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Busing available to see NPR’s Chris Farrell at MTU

April 3, 2019

On Monday night Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program, will be presenting in Fisher 135 on the campus of Michigan Technological University. Finlandia University students are invited, and are welcome to take advantage of free transportation to and from Finlandia Hall.

The bus will leave from Finlandia Hall at 6 p.m. To reserve your place on the bus, contact Gini Brewer at gini.brewer@finlandia.eduSeats are limited so sign up today!

More on the presentation from mtu.edu:

Farrell’s presentation, “Old Techniques and New Technologies: The Rise of the Creative Economy,” will focus on one of the most exciting economic trends of our era—the rise of an artisan, craft, and creative business economy. Craft businesses like brew pubs and handcrafted snow bikes aren’t quaint artifacts from another era. They’ve grown and expanded and moved from the economy’s tributaries into the mainstream. Equipped with advanced technologies, entrepreneurial artisans can sell into local, national, and global markets.

An award-winning journalist, Farrell is a columnist for Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, the New York Times, Kiplinger’s, and other publications. He is also economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of the series, “Conversations on the Creative Economy.” His most recent book is “Purpose and a Paycheck” (HarperCollins Leadership).

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