April 3, 2014

Of Interest: April 3, 2014

Free Enterprise winners namedat SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh has announced the winners of the second-annual Free Enterprise Marathon, which took place March 7.

In addition to SUNY Plattsburgh, the marathon held in Angell College Center involved student participants from Clarkson University, SUNY Canton, University of Vermont, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Adirondack, Norwich University, Clinton Community College, St. Michael’s College and Southern Vermont College.

In the Speak-off competition, presenters had to speak on entrepreneurship for three to five minutes. Matt Flynn from Clarkson University earned first place in this category, with Tom Volpe from SUNY New Paltz, second; Matthew Robert from SUNY Plattsburgh, third; and Alex Johnson from Norwich University in fourth.

In the Creativity and Innovation Team contest, each team had to create an inventive, feasible product for Adirondack Grilling Pellets. Clarkson University took first place; St. Michael’s College, second; Norwich University, third; and SUNY Adirondack, fourth.

The Mug-of-War competition challenged participants to design a mug with a new concept, feature or usage. Krista Bennett of SUNY Adirondack won first place; Kevin Holloman from St. Michael’s College, second; and Alex Johnson of Norwich University, third.

Judges were Bob Parks, publisher of the Press-Republican; Dan Alexander, president and publisher of Denton Publications; Hannah Provost, manager of Glens Falls National Bank on U.S. Avenue in Plattsburgh; and Colleen Lemza, owner of Adirondack Grilling Pellets and assistant professor of public relations at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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