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September 2014

EKU Junior Wins 2014 Collegiate Business Concept Challenge

l-r: Erekson, Moncrief, Elrod, Traver, Lawson, and Benson

College students and cheap, easy-to-prepare food. They just go together.

So it’s only fitting that an Eastern Kentucky University student won the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge competition for his business venture idea centered on – you might have guessed it – ramen noodles.

Entrepreneurs Recognized at EIEA Luncheon

EIEA Not-for-Profit Entity recipient photo

Entrepreneurs are innovators, creative thinkers, and risk takers often defying the odds to turn their dreams into reality. Small business owners and entrepreneurs working to grow the region’s economy were recognized at the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) luncheon.

160 hear Collins at Women Leading Kentucky conference

Former Governor Martha Layne Collins speaks. Machaela Ballard/The Register

by Machaela Ballard / The Richmond Register

When Kristel Smith and her team began planning for the Women Leading Kentucky conference at Eastern Kentucky University, they expected no more than 60 people to show up.

“I said, ‘No, let’s shoot for 100,’” Smith said Thursday as the conference culminated.

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