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Entrepreneurs’ Club to host Robertson family

Monday, October 27, 2008JOHNSON CITY—The East Tennessee State University student Entrepreneurs’ Club will host Lee, Gary and Leanna Robertson of Valley Equipment Co. as its speakers on Monday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in 202A Sam Wilson Hall at ETSU.

Lee and Gary Robertson are two of the owners of Valley Equipment Co., and Leanna is the third generation of the family to work at the business. They will offer tips and discuss the challenges presented by a small business.

Located in Jonesborough, the 55-year-old company sells industrial machinery and re-manufactures used equipment in domestic and international markets.

Leanna is Lee’s daughter and serves as marketing director for the family business. She earned a master’s degree in technology at ETSU in 2000 and was a graduate assistant for Dr. Andy Czuchry, who holds the AFG Chair of Excellence in Business and Technology at the university.

The program is free, and the public is invited. More detailed directions to Sam Wilson Hall can be found by visiting

For additional information, or to arrange special assistance for those with disabilities, contact Mitzi Brookshear at or (423) 439-7444.


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