2017 Youth Business Summit

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Troy University, Dothan Campus
500 University Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017
Local high schools are invited to participate!
This program is free of charge.

Nature of Program:

The purpose is to:
  • Enlighten high school students about careers in business
  • Engage participants in business workshops
  • Enable participants to network with business professionals
  • Present participants an opportunity to apply knowledge of business concepts in business plan and financial investment competitions
The program consists of:
  • Overview of breakout sessions
  • Breakout sessions – Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and more
  • Panel of alumni business professionals
  • Lunch, networking
  • Business Plan and Financial Investment competitions
  • Awards ceremony


  1. Attendance per high school is limited to 30 participants
  2. Details of the business plan and financial investment competitions will be sent out via hard copy with the informational packets mailed to your school
  3. Schools are not required to participate in the competitions but are encouraged to do so
  4. Awards will be given to the winners of the financial investment competition
  5. Scholarships will be awarded for the best business plan

Competition Documents

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Program Chairs:

  • Dr. Lane Boyte-Eckis
  • Dr. Carmen Lewis

Program Coordinators:

  • Sarah Marsh
  • Kay Petersen
  • Tara Ryals
  • Paige Wester


  • Dr. Heather Allman
  • Dr. Skip Ames
  • Dr. Lane Boyte-Eckis
  • Ms. Lauren Cole
  • Dr. Charrod Dodd
  • Dr. Cherie Fretwell
  • Dr. Aaron Gartlan
  • Ms. Rosalind James
  • Dr. Barbara Minsky
  • Dr. Eren Ozgen
  • Ms. Tara Ryals
  • Dr. Dan Teed
  • Dr. Dewey Todd
  • Dr. Richard Voss
  • Ms. Paige Wester

For more information, contact:

Dr. Carmen Lewis
Assistant Dean of the Sorrell College of Business
Troy University
500 University Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303
Sorrell College of Business Troy University
Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation