Wednesday, November 18, 2015

COB Sigmas promote entrepreneurship

COB Sigmas promote entrepreneurship   

NASSAU, Bahamas – The College of the Bahamas chapter of Phi Beta Sigma promoted entrepreneurship as a career path for students on the campus of the largest tertiary institution on Tuesday November 17, 2015 at the Harry C. Moore Library’s auditorium.

The Beta Beta Lamba Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma organized and hosted the event as a part of Sigma Week on campus.

“The students got a wide range of perspectives on the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship at this year’s seminar,” Beta Beta Lambda chapter president Javon Rolle said. “Everyone who attended got real insight into not only running a business, but also setting up a business.”

Three entrepreneurs—including an accountant firms owner from Alabama—interacted with the students on the reality of small business ownership.

“The students said they really got a full appreciation on what it takes to run a business here in The Bahamas and even The United States.

Participants included: Reggious Bell, partner in the accounting/consultancy firm Bell-Pete & Associates in Huntsville, Alabama; Yohancy Kemp, a business consultant; and Olympic medalist Andretti Bain, nutrition store owner and fitness consultant.

The seminar was made possible through a Public Affairs Section (PAS) grant from the U.S. Embassy in Nassau and The British Colonial Hilton Hotel in Nassau.

Graduate advisor for the collegiate chapter Christopher Saunders commented on the brothers’ ability to not only mobilize the college community but to also make an impact on student’s lives. 

“The promotion of entrepreneurship is a part of the international fraternity’s global initiative of Bigger Better Business and seeks to transform our communities through promoting and supporting small business,” Saunders said. “The fact that Beta Beta Lambda has decided to embrace this aspect speaks volumes for the long-term vision the chapter has not only for the chapter but also the college community and the community at large. They are truly embracing the fraternity’s motto of ‘Culture for Service and Service to Humanity.’”

The Beta Beta Lambda chapter was the first Black Greek Lettered Organization chartered on the campus and is celebrating 10 years of existence this month.  The chapter was chartered November 5, 2004.