BHSU Enactus Team receives $1,500 grant

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Categories: 2015

The Black Hills State University Enactus Team was recently selected to receive a $1,500 grant from the Sam&rsquos Club Giving Program.

The Enactus Team is an international organization that mobilizes university students around the world to make a difference in their communities while developing skills to become socially responsible business leaders. The grant will be used to assist a local business with marketing research and sales promotion.

BHSU&rsquos Enactus Team chose to work with Northern Hills Recycling, the recycling branch of Refuse Solutions Inc., RSI, in Belle Fourche.

"The Sam&rsquos Club Giving Program is specifically granted to bring business students and business owners together to create and test strategies that foster both student learning and business growth," said Dr. Barbara Looney, assistant professor management at BHSU and BHSU Enactus Team co-advisor. Dr. David Crawford, associate professor of accounting also advises the BHSU Enactus team.

Looney and Crawford added that they are excited for the opportunities the grant provides students to work with a local small business and develop plans that enhance the reach and bottom line for small business owners.

Katelyn Woten, professional accountancy major from Potter, Neb., is leading the project. Danielle Doney, business administration and marketing and graphic design communication major from Rapid City, is leading the marketing research. Other students involved in the project are Courtney Davis, business administration-marketing major from Rapid City Courtney Hillard, business administration-marketing major from Rapid City Taryn Olsen, business administration-entrepreneurial studies major from Savage, Minn. and Sami Dietrich, business administration-entrepreneurial studies major from Rapid City.

The Sam&rsquos Club Giving Program is part of Sam&rsquos Club&rsquos Step Up for Small Business project, which mobilizes Enactus teams to empower a small business to strengthen their foundation for long-term success through improved business practices.

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