I'm not usually one for official proclamations. Even so, this one, proclaiming the support of Ohio's Governor and the State of Ohio for entrepreneurs is worthy of passing along. I was part of a start-up that created jobs, and firmly believe that “entrepreneurship is vital to Ohio's economic growth and prosperity”. I have the good fortune of dedicating a portion of my time to mentoring The Ohio State University MBA students, exposing students at my Alma mater, Denison University, to entrepreneurs & entrepreneurship, and also supporting the undergraduate Business Builders Club at Ohio State. So, I'm sold on “encouraging youth to be excited about entrepreneurship…” and believe an entrepreneurial approach to education has tremendous potential benefit.
High five to Jeanne Derryberry and her students of Great Oaks JVS in Cincinnati who obtained an official Proclamation for Ohio to celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, February 19 – 26, 2011. Hats off to Ohio's Governor John Kasich for recognizing the importance of entrepreneurs and small business in Ohio.