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Gartner Studios CEO is Executive-in-Residence Speaker

APRIL 9, 2007--Greg Gartner, president and C.E.O. of Gartner Studios, Inc., a leading producer of specialty desktop and traditional stationery products with headquarters in Stillwater, Minn., will speak on "Failure Was Not An Option" at the College of Business and Economics Executive-in-Residence Program on Wednesday, April 18 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

The presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center and is free and open to the public.

Gartner founded Gartner Studios, Inc. in 1998 and grew the business from $0 to $35 million in the first six years. He started the business in a spare room of his home and his first product was a line of self-print Christmas cards.

Today, the company offers more than 8,000 products that are sold in 15,000 retail outlets including Target, Office Depot, Staples, Michael's and Wal-Mart.

In 2004, Gartner Studios was selected by Inc. magazine as one of the top 500 fastest growing private companies in America.

For more information contact the UWRF College of Business and Economics at 715-425-3335.



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