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EBV Alum: ‘To Do What You Love is Priceless’

EBV alumnus Jason Otrin (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
EBV alumnus Jason Otrin (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Imagine a young child wandering alone in the woods on a frigid afternoon, with each passing minute decreasing the likelihood of a successful rescue.

UConn alumnus Jason Otrin would like to encourage emergency responders in Connecticut, and across the nation, to adopt the use of drones for such public-safety emergencies. Continue Reading



UConn Business’ 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

UConn School of Business Hall of Fame Celebration Friday, March 22, 2019 Hartford Connecticut
UConn School of Business Hall of Fame Celebration Friday, March 22, 2019 Hartford Connecticut

Four prominent UConn School of Business alumni will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

Inductees include a two-time alumnus and global entertainment leader; the recently retired president of a $2.5 billion fire and security company; the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and a partner in the largest real estate management investment firm in the U.S. Continue Reading


Ashley DeCarlo: ‘I Don’t Want to Wish I’d Done More’

Ashley DeCarlo ’19 (above) shows off her crepe-making skills at Farmhouse Crepes in Downtown Storrs.  Ashley also handles their social media in addition to her regular duties, plus a job at Geezeo in Glastonbury, not to mention a full set of classes and cheerleading!  (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Ashley DeCarlo ’19 (above) shows off her crepe-making skills at Farmhouse Crepes in Downtown Storrs. Ashley also handles their social media in addition to her regular duties, plus a job at Geezeo in Glastonbury, not to mention a full set of classes and cheerleading! (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Ashley DeCarlo could best be described as unstoppable.Continue Reading


Family Businesses: ‘Your Name is On It!’

Cal Miller-Stevens, left, and her niece Capri Frank pose for a photo inside the store at Miller Foods, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated food business located in Avon, Conn. Behind them is a photo taken in the early 1960s, in the same location. From left is family matriarch Margaret "Oma" Miller and her two daughters, Sandi Trudeau (Frank's mother) and Miller-Stevens. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Cal Miller-Stevens, left, and her niece Capri Frank pose for a photo inside the store at Miller Foods, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated food business located in Avon, Conn. Behind them is a photo taken in the early 1960s, in the same location. From left is family matriarch Margaret “Oma” Miller and her two daughters, Sandi Trudeau (Frank’s mother) and Miller-Stevens. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

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