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Entrepreneurial woman of the year to speak

The Center for Business and Entrepreneurship at Black Hills State University will host speaker Terri Bowersock, 1998 recipient of the Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award from Entrepreneur Magazine.

Bowersock will present “Success/Persistence /Learning/Adversity” Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.

The speaker is founder and chairwoman of Terri's Consign & Design Furnishings, Inc., a multi-million-dollar chain of stores stretching from coast to coast.

Overcoming the challenges of a third-grade reading level due to dyslexia, she started the company in 1979 with only $2,000 and built it into a $26 million fortune. She recently has developed four more highly successful businesses, including a thriving franchise operation.

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She is the recipient of 16 awards in recognition of her achievements in her business and personal life. She received triple honors from Inc. Magazine, with the Marketing Masters Award in 1998, Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year in 1994, and Retail Entrepreneur of the Year in 1992.

Bowersock is in the final stages of launching her latest venture, a book titled Success, Can It Be Yours? She has already authored and published a workbook used in teaching dyslexics to read and spell titled The Spelling Map. In addition, she has appeared on CNN and several shows including “Oprah.”

The presentation is free to the public. For more information, please call the Center for Business and Entrepreneurship at 642-6091.