Lyon College will host the Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business (ACTEB) 2023 annual conference on Friday (Sept. 22) in Lyon College’s Business and Economics building in Batesville.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Entrepreneurship education as a catalyst for community economic development.”
Speakers will include Tiffany Henry, vice president of the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, a subsidiary of Arkansas Capital Corporation, and Clint O’Neal, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
There also will be a panel discussion moderated by Crystal Johnson, chief executive officer of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, featuring Rick Elumbaugh, mayor of Batesville; Mike Claus, entrepreneur, consultant and entrepreneurship educator; Pam Palermo, former president of the St. George (Utah) Area Chamber of Commerce, co-founder of the Women’s Influence Center and director of institutional events at Lyon College; and Victor Werley, entrepreneur, managing director of Pinnacle Advisors, Lyon College alumnus and chair of the Lyon College Board of Trustees.
ACTEB President and Lyon College assistant professor of business and economics Dr. Peter Staples will serve as conference host. Mayor Elumbaugh and Lyon College President Dr. Melissa Taverner will offer a welcome.
There will be a social and networking event at the Lyon College Highland House alumni and events center on Thursday evening.