The Edmond Sun

April 19, 2013

Applications available for ECU Oklahoma Business Week camp

Special to The Sun

ADA — The Second Annual Oklahoma Business Week Camp, hosted by East Central University, will be June 2-7.

The camps is open to all high school students who will complete the ninth through 12th grades in the spring of 2013.

Oklahoma Business Week is a camp that introduces high school students to the business world. Students, attending OBW, are divided into teams. Each team has a volunteer mentor from the Oklahoma business community who works with the students in developing a "company" to learn about business practices and compete in a simulated business challenge.

 Among the list of speakers for the event are: Rhett Laubach, founder of Your Next Speaker and leadership expert; state Sen. Susan Paddack; Kenneth Knoll, Concept Investments manager at i2e; Monica Neal, senior vice president of People’s Electric Cooperative; Kyle Essmiller, human resources director for PostRock Energy; Jim Hamby, president of Vision Bank; Mark Keiffer, retired executive from AT&T; Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby; and ECU President John Hargrave.

Applications are available at and the deadline is May 1. For more information, contact Stacey Bolin, OBW camp director, at 580-559-5596.