Joe Theisman, NFL MVP and former Washington Redskin, will be the featured speaker at the Governors Small Business Forum.  The event is coming to Wichita Falls on Thursday, October 8.  The event is presented by The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, together with the Texas Governor's Office, Workforce Solutions North Texas and the Small Business Development Center at Midwestern State University.

Not only did Theismann enjoy a successful career with the Redskins, going to Super Bowl XVII and XVIII, he is also a 2003 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, a past commentator for ESPN and NFL Networks and an entrepreneur.  Theismann’s career was cut short in 1985 by a horrific compound leg fracture during a game against the New York Giants.  Theismann has gone on to have successful careers in broadcasting, the restaurant business and football.  He was a part owner of the former UFL Tusker’s.

According to a Chamber of Commerce press release, communications expert Bill Graham will teach real life applications on how to better communicate as leaders and managers, both with customers and employees. Graham helps individuals and groups take their complicated stories, streamline them, and then powerfully deliver them for maximum results.

The Small Business Development Center will present the annual awards to this year's small business winners. Vanda Culler, Director of America's SBDC at Midwestern State University says, "We are excited to honor small business owners in Wichita Falls. These awards will showcase excellence in our business community. Small business owners are vital to our local economy and we are proud to recognize them as part of this event."

For more information or to register for this event, call Lindsay Barker at 940-723-7241. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.

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