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Tom's Blog: Current impact of COVID-19 on the classroom experience

Recently I talked to Evan Knowles and Logan Jones of the Middle Tech Podcast about the current impact of covid-19 on the classroom experience.  Middle Tech explores startups, technology, and entrepreneurship in Kentucky and beyond.

Tom's Blog: CARES Act Subject Matter Experts

A week into March 2020, every business in the world became a start-up again – having to identify new customers, new products, evaluating their market position, developing their supply and value chains, in an economy rocked by a pandemic. 

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2020 EKU Faculty Writing Retreat

            Invitation to the 2020 EKU Faculty Writing Retreat
                                          May 18-20, 2020

Tom's Blog: Board of Regents Innovation Fund Awards

Last year, the Board of Regents allocated $250,000 to an Innovation Fund to support innovative projects and research initiatives on campus.  Last week at their February meeting, they voted to approve funding for five faculty projects.  You can find out more about those projects here.

Tom's Blog: Success

suc·cess, səkˈses/, noun: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose; a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity; the outcome of an undertaking, specified as achieving or failing to achieve its aims.

Tom's Blog: 2018's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start A Business

I was asked to participate in a panel of experts from across the country to discuss the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs in small cities.  The following article ranks the best small cities to start a business, with a very consistent message from those who were asked to participate.  Marc Cuban and I have similar comments - and together - we are worth $2.7 billion.&nb

With right help, most businesses succeed, chamber told

Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business and Breakfast gathering

By Bonnie Dailey / Register News Writer

Attendees of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business and Breakfast session filled the Arlington dinning room Wednesday morning.

This past summer, the Center for Economic Development Entrepreneurship and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University began looking for five good ideas.

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.

Kristel Smith named to advisory board

Kristel Smith

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.

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.

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