October 2, 2023 7:05 am
Lyon College to Host Annual Conference for Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business

Lyon College is proud to announce that it will be hosting the Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business (ACTEB) 2023 annual conference on Friday, September 22. The conference will be held in Lyon College’s Business and Economics building in Batesville. This year’s conference is centered around the theme “Entrepreneurship education as a catalyst for community economic development.”

A number of esteemed speakers will be presenting at the conference. Tiffany Henry, the vice president of the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, a subsidiary of Arkansas Capital Corporation, will be sharing her insights. Additionally, Clint O’Neal, the executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will be speaking at the event.

Furthermore, there will be a panel discussion at the conference that will be moderated by Crystal Johnson, the chief executive officer of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. This panel will include Rick Elumbaugh, the mayor of Batesville; Mike Claus, an entrepreneur, consultant, and entrepreneurship educator; Pam Palermo, the former president of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the Women’s Influence Center; and Victor Werley, an entrepreneur, managing director of Pinnacle Advisors, and Lyon College alumnus who currently serves as the chair of the Lyon College Board of Trustees.

Dr. Peter Staples, the assistant professor of business and economics at Lyon College, who also serves as the president of ACTEB, will be the conference host. The conference will feature welcoming remarks from Mayor Elumbaugh and Lyon College President Dr. Melissa Taverner.

To kick off the conference, there will be a social and networking event held at Lyon College’s Highland House alumni and events center on the evening of Thursday. This event will offer attendees the opportunity to connect and engage with one another outside of the formal sessions.

Lyon College is thrilled to host the conference and looks forward to a successful and enlightening event.

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