A “master class” for small businesses will be held July 27 in Minneapolis that will feature successful entrepreneurs and finance and strategy experts, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and MetLife.

The half-day program will feature tools, best practices and networking through the “Small Biz Solutions Marketplace.”

The speakers will include:

• Amanda Brinkman, chief brand and communications officer at Deluxe Corp., which has evolved from a check printer to a provider of small-business services, including financial documents.

• Alyza Bohbot, CEO of Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee, who several years ago took over her family’s Duluth-based Turkish coffee roaster after leaving another business in 2014, and has turned it into a multi-market growth company that serves groceries, co-ops, coffee shops and restaurants.

Bohbot, who once worked in marketing for Boston Beer Co., has been recognized by the Women’s Business Development Center and others.

• Erik Daniels, senior vice president of business banking specialty finance for U.S. Bank.

Minneapolis is one of several towns hosting the event. Register at: www.smallbusinessseries.com.



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