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The Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance is a one-stop shop for early-stage and start-up companies in Stark County, OH. The alliance provides assistance in all aspects of creating and growing a business including business consulting, recruiting management, financing, real estate, product innovation, mentoring and coaching, legal and accounting, and more.

What makes us different from other programs is that we have the resources to assist more complex start-ups involving technology, capital investments and national or global sales opportunities.

We welcome you to browse our Website, get acquainted with our partners, check out our calendar of events and spend some time getting to know our services and what we’re all about. Then call us at 330-453-5900 or use our convenient application form to connect with us for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.

Creating A Start-Up With A Corporate Culture In Mind

Barbara J. Stankowski, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Owner, President & CEO, AMTIS Inc.

October 6, 2015
Location: Kent State University at Stark, Conference Center
6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Barbara J. Stankowski retired from the U.S. Navy after a distinguished 28-year career. She then worked for several woman-owned, small businesses as a training and education consultant and facilitator, supporting government and industry clients. In 2007, she became owner, president and CEO of AMTIS Inc., a company that provides services to federal and state agencies.

AMTIS was selected as one of the top 50 performing small companies in Florida for 2012; awarded CEO Nexus Cup in collaboration with Rollins Center for Advanced Entrepreneur-ship, Florida High Tech Corridor and Grow Florida in 2013; awarded 2014 Business Owner of the Year by Orlando Business Journal; and recognized in 2012 and 2013 by Inc. 500/5000 as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies.

Barbara was an adjunct professor for the University of Virginia's Center for Executive Development and is a Ken Blanchard certified Situational Leadership II and Frontline Leadership facilitator. She facilitates senior executive development and leadership workshops for the Department of the Navy and Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as strategic planning and change management sessions for a variety of federal, state and industry clients.

She holds a master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, where served as a senior fellow in 1998-99, and an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University. She is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and was inducted as a Penn State Alumni Fellow in 1996, and a Penn State, Monte Alto Campus Distinguished Alumni in 2013.

This event is co-sponsored by the Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance and the Small Business Development Center, Kent State University at Stark.

The cost is $11.99, includes breakfast. Limited to 75 registrants. Registration information is available at or call 330-244-3290.