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August 21, 2019 - Kris Jones, an entrepreneur with a 20-year track record of successful ventures, will discuss “Redefining Northeastern Pennsylvania through Social Entrepreneurship: An Entrepreneur’s Vision,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, in the Burke Auditorium of the McGowan School of Business at King’s College.  Sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s, the lecture will serve as the College’s annual Labor Day Lecture.

Jones, whose experience includes locally based business including Pepperjam, ReferLocal, Special Guest App,, and KBJ Capital, will discuss the importance of providing "examples of what is possible, mentoring younger people to see and support the realization of their potential, and otherwise using leadership to stimulate economic development and community spirit in NEPA.

“My goal over the last 20 years has been to leverage entrepreneurship (and community involvement) to help redefine how NEPA thinks about itself. While I was leading Pepperjam, which kicked off the idea that NEPA might be a place for innovative businesses to grow and flourish, and later several other enterprises including the Accelerator, I was focused on how what I do has a positive impact on my community and opens up opportunities for others.”

Jones received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State University, a master of science in experimental psychology from Villanova University, and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School.

The William G. McGowan School of Business is located on the corner of North River and W. Union streets. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5689.