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Feb 02, 2020

Community to Classroom

By |2020-02-24T10:28:56-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship invited Mr. Todd Joe, Chairman of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce’s Diplomats Club to be a “Professor for a Day” in Dr. Nitin Singh’s Entrepreneurship class at Missouri Western. Joe discussed the entrepreneurial ecosystem in St. Joseph, and the role the Chamber of Commerce serves in supporting local entrepreneurs.  As [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Grapes, Chemistry & Entrepreneurship

By |2020-02-24T10:32:37-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Everyone knows how important it is for students to get out in the field and get some experience outside the classroom, but chemistry students this year are getting out in, well, the vineyard. It all began about nine years ago, when Kevin Carver, who lives near Faucett, Missouri, planted 140 Chambourcin vines one year and [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Girl Scouts Earning Entrepreneurship Badge

By |2020-02-24T10:33:40-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Annette Weeks, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship; Miu Sutton, graduate assistant; and Pam Klaus, director of the Center for Franchise Development; assisted 30 girls in the local Girl Scout troop with earning their Entrepreneurship Badge last month. The girls formed small groups and toured Nesting Goods, Cafe Pony Espresso, Lura Landis Photography and Smart [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Entrepreneurship of the Year Nomination

By |2020-02-24T10:27:18-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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

Feb 02, 2020

CFE helps new owner re-open Lino’s

By |2020-02-19T14:14:29-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Gabe Palmer was working at Journeys in the East Hills Mall when the mall’s marketing manager happened to mention to him that Lino’s Original Pizza was for sale.The restaurant, which had been in the mall since 1994, had closed in July 2018.  “I said to him, ‘why didn’t you tell me? I want to own [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Applied Business Ownership Class

By |2020-02-24T10:34:55-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Applied Business Ownership class is in full swing. The students are studying an Auntie Anne’s franchise and preparing their business plans in anticipation of presenting their plans to a panel of judges and the opportunity to be awarded a franchise. Throughout the semester, students have learned from dynamic alumni entrepreneurs, including Wayne Chatham, Zack [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Entrepreneurship Week Set for March 23-27

By |2020-02-24T13:15:23-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Entrepreneurship Week, a series of workshops and events, will be held March 23-27, 2020 at Missouri Western State University. Sponsored by the Craig School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship, Don Tolly American Family Insurance Agency; Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC; and Montee Law Firm, PC; the weeklong program is targeted toward local business professionals, [...]

Oct 10, 2019

Community to Classroom

By |2019-10-21T16:25:51-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Twenty-two local businesses are working with undergraduate marketing research, digital media and web design students at Missouri Western this fall. Students are gaining real-world experience, and, in return, helping local businesses. Students from Dr. Shiva Nandan’s Advertisement and Promotions and Marketing Management courses are working with local businesses to develop marketing plans and creative assets, [...]

Oct 10, 2019

Grow with Google Workshops

By |2019-10-21T15:14:14-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship recently hosted a Grow with Google workshop. Entrepreneurs learned about digital strategies and networked with other entrepreneurs. Bryan Caplan, a Google representative, led the workshop about the different features business owners can utilize.  The workshop covered best practices for creating a free Google My Business account and improving website visibility in [...]

Oct 10, 2019

New Owner of Planet Sub

By |2019-10-21T15:11:49-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Recent graduate James Knight was inspired to become an entrepreneur during his time in the MBA program within the Craig School of Business. This experience connected him with the Center for Entrepreneurship and sent him on a journey to owning his own business. During his senior year, Knight took an MBA capstone course in [...]