2014 Palouse Knowledge Corridor Awards Aim To Highlight Local Entrepreneurs
Contact: Robin Ohlgren Palouse Knowledge Corridor Co-Chair 208.301.1011 firstname.lastname@example.org Palouse Knowledge Corridor awards aim to highlight local entrepreneurs May 22, 2014 (Moscow, Idaho; Pullman, Washington)
The votes are in for the first Entrepreneur of the Palouse awards. Biketronics, a Moscow business owned by Michael and Donna Meehan, won in the Business category. Biketronics specializes in Harley Davidson motorcycle electronics. The Meehans also open the business up to the community and University of Idaho students through the Fab-Lab, a fabrication laboratory. The business was nominated by business associate John Lane. Scott Gropp of Gropp Heating, Air & Electric won the Individual award. Gropp started the business in Moscow in 1994. Gropp has been involved in nearly two dozen community organizations, and helps keep the lights on at various nonprofits on the Palouse, according to nominator Brandy Ramos.
College Hill Custom Threads, a new business on the Pullman scene, picked up the Rising Star award. CHCT is owned by Tony Poston, a WSU alumnus, and provides custom apparel and accessories to student organizations and other groups both on the Palouse and well off it. Employee Brian Blee nominated Poston’s business for the award. The awards, including a $1,000 cash prize, will be presented to the Meehans, Gropp and Poston during PKC’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ Banquet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the University of Idaho Student Union Building’s International Ballroom. The awards are sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics’ Executive MBA Program.
The Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ is a five-day event aimed at entrepreneurs in value-added agriculture, animal health and technology. The three topics were selected based on area expertise and regional demand, and Bootcamp instructors represent the best in research, agriculture, animal health, technology and business in a two-university, technology-rich region. Daily sessions will include lectures, practical experience, assignments and takeaways, as well as networking opportunities.
More information at Palouse Knowledge Corridor™, Be The Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ or to register. The Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ is June 21-25 in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Washington.
Palouse Knowledge Corridor awards aim to highlight local entrepreneurs