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Owner of Red Ants Pants to speak at ninth annual Entrepreneur Day set for Nov. 1

October 5, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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Sarah Calhoun, owner of Red Ants Pants based in White Sulphur Springs, will deliver a keynote address at the ninth annual Montana State University College of Business Entrepreneur Day, set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the SUB ballrooms on the MSU campus.

Calhoun's presentation, "Red Ants Pants, More than a Pair of Pants," will be held from 1:15-2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow.

Calhoun is expected to discuss how her experiences with pants led to a business idea and a company located in a rural, agriculturally based town in Montana. She will also discuss how to start and run a business, as well as Red Ants Pants' unique marketing efforts and how the company has expanded to include a non-profit branch that supports women's leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities.

Calhoun grew up on a farm in Connecticut and received a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. She founded Red Ants Pants in 2006; the company's products are now sold nationally and internationally via the Internet.

In addition to Calhoun's presentation, Entrepreneur Day includes a morning group workshop, which will be led by MSU College of Business faculty and students. The session is designed for high school and transfer students who are interested in business and the entrepreneurship program at MSU.

The MSU College of Business hosts Entrepreneur Day as part of its commitment to enhancing entrepreneurial spirit and education and improving the economic development of the state.

Reservations are requested. For more information or to RSVP, contact Audrey Lee at 406-994-7026 or audrey.lee@montana.edu.

Contact: Audrey Lee, (406) 994-7026 or audrey.lee@montana.edu