Small Business Teams Climb Competitive Ladder

February 21st, 2002 by Adam

Students in Plymouth State College’s Master of Business Administration program were recently named Region 1 (Northeast U.S.) winners in the Small Business Institute (SBI) Case of the Year Competition.

A report by the consulting team of Vincent Yakobian and Krista Ross for the Hannah Grimes Marketplace in Keene was named Case of the Year in the Graduate Comprehensive area.
A study of First Steps Preschool and Day Care Center in West Lebanon by the team of Jamil Datoo, Alyssa Ciccarella, John Rice, Martha Neal Maurer and Aaron Morse brought home the plaque as Case of the Year in the Graduate Specialty category.

Both cases are now being judged at the national level.
Craig Zamzow, Plymouth State SBI director says, “Because of the quality of both these reports, I have high expectations that these teams will place in the National Case of the Year competition.

The national awards will be presented at the annual SBI meeting in February.

The SBI program enables college and university students throughout the United States to participate in hands-on learning experiences. Students conduct field case studies and provide consulting services to local small business owners.

The PSC Small Business Institute has provided free consulting help in the area for more than 25 years. According to Zamzow, “PSC MBA and undergraduate students have produced superior quality, award-winning business and marketing plans and reports that have helped improve businesses of all types.

For more information about the Small Business Institute at Plymouth State College, contact Craig Zamzow in the Plymouth State College business department at (603) 535-2921, or see the program’s Web site at