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KSBDC remembers Michael Rodriguez with the Sutton Landry State Star

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center awarded the 2014 Sutton Landry St

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center awarded the 2014 Sutton Landry State Star to Michael Rodriguez, announced Becky Naugle, center director. Rodriguez is the late center director of the Eastern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center.

CEDET and the Richmond Chamber Offer Growing Your Business Series

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The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) at Eastern Kentucky University has partnered with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to offer a series of free workshops.

EKU Junior Wins 2014 Collegiate Business Concept Challenge

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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

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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.

SSI Named to INC 5000 List

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SSI Earns Inc. 5000 Honors as Fast Growth Government Contractor  

EIEA Finalists to be Honored Sept. 8

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Twelve entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky will share their business success stories as finalists in the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program at a regional awards recognition luncheon on Monday, Sept. 8, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

EKU to Host "Women Leading Kentucky" Conference

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Eastern Kentucky University will host a Women Leading Kentucky conference on the Richmond campus on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Exporting Education coming to Region

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Eastern Kentucky University - CEDET has partnered with the World Trade Center Kentucky along with targeted business and governmental agencies to present a workshop on exporting aimed at central and southeastern Kentucky business owners and entrepreneurs to help realize the potential in exporting their products and services.

"Richmond 5" Competition Assists Local Entrepreneurs

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Have a great business idea but don’t know what to do next?

The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) at Eastern Kentucky University is looking to help five ambitious entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.

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