Trebar to speak at Annual Statewide Conference of Small Business Development Centers of Ohio
Robert Trebar, dean of management studies at Lake Erie College, will be among the featured speakers at the Annual Statewide Conference of Small Business Development Centers of Ohio on Nov. 7-8 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin, Ohio.
The focus of the conference is on how new and small businesses can benefit from leading-edge research and strategies in the areas of finance, economic trends, innovation, marketing and leadership. The conference agenda includes speakers from across the nation drawn from academia, business and government. Governor Ted Strickland will give the opening address at the conference.
A recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Marketing and Sales Award (DMSA) provided by the Sales & Marketing Executives of Cleveland group, Trebar’s presentation is entitled, "Understanding Marketing Basics for Emerging Businesses."
The DMSA is the profession’s premier honor to acknowledge excellence and provide community recognition for outstanding sales and marketing achievements. Only the second educator in the award’s 46-year history to receive this honor, Trebar recently created a proposal that secured a $1.3 million grant from the Burton D. Morgan and Ewing Kauffman Foundations to establish a Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Lake Erie College. Furthermore, the graduate business administration program has reached an all-time high in enrollment under Trebar’s leadership.
In addition to his MBA responsibilities, Trebar oversees the undergraduate programs in marketing, management, accounting, sports management and legal studies. An instructor of marketing, he serves on the Academic Standards, Strategic Steering and Finance and Assets Committees at the College.