Thursday, February 21, 2008

Students go on tour; business plan winners announced

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, students in Sharon O’Reilly’s Advanced Entrepreneurship Seminar course toured Wenonah Canoe in Winona. The business tour was sponsored by the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. As part of the tour, Mike Cichanowski, owner and founder of Wenonah Canoe, spoke to the students about his entrepreneurial experiences.

Also, eight business plan proposals were submitted for the first student-run business plan competition sponsored by the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. The winning proposals were announced Feb. 11.

The results: first place: “Spectrum Printing and Design” submitted by Andrea Hills and Sheila Tierney; second place: “The SMUthie” submitted by Amanda Christman and Chris Schleper; third place: “naterscom” submitted by Nathan Pattee.

The winning students will receive cash awards funded by the Kabara Institute. The first-place winners have been invited to represent the Kabara Institute at the Chicago Convention Feb. 29-March 1 and highlight their business plan proposal during a convention break-out session.