Over 20 business leaders shared their experiences and professional advice with students during Southeastern’s College of Business annual Business Week, held concurrently with Homecoming Week during October 7-10.

Sponsored by First Guaranty Bank, the event featured presentations that introduced students to first-hand information about careers and occupations related to the speakers’ business experience. A wide range of industries and topics were represented, with speakers scheduled throughout the week. All presentations were held in Garrett Hall and open to faculty, staff, students and the public.

A highlight of the week was the annual Marketing Breakfast. This year Steven Ballard, whose firm Ballard Brands, LLC, operates more than 100 restaurants / food businesses in the southern US, served as the guest speaker. The Marketing Breakfast was sponsored by the Southeastern Marketing Association; the marketing faculty; the College of Business; and G. Dean Brunson, CPA, of Richmond, Va.

“We are very excited to present an entrepreneur and marketer that has so many successful businesses making a positive impact throughout the region,” said Professor of Marketing Mike Budden.

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