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Cedar Valley business owner wins cash prize at Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Marketia Moore won first place and a $5,000 prize for her business at the virtual Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition.
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Advance Iowa Creates Employee Ownership Center

UNI’s Advance Iowa is creating an Employee Ownership Center to advance the College’s mission to promote the economic vitality of Iowa communities. Across the U.S., small business closures have been identified as a potential crisis for rural and underserved populations. A 2022 Business Enterprise Institute (BEI) study found over 80% of business owners plan to exit in the next decade. Few of these businesses have a succession plan or plans to transfer ownership. If these businesses close, that could be…
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The Bots Are Coming! (For Your Job)

Suppose you just graduated from UNI with a degree in marketing. You’ve converted your summer internship into a permanent sales job. Congratulations. A few years into your job, however, you start noticing prospectuses regarding robots. 
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The University of Northern Iowa remembers the life and legacy of John Pappajohn

The legacy of John Pappajohn is evident at UNI. Find out how this entrepreneur and philanthropist has left a lasting impact on campus.
Employee Ownership Conference Thursday, May 11 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to register now

UNI Advance Iowa to offer first Employee Ownership Conference

The University of Northern Iowa’s Advance Iowa will host the inaugural Employee Ownership Conference on May 11, at the DMACC campus in Newton. 
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Experiment 529 receives Veridian Community Engagement Grant for third consecutive year

Experiment 529, a collaboration between Iowa CORE and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), has been awarded the Veridian Community Engagement Grant for the third year in a row. Experiment 529 aims to provide paid internships to college-bound high school and UNI students.
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Chief wagon officer of Radio Flyer to speak on panel about innovation in a family business

The UNI Family Business Center will welcome Robert Pasin of Radio Flyer to the virtual stage to discuss family business governance strategies.
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Need It Now

What does changing consumer expectations mean for the supply chain & retail industry?