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The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE) 2013-2014 Speaker Series will continue on Thursday, Dec. 5 with keynote speaker Dr. Richard Lohr, D.C. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in Leighty-Tabor Science Center, Room 208, on Millikin University's campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Richard Lohr is a chiropractic physician at EliteCare Center, LLC, in Decatur, Ill. Dr. Lohr completed his undergraduate work in his home state of Michigan at St. Clair College where he was offered a basketball scholarship. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College in St. Louis, Mo., in December 1986.

Dr. Lohr practiced in Bloomington, Ill., for many years and was voted "Best Guest Lecturer of the Year" at Illinois Wesleyan University. He was also an honorarium lecturer at the Illinois Wesleyan School of Nursing for many years.

Dr. Lohr has owned a small business/practice for 27 years and has started each from ground zero several times. He will share how he built a successful business without financing. He will also be sharing tips and advice on advertising and marketing strategies. The title of his presentation is "Challenges and Opportunities of Business Ownership."

The Millikin ISE Speaker Series focuses on science entrepreneurship and how an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship can fuel economic growth and social well-being. Throughout the academic year, executives from science ventures will be discussing particular aspects of their business and broader topics of interest.

Formed by Dr. David Horn, associate professor of biology, Dr. George Bennett, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Casey Watson, associate professor of physics & astronomy, the ISE serves as a bridge between external clients and faculty and students of Millikin to invent products and provide other high quality services to science companies.

The ISE was originally funded by a Millikin University Performance Learning Enhancement Grant in December 2012. Since that time, the institute received $2,000 in funding from the Coleman Foundation and $5,000 from an anonymous donor to develop the 2013-2014 speaker series.

For more information on the speaker series or the Millikin Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, contact Dr. David Horn at 217.424.6392, via e-mail at dhorn@millikin.edu or visit www.millikin.edu/InstituteForScienceEntrepreneurship.
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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