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American Marketing Association Hosts Sustainable Business Forum Wednesday at UW

October 7, 2013

The American Marketing Association (AMA) will host a public forum on sustainable business practices at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will begin with a panel discussion of representatives from WyoComp, ACRES Student Farm, and the Conservation and Efficiency Revolving Fund (CERF).

After the forum, Bob Gallagher from R360 Environmental Solutions, speaks at 11:30 a.m. Gallagher has more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He has received numerous awards and has served in several capacities on higher education boards.

WyoComp is a research and consulting team that is represented by leading scientists, engineers, universities, testing institutions, government and other related associations. The company is an industry leader in advanced formulation and process technologies, biomass research for energy, and other areas.

The UW ACRES Student Farm is a volunteer- and student-run vegetable farm that promotes local agriculture. It provides educational and research opportunities for Laramie and UW.

CERF invests in and benefits UW by reducing operating expenses, providing a living laboratory for students, improving the built environment, reducing exposure to energy price fluctuations, improving the sustainability perception of prospective students and alumni, and competing with peer institutions.

The AMA at UW is a student-led group that promotes marketing activities and networking among students, and builds career skills for future marketers.

For more information, contact Victoria Whealdon at (720) 425-7168 or email

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