Shark Tank Star Speaks At Entrepreneur Power Luncheon March 26

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Daymond John, the creator and CEO of FUBU and star of ABC's business show Shark Tank, will be the keynote speaker at the first annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon on Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanoogan Hotel.  The event is presented by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.

Mr. John's pragmatic advice resonates with everyone from the college student to the aspiring entrepreneur or the small business owner to the corporate CEO—everyone will walk away with invaluable tools to incorporate into their professional endeavors, said officials.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Cherita Adams at 756-1762 ext. 29 or to purchase a table visit www.ulchatt.net for purchase form (limited seating).

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