2010 Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit–Program Outlines

Drake University Olmsted Center Nov 13, 2010

Revised as of Oct. 16, 2010

I. Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Exhibit Hall

II. Opening Ceremony

9 -10 a.m.  Parent Hall

  • Master of Ceremony: Elliott Smith, Executive Director, Iowa Business Council
  • Event Organizer and Latino Community Leader Remarks: Carlos Rios, Executive Director of Immigrant Network of Iowa and Co-Chair of  IES
  • Internal Revenue Service – the support to business communities! – Mr. John Mansfield, Leadership speaker person of IRS
  • Keynote Speaker: Robert Anderson, Past Lieutenant Governor of Iowa and Immigrant Champion Award 2009 Recipient

III. Morning Workshops

10-11 a.m.  Rooms A,B,C,D,E Conference Room

  1. Seven essential steps to start a business —  Toni Lampley
  2. Employee or independent contractor, how to decide? – Carol Smith and John Mansfield
  3. Raising money for start-up: option outside of the bank – Mike Colwell and Kha Phan
  4. (In Spanish) Essential steps to start a business – Carlos Rios and Himar Hernandez
  5. Doing business oversea/importing and exporting – Melinda Dunsmoor

11-11:15 a.m. visit exhibitors

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Rooms A,B,C,D,E Conference Room

  1. Hot legal issues when you are in business – Kim Baer
  2. Effective marketing without spending big bucks – Douglas Mitchell
  3. How to sell anything! – Gregg Johnson
  4. (In Spanish)Taxes and licenses that you must know – Song Mo
  5. Most commonly made mistakes when apply for bank loans – Rob Rienard

12:15-12:30 p.m. visit exhibitors

IV. Awards Luncheon

12:30 -1:45 p.m.  Parent Hall

  • Immigrant Entrepreneur Leadership Award: Armando Aguilar & Monica Jaime
  • Outstanding Immigrant Business Award: Krubo Bodegie Gabriel
  • Immigrant Champion Award: Dr. Judith Conlin
  • Immigrant Spirit Award: the Nong’s family

1:45- 2:00 p.m. Visit Exhibits

V. Afternoon Workshops

2-3 p.m. Location A, B, C, D, E Conference Room

  • A. Lease or buy a commercial property – Brian Erickson
  • B. Immigration through your own business/investment – Lori Chesser
  • C. Most commonly paid taxes when you are in business and how and when to file —  Pak Wu
  • D. (In Spanish) Market your business quick and easy – Enrique Pena and Alba Perez
  • E. Business secrete sharing: how I made my business successful – Kha Phan, Juan Redriguez and Igor Dobrosavljević

3:00-3:15 p.m. visit exhibitors

VI. Closing Ceremony

3:15 -4:00 p.m.  Parent Hall

  • Master of Ceremony (MC):  Martha Willits, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Community Leader remarks: Liberian, Chinese and Bosnian
  • New business recognition: Michael Mauro, Secretary of State, will distribute certification of congratulations
  • Keynote Speaker: Mr. Liang Chow, President of Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, Coach for Olympic Champion Shawn Johnson