UMW Featured in “Best Places for Job Seekers” Ranking

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The University of Mary Washington is featured in NerdScholar’s 2013 list of “Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers.” … [Read more...]

UMW Names Executive Director for Center for Economic Development

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The University of Mary Washington today announced that Brian Baker has been named executive director of the Center for Economic Development. Baker has spent the last decade as an administrator at UMW, most recently as executive director for entrepreneurship. … [Read more...]

UMW Honors Local Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development recognized area small business owners and entrepreneurs through the 2013 Virginia Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Awards and the Meta R. Braymer Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. … [Read more...]

UMW Co-Sponsors Yearlong Business Seminar Series

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The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development and College of Business are collaborating with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce to present a yearlong seminar series on popular business topics. The Business 101 Seminar Series began on Friday, Jan. 18 with Accounting 101, presented by Gladys Gomez, lecturer of accounting in UMW’s College of Business. The series, taught by UMW faculty members, will continue on the third Friday of each month through the end of the year, focused on topics including marketing, customer service, social media, human resources, technology, finance and legal issues. The first six sessions will take place at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber Office and the final six sessions will take place at UMW’s Small Business Development Center located in Eagle Village, all from 8 to 10 a.m. Registration for each session, limited to 25 participants, is $12, or $100 for the full series of 12 lectures. For a full schedule or … [Read more...]

UMW Small Business Development Center Announces Basic Business Course

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The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center, in partnership with Rappahannock Community College, has announced the initial course in the Hewlett Packard Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP-LIFE) program. The first level of the curriculum, “Imagine,” will begin at the Rappahannock Community College Kilmarnock Center on Thursday, Feb. 23. The program will provide computer and software technologies necessary to give ongoing training to Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula micro-entrepreneurs. The course will cover the basics of marketing, operations, communication and finance for those with no prior background in business. “Imagine” offers training on principles that help prepare the foundation for a business concept. The program explores various types of business analysis through introducing basic technologies. Upon completion of the four-week course, students will receive a certificate of completion. Classes will be held each Thursday from Thursday, … [Read more...]