2018 Youth Business Summit

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Troy University, Dothan Campus
500 University Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303

Unfortunately the registration for this event is closed as we have reached our maximum capacity of participants.
We look forward to seeing you at next year's Youth Business Summit!

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018
Local high schools are invited to participate!
This program is free of charge.

Participation is limited to the first 200 registrants.
Due to the fantastic turnout at last year's event, we would advise registering as early as possible to secure your school's spot.

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, financial investment, and best booth marketing competition 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, Financial Investment, and Best Booth Marketing competitions
  • Awards ceremony


  1. Attendance per high school is limited to 30 participants
  2. Details of the business plan, financial investment, and best booth marketing competitions are attached below. They will also 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 and best booth marketing competitions
  5. Scholarships will be awarded to the winning team of the business plan competition

Schedule of Events and Competition Documents

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Program Chairs:

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

Program Coordinators:

  • Sarah Marsh
  • Kay Petersen


  • Dr. Skip Ames
  • Dr. Lane Boyte-Eckis
  • Ms. Lauren Cole
  • Dr. Cherie Fretwell
  • Dr. Aaron Gartlan
  • Dr. Barbara Minsky
  • Dr. Dewey Todd
  • Dr. Richard Voss

For more information, contact:

Dr. Carmen Lewis
Associate Dean of the Sorrell College of Business
Troy University
500 University Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303
Sorrell College of Business Troy University