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Nearly 300 students amass 7,000 hours during Center for Business Outreach's first year

Salve Regina’s new Center for Business Outreach has reported that more than 290 students participated in classroom projects creating business plans, social media analysis, marketing strategies and customer surveys during the Center’s first academic year in operation in 2014-2015.

Run by Stacey D. Carter, former RI Small Business Development Center Regional Director, the Center works with local businesses to provide students with hands-on experience and give them a glimpse into the real world of entrepreneurship. In 2014-15, these Salve students spent close to 7,000 hours working on projects, saving thousands of dollars in time and/or money for these business owners, Carter said.

“The team is amazing – smart, passionate, open,” said K McGinnis, president of OoRoo America, LLC. “Every member of this team is unique. I am very grateful to have met them and to be working with them. This is a wonderful program and I am happy to support it however I can going forward.”

Operated as part of the university’s Business Studies and Economics Department, The Center for Business Outreach mission is to connect classrooms with the business community and to offer resources and tools to students, faculty and alumni.

Future programs will include entrepreneurship seminars that will be open to the local community, business roundtables, advisory groups and more.

For more information, contact Stacey Carter at (401) 341-2395 or

Those interested in working with the CBO can fill out a form at: