A unique program in the Craig School of Business enables business seniors to become entrepreneurs within six months of their graduation from MWSU. Qualified seniors enroll in an applied entrepreneurship class that involves writing and presenting a business plan for a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF) store. A panel of judges listens to the presentations and selects the winner(s). Typically, more than one store is awarded each year. After winning the competition, students attend an 8-day intensive training class in Durango, Colorado, at RMCF headquarters and then take ownership of their new store. The winners have five years to repay their loans.
The program began in 2009 when Seth Lyons was awarded a store in Silverthorne, Colorado. Since then, 12 more graduates have been awarded stores in Nebraska, Iowa, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Mississippi.
CSB Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
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