CWUBusiness NewsBusiness Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/business/newsen-usCollege of Business CWU Basketball Nighthttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3258Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:21:58<h3 style="text-align: center;">This past Saturday 2/18, CWU Men's Basketball hosted the College of Business Night in conjunction with their Senior Night celebration. Several faculty members and students attended to cheer on our Wildcats as they broke their losing streak in a dominant (90-76) performance against Simon Fraser University (B.C.).&nbsp;</h3><p style="text-align: center;"><br>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/IMG_0501.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><h2 style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>C-What? C-M&nbsp;</strong></em></h2><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><h3 style="text-align: center;">Our very own Chris-Michael (CM) Garrett was one of the CWU Basketball Seniors featured at this last home game of the season. CM has worked hard both inside the classroom and on the court to earn his Business Administration&nbsp;Degree with a Finance Specialization and remain one of the top forwards in the GNAC. Congratulations CM! &nbsp;</h3><p style="text-align: center;"><br><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/IMG_0474.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br>Students Learn the Latest in Cutting Edge Industry Practices at this Year's Sports Business Summithttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3253Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:15:57<p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/article.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">Top industry leaders from professional, intercollegiate, amateur, and corporate sport businesses spoke to students at the Sports Business Summit this past Saturday, February 11th. Students learned about the latest in cutting edge uses of social media and event marketing throughout the professional sports industry.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">“One of the hallmarks of CWU College of Business programs is connecting students with industry professionals,” explained Jeff Stinson, CWU marketing professor and director of the Northwest Center for Sport Business (NWCSB). “Along with their classroom curriculum, our students gain access to the industry through events, like the Sport Business Summit, that help prepare them for entry-level sports business jobs.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">“We’re fortunate to have many leaders from the industry that will speak about their areas of expertise,” added Tim Morgan, CWU Sports Business program lecturer, about this year’s summit.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">Beth Knox, the Chief Executive Officer for the 2018 Special Olympic USA Games, presented the opening address. Some of the other featured speakers included Russ Stromberg (Chief Executive Officer of Osmosis), Nate Silverman (Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA), and Sarah Lopez (Program Director for the University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Program).</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">Attendees split into different sessions, where they learned the latest in innovative industry practices; all while networking and building their professional network.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">A special thank you to all the feature speakers who participated in the event!</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br>2017 CWU Sport Business Summit to examine the sports industryhttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3245Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:47:53<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p>Topics ranging from the escalating use of social media in sports to cutting edge event marketing will be among the subjects discussed at the 2017 Central Washington University Sport Business Summit.<br>&nbsp;<br>“One of the hallmarks of CWU College of Business (COB) programs is connecting students with industry professionals,” explained Jeff Stinson, CWU marketing professor and director of the Northwest Center for Sport Business (NWCSB). “Along with their classroom curriculum, our students gain access to the industry through events, like the Sport Business Summit, that help prepare them for entry-level sport-business jobs.”<br>&nbsp;<br>Sponsored by the university’s internationally accredited COB, and hosted by the NWCSB, the summit will be held Saturday, February 11, at the CWU Des Moines University Center, at Highline College.<br>&nbsp;<br>“We’re fortunate to have many leaders from industry that will speak about their areas of expertise,” added Tim Morgan, CWU Sports Business program lecturer, about this year’s summit.<br>&nbsp;<br>Some of the top industry leaders, from professional, intercollegiate, amateur, and corporate sport businesses, scheduled to present at the summit include:</p><ul><li>Russ Stromberg, chief executive officer, Osmosis;</li><li>Sarah Lopez, program director, University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Program;</li><li>Nate Silverman, vice president of corporate partnerships for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA;</li><li>Dean Burke, executive director, Tacoma South Sound Sports; and,</li><li>Melissa Thompson, social media lead, Brooks Running. &nbsp;</li></ul><p>&nbsp;<br>In addition, past president and former chief executive officer of Seattle’s Seafair, Beth Knox will present the summit’s opening address. She now serves as president and chief executive offer for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>During a closing lunch session, industry careers will be addressed.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>“Through the summit, our sport business students—and others interested in sport-related careers—learn cutting edge industry practice while building their own professional network with participating executives,” Stinson noted.