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Linda Wyatt of North Carolina speaks with customers.

Conference draws apiarists from around the globe

By Machaela Ballard, Register News Writer

Bee lovers were buzzing around Eastern Kentucky University this week for the Eastern Apicultural Society’s 2014 conference.

EKU, Berea College to Co-Host Eastern Apiculture Society Conference

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Eastern Kentucky University and Berea College will co-host the Eastern Apiculture Society conference from July 28 to Aug. 1.

SOAR Community Listening Session - Tues, July 15

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The SOAR Education and Retraining Committee is meeting in your area! Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) is hosting a Community Listening Session at EKU's Manchester Campus on Tuesday, July 15.

Richmond Pitch Competition Set for Friday, June 20th

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Entrepreneur Pitch Competition Coming to Richmond

Winners will receive cash prizes to start their businesses; gain access to angel investors

 FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 18, 2014) – Aspiring entrepreneurs in central Kentucky will have the opportunity to make their dreams of starting a business come true.

Rainey named Director of Small Business Development Center at EKU

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Jason Rainey has been named director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Eastern Kentucky University.

Rainey, a native of Winchester, is no stranger to helping small businesses of the region succeed. Nor, as a business owner himself, is he unfamiliar with the travails that go with the job.

CARES Grants Fund Five Community-Based Initiatives

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Because Eastern Kentucky University CARES:

EKU Kentucky Innovation Network to Host Statewide Pitch Competitions for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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Winners will receive cash prizes to start their businesses, gain access to angel investors

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Imagine having 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to a group of investors who could make your dream come true. Sound like a reality show? It is reality, right here in Kentucky.

Author and beekeeping expert Tammy Horn will become Kentucky's new state apiarist

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — A nationally known beekeeping authority and author will join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as Kentucky’s new state apiarist, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced today.

Tammy Horn of Lexington will assume the post June 1.

Bee-ginning a new Appalachian industry

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Challenges remain, but apiculturists believe Eastern Kentucky can fill growing U.S. demand for honey, wax and bees

By Kristi L. Branham | The Lane Report

Kristel Smith named to advisory board

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Kristel Smith, Exeuctive Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named by the Kentucky Arts Council as one of 12 community leaders and business executives to an advisory board for the Kentucky Creative Industry research study that it commissioned in January.

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