Daymond John to share insight on goal setting

The multi-billion dollar CEO and founder of FUBU fashion and the television personality on ABC’s entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, Daymond John, will be speaking at the Finch Fieldhouse at 7 p.m Wednesday.

‘Daymond John: Get into the Goal-Setting Mindset’ will feature John sharing his expertise on setting goals to become successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. He holds several prestigious awards including:  Brandweek Marketer of the Year, the Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, Crain's Business of New York Forty Under Forty Award and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

   The event is free to the public. The Finch Fieldhouse holds 2,300 seat capacity and will go by first come, first serve basis.

   Indian River junior Kelsey Ginop is an entrepreneur major who watches the critically-acclaimed Shark Tank for inspiration and to better understand the world of business.

“I want to get more of an insight in what it takes to run a business and what made him get into business,” she said.

The event is sponsored by Central Michigan University Speaker Series, College of Business Administration and Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship.

The Speaker Series Committee compiled a list of potential speakers and John was on the top of the list, said assistant director of university events, Keith Voeks.  The committee voted on John and soon a contract was written up.

“I'm looking forward to see what he has to say about how he came from nothing to be a millionaire,” Grand Rapids senior Zackery Lopez said.  “I have watched shark tank since day one and  it's a great show investors trying to help people that wanna be millionaire them set and just need some help.”

 The event has even captured the attention of the older residents of Mount Pleasant. Alumni Michael Barrett plans on attending the event to get advice on how to utilize his skills as an entrepreneur and hopefully end up on the show himself one day.

"I hope to learn more about his story and to utilize the stories and information that he'll be providing going forward," Barrett said. "The opportunity that they provide to those that have a product, a dream, a passion, a goal. The show is very motivating and inspiring."