<br>&nbsp;<br>While the summit is free and open to the public, registration is required. The deadline is February 1. To register, visit www.cwu.edu/business/cwu-sports-summit.<br>&nbsp;<br>Those attending the summit are also invited to attend a CWU Alumni Association pre-game gathering that night, ahead of the CWU men's basketball game at Seattle Pacific University.<br>&nbsp;<br>Media contact:&nbsp;Tim Morgan, College of Business, 509-963-3814, Tim.Morgan@cwu.edu</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>CWU Business Alumni Jean Adams wins Alumni of the Yearhttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3241Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:22:40<p style="text-align: center;"><br><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/Jean%20Adams.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;"></p><h3 style="text-align: center;">At Central Washington University, we pride ourselves on the strong and lasting relationships we have with our alumni. Whether it has been through volunteering at a broad range of events or by generously giving back to our programs, our Wildcat alumni always remember where they come from. Few alumni exemplify this as well as Jean Adams. A College of Business finance graduate of 1988, Jean has been recognized several times for her continued devotion to our university. She has sponsored numerous scholarships and is a current board member for the CWU Wildcat Club, was a former Central Washington University’s Foundation Board Member, and is a participant on the College of Business Personal Finance Program task force. She and her husband Joe’s generosity to the College of Business recently included providing funds to establish a student investment fund. This service to the University and the College ultimately led to her receiving the 2016 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award for all of CWU.</h3><h3 style="text-align: right;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/Alumna2.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 311px;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br>While on campus to receive her award, Jean spoke to the CWU Investment Club about her career after graduating from Central. She is currently a Senior Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. Jean explained the environment of the finance field and what it was like to work in the industry. Trey Justin, the CWU Investment Club President, had this to share about Jean’s visit, “Jean is very impressive in her accomplishments and it was amazing talking to her about her career (and family)”. The rest of the Investment Club’s members had similar sentiments and were truly grateful that Jean and her husband were willing to take time to speak with them.</h3><p style="text-align: center;"><br><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/IMG_2293.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;"></p><h3 style="text-align: center;">Jean, along with our other outstanding alumni, have put not only the College of Business but the entire university in a position to assure that our students can earn an education that prepares them to succeed in an ever-growing labor force. We thank Jean and all of our other dedicated alumni for their continued commitment to supporting our students, faculty, and university.</h3></p style="text-align: center;"></br></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: right;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br></h3 style="text-align: center;">Student Ambassadors Recruit at DECA's Western Region Leadership Conferencehttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3236Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:59:13<h4><strong>DECA high school leaders throughout the West Coast attended the Western Region Leadership Conference during the weekend of November 17-20th. At the event they attended various seminars on professional development, DECA&nbsp;tips and information, as well as career and college choices.</strong></h4><p><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/WRLC%20picture.jpg" style="width: 505px; height: 399px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><h4>Our Student Ambassadors headed two of these sessions in which they spoke about college life, curriculum, and several other topics in a Q&amp;A with students from as far away as Arizona and New Mexico. The College of Business has a close relationship with DECA and we are looking forward to working with these students more in the future!</h4><p><br><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/Deca%20WRLC.jpg" style="width: 505px; height: 379px;"></p></br>Kittitas Students Learn How to Sell It http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3225Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:25:44<h3 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/making%20the%20shoe.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 290px;"></h3><p style="text-align: center;">On November 4, more than 50 students at Kittitas Secondary School were presented with the challenge of creating a functional shoe and selling it to potential buyers. As part of the Central Washington University College of Business Institute for Innovation &amp; Entrepreneurship (I4IE<span style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">), students were split into groups. Within the groups, students were assigned jobs like marketing liaison, researchers, designers and bosses. At the end of the event, students had to sell their ideas to a crowd of focus groups and students, who provided positive criticism on what could be done better, and what was done well by the winning group. One of the members of the winning team said that the winning strategy was “the communication between knowing what the buyers wanted and putting that into our design.” In January, more than 250 students from across the state will participate in the same program in Yakima at Perry Technical Institute. Dr. Bill </span>Provaznik<span style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">, a professor at the College of Business and the director of the project, said there will be about five entrepreneurs from the Yakima Valley, each with a room full of students doing the same project.