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Students (from left) Madi Taylor, Seth Hogue, Andrew Fox and Blake Goforth at the PBL National Leadership Conference with Pam Klaus, adviser.

July 7, 2022–A team of students from the Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University took first place in the Sales Presentation competition at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Chicago last month. Missouri Western also placed third in the Business Decision Making event.

“This is very exciting to have our students do so well at the national level,” said Pam Klaus, director of Missouri Western’s Center for Franchise Development and PBL adviser.

Madi Taylor, junior marketing and management major from Brookfield, Missouri, and Seth Hogue, senior management major with an entrepreneurship concentration from Butler, Missouri, were the winning Sales Presentation team. Competitors had seven minutes to sell a product or service of their choice to judges and an audience.

Taylor, along with Blake Goforth, junior management major with concentrations in entrepreneurship and accounting from Desloge, Missouri, and Andrew Fox, sophomore finance major from St. Joseph, placed third in Business Decision Making. Competitors presented business case studies that they received the evening before the competition. 

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit missouriwestern.edu.