Founder of Emmis Communications, Jeffrey Smulyan, to speak at annual Cook Institute in October

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September 16, 2013

Founder of Emmis Communications, Jeffrey Smulyan, to speak at annual Cook Institute in October

The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting its fourth annual Cook Institute for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus on Tuesday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jeffrey Smulyan, Founder of Emmis Communications Corporation, is the keynote speaker. The Cook Institute luncheon will be held in the Hoosier-Times Student Commons, in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building, on the college’s main campus.

“It is the mission of the Cook Center to engage the community and foster entrepreneurship in the region, and the Cook Institute is an example of how the Center connects the community through its programs,” said Chancellor John Whikehart. “The Cook Center looks forward to hosting keynote speaker, and visionary leader of the radio industry, Jeffrey Smulyan.”

Smulyan, the luncheon’s keynote speaker, is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis-based radio and magazine publishing company with operations in eight U.S. markets. Smulyan has been inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Emmis was named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for.”

Individual tickets for Ivy Tech’s fourth annual Cook Institute for Entrepreneurship luncheon are $75, a table of eight can be purchased for $600, and full event sponsorships for $1,500.

Proceeds go to support scholarships for Ivy Tech-Bloomington entrepreneurship students and Cook Center programs. A portion of ticket purchases are tax deductible.

To purchase tickets, log on www.ivytech.edu/entrepreneurship or call (812) 330-6261.

About the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship

The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship (www.ivytech.edu/entrepreneurship) at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus was established in 2010 to develop and implement practical tools and resources for students, individuals, and the community to foster entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech-Bloomington and in the broader economic development region it serves.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities.  In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

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