Poorman to speak at inaugural Scholar-in-Residence Lecture


LOCK HAVEN — Stephen Poorman, principal of Poorman and Group (poormangroup.com), will speak at the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Parsons Union Building, Multi-Purpose Room, Lock Haven University.

Poorman will share insights gained from experiences as a CEO and chairman of the board of several major companies, certified management consultant and author.

From his beginnings as the founder of the ninth largest chain of music stores in the United States to forming multi-million dollar real estate syndicates in Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida, Poorman will address such issues as starting, operating and rejuvenating a business. He will focus on the reality of being a business owner and draw on his background in owning and operating golf courses, restaurants, surgery centers, real estate agencies and other business investments.

Poorman will talk about entrepreneurial education and how it helps graduates face the realities of entering the business world. He will discuss the dangers to avoid when launching a business and offer ideas on non-traditional ways to finance a business and resolve business problems. Some of this information comes from his upcoming book, “Navigating the Business Swamp,” and gives crucial advice to both new and seasoned entrepreneurs.

“We are excited to have Stephen Poorman as our inaugural speaker for the Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Series at Lock Haven University. Poorman brings a wealth of business experience to share with our students and the local business community regarding creating and financing new business ventures. Such information will be invaluable to our students and anyone in the surrounding community who is contemplating starting a new business venture,” said Dr. Stephen Neun, dean of the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems and Human Services.

The Scholar-in-Residence program was funded in 2016 by Steve and Pamela Poorman and will provide for featured business speakers in the Stephen Poorman College in future years.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call 570-484-2011.