Minot State’s Severson Entrepreneurship Academy starting a book club

MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State University Severson Entrepreneurship Academy is inviting all faculty, staff, and students to the Entrepreneurship Book Club.

The Entrepreneurship Book Club was established to encourage reading about various entrepreneurship topics and individual entrepreneurs. Club participants will read selected books on their own and join together to discuss topics from the book.

The Entrepreneurship Book Club has selected “Insurance Wars,” by Minot State alumni Chuck Tompkins. Tompkins is the founder of Western Agency Insurance. In the book, he details how he grew Western Agency from “nothing to a grade-one agency that insures over 1,000 farms and ranches in the upper Midwest. The book is essentially an entrepreneur’s handbook on how to bootstrap a business.”

The club will hold its first meeting on March 28 from 12:15-2 p.m. in Old Main Room 402.

Tompkins has donated books to the Entrepreneurship Book Club. Individuals interested in reading the book can attend the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy’s meeting on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. in Old Main Room 316 to get a free copy while supplies last. During the February meeting, the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy will welcome guest speakers from Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks.

During the first book club meeting, Tompkins will be present to discuss the book and his entrepreneurial experiences.

For more information, contact TRACEY MAYS or JAYLON FLOWERS.

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Published: 02/20/19   

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