Monday, November 5, 2012

KCKCC celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with two events Nov. 13 & 14


Kansas City Kansas Community College will be participating in the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators during the week of Nov. 12-18.

As part of national Global Entrepreneur Week, KCKCC Workforce Development will be holding two programs to unleash new ideas and provide motivation to take the necessary action to make new innovations become realities.

The first, a Business Solution Series breakfast “Managing Your Benefits,” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7:30-9 a.m. in Room 2325; the second, a “Local Entrepreneur Spotlight” program, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon-1 p.m. in Room 3632 of the Flint Building.

Three area experts on managing benefits will talk on improving benefits for entrepreneurs, their business and their employees at the Business Solution Breakfast on Tuesday.

Cynthia Herron of Financial Services will discuss new retirement plan legislation; Deborah Walz of Hosfield Benefit Services, will present health reform act concepts and changes; and Matt Phar of PayDayz Payroll and Human Resources will outline how and when to choose a payroll company as a start-up.

Open to all interested persons, the cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Jay Matlack at 913-288-7210 or or Marisa Gray at

Three successful Kansas City area entrepreneurs will share their personal journeys and answer questions highlight the “Local Entrepreneur Spotlight” program on Wednesday.

They are Loraine Waldeck, founder and owner of MeMa’s Bakery; Mike Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Wavelength Media; and Brenda Zaragoza, founder and owner of Zsytle, Steve’s Used Auto Parts and a business analyst consulting group. There is no charge for the program.

Further information on both events can be found on the KCKCC website at under Workforce Development and workshops or by contacting Matlack or Gray.

Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) was found in 2008 to provide inspiration through local, national and global activities to help individuals explore their potential as self-starters and innovators by connecting participants to potential collaborators, mentors and investors and introducing them to new possibilities and opportunities.

Since its founding, the GEW celebration has expanded to 115 countries with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities directly engaging in more than seven million people.