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Food Entrepreneurship Roundtable

Colleen Weber, local Restaurateur and Entrepreneur, will facilitate a roundtable discussion focusing on food entrepreneurship geared towards aspiring business owners in the food and restaurant business. The cost is $15 and lunch will be provided for those who pre-register at

Presented by The Western Dairyland Business Center and Women’s Business Center, the purpose of each industry roundtable discussion is to gather entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners in the same field to share their experiences and best practices, network, and find new and innovative ways to collaborate. Topics will include:

• License requirements
• Permits
• Basic outline of steps to take when deciding to start your own business

Colleen Weber is a local entrepreneur with a love of food, gardening, reading, water and people. Strategic problem solving, learning and analyzing numbers coupled with a strong work ethic and the desire to help others has led her to a small consulting business as she bridges the gap between empty nesting and the next business adventure. Colleen owned and started two restaurants, remodeled a few houses, raised three children and has successfully bought and sold several businesses. In addition to entrepreneurial pursuits, Colleen has been very active in community efforts by serving on the Altoona City Council, co-founding Altoona Outdoors to support bike trails and active lifestyles, has served on numerous boards and committees, including serving as Chair of the Board for Visit Eau Claire. Currently she sits on the advisory committee for 100 Women Who Care Eau Claire and is active with the Women's Business Center.