UW-Green Bay business students place in the top one percent globally

A team from UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Vallari Chandna’s (Marketing & Management) “Capstone in Business Strategy” Class, has made it to the Top 100 rank in the GloBus Simulation. The team of UW-Green Bay Business Administration students consisting of the C-Suite members Stephanie Goetz, Chase Grabowski, Cameron Prailes, Hannah Stroede, Anthony Zettlemoyer placed in a tie for 38th place out of 3,293 teams across 150 colleges and universities across the world during the week of Nov 2-8, 2020. The ranking places them in the top 1% worldwide.

In the Capstone course’s strategy simulation, student teams run a company that is racing for global market leadership in the wearable video cameras and camera-equipped copter drones industry. Each decision round, students make 20+ types of decisions from all business domains including design and performance, assembly operations, shipping and delivery, workforce compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility and citizenship, and the financing of company operations among others. Students from the Austin E. Cofrin’s Business School have placed in the top 100 of the GloBus Simulation multiple times in the past year.

Retailers large and small adapt to compete this holiday season

Businesses large and small are making changes or offering promotions to draw in holiday shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic. Large retailers have been promoting Black Friday sales early and extending opportunities for people to shop online, said Vallari Chandna, associate professor of management at UW-Green Bay. Source: Retailers Large And Small Adapt To Compete This Holiday Season, WPR

UW-Green Bay students get a Top 100 ranking (of 2,935), again

A team from UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Vallari Chandna’s (Marketing & Management) “Capstone in Business Strategy” class, has made it to the Top 100 rank in the GloBus Simulation. The team of UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members Alyssa Bredfeld, Daysi Casillas, Dylan Masse, Kristen Paulus and Jacqueline Roseberry placed in a tie for 75th place out of 2935 teams across 140 colleges and universities across the world during the week of 26-Oct-20 through 1-Nov-20. Their top 3% worldwide ranking is especially commendable given that the class is an online section and the students have to coordinate their work virtually.

In the Capstone course’s strategy simulation, student teams run a company that is racing for global market leadership in the wearable video cameras and camera-equipped copter drones industry. Each decision round, students make 20+ types of decisions from all business domains including design and performance, assembly operations, shipping and delivery, workforce compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility and citizenship, and the financing of company operations among others. Students from the Austin E. Cofrin’s Business School have placed in the top 100 of the GloBus Simulation multiple times in the past year.

Wisconsin Student-Run Businesses featured as part of Startup WI Week

The Student-Run Business Association brings you an opportunity on Nov. 12, 2020 from 3 to 4 p.m. to learn how college students in Wisconsin are gaining access to unique, experiential learning through their university’s student-run business programs. Student-run businesses (SRBs) shape the future of higher education and positively impact society by preparing the next generation of experientially practiced leaders. Wisconsin is home to three universities with full-fledged student-run business programs: Marquette University, Lakeland University,UW-Green Bay (opening in 2021). Learn how these three SRBs operate, innovate, prosper, and are part of a collaborative network at the cutting edge of education.

Register here.

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation: New ownership, old favorites in place at Leicht’s Waldo Café

Among the main goals of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay are to supply keen insight, useful tools, and proven knowledge to assist budding entrepreneurs in realizing their business-ownership dreams. With the SCEDC and the SBDC at UW-Green Bay playing a key guiding role, Parnell native Christina Leicht, along with her husband Brad, who grew up in rural Sheboygan Falls, recently assumed ownership of the newly renamed Leicht’s Waldo Café, located at 235 North Depot St. in Waldo.

According to Leicht, SCEDC, and SBDC at UW-Green Bay Business Counselor Ray York have gone the extra mile to help make the ownership transition roll off as smoothly as possible.

Source: Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation: New ownership, old favorites in place at Leicht’s Waldo Café

UW-Green Bay mourns the passing of retired Professor Peter Smith

UW-Green Bay mourns the passing of retired professor, Peter Smith, who passed away on Oct. 13, 2020. His teaching career started at Louisiana State University as an assistant professor of Marketing and he retired from UW-Green Bay as an associate professor of Marketing. He inspired many through his lectures, clever anecdotes, mentoring, and scholarly contributions.

“Peter died a loved, brilliant man with conviction, integrity, and honor. A gentleman in every sense of the word. He had a heart of gold that few had the privilege of seeing. Many would describe him as charming, entertaining, witty with a fantastic sense of humor, that could make anyone smile,” according to his obituary.

A small, private memorial service will be held in Green Bay before Peter goes home to West Lafayette, Indiana.  See his obituary, here.

‘We’re All In’—Call for evaluators and potential resume building experience for students

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. with the help of the Wisconsin Technology Council is in need of students lending their time and expertise to serve as a judge for the “We’re All Innovating” contest. Judging the competition will be a resume builder and a great opportunity to help Wisconsin-based small businesses that have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with innovative solutions aimed at reducing impacts on human health, business viability, and general operations.

Judges will include a variety of professionals who may have experience in owning, managing, or consulting with small businesses, as well as investors, experienced entrepreneurs, and other professionals interested in promoting the success of small businesses that will define Wisconsin’s economic future.

If you would like to participate as a judge in the 2020 “We’re All Innovating” contest:

• Please confirm your interest by emailing julie@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com by noon on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.
• Please let us know which of our three innovation categories you would prefer to judge: Health impacts, business impacts, operational impacts. Based on need, we might assign you to a category other than your top pick.
• You may be asked to judge entries within all business size categories: 5 or fewer employees; 6 to 20 employees; and 21 to 50 employees.
• We will follow up with a link to your “We’re All In” judging account after you are approved. The judging process will begin in late October.

Find more about judging, here.

Current Connect for UW-Green Bay employees is Friday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Current Young Professionals (CYP) provides an opportunity for individuals to participate in professional development, social networking, and community engagement opportunities within Greater Green Bay. All UW-Green Bay employees at the Green Bay campus are eligible for a free membership to CYP (normally a $125 cost for an individual membership)! You’re invited to learn more about CYP and how you can benefit by signing up for a membership at a virtual Current Connect event on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. on Teams. During this event, you will hear from current ambassadors Kelsey Lutzow and Katie Burke, UW-Green Bay faculty members in Accounting. Learn more about Current Young Professionals here.

Mark Your Calendar: Insuring Against Low Risk, High Cost Events, Nov. 6

The Cofrin School of Business will co-sponsor a second event: Insuring Against Low Risk, High Cost Events (e.g. Pandemics); Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 from Noon to 2 p.m. Join experts in industry and government for a virtual panel discussion on the current challenges and future possibilities of insuring low risk, high cost events. Panelists include attorney Arthur J. Park, former White House advisor and attorney David Rivkin, RAND economist Lloyd Dixon, and law professor Tom Baker. Moderator will be Ty Leverty, Gerald D. Stephens CPCU Distinguished Chair in Risk Management & Insurance at the UW School of Business. Cosponsors of this webinar are the UW Law School, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay, Lubar School of Business at UW-Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin School of Business Department of Risk & Insurance at UW-Madison. Register here.