A retail jewelry merchant and a medical day spa entrepreneur will be among the speakers for Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas' 2009 breakfast seminars.
The YEK Business Breakfast Series kicks off Oct. 8 with Kyle and Lirel Holt, co-founders of U Inc., an online training firm. Lirel Holt also founded Carstar, a national auto body repair chain.
The series will continue with presentations by Amanda Gorecki, founder of Wichita-based Healing Waters Med Spa, on Oct. 22; and Barnett Helzberg Jr. of Helzberg Diamonds on Nov. 5.
Kylie Stupka, YEK executive director, said the breakfast series was started in 2003 and is held every other year.
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It serves as a "pretty major" fundraiser for the organization that provides entrepreneurial education to high school students across Kansas, Stupka said.
Each breakfast program typically draws 200 people, a mix of YEK students and business people, she said.
"It's kind of a unique event in that it speaks to two different audiences," Stupka said.
Each of this year's events begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Tickets are $75.
The series' two biggest sponsors are accounting and consulting firm BKD and Wilson Building Maintenance.
For more information, see www.yeks.org and click on "events."