Georgia Micro Enterprise Network Honors KSU Business Dean Tim Mescon

The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN) has bestowed its Founder's Award on Tim Mescon…

Georgia (Jul 10, 2003) — Georgia Micro Enterprise Network Honors KSU Business Dean Tim Mescon

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The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN) has bestowed its Founder's Award on Tim Mescon‚ Dean of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.



Mescon‚ who holds the Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair of Entrepreneurial Management‚ helped found the Cobb Microenterprise Center‚ which has helped hundreds of low and moderate income men and women learn the skills they need to start their own businesses. He received the Founder’s Award at GMEN’s fifth annual conference on Thursday‚ June 19 at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta.



“We are so grateful for your contribution to the progress of microenterprise in Georgia‚” Patricia Harris‚ Chairperson of GMEN and Executive Director of the Cobb Microenterprise Center‚ told Mescon.



The Cobb Microenterprise Center has received many honors‚ including the Vision 2000 Models of Excellence Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Center (CMC) is a partnership between the Kennesaw State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)‚ the Cobb Family Resources‚ YWCA of Cobb‚ and United Way of Cobb County.



The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN) is a private‚ non−profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the economic development of Georgia. A "micro" enterprise is a business that is owner operated with less than five employees‚ and start−up capital needs of less than $35‚000. The network was founded in 1997‚ and is a statewide resource for developing Microenterprise.



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 123 countries. The fourth largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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