LTC To Offer Free Lakeshore Entrepreneurs & Inventors Network Meetings




Lakeshore Technical College is offering a new series of free presentations for anyone interested in seeking ideas and inspiration to start or grow their own business. All of the meetings are held from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland Campus in the Cleveland Training Room and are sponsored by Lakeshore Technical College Center for Entrepreneurship, Progress Lakeshore, Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce, and Sheboygan Economic Development Corporation.

The first meeting will be held Monday, September 15, 2014 and the topic will be: “Final Act of Ownership” presented by Jerry Baltus, Owner of Baltus Group, franchise of AdviCoach, Author. Baltus will educate participants on how they can find a buyer who will nurture and continue the legacy they’ve begun. Baltus will also discuss the value building factors, how to find buyers, how to discover a successful sales process and all the emotions to expect as you enter into your final act of ownership. This meeting will also be beneficial for anyone thinking about buying a business as they will have the opportunity to learn about the process from a seller’s point of view.

The second meeting will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 with the topic being: “What’s New in Patent and Trademark Law” presented by Mandy Tran Garrels, of The Law Office Mandy Tran Garrels, LLC. Knowing how to identify promising ideas and patentable matter is critical for staying ahead and avoiding loss to competitors in this fast paced instant market. Participants will learn how to develop their IP portfolio side by side with the stages of growth in their company as well as find out how recent changes in U.S. law is affecting corporate approach to business innovation and protection.

Inventors, entrepreneurs, students, start-ups, business owners, and all interested area residents are encouraged to attend this new fall 2014 series.

For more information, contact Kristin Bell Abell, Director, LTC Center for Entrepreneurship, or 920-693-1658.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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