Local businessman speaking at Bloomington entrepreneurship luncheon

BLOOMINGTON — Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is hosting its eighth annual Cook Institute for Entrepreneurship luncheon Oct. 18 featuring a speech by Columbus entrepreneur Tony Moravec.

The luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be hosted by the Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship and held at Ivy Tech Community College, Shreve Hall, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington.

Moravec is president and chief executive officer of Blairex Laboratories Inc., founded in 1976, and co-founder of Applied Laboratories Inc., founded in 1984, both in Columbus. He owns Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor in Columbus, and is a principal in the Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington.

Individual tickets for the Cook Institute are $75 each and a table of eight is $600. Proceeds from the event support programs and scholarships at the Cook Center.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit ivytech.edu/cookinstitute.