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College of Business announces
winners of 2009 Business Plan competition
Nov. 17, 2009 --
"Hometownonlinemarket.com" (HOM), an online grocery shop that
provides time-saving and cost effective solutions to the grocery
shopping experience, captured first place in the Arkansas State
University 2009 College of Business Plan Competition during final oral
presentations, Monday, Nov. 16.
The team, which won a monetary prize of $500 for its entry, includes
members Charlene Chambers, Jeff Craig, Andy Hall, Courtney Lloyd, and
Five business plans advanced to the finals with oral presentations
Monday, Nov. 16, in the new Delta Center for Economic Development, 319
University Loop West, on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.
A total of 39 students submitted 10 undergraduate plans, including six
from ASU-Jonesboro and four from ASU-Beebe, for review by judges from
the College of Business. Judges narrowed the group to five finalists who
delivered presentations to a new panel of judges. $250 and $125 will be
given to the top three plans.
cash prize of $250 was awarded to "ThePoliticalFacts.com", a social
networking website that generates advertising revenues by providing
information on state and local politicians. Team members include
Elizabeth Sewell, Ashley Parchman, Zachary Roberson, and Ryan Hames.
The Southern Boy Bakery, a bakery that will provide the
Jonesboro area with a place to get freshly baked products, elaborate
specialty cakes, and provide good service, finished third and won $125.
Team members are Rachel Carroll, Joseph Deken, Scott Hunter, and