Online STEM Cafe: Surviving and Thriving: How Businesses Are Innovating for Today and Tomorrow

How are businesses meeting the challenges of the current economy? How are consumers interacting with businesses, and what permanent changes should we expect? Learn about the creative ways in which businesses large and small, rural and urban, are responding to current challenges and innovating for the future.


Mya Pronschinske Groza, Ph.D., NIU Associate Professor of Marketing

Carl Campbell, Ph.D., Chair of NIU Department of Economics

Norm Walzer, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar, NIU Center for Governmental Studies

Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D., President of MxD in Chicago

To register, go to A link to the event will be provided in your confirmation email. Click the link to join the meeting by 5:50 p.m. The online room will open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours. On a computer, the Chrome browser works best, and you will be asked to download the Adobe Connect app. For tablets and mobile phones, go to your app store and download the Adobe Connect mobile app before attending. You will be able to listen to the speakers and will have a chance to type in your questions. For more information, contact Judith Dymond, Ed.D., at 815-753-4751 or email

Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops, Community Events

Target Audience

Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public




Center for Governmental Studies, Center for P-20 Engagement, Economics, Marketing, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
Contact Name

Judith Dymond

Contact Email or Phone or 815-753-4751

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