Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
BB&T Center Community Events
Fulbright Scholar Olga Shabalina was the keynote speaker for
the Community Business Forum and Discussion, fall of 2012.
The BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism is committed to providing on-going professional development opportunities for the community. Community events are held throughout the year to facilitate public discussions about capitalism’s role in society and its connection to a functioning and morally grounded free market system.
Prominent business leaders in the region lead conversations on various topics regarding the moral and economic foundations of capitalism, the need for ethical entrepreneurship, and the various relationships between government and businesses.
The community events are open to the general public, including local business leaders, policy-makers, civic leaders, business faculty at local colleges and universities, and graduate and undergraduate business students in the area. For information on upcoming events, contact Professor Sandra D. Sjoberg.
Fall 2013 • Community Business Forum Dinner and Discussion: "Technology and the Future of Business" with Michael Green, IBM Corporation, Vice President Strategic Services North America.
Spring 2013 • Community Business Forum Dinner and Discussion: "The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation with author Matt Dixon, Executive Director of Sales & Service Practice of CEB (formerly called the Corporate Executive Board).
Fall 2012 • Community Business Forum Dinner an Discussion: "The 10 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship," with Gary Lowenthal, Founder and Former CEO of Boyds Collection, LTD.
Fall 2012 • Community Business Forum Dinner and Discussion: "Life After Perestroika: Choice-Free Socialism or Free-Choice Capitalism with Fulbright Scholar, Olga Shabalina, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Fall 2011 • Symposium for Responsible Business: "Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World" with speaker Stuart Diamond, Professor of Practice, Wharton School of Business.
Fall 2011 • Free Enterprise Lecture: "The Business of Health Care: was held in Philadelphia with a prominent leader in free enterprise, Richard P. Miller, President and CEO of Virtual
Spring 2011 • Community Business Forum Dinner and Discussion: "Axioms for Business and Life" with speaker John Herman, Entrepreneur and Capitalist.
Fall 2010 • Community Business Forum Dinner and Discussion: "Back to the Future" with speaker Anivban Basu, Economist.
Fall 2010 • Symposium for Responsible Business: "Bubbles & Bailouts: Does our Government Encourage Responsible Banking?" with speakers Brantley Standridge and Robert Tuggle, both from BB&T.