Northwestern Entrepreneur Seminar Series to Spotlight Social Media

February 14, 2024

The annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Entrepreneur Seminar Series will spotlight northwest Oklahoma entrepreneurs utilizing social media March 7-8 on the Northwestern-Enid campus.

Northwestern students can enroll for a fee in this seminar titled “The Entrepreneur & Social Media” for three semester credit hours. Students also will be able to attend via Zoom or in room IE131 in Alva, room W145 in Woodward or at the University Center in Ponca City. Seminar sessions are free to the public, and community members are encouraged to come and go at their convenience.

The Entrepreneur Seminar Series is organized by Dr. Jerry Gustafson, professor of business, and Dr. Wayne McMillin, dean of the Northwestern-Enid campus, in collaboration with Heather Palmer, marketing consultant. Chris Tucker, social media expert and owner of, is this year’s keynote speaker.

“It takes great courage to be an entrepreneur,” Gustafson told the Enid News & Eagle. “You’re on your own and you’ll meet others in business who share experiences at the seminar.”

Speakers are scheduled to present in Room 218 on the Enid campus, located at 2929 East Randolph Avenue, beginning Thursday, March 7, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and finishing up on Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Seminar speakers and their schedules are as follows:

Thursday, March 7: Dr. Tony Woodlief, executive vice president for State Policy Network at 12:30 p.m.; David and Jennifer Lawrence, owners of Dense Mechanical, at 1:30 p.m.; Stella Jantzen, executive director of Park Avenue Thrift, at 2:30 p.m.; Brady Sidwell, financial broker for Sidwell Strategies, at 3:30 p.m.; and Debbie Maxey, Northwest Oklahoma Association of Realtors agent, at 4:30 p.m. Tucker will provide the keynote speech at 6 p.m. in the commons area in Enid.

Friday, March 8: Woodlief at 9 a.m.; Tucker at 10 a.m.; Aaron Fuksa, owner of Unique Addresses & Headlight Restoration, at 11 a.m.; Northwestern faculty panel at noon; Emma Frazier, owner of Emma Shining Jewels, at 1 p.m.; Palmer at 2 p.m.; and Gustafson at 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Gustafson at or (580) 213-3184. To learn more about the Northwestern Division of Business visit

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