Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs

An Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind
Together for a Bright Future


Conventions 2007

Thanks to IVIE Program Chair, Carla Hayes, IVIE has an excellent convention planned during the upcoming ACB convention. IVIE will hold its Breakfast, Business Meeting and Elections on Monday, July 2, 2007, from 7:00 to 8:30 A.M. Breakfast will include: scrambled eggs, bacon, home fried potatoes, blueberry muffins, orange juice, coffee, decaf and tea. The breakfast ticket Price will be pre-registration: $24.00 and on-site: $26.00.

On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007, IVIE has invited RSVA and other interested ACB members to attend the IVIE Program from 1:30 P.M. to 4 P.M. This will include a segment on business building techniques and communication, followed by an Entrepreneur round table discussion.

IVIE also invites any ACB members to visit the IVIE Business Expo and check out the products and services of IVIE members and other business owners from 4:30 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. Any interested ACB member can purchase booth space at the Business Expo and sell any products or services. For IVIE members, each booth costs $10.00 and for nonmembers, the booth price is $25.00. Please send your check for membership or booth expense to Sila Miller. Membership in IVIE is only $15 per year (due on July 1st) and includes a free listing on our www.ivie-acb.org website, quarterly copies of the IVIE Motivator audio newsletter, and the ability to join our members only listserv to exchange ideas. Sila Miller's address is: 2201 Limerick Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32309. Have a great convention.

We look forward to seeing many of you! If you wish more information, feel free to email me at or call (818) 238-9321.

Make your hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency or the Millennium. For Hyatt, call 800-233-1234 for an $81 single/double or $91 triple/quad. For Millennium, call 800-522-8856 for an $84 single/double, $94 triple/quad. Rates are quoted per night, and do not include tax.

If you have convention questions or special concerns, you may call Carla Ruschival, ACB convention committee chair, at (502) 897-1472 or e-mail her at You may also call the ACB national office at 1-(800) 424-8666.