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October 2012

Honoring excellence in entrepreneurship - Grace Community Health Center

Michael Stanley, left, accepts a framed certificate in recognition of Grace Comm

GRAY, Ky.— Grace Community Health Center—winner of the 2012 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) —was recognized as one of the region’s top entrepreneurs at an EIEA Hometown Event in Knox County.

New Program Brings Artisans to Market

Access To Market

Kentucky is home to more than 6,700 arts related businesses that employ 24,400 people - nearly four times as many as Toyota or Ford. The arts are a big business in Kentucky and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) is working to grow that business with an exciting new program - Access to Market (ATM).

EKU SBDC Success Story: John's Automotive Repair

John Maxie, owner of John's Automotive Repair, had always wanted to own a garage. After three years of working for an auto repair business, the opportunity to purchase the business became a reality. Maxie jumped at the chance.


Honoring excellence in entrepreneurship - Total Rehab Center

EIEA Hometown Event-Total Rehab Center

Terry Randall and Jeff Parmelee of Total Rehab Center—winners of the 2012 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) —were recognized on Friday at an EIEA Hometown Event.

The small business owners and entrepreneurs celebrated their win in the For-Profit Small Business category at a luncheon and reception at Total Rehab Center on Medpark Drive.

BEAM Initiative Raises Standards for Bioenergy Education, Inspires Next Generation of Scientists

The Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT) at Eastern Kentucky University recently wrapped up its BioEnergy Activity Modules (BEAM) Initiative, which was launched two years ago to inspire the next generation of research scientists, community leaders, engineers, and educators to get involved in a sustainable bioenergy industry.

Honoring excellence in entrepreneurship - Wildcat Harley-Davidson

EIEA Hometown Event-Wildcat Harley-Davidson

LONDON, Ky.— Shane Richmond and Scott Maddux of Wildcat Harley-Davidson—winners of the 2012 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) —were recognized today at an EIEA Hometown Event in Laurel County.

Honoring excellence in entrepreneurship - Lincoln Manufacturing

EIEA Hometown Event-Lincoln Manufacturing

STANFORD, Ky.— Small business owner Masato Sugimura—winner of the 2012 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) —was recognized as one of the region’s top entrepreneurs at an EIEA Hometown Event in Lincoln County.

CEDET Receives USDA Rural Business Enterprise Development Grant

From left, CEDET Technical Training Specialist Virginia Shoemaker; Thomas Fern,

The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) at Eastern Kentucky University will use a $58,000 Rural Business Enterprise Development Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to assist Madison, Estill and Owsley Counties.

Know wheat from chaff in fixing flawed ag policy

Tammy Horn
Ky. Voices: Tammy Horn

The Washington Post's recent editorial shocked me with a rant, lumping all agrarians into broad generalizations and very few specifics of real farmers.

Community Ventures Corporation on EKU Campus One Day Each Month

Community Ventures Corporation logo

Community Ventures Corporation (CVC) is now visiting the Eastern Kentucky University campus in Richmond one day each month to help entrepreneurs and homeowners start and grow their own businesses and move into their own homes.

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