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Entrepreneurship Forum

Lemberg

Bridget Lorenz Lemberg, founder and lab director of Forensic Fluids Laboratories, will share her story of how she started her company at the Jan. 11 Entrepreneurship Forum breakfast. Lemberg has grown the company from a one-person operation to an award-winning, industry leader in oral fluid drug testing, employing more than 20 people.The Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series is now sponsored by the generous support of Educational Community Credit Union.

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Sales Streak Continues

Sales team

The Haworth College of Business sales program demonstrates once more why "It's a Great Day to be a Bronco!" So far this year, the program has been in the national news three times—the program was again named a top university sales program, senior Aleks Jogerst won the top spot at the State Farm Sales Competition 2012 and most recently junior Greta Lorr won the individual speed selling portion in this year’s National Sales Challenge. Lorr and Jogerst also placed second overall at this competition sponsored by the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales.

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Sports and Spirituality

Sportuality book cover

In her book, Sportuality: Finding Joy in the Games, Jeanne Hess, M.A.’85, explains how sports transforms lives and makes people happier, and offers ways people can keep that “sportuality” and positive attitude in their daily lives.

HessHess shares her insights into sportuality and experiences as athlete, coach, professor and mother of two professional athletes during January's Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series.

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Food Marketing Conference 2013: Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the 48th annual Food Marketing Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Moving the Metrics on Performance" and will feature speakers from NBC’s Today Show and Video Mining Corp. as well as other executives in the food industry.

Visit the conference website for details.

Research, Service, Events

Externship Program Inspires Students, Employers, Educators

Wagner and HeystekWhat began as an idea to help students discover a career path blossomed into a full-fledged externship program that is being emulated in other parts of the country.

The Business Externship Program is just three years old and has already made an impact on WMU's business students. Now, other organizations are also jumping on the business externship express.

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Making Learning Easier for Local Students

Emily KobzaEmily Kobza, MBA'12, has taken the skills she learned throughout her MBA program and is applying them daily in the nonprofit world. The result? Learning opportunities for Kalamazoo students. Find out how Kobza applies her business knowledge to advance the mission of her employer, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo.

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Call for Class Notes

Submit your class notesCalling all alumni! We are accepting class note submissions for the 2013 Haworth College of Business alumni magazine. Share your accomplishments and news with fellow Haworth College of Business alumni in our annual college magazine. Send us details about promotions, awards, honors, appointments, marriages, births, adoptions and retirements.

Submit your class note.

Editor: Cindy Wagner cindy.wagner@wmich.edu
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5457 USA
(269) 387-5050
www.wmich.edu/business

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