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Inside Iowa State
Oct. 10, 1997

Roy Reiman to help launch lecture series on entrepreneurship

by Michelle Johnson

For many, a basement is a place to store junk. For entrepreneur Roy Reiman, Greendale, Wis., it was the birthplace of a company that now employs more than 500 people and publishes nine national magazines.

Reiman will give a talk on "The 21st Century Entrepreneur" Friday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Benton Auditorium, Scheman.

The presentation kicks off the Reiman Entrepreneurial Lecture Series, established through a gift last December from Reiman and wife Bobbi. The series will bring locally and nationally known entrepreneurs to campus to visit with students, faculty, staff and members of the community. The lecture series is sponsored by the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship.

During his visit to campus, Reiman also will discuss entrepreneurship and sales techniques with marketing students in the College of Business and meet with ISU officials and Pappajohn Center staff.

The Reimans are longtime supporters of Iowa State. In 1996, they endowed the Reiman Scholars in Entrepreneurship program, which provides students summer internships with start-up companies. A gift to ISU in 1993 launched construction of the Reiman Gardens.

Roy Reiman is a 1957 graduate of Iowa State in agricultural journalism. He was named publisher of the year in 1991 by Magazine Weekly and Wisconsin's Master Entrepreneur in 1992. His Reiman Publications Ltd. specializes in publications on the home, family, food, nostalgia and a country lifestyle.

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