February 7 — first BYOBiz “Speaking from Experience” presentation

Contact: Professor Robert Bloch, rbloch@champlain.edu

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00PM in Perry Hall

Chuck Maniscalco – on leadership

Before joining Champlain College as VP of Strategic Initiatives, Chuck built an illustrious career as senior executive for Quaker Oats and Pepsico, and later as CEO of Seventh Generation.  At Pepsico, Chuck was CEO of a $10 billion food and beverage business that included such megabrands as Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker, and employed over 10,000 people. Upon retiring from Pepsico, the company created the Chuck Maniscalco Manifest Leadership Award, which is given annually to 3 associates.  Chuck’s talk will focus on his ideas about leadership.  Here’s more background from Chuck’s website:  http://www.chuckmaniscalco.com/

Thursday, March 22, 7:00PM, venue tbd

Laura Fitton – social media entrepreneur

Laura Fitton has been involved in entrepreneurial ventures since graduating from Cornell in 1994 with a degree in Environmental Science.  More recently, she has become a force in the social media field, founding both Pistachio Consulting and One Forty, a Twitter related venture that was selected to participate in Boston Techstars (a leading tech business accelerator) and subsequently raised over $2 million in venture capital.  On the side, she co-wrote Twitter for Dummies.  In 2010, Laura was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Technology “ by Fast Company magazine.  http://pistachioconsulting.com/about-us/team/

Monday, April 9, 7:00 PM in Perry Hall

Will Raap – social entrepreneur

Will Raap, founder of Gardener’s Supply Company and the Intervale Center, works to create and nurture local food, waste recycling and land restoration enterprises that support a more sustainable economy and future. His innovative efforts extend from the mountains of Vermont to the tropical forests of Costa Rica.  We don’t yet what Will’s topic will be but you can be sure it will include fascinating insights about his current passions: greening businesses, local economies and the entire economic system.    http://www.willraap.org/


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