Entrepreneurship Forum RSVP

Professional photo of LaforestThe owner of an athletic training facility focused on baseball and softball will be the next speaker in the Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business.

Pete Laforest will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made below or by calling (269) 387-6059. Free parking is available in Schneider Hall Lot 72R.

Pete Laforest

B45 Academy is an athletic training organization focused on baseball and softball. The company works to equip young athletes with the tools and knowledge to take their game to the next level and does this through establishing an environment that prioritizes respect, hard work, strong character and leadership. B45 Academy offers private lessons, team practice consultations, camps and clinics, and more.

B45 Academy owner Pete Laforest has 21 years of professional baseball experience. In high school, he played baseball with the Academy of Baseball Canada in Montreal.

At age 17, he represented Canada on the 18 and under Junior National Team and was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1995. He made his major league debut in 2003 as a catcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and has also played for the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies. He represented Canada in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens and in the first World Baseball Classic in 2006.

About the Entrepreneurship Forum

Entrepreneurship Forum is a monthly series sponsored by BlueOx Credit Union and hosted by Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. The forum brings stories of entrepreneurs and startup success to the greater Kalamazoo community.

For more information or to suggest an entrepreneur who should be considered for the series, please email Alyssa Benson.

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