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Jim Masterson presenting at DMACC iWeek March 3rd

Jim Masterson, LightEdge CEO, will be participating in the CEO/Executive round table at DMACC’s iWeek event on Thursday, March 3rd.  Jim is a dynamic speaker and has a wealth of experience in driving the sales and marketing in a business, raising capital, preparing a company for a change in ownership and instilling passion in the corporate culture.  Please take time to visit iWeek CEO Round Table 1:00 to 3:00 on March 3rd at the DMACC West Campus –
About iWeek:
This year’s theme “Ideas in Action” will feature more than 130 people who have successfully applied new ideas and added value to our community and culture. Throughout iWeek 2011, students and the general public will be exposed to a large number of interactive workshops, seminars and activities focused on innovation and the value it adds to our lives.
As our world continues to rapidly evolve, we must plan and prepare for this change. iWeek 2011 is designed to showcase Central Iowa’s best entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (those who function like entrepreneurs within larger organizations). They will share their stories and knowledge to prepare students and business owners alike for the shifting economy that lies ahead. Speakers will focus on the following topics:


  • Leadership
  • Franchising
  • Technology & Critical Thinking
  • Human Resources
  • Multi-Generational Issues
  • Psychological & Sociological Issues


  • Sales
  • Product Development
  • Networking & Social Media
  • Creativity


  • Accounting
  • Debt & Equity Relationships
  • Bootstrapping
  • Raising Capital


  • Logistics & Planning
  • Lean/Green Manufacturing
  • Importing & Exporting
  • Leveraging Human Capital

iWeek 2011 will culminate on Thursday, March 3, 2011 with a CEO Round-Robin event beginning at 1 p.m. and a CEO Panel Presentation beginning at 3:30 p.m. The CEO Panel Presentation will include:

  • Dennis Albaugh, a DMACC graduate and one of the most successful self-made people in the United States
  • Lloyd Hill, co-founder of American Equity, one of the largest underwriters of annuities in the country
  • Connie Wimer, founder of the Des Moines Business Record and DSM Magazine
  • Fred Buie, CEO of Keystone Electrical Manufacturing and a leader and innovator in the field of human services
  • Sarah Grant, CEO/Founder of Sticks and Renowned Artist

The panel discussion will be followed by a Regional Business After Hours event which will feature
networking, food and beverages.
The general public is invited to the entire week’s events.


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