The Chamber of Commerce for Anderson & Madison County and Anderson University will honor a deserving local entrepreneur and award scholarships to outstanding students of the Falls Schools of Business on Friday, December 4, at 12 noon at the Anderson Country Club. In addition to the presentations, the event will highlight guest speaker John E. Waters, CEO and president of Bright Automotive, Inc.
A graduate of the Anderson University Falls School of Business is now the president of Greenville College, in Greenville, Illinois. Dr. Larry Linamen started his tenure as president this fall. Larry's last name is synonymous with business education at Anderson University. His father, Dr. Harold Linamen, was the chair of the business department for 35 years and retired in 1987.
Behind the scenes, the Corporation for Economic Development (www.cedanderson.com) has been assisting businesses with relocating to Madison County since 1983. Recent successes for the CED includes assisting Anderson in bringing in the well-known company, Nestle.
For two Falls School of Business students, classroom education has found a very practical application, pancakes! With the help of some of their Anderson University Falls School of Business professors, senior Graham Brown and Residential MBA student Josh MacInnes turned their dream of opening a pancake restaurant into a reality last April.
Approximately every three years, CompTIA – the Computing Technology Industry Association – revises the exams that must be taken in order for a candidate to become A+ certified. The A+ certification, considered an entry-level certification in the industry, is a requirement at many companies for IT professionals and more than 700,000 currently hold this certification worldwide.