TSU to Introduce New Center for Economic Development as University Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University will celebrate its first Entrepreneurship Day on Monday, Nov. 17 with a reception and award ceremony during which the University will introduce the new Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development on the Avon Williams Campus.

President Glenda Glover created CEED as an umbrella entity to oversee the functions of the Nashville Business Incubation Center, and the Small Business Development Center in the College of Business. The goal, according to CEED Executive Director, Dr. Ruthie Reynolds, is to make the NBIC and SBDC more responsive to the needs of the business community and the university.

Through coordination and an interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship, CEED advances and encourages entrepreneurial excellence through business creation, economic development, management consulting, business workshops and leadership training.

BlogGEW-FlyerThe Entrepreneurship Day on Monday will kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 18-20) at TSU, under the auspices of the NBIC.

According to NBIC Director Angela Crane-Jones, more than 150 area college and high school students, as well as entrepreneurs, industry and community members are expected to participate in activities including seminars and workshops.

Under the theme, “From Education to Entrepreneurship: Understanding How to Make the Leap,” participants will discuss topics such as Doing Business Globally, Global Logistics, and Going Global.

Corporate and industry sponsors of the Global Entrepreneurship Week include Skanska, Caterpillar, Nissan, Business Assistance Office, UPS and Stay On The Go.

Stephen “Bubba” Miller, owner of B. Miller Recycling and a client at the NBIC since 2009, will be presented with the 2014 SBA Rising Star Award during the Entrepreneurship Day reception.

The Entrepreneurship Day reception will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m., in the Atrium of the Avon Williams Campus. For more information contact CEED at 615-963-7231.

For more information on the Global Entrepreneurship Week, contact NBIC at (615) 963-7184 or http://www.nbiconline.com/

All activities are free and open to the public.




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