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Owens President to Address Toledo-area Business Leaders at TASBA Fall Luncheon

Your Success Starts Here Owens Community College President Dr. Christa Adams will address Toledo-area business leaders as the keynote speaker at the Toledo Area Small Business Association (TASBA) Fall Luncheon Series on Thursday, September 27 at the Owens Audio/Visual Classroom Center.

Her topic, "Success: Whose Business is it Anyway?" will discuss the role of the community college in the business community and Owens Community College's value as the premiere educational partner for business in Northwest Ohio. The luncheon is from 12-1:30 p.m.

Established in 1941 as the voice for small businesses, TASBA consists of more than 4,000 organizational members from the Toledo area. Its mission is to enhance and promote a favorable business climate for small businesses with 150 or fewer employees in Northwest Ohio. TASBA merged with the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce in 1984.

Prior to assuming her position at Owens as the fourth president in the 37-year history of the College, Adams served as president of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan for more than five years. Under her leadership, St. Clair overturned a decade-long enrollment decline, created the University Center that offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees, expanded distance learning opportunities and launched numerous workforce development initiatives.

Before coming to St. Clair in 1996, she was the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado from 1992-1996. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Northern Colorado and a doctoral degree in community college administration/vocational education from Colorado State University.

To make reservations for TASBA's Fall Luncheon event, call Christine Bailey at the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce at (567) 243-8191 or by e-mail: christine.bailey@toledochamber.com.



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