Meritrust presents The Spring 2016 Entrepreneurship Forum Series

All forums are free and open to the public. Parking for the event is located in the United Methodist Church parking lot on the northwest corner of 21st and Yale.


Bridging the Gaps Tru Pettigrew

Actionable insights and strategies to
create-generational collaborative efforts

Thursday, April 21

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

in the Devlin Hall Auditorium 

If you are looking to recruit, retain or develop millennial talent, you need to learn how to bridge the gaps - generation gaps, culture gaps and the biggest gap of all... the expectation gap! In order to compete and thrive in this new era, organizations, as well as millennials themselves, will not only need to have a clear understanding of what those expectations are, but how they apply across various industries and leadership styles.

TRU PETTIGREW is an author, award winning marketing executive , inspirational speaker, career and life coach, and successful entrepreneur. Tru's expertisealso includes co-founding customer insights and marketing agencies and business Y-Access, Alloy Access, and Octagon Access.

He is currently the founder and CEO of Tru Access, which is a leading millenials insights and empowerment organization and author of the recently released book Millenials Revealed. He also serves as the Chief Strategic Officer for HERO, one of the country's top millennial marketing agencies. Tru Pettigrew has been featured in such prominent publications as The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe and Fortune Magazine for his insights and marketing expertise and is a regular speaker at industry conferences across the country.


The slideshow below features pictures from Spring 2014 forums.

The Entrepreneurship Forum Series, presented by Meritrust Credit Union and the Center for Entrepreneurship, is a free series dedicated to providing community members and students insights into entrepreneurship through presentations by and panels of local and national entrepreneurs. Previous speakers include Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr., from Helzberg Diamonds and the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program; Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops; George Laham, president of Laham Development; and Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop.