Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cardinal Corner comes to a close today

Your last chance to visit the Cardinal Corner is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today!

Each semester, undergraduate entrepreneurship students manage a not-for-profit retail store located in a small corner of the basement of Toner Student Center. Aptly named the “Cardinal Corner,” the store sells products chosen by students who also sell items for on-campus organizations as part of a course within the entrepreneurship major.

The class is broken into management teams and sales staff.  Students apply lessons learned in many courses such as marketing, economics, and management.  Each team experiences product sourcing, pricing, promotion and placement.  The decisions that the students make throughout the semester are experienced first-hand and result in financial success or failure.

This semester the students chose five new products to sell at the store: a vintage sporting shirt, a fleece sweatshirt, a glass, and iPhone cases.

The members of the class chose a different beneficiary to receive the store’s profits, the American Cancer Society.

Led by Assistant Professor Michael Ratajczyk, the members of this semester’s class are: Alexander Bakke, David Barry, Samantha Borawski, Trevor Erickson, Courtney Euerle, Audrey Ferris, Jacob Holzer, Mackenzie Klimek, Patrick Krieger, Brandon Larsen, Christopher Malay, Jacob Merkle, Benjamin Meyer, Kevin Miley, Darcey Rice, Molly Robinette, Jocelyn Thompson, Camden Webster and Colton Wolf.

Thank you to all who have visited with us this semester.  We appreciate your support!