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Iron County Economic Summit

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George Young Recreational Complex

159 Young's Lane

Iron River, MI 49935

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The day-long Iron County Economic Summit will engage, educate, and empower attendees around issues related to economic, tourism, workforce, and community development in the Iron County region. Held at the George Young Recreational Complex, the event will feature a keynote speaker, multiple concurrent breakout roundtable sessions and ample networking opportunities. Participants will represent the entire Iron County region, with an anticipated audience of business leaders, community leaders, economic development professionals, educators, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders.

Keynote Speaker: Burt Chojnowski

Speaker info: Burt Chojnowski, who grew up in the U.P., is an entrepreneurial guru who evangelizes entrepreneurship, economic gardening and asset quilting as ways to transform communities into renaissance cities. In the past year he has spoken at numerous events in the past year ranging from the TEDxSummit in Doha Qatar to the Innovation Summit in Flagstaff Arizona.

He is a serial entrepreneur; and an award-winning speaker, film-maker and chef. He is the founder of the Fairfield Free University, the Fairfield Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs and the the Fairfield Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. He is the host and curator of TEDx Fairfield. Burt is the Founder and Managing Partner of BrainBelt Consulting.

Event Schedule:
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Keynote Address
10:45 - 12:00 p.m. | Concurrent Breakout Sessions I
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. | Concurrent Breakout Sessions II
2:15 - 2:30p.m. | Break
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Networking
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. | Closing Remarks

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