Join us for an exciting collaboration between the Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce, and Auburn University's Government & Economic Development Institute! We are thrilled to present the Entrepreneur Pop-Up Workshop, featuring distinguished speakers LaKami Baker, Ph.D., and David Mixson.
About Our Speakers:
David Mixson: Currently serving as the Associate Director of Administration and Economic Development for the Government & Economic Development Institute at Auburn University, David Mixson brings over 25 years of experience in university economic development. He has assisted a wide range of communities, cities, associations, non-profits, and small businesses with innovative solutions. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from Auburn University. He is also a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and the Economic Development Association of Alabama.
LaKami Baker, Ph.D.: Dr. LaKami Baker is the Russell Foundation Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. With a background in Organization and Management Studies, Dr. Baker is affiliated with the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence. She has played vital roles in various entrepreneurship-related initiatives at Auburn University, and her expertise extends to strategy, business development, and coaching new ventures.
In Just Half a Day, Learn What to Do with a Business Idea. Auburn University's Entrepreneur Pop-Up Workshop has been instrumental in helping numerous individuals and businesses across Alabama save both time and money. This dynamic half-day workshop will equip you with valuable insights into creating, communicating, and commercializing your business ideas. We'll explore Lean Startup principles and the Business Model Canvas framework to boost your chances of success, all while avoiding unnecessary expenditures.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone Thinking About Starting a Business but Needing Ideas
Anyone with a Business Idea or Side Hustle, but Not Sure What to Do Next
Existing Business Owners Wanting to Increase Sales of Current Offerings
Existing Business Owners Needing to Create New Ideas or Test New Ideas
What You Will Learn:
Why New Business Ideas Fail and How to Improve Your Odds of Success
How to Differentiate Your Business Using Innovative Business Models and Technology
How to Quickly Create and Test New Ideas Before Investing Time and Money
Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and guidance to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey or take your existing business to new heights. Join us at the Entrepreneur Pop-Up Workshop, and let's turn your ideas into thriving ventures together!
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Chamber team, we would like to thank you for your consideration in joining the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce. We are a vibrant organization whose focus is on connecting people and building relationships. Founded in 1989 and with a current membership of over 400, we are the oldest and the largest business advocacy organization in Elmore County. As a chamber member you will have access to a host of networking and relationship- building opportunities throughout the year.
Simply fill out the online membership application and mail it to the Chamber address below. Upon receipt,your application will be reviewed by the Board of Directors. Once you have been accepted by the Board of Directors, one of our chamber team members will reach out to you so that we can get to know you and your business. We will also give you the necessary instructions for you to maximize the benefits of our online directory.
Please check out our website calendar that has a list of member-only events for you to participate in. These events will be a good opportunity for you to begin networking with other Chamber members.
Please contact the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce with any questions or if you require further information.
We look forward to getting to know you and your business.