Isenberg students gained valuable insights and sharpened their analytical and presentation skills on September 30th at the school’s first Annual Isenberg Ethics Competition. The five-hour event featured an inspiring keynote speaker, workshops that explored ethical issues and case competition skills, and the competition itself. In the latter, five teams—each with two Isenberg students—squared off to dissect ethical decision points at a banking company.
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At his Michelin-starred Restaurant Marc Forgione, Isenberg HTM grad Chris Blumlo '99 insists that "every point during the customers stay be positive." Blumlo's m.o. calls for attentiveness to customers, business diligence, and improvisation in response to unforeseen challenges.
Four high-ranking executives shared career insights and advice at the UMass Club in Boston with Isenberg's entering first-year MBA class. The executive panel was part of the David C. O'Leary MBA Leadership Orientation, which immerses students in workshops and team exercises devoted to professional development skills.
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On September 16, Isenberg alumni, students, faculty, and staff celebrated ground breaking for the school’s $62 million Business Innovation Hub. When the Business Innovation Hub does open in January of 2019, the futuristic building complex will add 70,000 square-feet of classrooms, labs, and student-focused spaces.
A relationship-builder, innovative educator, and internationally renowned researcher, Professor Muzzo Uysal brings experience, acumen, and energy to his new role as chair of the Hospitality & Tourism Management department.
Three decades ago, Isenberg accounting graduate Larry Mestel ’84 took a quantum business leap. It was 1989, and Mestel was Arthur Young’s (a Big Six accounting firm) point man for its client, Polygram Records, during its acquisition of Island Records. Toward the end of negotiations, Mestel received a phone call from Island’s top business officer, Mel Kline.
Samalid M. Hogan has been appointed director of the western regional office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network. Hogan brings a broad range of experience to the new post, including 12 years in economic development and project management. Most recently, she was the consulting project manager for the Holyoke Innovation District on behalf of the MassTech Collaborative and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Previously, she was the senior project manager and brownfields coordinator at the City of Springfield’s Office of Planning and Economic Development.
Undergraduate Online student Paul Francisco, owner and president of an electrical construction company in northeast Ohio, talks about how completing his degree through the online program is perfect for the demands of his job and his family.
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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network clients and counselors were honored at the U.S. Small Business Administration's annual Massachusetts Awards Ceremony in May. Isenberg has been headquarters to the MSBDC Network since 1980.
During the spring semester, Operations Management professor Alan Robinson took a group of MBA students on a trip to learn about the operations at two large and very different companies - endoscope manufacturer Karl Storz and wholesaler/distributing company C & S Wholesale Grocers.
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Ten Isenberg students joined forces with 18 UMass engineering students and faculty from the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship to make their mark in the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Collegiate Wind Competition.
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This year's 4th annual Isenberg Business Leadership Awards, held at the Colonnade Hotel and Boston and attracting 330 members of the Isenberg community, honored Chuck and Karen Peters of New England Wire Products and Recent Alumni awardee Brian Tino, account executive at InVision.
“Before Isenberg, most everything I knew about management was ‘the government way,’ observes Alexander Haldopoulos, a Colonel with the Massachusetts Air National Guard at Barnes ANGB in Westfield. “I craved to add a civilian business mindset to my skills,” continues the Colonel, who will complete his Part-time MBA degree from Isenberg this fall.
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Larry Mestel is ready to rock. Having spent time at music industry giants Island and Arista, Larry opened Primary Wave in 2006 and today manages some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Watch his interview with the UMass Profile Series.
“No matter where we go, no matter what we do, we carry the Isenberg brand with us,” Senior Class Speaker Stephanie Berenson ’16 told an audience of over 4000—graduating seniors, their families, and Isenberg faculty and staff—at Isenberg’s Senior Celebration at the Mullins Center on May 7. “We are part of each other. We are each other’s network, and one day, as graduates, we will be a resource for Isenberg students just as alumni have been for us,” emphasized the dual marketing/journalism major.
“Real founders are driven by purpose,” remarks entrepreneur and angel investor Wayne Chang. “All the other [motives], including the money itself, are waste products,” adds Wayne, who excelled as keynote speaker and received an honorary doctorate in business at UMass Amherst’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 6.
Chuck and Karen Peters will be honored at this year's Isenberg Business Leadership Awards. UMass alumni and parents to an Isenberg almna and two current Isenberg students, they are a family who support and believe in the school and its future.
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A team of five Isenberg undergraduates scored two first-place and one second-place finish in the International Business Ethics Case Competition, on April 20-22 in Cambridge. The team explored First Amendment and other issues involving free-speech versus abusive messaging on a social networking site.
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