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Embassy Hosts Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

November 13, 2012
Students sit in audience in front of table of panelists who discussed entrepreneurship in the Marshall Islands (Credit: State Department).

Students and community members listen to a panel of local business owners discuss entrepreneurship in the RMI.

As part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week initiative held around the world with support from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy and the College of the Marshall Islands hosted an entrepreneurship panel on November 13 at the College of the Marshall Islands.  The panel featured local business representatives who discussed the challenges and rewards of owning and operating private businesses in the Marshall Islands.  Panelists also answered questions from the audience concerning potential business opportunities in the RMI.  At the conclusion of the event, Ambassador Armbruster presented an Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Lucia Guavis, a local businesswoman who has developed a thriving local and export handicraft business.  Approximately 140 students and other interested community members were in attendance, and the discussion was also broadcast live throughout the country.  The event was the lead story in the weekly Marshall Islands Journal on November 15.