GWATA Presents Entrepreneurial Panel Featuring Local Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Jenny Napier, Executive Director, 509-661-9000

 
 

WENATCHEE, WA – GWATA, the NCW Technology Alliance, is hosting an event during Global Entrepreneurship Week with a panel discussion on building successful companies in NCW. Four outstanding local entrepreneurs will present, including: Tony Freytag of Crunch Pak, Dimitri Mandelis of LocalTel, Andy Metcalfe of Native Network and Jeff Kurpuis of Orchard Corset. All four speakers represent different industries in NCW and are past GWATA Innovator Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners.

The Entrepreneurial Panel will be on November 19, 2015 at the Confluence Technology Center from 12:00pm -1:30pm. GWATA members may attend for free and the public is invited to attend for only $10.00 a person- which includes lunch. Whether you are a small business owner, student, or local professional – this dynamic panel will be one that you won’t want to miss. Stacy Luckensmeyer, Business and Industry Liaison for Wenatchee Valley College and GWATA Board Member shared “I think this event is important for our small business owners to attend. As they look at the slate of panelists and know that once upon a time, all of those people were just a one or two-person operation, and that they have now grown into top leaders in the industry. Hearing about their experiences will be invaluable to those of us who are working towards our own professional goals.”

This event has been made possible by three local sponsors who are committed to the success of local businesses: Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S., Wenatchee Valley College, and Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC.

We asked our sponsors to share about their passion for this event: "JDSA Law continues to believe in the mission of furthering the innovation in the valley. GWATA’s commitment towards supporting entrepreneurs and furthering education in the exchange of ideas to enhance our lives is inspiring" says Jasen McDaniel, Executive Director at the firm. Kris Loomis, CPA, CVA from Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC added “Cordell, Neher, & Company was built by entrepreneurs and we serve entrepreneurs and businesses throughout NCW. We immediately wanted to be involved in GWATA’s efforts to inspire the next generation of successful businesses.”

Registration is requested for this event, please visit: www.gwata.org OR call 509-661-9000 to sign up.

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GWATA is a regional organization founded in 2000 to promote a vibrant technology-based economy benefiting the citizens and communities of North Central Washington. GWATA’s core values are to connect people and resources, provide an exchange of ideas, create a culture that encourages entrepreneurs, and to support innovators around North Central Washington. To learn more about GWATA, visit www.gwata.org or call 509-661-9000.

 

Kirk Esmond