8th Annual Business Plan Competition


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The Eighth Annual Business Plan Competition will be held on April 24th. The competition is open to senior Entrepreneurship and Business Development students. Forty students submitted comprehensive business plans for their EBD 490 course. They also did oral presentations of their plans in the Sales Lab. Dr. Steve Harper, the Professor for EBD 490 then invited four students to compete in the Business Plan Competition. Rob Baratta, Olivia Cappelletti, Michael Clounie, and Kelly Rawers are the finalists this year. He indicated that choosing the students was more difficult than any year in the past because of an even higher level of quality of the plans this year.

TekMountain at Castle Branch is the Master Sponsor again this year. It has contributed $5,000 for the cash prizes. The winner will receive $1,500. Each of the other finalists will receive $1,100. Additional sponsors that are providing financial support for the competition and services for the winner include: McGladrey, Ward & Smith, Blu Zeus, Meridien Marketing and Logistics, South Coast Investments, SpecialtySoft, The Beck Foundation, and The Cameron School of Business.

The judges for the competition are Joe Finley - Chief Business Development Officer, for TekMountain at Castle Branch, Tobin Geatz - Principal, Seahawk Innovation, Jeannette King, President of Specialty Soft, and Justin Queen - CEO/President of Blu Zeus. Serving as presentation coaches are: Paul Baron - Serial Entrepreneur and Principal for Seahawk Innovation and Wells Struble - CFO, CloudWyze.

Calendar

APR20

Entrepreneur Banguet

6 p.m. - Madeline Suite

APR23

CEN Graduation Dinner

6 p.m. - Bluewater Grill

APR24

Annual Business Plan Competition

1 p.m. - CIS 1013

APR24

MSA Advisory Board Meeting

7:45 a.m. - CH 104

APR24

Beta Sigma Gamma Induction Ceremony

5:30 p.m. - CH 105

APR29

Last Day of Classes

APR30

Outstanding CSB Graduates Luncheon

May1-7

Final Exams

May8

UNCW/CSB Spring Graduation

2 p.m. - Trask.
Cameron Graduation Information

May18

Summer 1 Term Begins


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The 12th annual Wilmington Information Technology eXchange Conference (WITX) occured on April 14. This year’s conference focused on growing technology businesses in southeast North Carolina and making IT departments more innovative.

Over 440 Wilmington area IT (Information Technology) professionals and students attended this year's WITX to learn about technological innovations and advancements in such diverse fields as human psychology, mobile forensics, cyber defense and tablet computing. Conference exhibitors included UNCW students, faculty, staff, tekMountain, CIE and MakerSpace and representatives from leading technology vendors. WITX also included six Ignite speakers, where presenters shared their personal and professional passions in just five minutes using 20 slides. This popular series takes place in over 100 cities worldwide.

The conference was underwritten by Castle Branch and tekMountain. Learn more about the keynote presentations..

2015 CSB Alumni of the Year recognized during Business Week 2015


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Three Cameron Alumni were recognized during Business Week 2015. Hugh Caison (85), President and CEO of Caison Enterprises, Vaughn Reynolds (97 and 98), Client Manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Shaun Olsen (02), CEO of CloudWyze were honored. Each recepient shared their personal keys to success and the impact of a UNCW/CSB education..

CSB Dean Candidates Announced


The Cameron School of Business Dean Search Committee, has announced that the following candidates have been invited to campus for interviews:

Dr. Joyendu “Joy” Bhadury, Professor, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Dr. Robert Burrus, Professor of Economics and Interim Dean, Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Dr. Marianne Lewis, Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati.

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