March 27, 2012

Business Symposium Shines Spotlight on Employees, Election & the Oprah Empire — Andre, Morris & Buttery Hosts April 4 Event

San Luis Obispo — A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the business executive who directed the Oprah Winfrey empire and a leading expert in employment law will anchor The Central Coast Business Symposium® on Apr. 4, 2012. The 4th annual event is hosted by Andre, Morris & Buttery and scheduled for 3-7 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.

Clark Hoyt, former public editor for the New York Times and current editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for his work reporting on presidential politics. Hoyt’s presentation at the symposium will focus on how economic issues will shape the 2012 presidential election.

Tim Bennett was the president of Harpo Productions, Oprah Winfrey’s family of businesses, for 16 years prior to his retirement in 2010. Bennett helped build Harpo into a multifaceted company whose holdings grew from the Oprah Winfrey show to add syndicated programming including Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray and the Nate Berkus shows along with a magazine, film production company, cable network and international philanthropy. Bennett will share lessons he learned during his years at Harpo.

Kathy Eppright is the managing principal for Central Coast law firm and event host Andre, Morris & Buttery. She is a recognized expert in employment law issues and helps guide dozens of local firms through HR issues. Eppright will draw on real-life examples to offer counsel on how companies can avoid litigation over personnel matters. Andre, Morris & Buttery created The Central Coast Business Symposium® in 2009 in conjunction with the firm’s 60th anniversary. The event was designed to give business leaders a means of sharing information and collaborating on ways to boost the region’s economy and individual businesses, and was so successful it has become an annual program.

The 2012 event will be produced with the support of co-sponsors Thoma Electric Company, Barnett Cox & Associates, Glenn Burdette, Coastal Reprographic Services, the Pacific Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and Morris & Garritano Insurance. Tickets not claimed by guests of sponsors will be released to the general public on March 26, 2012. For information on requesting tickets, contact Andre, Morris & Buttery at (805) 543-4171. Advance reservations are required.

Registration for the event can be found here.

 Press Release

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