Small Business Forum Coming Up Jan. 7

Commerce Department sponsors program to help small business owners, answer questions on policy, taxes.

Published on: Jan 1, 2014

University of Kansas School of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi will be one of the featured speakers at the Kansas Small Business Forum to be held Jan. 7 in Kansas City.

The forum will include remarks by Gov. Sam Brownback and other state leaders and a panel discussion of business leaders highlighting how the Kansas business environment can help small businesses succeed, Kansas' tax policy for small businesses and an update on the Kansas economy.

Registration for the forum can be completed online.

Program speakers

In addition to Brownback and Bendapudi, the program will include remarks from Stan Ahlerich, executive director of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors; Gary Allerheiligen, former president of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants; Pat George, Secretary of Commerce and Nick Jordan, Secretary of Revenue; Ed Condon, senior portfolio manager, Sterneck Capital Management, Kansas City, Mo.; Sen. Jim Denning, vice president of business development, Discover Vision Centers, Leawood; Mike Valentine, CEO, Netsmart Technologies, Overland Park; Fred Willich, owner, Hi-Tech Interiors Inc., Manhattan and Albert Balloqui, owner, Labor Max Staffing, Roeland Park.

The Kansas Small Business Forum on January 7 will include remarks from Governor Brownback and other state leaders, and a panel discussion of business leaders on how the Kansas business environment can help small businesses succeed, Kansas tax policy for small businesses, and an update on the Kansas economy.
The Kansas Small Business Forum on January 7 will include remarks from Governor Brownback and other state leaders, and a panel discussion of business leaders on how the Kansas business environment can help small businesses succeed, Kansas' tax policy for small businesses, and an update on the Kansas economy.

Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Sporting Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kan. 66111. Presentations start at 1 p.m., and the panel discussion will begin at 3 p.m.

Attendees to the forum should park in Lot D, located behind the Lone Star Restarurant.

The forum is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Questions about the forum? Contact Diana Feldhausen at dfeldhausen@kansascommerce.com or (785) 296-2994.