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11-05-14-methodist-u.gifMethodist University’s Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the 41st Annual Economic Outlook and Stock Market Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites in Fayetteville.

“This is a continuation of a program that has been in existence for many years where we give out four prestigious awards,” said Marty Cayton, director for the Center for Entrepreneurship at Methodist University. “Dr. Robert Genetski is speaking that evening about our local economy, national economy and the stock market.”

Cayton added that the purpose of the event is to educate the community with well-informed speakers on the subject of our economy and to raise awareness of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s programs.

Genetski, the keynote speaker, is an economist who is a longtime advocate of classical economic principles. His experience in the world of economics involves a unique combination of business and academic expertise. He has headed asset management, investment and economic research departments for several financial institutions. He taught economics at NYU and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. His latest book, Classical Economic Principles & the Wealth of Nations, is used in colleges and high schools across the country.

For four consecutive years he has been recognized as one of the top-five speakers in the fields of economics and finance and has made numerous appearances on Fox News and CNN. After receiving his Ph.D. in economics from New York University, Genetski worked in the financial industry and subsequently founded his own economic and financial consulting service. He has served on the board of directors for a number of public companies and provides insights on his website: classicalprinciples.com.

The four awards that will be presented include the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Business Person of the Year Award, Greater Good Award and Alumni Business Person of the Year.

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to create wealth producers and job creators by training students of all ages to start new businesses and be prepared for business ownership. The center encourages students to take advantage of Methodist University’s newly created major in entrepreneurship that is also offered as a minor. Each year the Economic Outlook and Stock Market Symposium is held in the fall and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit is held in the spring.

All of the net proceeds from the event help raise money for the Center for Entrepreneurship’s endowed scholarships for all of the student majors in entrepreneurship. The scholarship, only one-year-old, was first endowed by the late Robert Dunn, a Charlotte, N.C., businessman.

The scholarship honors the Methodist Center for Entrepreneurship founder Dr. Sid Gautam whose business acumen and more than 40 years of engaged service enabled local entrepreneurs and small businesses to flourish. Two entrepreneurial students were awarded the scholarship this school year.

“We look forward to a good turnout that evening and we have a good number of sponsors,” said Cayton.

Tickets for the dinner are $75 per person or $700 for a 10-seat table and can be purchased at www.methodist.edu/cfe. For more information about the event, call 630-7616.

Photo: Dr. Robert Genetski is the keynote speaker at the 41st Annual Economic Outlook and Stock Maket Symposium.

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