Black Enterprise 100 Companies. He is also a founder of the Runnerís Club, and member of Initiative Re-Competitive Inner City.

Sponsored by IU Northwestís Diversity Programming Group and the Black History Month Committee, the Black Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Lunch and Symposium is free of charge to the community. Reservations for the event must be made by telephone at 219-980-7759 or by email at

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