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Non-profit To Host Free Program For Local Entrepreneurs

May 5, 2021

A Lexington nonprofit organization is offering free, virtual training for small business owners, aiming to energize local entrepreneurs. Sustainable Business Ventures’; (SBV) program includes five, weekly, 90-minute ZOOM sessions. The meetings will discuss the book, “Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur.” The first community read session begins May 27 at 4:30 p.m. SBV President, Bobby Clark, said in a statement the key lessons from the book include identifying and…

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Entrepreneurship Students Complete Eight-Week Course

April 27, 2021

If you want a community’s economy to grow, help its members develop an entrepreneurship mindset. That’s the premise of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program at Seward County Community College. Two pilot groups wrapped up eight weeks of focused learning April 20. Participants in Spanish- and English-language classrooms unpacked the components for a successful business start-up. Then, the course concluded with individual presentations to their peers. “Initially, I saw my role here as helping and hosting,”…

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ELI Newsletter | April 2021

April 13, 2021

Check out ELI’s monthly newsletter for our thought leadership and entrepreneurial updates on partners and events! April 2021 Newsletter

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Could the Key to Employee Engagement Be an Entrepreneurial Paradigm Shift in the Workplace?

March 25, 2021

ELI President Rob Herndon shared his thoughts with Small Biz Daily on an entrepreneurial paradigm shift in the workplace being the key to employee engagement. When people are engaged in their jobs, time flies and they forget they are working. They draw energy and mental resilience from their occupation. They feel enthusiastic, inspired, and proud of their work. Employee engagement sounds like something all of us can get behind—yet around the world, only about 30 percent…

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Seward County launches Kansas’ first Spanish Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

March 18, 2021

LIBERAL, Kan. (KSNW) – Southwest Kansas has the densest Hispanic population in the state according to the United States Census Bureau. But with diversity, can come obstacles — ones the Liberal community is looking to change. The Seward County Development Corporation and the Seward County Community College joined forces to create equal opportunities for their minority population through a mindset-driven class. The partnership launched the nation’s fifth and Kansas’ first, Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in which both content…

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ELI Newsletter | March 2021

March 11, 2021

Check out ELI’s monthly newsletter for our thought leadership and entrepreneurial updates on partners and events! March 2021 Newsletter

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Being an Effective Leader During Turbulent Times

February 19, 2021

Charlie Katz, Executive Creative Director at Bitbean, interviewed Gary as part of his series “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Began Leading My Company,” published by Authority Magazine. Gary shared some advice for those starting new ventures based on his entrepreneurial journey. Authority Magazine, a Medium publication, is devoted to sharing interesting “thought leadership interview series” featuring people who are authorities in Business, Pop Culture, Wellness, Social Impact, and Tech. They use…

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Gary Schoeniger Interviewed on Coach the Coach by Business RadioX®

February 17, 2021

Gary was recently interviewed by Lee Kantor on Coach the Coach by Business RadioX ®, a podcast amplifying the voice of business by sharing unscripted conversations from local business leaders serving their market, their community, and their profession. He shared a bit about his own entrepreneurial journey and the work we do now! Listen Here

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ELI Newsletter | February 2021

February 10, 2021

Check out ELI’s monthly newsletter for our thought leadership and entrepreneurial updates on partners and events! February 2021 Newsletter

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