&nbsp;</span></p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;"></span style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">CWU Business Student Still Seeks to Set Recordshttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3223Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:53:09<p><img style="width: 450px; height: 302px;" alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/TinoRizo.jpg"></p><p>Eighteen-year-old Tino Rizo of Cle Elum didn’t succeed in his effort to set a new Guinness World Record Saturday.</p><p>But that hasn’t stopped him from dreaming of future record-setting efforts.</p><p>Rizo, a 2016 Cle Elum-Roslyn High School grad studying business administration at Central Washington University, had hoped to set a Guinness record in number of chin-ups in a 24-hour period.</p><p>Read more of this story in the <a href="http://www.dailyrecordnews.com/news/cle-elum-man-s-chin-up-effort-comes-up-short/article_223208e6-4091-576d-a80c-3c6b815f4277.html" target="_blank">Daily Record</a>.</p><p>November 23, 2016</p>Northwest Boeing Business Case Competitionhttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3222Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:12:30<h3 style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</h3><p><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/Supply%20Chain%20Group%20123.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 280px;"></p><h4 style="text-align: center;"><br>On October 26th 2016, the 4th Annual Northwest Business Case Competition had their first round of presentations at the Ellensburg campus. As the Northwest Case Competition kicked off, six teams worked vigorously to complete their presentations in only a week. These six teams mustered up the courage to give their presentation in front of Boeing executives. The judges deliberated and then all teams were brought back together to announce the decision.&nbsp; Congratulations to the Dream Team on winning this tough round of competition.</h4><h4 style="text-align: center;">The Dream Team advanced on to the finals where they competed at the Museum of Flight against UW, WWU, and PSU for the regional title. The Dream team did not win, but throughout the journey they made many connections with employees at Boeing and got to see firsthand the daily operations of the Boeing facility in Renton. Thank you to all of the teams that participated in this event. We look forward to next year's competition! &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/whole%20group123.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 151px;"></h4><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h4 style="text-align: center;"></br></h4 style="text-align: center;">SCMA Annual Alumni Cookout http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3221Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:49:10<h3 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/IMG_111495.jpg" style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; width: 515px; height: 147px;"></h3><h4 style="text-align: center;">The CWU College of Business’s Supply Chain Management Association hosted its 2nd Annual Alumni Cookout in Shaw-Smyser on October 13th, 2016. This cookout is a great networking opportunity that allows the College of Business to bring supply chain alumni, students, and faculty together in camaraderie while enjoying a bite to eat. Alumni took time out of their busy schedules to make their way to this event, and many of them came from western Washington. Alumni also had the chance to reconnect with faculty that they hadn’t seen in years. The cookout was followed by a Q&amp;A where students and faculty had the opportunity to ask alumni important questions about their career experience and for any helpful advice. This event enabled students to learn about new companies, potential career opportunities, and attributes that employers are looking for. Overall, this event was a great success and we look forward to hosting it again next year!&nbsp;</h4><p>&nbsp;</p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h4 style="text-align: center;">Love Conquers Hate, Don't Discriminatehttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3220Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:23:50<h3 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/IMG_2687.JPG" style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; width: 515px; height: 343px;"></h3><h4 style="text-align: center;">The “Not in Our Kittco” peace march took place on November 14th, 2016 after community members found KKK pamphlets scattered around town. Over 600 community members gathered with signs in an effort to eliminate the hate and discrimination in the community. The peace march was a gateway to creating an environment where all members of the community can feel safe and included. The march started at the SURC and continued throughout downtown Ellensburg. As the march continued on, some people joined in and others shouted and cheered in support. By the end of this event, there was a feeling of love and encouragement in the air. However, the fight does not end here. On November 29th from 5:30-7:30pm in the SURC Ballroom there are going to be presentations followed by an open discussion to discuss further actions on ending hate and discrimination in the community.</h4><h3 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/hippie.jpg" style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; width: 515px; height: 440px;"></h3></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h4 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;">