NKU Business Week hosts record 1,400 students

​More than 100 businesses participated

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (March 31, 2016) — The eighth annual “Business Week” event at Northern Kentucky University from March 22-23 had a record 1,400 students in attendance. Students met and learned from more than 100 business executives from across the world and the region.

The Haile/US Bank College of Business hosted the event, which included more than 70 unique sessions designed to help prepare NKU students for success in tomorrow’s working environment. Regular classes were suspended to allow students to attend as many sessions as possible. Topics ranged from ‘Integrity and Ethics in International Business,’ to ‘Project Management – The Discipline and Real World Application.’

“Students had the amazing opportunity to hear and learn from experienced professional business leaders operating in multi-faceted functions from companies operating around the globe,” said Haile/US Bank College of Business Dean Rebecca Porterfield. “Our students were offered a real-world perspective that is truly unique and we hope, invaluable, as they get ready to launch their own business careers.”

The event included keynote addresses from Rich Boehne, chairman of the board, president & CEO of The E.W. Scripps Co.; Jason Vines, former communications chief for Chrysler, Ford and Nissan; Regan Forman, vice president of Creative Strategy for Nickelodeon/MTV Networks; and Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse.

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