Entrepreneurship: Dan McAuliffe on 5/18

May  3, 2010

Dan McAuliffe, founder and owner of United Recycling and Clearview Nursery & Stone, will be the featured speaker at Lake Washington Technical College's Entrepreneurship Speaker Series event.

This is the fifth installment of the series, which focuses on owning and running your own business, and will take place on May 18, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in Room W401 at LWTC's Kirkland campus. It features a presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Mr. McAuliffe opened United Recycling in 1995 after years working in gravel pits owned by his father, Jim. Located in Snohomish, the full service company has 40 employees and handles demolition debris, clean scrap wood and brush, mixed paper, yard waste, aluminum, glass, and non-ferrous metal.

Nearby is Clearview Nursery & Stone, which he opened in 2004. It ranks as one of the largest suppliers of natural stone in Snohomish County. Their family-friendly yard contains foundations, a kids sand pitch, and a collection of locally recognized antiques, including the Ivor's Clam, Leilani Lane's exterior marquee, and lampposts from the Port of Everett.

A graduate of Bothell High School, Dan prides himself on being a hands-on owner and providing first class customer service.

The Entrepreneurship Series has previously featured Lisa Dupar, owner of Lisa Dupar Catering, Todd Thompson, CEO of Eastside Harley, Colette Courtion, founder and CEO of Calidora Skin Clinics, & Donna Phung, founder and owner of Lotus Salon & Spa, and Jens Molbak, founder of Coinstar, Inc. and owner of Molbak's Garden + Home.

For more information about this free event, please call LWTC's Continuing Education Department at 425-739-8112 or e-mail ce@lwtc.edu.