2012 IES has record number of attendees

DES MOINES, IOWA — November 14, 2012 — The fifth annual 2012 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) held November 10, 2012, at Drake University’s Olmsted Center proved to be successful with a record number of attendees. Four hundred seventy-one participants from 43 different countries partook in various business seminars and used the day as an opportunity to network with fellow attendees. …

Immigrant Champion Award Renamed to the Karen Evans Award

Karen Louse Evans Karen Evans was born on November 28th. 1939, in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Des Moines Tech. High School in June 1958. While Karen received her education she was active in church and school actives. In 1959, Karen married her husband Neal Evans. They located in San Diego, California. One achievement Karen accomplished during those years …

Small Business Owners Voice Concern on Capitol Hill

Here’s an excellent article voicing small business concern across America. Here’s a snippet: Hundreds of small business owners visiting Washington, D.C., for America’s Small Business Summit descended on Capitol Hill on May 23 to personally voice their concerns about the economy to their elected representatives. A group of small business owners from Johnson City, Tennessee, which included a restaurant owner, …

Immigrant Business Ownership Continues to Rise

Here’s a great article from Time.com that points out the changes in the growing immigrant business owner sector. Notice the differences in the types of businesses and surge in technology business ownership. While many immigrants own restaurants (37% of owners were born outside the U.S.), grocery stores (49%) and laundry or dry cleaners (54%), a more substantial share now own …

Immigrants Continue Leading Small Business Growth

Here’s a great piece in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Migrants Keep Small-Business Faith“. Here’s a quote that sets the tone of the article: Immigrants accounted for 18% of the country’s 4.9 million small-business owners in 2010, a six-percentage-point increase from two decades earlier, according to analysis of census data by the nonpartisan Fiscal Policy Institute. Immigrants, who represent 13% …

Governor Branstad to Speak at 4th Annual IES

Des Moines, Iowa — Nov. 2, 2011 — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the keynote speakers, offering guidance, motivation and support for minority and immigrant business owners and their future opportunities, at this year’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) on Nov. 12, 2011 at 9 a.m. Job creation continues to be the governor’s top priority and …

Recognized Immigration Lawyer, Richard Herman, to Speak at Fourth Annual IES Summit

Herman, an internationally recognized immigration lawyer, offers guidance for IES attendees DES MOINES, IOWA — October 13, 2011 — Richard Herman has been serving immigrant entrepreneurs, investors, employers, professionals and families since 1995. As a well-known resource in the minority and immigration community, Herman plans to lead IES’s seminar, “How to Turn a Business Idea into a Green Card.” Herman, …

Fourth Annual IES Summit Brings Local Minority and Immigrant Business Owners Together

DES MOINES, IOWA — October 13, 2011 — The fourth annual 2011 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) will be on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Olmsted Center at Drake University. More than 450 minority and immigrant business owners will have the opportunity to learn from 15 hands-on business seminars. The seminars offered this year include: ●      “ABC …

IES Award Winners Announced

IES Award Winners Announced Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Senior Shareholder at Davis Brown are amongst award recipients DES MOINES, IOWA — October 5, 2011 — The Board of the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) announced its winners for the 2011 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit awards, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Drake University’s Olmstead Center. The IES award winners …