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Apr 04, 2022

Capstone Luncheon with Randy Roth

By |2022-04-27T15:12:27-05:00April 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Randy Roth is the Chief Sales Officer at Hillyard, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and hygiene solutions. Randy is part of the fifth generation of the family-owned company, which has been in business for 115 years.  Randy grew up in St. Joseph and is a graduate of Central High School. He attended the [...]

Apr 04, 2022

Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Winners

By |2022-04-27T15:10:47-05:00April 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship in the Craig School of Business presented two individuals with the Entrepreneur of the Year and Emerging Entrepreneur Awards at the 2022 Entrepreneurship Week Capstone Business Luncheon Friday, March 18. Martial Thevenot, Entrepreneur of the Year The Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors an entrepreneur who has been in business for [...]

Feb 02, 2022

Randy Roth

By |2022-02-21T14:14:46-06:00February 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Randy Roth is the Chief Sales Officer at Hillyard, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and hygiene solutions. Randy is part of the fifth generation of the family-owned company, which has been in business for 115 years.  Randy grew up in St. Joseph and is a graduate of Central High School. He attended the [...]

Feb 02, 2022

Northwest Missourians Unite to Showcase Priorities

By |2022-02-14T15:20:25-06:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The 20th Annual Great Northwest Day at the Capitol brings Individuals from the nineteen-county region including multiple communities and representatives from business, education, healthcare, and government together to educate legislators on Northwest Missouri counties and to discuss issues that are critical to the region. This year’s priorities focused on supporting ongoing investment in the buildout [...]

Feb 02, 2022

Surround Yourself with Success

By |2022-02-14T16:17:36-06:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

We love hearing from entrepreneurs like James Schoonover of Thrive Family Chiropractic. A Missouri Western alumni, James played football while studying engineering. Following a career-ending football injury, he gained interest in chiropractic healthcare and changed his major to pre-med/Human Biology. He received his doctorate in chiropractic from Cleveland University – Kansas City and eventually opened [...]

Feb 02, 2022

Community to Classroom

By |2022-02-14T15:00:32-06:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

  As the state-designated applied learning university, Missouri Western is focused on providing hands-on business experience for our students. In this role, the Center for Entrepreneurship connects Griffons with community businesses and organizations to work collaboratively on real-world projects. Within the class curriculum, students engage with business owners on semester-long projects to help them solve [...]

Feb 02, 2022

Impact Report

By |2022-02-14T16:20:02-06:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

As we wrap up another year serving our entrepreneurial community, we wanted to share some numbers from our monthly impact report. First of all, January started with a bang! We have already served 16 new clients this calendar year and 81 in the last 90 days. Looking back, the Center has served a total of [...]

Feb 02, 2022

New Year’s Resolutions 2022

By |2022-02-14T16:16:09-06:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

New Year, New Goals If growing your business is one of your goals for 2022, here are seven key initiatives to start the new year off right:   Focus On Your Customers. Who are your top customers? Are they loyal to you? How do you nurture your relationship with them? It costs much more to [...]

Feb 02, 2022

Black Business Seminar

By |2022-02-14T14:39:49-06:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Missouri Western’s Center for Entrepreneurship, together with the Black Student Union, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Black Archives Museum, the Craig School of Business and the Bartlett Center, hosted a Black Business Summit on January 27. The program featured St. Joseph black business owners throughout history and highlighted current black business owners. A [...]

Feb 02, 2022

Entrepreneur Ecosystem Summit

By |2022-02-14T14:35:46-06:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship recently hosted an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem gathering that included the Center’s partner agencies, advisory council members, business owners and government leaders. The purpose of the event was to highlight the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem — the local network of supporters and entities that help fulfill the aspirations of small business owners. The gathering [...]

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