New University of Arizona Conference Focuses on Retail Entrepreneurship
Each spring, the University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing holds its annual Global Retailing Conference, where top-level executives hear about the latest retail trends from industry luminaries like Vera Wang and Tommy Hilfiger. Lundgren Center director Scott Hessell wanted something different, focused on retail entrepreneurship — and more conducive to shorts and flip-flops than pinstripes and pantsuits. So on Sept. 15, the center will host its first Ideas to Doors conference, featuring a panel of retail entrepreneurs including Tucson-based Bottle Breacher.
The Arizona Daily Star was able to speak to Hessell first hand about what this conference represents: the reality of bringing ideas to doors and building a business. Bottle Breacher, the only Arizona-based business on the conference panel, was able to share their story and the lessons they learned along the way with the Arizona Daily Star, shedding light on how they fit into the conference. CEO, Eli Crane, also voiced some of our company values and how that affects our business plan for the future.
To find out more about the Ideas to Doors conference and Bottle Breacher's journey to get there, view the article online.