Black Hills State University students are invited to submit their business plans for the 2007 Governor's Giant Vision Student Business Competition that will be held in April 2007.

Students who are interested in submitting their business plans for this competition are invited to attend an information session on the BHSU campus Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. in Meier Hall Room 207. Those students who choose to compete will be asked to submit their written business plans to the Center for Business and Entrepreneurship by Monday, Feb. 5. A local business review panel will select the top five plans to advance to the governor’s competition.

A panel of business experts will review all student business plans submitted from across the state and select eight qualifiers to attend the final competition April 12 in Sioux Falls. Qualifiers will give presentations and discuss their ideas with business experts and other guests. The first-place winner will receive $5,000, and two second-place winners will receive $2,500 each.

The Governor’s Giant Vision Student Business Competition, a new addition to the Governor’s Giant Vision Business Plan Competition, is co-sponsored by Governor Mike Rounds and Citibank of Sioux Falls and hosted by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry. All South Dakota college, university and technical school students are eligible to apply.

For more information regarding the competition and/or the information session, contact Dr. Priscilla Y. Romkema, director of the Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, at 642-6091 or PriscillaRomkema@bhsu.edu.