The fifth annual EntreFest! conference is scheduled for March 8-9 in Ames. EntreFest!, developed at the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center through its MyEntre.Net program, connects small business owners with capital, technical assistance and marketing support to start or expand a business. The two-day conference will be at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames. The registration fee is $119 per person, and participants can register online at