That's the ticket
ShowClix Co-Founder and President Lynsie Camuso takes on TicketMaster
Competing against big companies is intimidating, even for the most experienced entrepreneurs. But bigger isn't always better, says entrepreneur and business owner Lynsie Camuso.
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University(CWE) will host Ms. Camuso, Co-Founder and President of ShowClix, as part of the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series on Friday, May 13, 2011, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Ms. Camuso presentation, "Taking on Ticketmaster: Achieving Success Against an Industry Giant" will focus on how she and her business partner used niche marketing, a focus on innovation, a passion for exceptional customer service and a dedication to building a passionate team of entrepreneurs. Ms. Camuso has helped to grow ShowClix from a company that generated $500,000 in ticket sales in 2008 to over $30 million in tickets sales in 2010, in an industry that has been dominated by one company for over 25 years.
The $25 admission fee includes a continental breakfast and networking session which precede the presentation. Registration and information is available at www.chatham.edu/cwe or by calling 412-365-1253.
About Lynsie Camuso
Lynsie Camuso is the Co-Founder and President of ShowClix, a full-service event ticketing company that provides venues, promoters and event organizers with innovative solutions to manage every aspect of their ticketing operations, including online and telephone ticket sales, box office management, admissions control, product bundling and event promotion. The company currently works with over 1,700 live music venues, performing arts groups, museums, festivals, nightclubs, artist management companies, non-profit organizations and colleges and universities around the world.
Prior to founding ShowClix in 2007, Lynsie spent the majority of her career in the entertainment and music industries, working in the music department at The Rosie O'Donnell Show, in the Pittsburgh Pirates front office, and as a publicist at The Mitch Schneider Organization, where she worked on press campaigns for artists such as David Bowie, Tom Petty, matchbox 20 and Alanis Morissette.
Lynsie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Duquesne University and currently serves on the Advisory Boards for Innovation Works' AlphaLab program and AllFacilities Energy Group.
The mission of the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is to educate, create economic opportunities, and foster entrepreneurial thinking for women entrepreneurs, women in business, and students. The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs in both new development and growth stages of their businesses to start, develop and significantly grow their companies by utilizing Chatham resources, programs, faculty expertise, and student assistance. CWE also provides programming targeted to local and regional women in business. This programming is designed to teach women in business how to think and act entrepreneurially by focusing on innovation and creativity within the context of an existing organizational environment. And finally, CWE offers specific programs for both undergraduate and graduate students which help them learn the skills needed to become either successful entrepreneurs or successful women in business. For more information about programs offered by CWE call 412-365-1253 or visit www.chatham.edu/cwe
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