Ralph J. Thomson, President of International Business Catalysts, Palo Alto, Calif., will speak at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum beginning at 11:45 a.m. at Waldon's Cove, 2230 N. University Parkway (Cottontree Plaza).

Members of the Forum in good standing will be able to treat a guest to a free lunch at the meeting. Members receive 12 lunches for the $125 membership fee, or each lunch costs $10.50 in comparison to the $15 lunch for non-Forum members.Most recently, Thomson served as Senior Vice President of Public Affiars for the American Electronics Association, a group representing 3700 electronics companies. He also directed the establishment of U.S. electronics industry relations with government and industry groups in Western Europe, Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, The Phillipines and India.

For more information about the Forum call Lonnie at 225-6248.

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