Joe Ercolano has been named the State Director of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), effective immediately. Ercolano, a former executive at Pitney Bowes, most recently served as the CTSBDC’s Acting State Director.Continue Reading
UConn Revamps Family Business Program, Offers Bootcamp, Summer Internship Program to Help Multi-Generational Companies Thrive
Ask Julie Paine-Miller, vice president of Paine’s Inc. Recycling and Rubbish Removal, what it is like to be employed in a family-owned business, and she will share that some of her fondest childhood memories involve riding in her family’s garbage trucks.
“I have a deep-seated love for trash!,” Paine-Miller said with a laugh. “I have memories of being around the trucks from the time I was a little girl.”Continue Reading
Juniors and seniors from Manchester High School, and their teachers, visited the School of Business earlier this month to learn more about business careers and explore their interest in the field. Continue Reading
UConn’s MBA program ranks in the Top 50 among public MBA programs around the world, according to a new report released by Bloomberg Businessweek. UConn ranked No. 42 among public universities when compared with programs in the U.S., the Asia-Pacific region, Canada and Europe.Continue Reading
Four prominent entrepreneurs came to campus this semester to talk about their companies, their visions, and ways in which students can embrace industry disruption.Continue Reading
John Malfettone ’77 became chair of the board of the UConn Foundation, the fundraising entity for the University of Connecticut, in October. Malfettone is a senior managing director at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice of New York City, one of the world’s Top 10 leveraged buyout private equity firms, from which he will retire at the end of the year.Continue Reading
The Business Management Society (BMS) recently hosted a case competition with power-tool manufacturer TTI, the parent company of Milwaukee, Ryobi and Hoover. Student turnout was large, drawing participants from BMS, Women and Business, and other business students. They were tasked with evaluating different marketing strategies to increase the company’s brand exposure on campus. Groups took several routes of action including social media, virtual reality, and brand ambassador programs.
After the competition, the judges awarded prizes to three winning teams:
The first place team included: senior Caleb Saleeby (Management), junior Kevin Dean (Management) and senior Michael Boni (Economics). The second-place team included: senior William Simics (Finance); junior Julia Simics (Real Estate), junior Swathy Shriram (Management); and junior Gina Wiezbicki (Marketing). The third place team members were: senior Suxian Kuan (Management); sophomore Tanvi Dandekar (Finance), sophomore Angela Wang (Finance) and junior Emily Curina (Management & Economics).
Ben Morneault, president of BMS, was impressed at the variety of majors and grade levels among student competitions. “Diversity in thought is so often overlooked in case competitions, but these teams understood the importance of diverse teams, and it showed in their solutions,” he said.
The Business Management Society and Women in Business meet on Tuesdays in the School of Business. For more information, please contact Ben Morneault at email@example.com, or Sam Adamo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Daniel Ruskin has an idea for creating an in-home, hand-held voting machine that electors would receive when they register to vote.Continue Reading
The Center for International Business Education &Research (CIBER) is creating a new, professional development program in exporting for students in the part-time MBA program in Hartford.Continue Reading