SUNY New Paltz School of Business to host annual business plan contest

NEW PALTZ – The School of Business at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Campus Auxiliary Services, Inc. will hold the annual business plan contest presentation and award ceremony on Wednesday, May 8 in the Student Union (rooms 62/63) on campus.

The six teams of students will present their business plans before a panel of judges from 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The award ceremony will begin at 3:15 p.m.

The business plan contest gives students an opportunity to test their knowledge in real business settings by researching and developing an idea and turning it into a practical and profitable business plan. The contest combines the excitement of competition with practical learning. Students who participate improve their skills and gain confidence in their abilities.

Business sponsors include: Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS), Inc.; Sodexo; Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; M&T Bank; Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; Ulster Savings Bank; Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation; Rocking Horse Ranch Resort; TD Bank; Everton H. Henriques (’78, ’83g) & Jeannie Irvine (’78); Moncrief Associates; New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce; Jan Bell; and Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center.

The business community is invited to listen to the presentations and provide business plan ideas for next year’s contest.

SUNY New Paltz is an accredited member of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business, the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. Less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. The School of Business offers Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, finance, general business, international business, marketing, and management, as well as a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and an MBA in public accountancy. Currently, about 950 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in the business program. The School is committed to educating and developing students to be competent business professionals in a global economy.

For more information about the School of Business, visit or call 845-257-2930.