WSU Vancouver recognizes student business consultant teams

Washington State University Vancouver’s Carson College of Business celebrated the ninth anniversary of its Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program May 8 with an event to recognize the businesses, volunteers and students involved in the program. Created in 2011, Business Growth MAP is a pro-bono student-led consultancy. Student teams of four or five help local businesses in the areas of growth, marketing and accounting. Volunteer mentors from the business community meet with student teams weekly during the semester-long project to offer advice and feedback. This year three student teams were recognized for outstanding work with three local businesses, Slumberkins, Self Balance Massage and Human Services Council.

Businesses that would like to apply for Business Growth MAP services may call 360-546-9533, email bgmap@wsu.edu or visit business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap. New projects begin in late August.

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.