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Rockford University welcomes area high school students to annual Entrepreneurship Day

10/06/2014 1:00 pm

For immediate release – 10/6/14
Contact: Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill., –Approximately 200 students from high schools in the stateline area will visit Rockford University to attend the Annual Entrepreneurship Day, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the University’s Burpee Center, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.

Entrepreneurship Day events will include professors from the University’s Economics, Business and Accounting Department speaking about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, as well as subjects such as Market Analysis, Ethics, Business Planning and Strategy. Students will also work in teams to develop a business plan for a product or service of their choosing. Teams will develop their plans with discussion and activities facilitated by Rockford University professors and current MBA students.

There will be a panel of area entrepreneurs that will share their knowledge with the students and answer questions about their experience. Optional tours of the Rockford University campus are included in the day.