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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.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Fiber Frenzy

Fiber Frenzy

A new yarn shop has opened in Berea, KY recently. Fiber Frenzy, LLC, located at 315 Chestnut Street, is locally owned and operated by Judy Cowen, Joan Beck, and Sandra Crum.


EKU SBDC Success Story: Executive Credit Repair

Executive Credit Repair

Do you know what is in your credit file?

If you have not checked lately, you may be surprised. The National Credit Regulator reports that approximately 120,000 credit files were issued to consumers in the first quarter of this year.

EIEA winners announced

2012 EIEA Young Entrepreneur winner Hong R. Zhang Durandal

SOMERSET, Ky. (September 10, 2012) —

Fifteen small business owners, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations in Southern and Eastern Kentucky were recognized for their successful business accomplishments and helping grow the region’s economy at the 2012 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program.

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