Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ACHS Student Jane Thomas Awarded 2012 Rising Star of Entrepreneurship Award

We're proud to share some very good news ...

ACHS Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine
student Jane Thomas' health food store, JB's Healthmart, was recently awarded the
2012 Rising Star of Entrepreneurship Award at the 2012 Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Stars of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase. Congratulations, Jane!

The Rising Star of Entrepreneurship Award is "given to SBTDC clients from traditional business sectors who offer forward-thinking products and services or develop new ways of doing business," explains the Missouri State University University Communications press release. "Since becoming clients of the Missouri State University-West Plains SBTDC office, JB’s Healthmart owners Dan and Jane Thomas have nearly doubled the business’ sales, added employees and developed an educational and e-commerce website. The Thomases also received a proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives recognizing their efforts to invest in the local economy and honoring them for their award."

To learn more about this distinction and Jane's holistic health food store, check out the article "JB’s Healthmart Honored with Missouri Entrepreneur Award," including a link to a short radio clip!

1. Button, E. (30, January 2012). JB’s Healthmart Honored with Missouri Entrepreneur Award.
Ozark Area Network. Retrieved from http://ozarkareanetwork.com/localnews/?p=737
2. Missouri State University. (2, February 2012). JB’s Healthmart receives SBTDC entrepreneurship award. University Communications. Retrieved from http://news.wp.missouristate.edu/2012/02/jbs-healthmart-receives-sbtdc-entrepreneurship-award/

Pictured (back row): MSU-WP Chancellor Drew Bennett, Ward Franz, and Darryl Hampsten, (front row) employee Lisa Newcomb, Jane and Dan Thomas, and employees Kara Pilz and Jason Hartgraves.
Image © Ozark Area Network. (30 January 2012). PostHeaderIcon JB’s Healthmart Honored with Missouri Entrepreneur Award. [Photo}. Retrieved from http://ozarkareanetwork.com/localnews/?p=737

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