Five teams of business students successfully competed in the 7th Annual Pettis Family Business Plan Competition on 4/8/20. The Pettis Family Entrepreneurship Award was established in memory of Larry ’53 and Erma ’53 Pettis who were founders of Pettis Pools & Patio in Rochester, NY. The competition was coordinated by Dr. Lerong He. The judge panel was led by Dean Daniel Goebel with four other members, including Drs. James Cordeiro, Bahman Radnejad, and Joon Seo of the business school and Ms. Gina Mangiamele from Brockport Small Business Development Center.
The winner is Jonathan Peter, Beach Crasher Inc. The runner-up is Thao Thai, The Bridge. The other competing teams include: Devon Chamberlain: Decentral Park; Nhan Le & Seth Dereen: Finger Connect; and Rachel Reynolds: Bark Park Lounge