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Entrepreneur Speaker Series Starts Sept. 6

CVCC’s Small Business Center, Emerging Entrepreneur’s Club, and Manufacturing Solutions Center are co-sponsoring a monthly Entrepreneur Speaker series beginning Thurs., Sept. 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on CVCC’s East Campus. The series features a local entrepreneur who will share lessons from his or her business experience and take questions from the audience.

Shane Cooper, CVCC alumnus and CEO of DeFeet International, will be the guest speaker. Defeet International was named the 2011 Small Business of the Year by Business North Carolina magazine.

Cooper is founder of DeFeet International, the world’s leading brand of cycling sock.  Under Cooper’s leadership, DeFeet has expanded to provide world class products to the running, skiing, golf, and outdoor markets.  His experience with DeFeet includes rebuilding the company after a devastating fire, and a continual focus on quality, innovation, and cutting-edge style.

There is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public. To register or for more information, contact the CVCC Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 10.30.2008: Administrator