Wichita State News

Phil Ruffin to headline Wichita business conference

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The 2012 Kansas Business Matchmaker conference, set for 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, will feature a keynote address by Wichita native entrepreneur Phil Ruffin.

The event will be at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex. It’s hosted by Wichita State University’s Center for Innovation and Enterprise Engagement and the Small Business Administration.

Registration is $35, which includes a boxed lunch. For more information or to register for the event, go to: www.KansasBizMatch.com. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Along with Ruffin’s speech, the day will include information on business matchmaking, an industry panel on advanced manufacturing and breakout sessions on the following topics.

  • Government contracting
  • IRS tax incentives for small businesses
  • Business finance options
  • International business opportunities (i.e., exporting)
  • Innovation and diversification success stories
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Created on Thursday, July 05, 2012; Last modified on Friday, July 13, 2012