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Center for Entrepreneurship to showcase Student Business Trade Show
Millikin University’s Center for Entrepreneurship will showcase Millikin’s student-run ventures and student-launched businesses during its first Biannual Student Business Trade Show on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The event will be held in Lower Richards Treat University Center on the campus of Millikin University from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Community members can explore 20 businesses run by current Millikin University students. The event is free and open to the public.

“The trade show allows the Decatur community to meet current students who are actively running their own businesses and support them through purchase of their goods and services,” remarked B.J. Warren, Millikin instructor of entrepreneurship and Blue Connection manager. “The event provides an opportunity for students to network with other student owners who are facing similar challenges.”

Businesses featured during the event will include Millikin’s student-run ventures First Step Records, Blue Connection, Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, Carriage House Press, Blue Satellite Press, Bronze Man Books, and Ignite Studios. In addition, the following student-launched businesses will be featured: Millikin Microfinance Fund, ewe-sed, ABW Photography, Reader and the Geek, Strings Attached, The Knotted Pot, Stencil-Vania Shirt Co., Animated Expressions, WornOnce, Wired Expressions, Ready to Rock, Easy Hanging, Carry On, Little Oh, and Krystal’s Kandies.

The Center for Entrepreneurship expects the trade show to become a biannual event with current students featured each fall. Both current and alumni businesses will be featured each spring.

Millikin University’s Center for Entrepreneurship is a laboratory for student and professional development. The Center offers a wide range of education and training opportunities for students in many campus disciplines, and provides business consulting services to start-up, existing and emerging high-growth businesses.

For further information on this event, please contact Millikin University’s Center for Entrepreneurship at 217.424.6296, via e-mail at e-center@millikin.edu, or visit www.millikin.edu/entrepreneurship.