BizWeek 2017 is a celebration of business, industry and entrepreneurship. Events during the week are designed to show appreciation for all Macon County businesses, large and small.
We encourage you to join with us and our partners for this year's special events.
April 17 - Social Media Summit (4 Sessions) - SCC Macon Campus, Groves Center - 8am to 5pm
April 18 - Women's Business Networking Luncheon - Entegra Bank Corporate Center - 11am to 1pm
April 18 - Entrepreneur Networking Night - The Ugly Dog - Highlands, NC - 5:30pm
April 20 - BizWeek 2017 Banquet - 6pm - Bloemsma Barn - Franklin, NC
Mr. Flynt graduated magna cum laude from WCU and earned a Master of Economics degree from NC State University. During his 36 year business career Mr. Flynt was a bank entrepreneur, having been CEO or founder of four commercial banks and two mortgage banks. He also served four years as Chief Economic Advisor to Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr. He currently sits on several corporate boards.
In his various roles, Ken works closely with regional and community groups on business matters relevant to the WNC region, and connects the Corporation for Enterprise and Innovation and Pinnacle Enterprise Fund with business support agencies, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and venture investors.
Dr. Morse will be on hand during Entrepreneur Networking Night VII to offer insights on the economic impact of tourism in Macon County.
Before his appointment at WCU, he served on the faculty and was director of the Tourism Institute at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Morse is a frequent speaker at national and state hospitality and tourism conferences, and conducts workshops and seminars for regional and local tourism organizations, governments, and Chambers of Commerce to help the public better understand the impact of tourist spending on the economic development of local economies.
During the Annual EDC Banquet the 2017 BizWeek Honorees will be named for their outstanding contributions to the Macon County business community.
All events are free, but seating is limited. Registration is required. Register using the links below or by calling 828.369.2306.
Social Media Summit
Women's Business Networking Luncheon
Entrepreneur Networking Night
BizWeek 2017 Banquet