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Back Surgery Leads to New Opportunity

Ben Girard, owner and founder of Brightview Home Inspections, LLC, never dreamed of being an entrepreneur. After serving in the Navy, he relocated from Iowa to St. Joseph, working for Carpenter’s Local #110 for 14 years. A diagnosis of spinal stenosis, plus the physical demands of the job, took its toll on Girard, who underwent [...]

By |2019-06-24T19:12:32+00:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Back Surgery Leads to New Opportunity

2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award 

The Center for Entrepreneurship honored two local entrepreneurs during the capstone luncheon of the fourth annual Entrepreneurship Week. The Emerging Entrepreneur Award is given to an entrepreneur who has been in business for less than five years. The award recognizes their risk taking, economic impact, and community involvement. The 2019 Emerging Entrepreneur Award recipient was [...]

By |2019-08-12T16:53:12+00:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award 

Entrepreneurship Week was a Success

The Center for Entrepreneurship’s fourth annual Entrepreneurship Week was a huge success, attracting more than 1,000 participants over five days. This year’s event featured several educational workshops and seminars on a variety of topics, including how-to sessions on creating a business plan, marketing plan, social media tools, Adobe Photoshop and more. “As an accounting faculty [...]

By |2019-06-24T19:46:30+00:00June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Entrepreneurship Week was a Success

Center for Franchise Development Announcement

There was one winner but two new business owners in the latest competition by the Center for Franchise Development. Andrea Hall won the competition and was awarded an Auntie Anne’s pretzel franchise. In a first in the ten years of the competition, Steven L. Craig, creator of the franchise development program, announced that Hall had [...]

By |2019-08-12T18:52:29+00:00June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Center for Franchise Development Announcement

Nominate an Entrepreneur

Do you know of an amazing business owner who is doing great things? These individuals are the backbone of our region.  They are the job creators, as well as drivers of innovation to our economy. We want to recognize these outstanding achievers.  Do you have a favorite business you patronize, a client, or a friend [...]

By |2019-02-28T15:29:35+00:00February 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nominate an Entrepreneur

Mo-Kan Celebrated Half-Century

Mo-Kan Regional Council (Mo-Kan) celebrated 50 years of service on December 5, 2018, with a ribbon cutting, followed by an open house. Mo-Kan is a designated regional planning commission and economic development district, recognized by the states of Kansas and Missouri and the federal government. Mo-Kan also provides community and economic development services to municipalities [...]

By |2019-02-28T18:34:00+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mo-Kan Celebrated Half-Century

Craig School of Business Center for Franchise Development

The “Franchise Program” was recently renamed and launched as the Center for Franchise Development at a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration with the Chamber.  Representatives from Auntie Anne’s pretzels franchise came to campus for the event including president, Heather Neary.  This change aligns well with our goals of building relationships with additional franchisers and [...]

By |2019-02-28T18:22:14+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Craig School of Business Center for Franchise Development

Merle Norman New Owner

A familiar face in the business community has joined the entrepreneurial ranks. Jennifer Hall Milbourne purchased Merle Norman Cosmetics earlier this year the long-time owner decided to retire. Jennifer found out about the business through the Center for Entrepreneurship website. She was a business reporter with the St. Joseph News-Press for 15 years and is [...]

By |2019-02-28T18:18:10+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Merle Norman New Owner

Entrepreneurship Week March 25-29

Entrepreneurship Week, a series of workshops and events, will be held March 25-29, 2019 at Missouri Western State University. Sponsored by the Craig School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship, Don Tolly American Family Insurance Agency and Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC, the weeklong program is targeted toward local business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, college students, [...]

By |2019-02-28T18:12:14+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Entrepreneurship Week March 25-29

Peter V. Ueberroth Headlines Entrepreneurship Week Luncheon

Peter V. Ueberroth will be the keynote speaker at Entrepreneurship Week Capstone Luncheon at noon on Friday, March 29 in the Fulkerson Center at Missouri Western State University. “Peter Ueberroth exemplifies the spirit that we hope to encourage through Entrepreneurship Week, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him speak at our luncheon,” said [...]

By |2019-08-12T18:59:57+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Peter V. Ueberroth Headlines Entrepreneurship Week Luncheon