SC State’s Business Program to Celebrate 41st Annual Business Week

Thursday, March 28, 2013


SC State’s Business Program in the College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences will celebrate its 41st annual Business Week during the week of Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28, 2013.  This year’s theme is “Empowering the Community through Economic Development.” 


Business Week is designed to bring the academic and business communities together by engaging students in various activities and topics that will have an impact on their professional and personal lives.  It is also a time to recognize the accomplishments of students.Dr. Barbara Adams, interim dean for the College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences says that “as an AACSB – International accredited school, Business Week embodies our mission of preparing our graduates to compete in a competitive and diverse workplace. 


The following activities are scheduled for Business Week 2013:


Monday, March 25, 2013

Kick-off session:
Greg Robinson, executive director, Orangeburg County Economic Development Commission
Topic: “The State of Economic Development in Orangeburg County”
Belcher Hall’s fourth floor auditorium
10 a.m.


Panel Discussion
Infrastructure/Regulation Issues- location, traffic, roads, logistics, public transportation, taxes, Dr. Harry Miley, president, Miley and Associates and visiting professor, SC State University


Financing Issues- venture capitalism, bank loans, personal financing, other source borrowing, Hugh Workman, asset manager, Solace Financial, LLC, Charlotte, N.C.

Environmental Concerns- Air and Water Quality Issues, Dr. Adrienne Cooper, associate vice president, Research and Economic Development, SC State University
Topic:  “Factors that Influence Economic Recovery and Small Business Development”
Belcher Hall’s fourth floor auditorium
2 p.m.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Business Community Luncheon
Dr. Harry Miley, president, Miley and Associates and visiting professor, SC State University
Topic: “South Carolina Economies”
Presidents’ STATE Room
12 p.m.


Adolphus Johnson, president, New America, Inc.
Topic: “Path to Financial Independence”
Belcher Hall’s fourth floor auditorium
2 p.m.   


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Executive Speaker Series
Robert Barnett, associate vice president, Workforce, Education, and Manufacturing Policy
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Topic: “The Role of Business and Government in Workforce Readiness”
Belcher Hall’s fourth floor auditorium


Writing Competition
Belcher Hall’s fourth floor auditorium
2 p.m.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study Abroad Fair
Belcher Hall’s foyer
9 a.m.


“Taste of the World” International Food Sampling
Belcher Hall’s foyer
12:30 p.m.


International Student Forum/Brain Bowl Activity
Belcher Hall’s third floor development center
3:30 p.m.


Awards Dinner
Karen R. Jenkins, president and chief executive officer of KRJ Consulting, LLC
Topic:  "Financial Empowerment for Business Success - How to Get There from Here"
K.W. Green Student Center’s Bulldog Lounge
6 p.m.


“We are excited about the 2013 Business Week and invite everyone to join us in our celebration,” says Dr. Guohua Ma, assistant professor of business administration.  Dr. Guohua Ma and Dr. Ann S. Winstead, coordinator of the Leadership and Professional Development Program at SC State University planned the 41st annual Business Week activities.  For additional information, contact Dr. Ma at (803) 531-8173.