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Annual Student Business Plan Contest to be held at New Paltz


NEW PALTZ –The School of Business at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Campus Auxiliary Services, Inc. will hold the annual Business Plan Contest Presentation and Award Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4 in the Student Union Building rooms 62/63.

The business plan contest gives students an opportunity to test their knowledge in real business settings by researching and developing an idea and turning it into a practical and profitable business plan. The contest combines the excitement of competition with the joy of serious learning. Students who participate reap the rewards of stronger skills and increased confidence in their abilities.

The nine teams of students will present their business plans before a panel of judges from 10:30-12:00 and 12:45-2:45. The Award Ceremony will begin at 3:15pm.

Business sponsors include: Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS), Inc.; Sodexho Food Services; M&T Charitable Foundation; Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; TD Bank; Ulster Savings Bank; Ulster County Development Corporation; Everton H. Henriques '78, '83g & Jeannie Irvine '78; Millrock Technology, Inc.; Budget Payment Corporation; Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center; and the School of Business.

The business community is invited to listen to the presentations and provide business plan ideas for next year’s contest. Please contact Hadi Salavitabar, dean of the School of Business, at (845) 257-2930 for more information.