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Smith appointed to the Commission on Small Business Advocacy

Kristel Smith

Kristel Smith, Executive Director of EKU's Innovation and Commercialization Center, has been appointed by  Gov. Steve Beshear to serve on the Commission on Small Business Advocacy. Smith, whose term will expire Aug. 22, 2016, will represent the 6th Congressional District.

EKU SBDC Success Story: The Starving Monkey

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The Starving Monkey is the first restaurant home delivery service in Richmond, Ky. Jeff Davis and his family recently started the business and chose the name 'The Starving Monkey' in honor of his precious daughter, Caya, who tragically lost her life this past spring in a swing set accident. "She absolutely adored monkeys. She probably owned 30 to 40 toy monkeys.

Online Language Learning Business Takes Shape in EKU Business Accelerator

Brian Ragsdale

Want to learn the basics of a foreign language on your own time, at your own pace, in your own way and at minimal cost?

A new business taking shape in Eastern Kentucky University’s business accelerator might be your answer.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Day's RV/Auto Sales, LLC

Day's RV/Auto Sales

Daniel Day is a Corbin native and owns his own RV store, Day's RV/Auto Sales, LLC. Day said, "We are a small family owned and operated business and specialize in finding top quality pre-owned RVs at the best possible prices.

Tammy Horn featured in The American Chestnut Foundation

Squash bees, important native pollinators

In 2008, Tammy Horn began to work with coal companies, Eastern Kentucky University, and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative to create Coal Country Beeworks, a multi-service entity establishing more pollinator habitat on surface mine sites.

EIEA Collegiate Business Concept Challenge invites business ideas for competition

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The EKU College of Business and Technology, The Center for Rural Development, the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Berea College Entrepreneurship for the Public Good, and Lindsey Wilson College announce the 10th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge.

Tammy Horn featured in The American Chestnut Foundation

Bee hives managed by Tammy Horn at Chavies, Ky, a site that has been reforested

Born in Leslie County, Kentucky, my grandfather Ted Hacker valued two natural resources above all: American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) and honey bees (Apis mellifera mellifera—Italian).

Small Business Development Center Wins Statewide SBDC “Traveling Trophy”

SBDC Business Coordinator John Preston (left) and Director Michael Rodriguez sho

The traveling trophy won’t be traveling, after all.

For the second consecutive year, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at EKU claimed the hardware for its performance and productivity.

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EKU SBDC Success Story: Hephzibah's Boutique

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A new retail clothing store just opened in the Somerset Mall in Somerset, Ky. Hephzibah's Boutique is owned and operated by Judy Chanthalangsy. She is originally from Chicago, Il., and is a local optometrist in the Somerset area.

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