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March 22-26 --
SRU SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WEEK PLANS FREE
SEMINARS FOR REGIONAL BUSINESS OWNERS
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock
University’s annual “School of Business Week,”
designed to showcase the university’s business
programs, has been expanded to offer a series of free seminars open
to regional business owners and entrepreneurs. The sessions will
offer tips on fraud protection, using e-commerce, writing business
plans and provide ideas for financing small business
“Community Business Outreach Day” portion of the March
22-26 week is set for March 24 at SRU’s Center for Lifelong
and Community Learning in downtown Slippery Rock. The outreach
program is organized by Susan Lubinski, associate professor in the
School of Business.
planning to attend any or all of the 45-minute sessions are asked
to call 724-738-2551 to register.
seminars will give local business leaders the latest information in
a number of key areas,” says Lubinski, adding, “The
topics are diverse; we believe they will be important to small
business owners and those considering opening a small business.
With our downtown redevelopment nearing completion, the seminars
will fit perfectly with those who may be thinking about how they
could own their own business in downtown Slippery
“Identifying and Protecting Your Business from
Fraud”opens at 10 a.m. presented by James M.
Eberle, fraud and abuse specialist at Three Rivers Administrative
Services, LLC, and a 1987 SRU graduate. Eberle, head of the Special
Investigations Unit at TRAS, has more than 15 years experience
dealing with fraud and abuse cases in the health care industry. He
is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud
11 a.m. session deals with “E-business” presented by
Jay Powell, director of e-commerce at Marmon/Keystone and a 1987
SRU graduate in computer science and mathematics. His work involves
managing his firm’s transactions over the Internet along with
digitization of the internal business process. He formerly served
as director of information services, manager of marketing services,
inventory control and purchasing, and has taught computer classes
at Butler County Community College.
afternoon sessions open at 1 p.m. with Vivian M. Jacobs Gabriel,
vice president, commercial lending and manager small business
lending division at Sky Bank, presenting
“Guidelines on Small Business
Finance.”A 1992 SRU management graduate,
Gabriel has served as a commercial loan processors, commercial
credit analyst, small business credit officer and assistant vice
president, and small business underwriter.
Powell and Gabriel are members of SRU’s School of Business
Advisory Council, an ad hoc committee providing recommendations and
support for the school and its programs.
“Writing a Business Plan” opens at 2 p.m.
presented by Dr. John Misner, associate professor in SRU’s
School of Business. Misner joined the faculty in 1999 and started
the university’s certificate in personal finance planning. He
serves as assistant chair of the school of Business, and last
April, was presented the President’s Award for Excellence in
SRU School of Business Week will also include a special business
leaders breakfast along with lectures geared for business,
accounting, marketing and economics majors and other
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