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EKU Makes Grants Available to Communities throughout Service Region

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Have a worthwhile community-based project that only needs funding?

Eastern Kentucky University is ready to help.

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30

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Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. They're the corner stores that create jobs. The hardware stores that help build our economy. And the mom-and-pop shops whose very presence makes a neighborhood your neighborhood.


EKU SBDC Client Success Story: Mustard Tree Counseling

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Our latest client success story comes to us from Mustard Tree Consulting. The husband and wife team of Tony and Darcy Miller have opened a counseling service to support children, teens, and their families with substance abuse, depression, family relationships, and developmental disorders.

Recent Graduate, Now ICC Client, Launches Body-Warming Product

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Sometimes sports offer more than a recreational diversion for college students.

In the case of Dwaine Evans Jr., his participation on the Eastern Kentucky University paintball team in 2009 led to the invention of a soon-to-launch, patent-pending product.

EKU alum launches KickStarter campaign Sept. 18

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While a student at EKU, Dwaine Evans started his own company. Now an alum from Ashland, Evans is  initiating a campaign to raise funds and awareness of his new venture, Podz Gear.

Smith receives NBIA Certification

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Kristel S. Smith, Executive Director of the Innovation & Commercialization Center at Eastern Kentucky University (ICC@EKU), a program funded by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development in partnership with EKU and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation has completed her requirements for certification by National Business Incubation Association. Ms.

Mooers selected for CPE panel

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CPE conference to focus on higher ed’s role in building stronger workforce

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2013) — The Council on Postsecondary Education on Thursday will kick-off the Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship at 2 p.m. at the Marriott Downtown, Louisville.

Top entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky recognized at 2013 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program

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Some of the region’s top entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky were recognized at the 2013 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program hosted at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

Regional Workshops Focus on Exporting Products and Services

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Eastern Kentucky University has partnered with the World Trade Center Kentucky along with targeted business and governmental agencies to present a series of workshops aimed at helping central and southeastern Kentucky business owners and entrepreneurs realize the potential in exporting their products and services.

EKU Co-op/Intern Program Looks to Place Students in YOUR Business

Amanda Lawrence, CBT Outreach Coordinator

Amanda Lawrence is the new Outreach Coordinator for Eastern Kentucky University's College of Business and Technology.

As part of her role, Amanda will be working with employers in business to create Cooperative Education/Internship experiences for students.

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