John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation

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FALL 2022

Finalists and judges from the 2022 Innovathon competition pose for a photo following the announcement of the winners.
Neff College of Business and Innovation Hosts 2nd Annual Innovathon Competition, Features Cake in a Cup

Dec. 2, 2022 | The John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation hosted its second annual Innovathon Competition over the course of the fall 2022 semester. The competition culminated on Friday, Dec. 2 with the student participants presenting their solutions to real-world issues facing a local small business, Cake in a Cup. The winner of the 2022 Neff Innovathon competition is solo participant, Allison McDaniel.

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Elena Nassif Stresses Importance of Friendly Assistance.
Dual-degree Graduate Stresses Importance of Friendly Assistance

Dec. 1, 2022 | As Elena Nassif’s time as a Rocket ends with Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17, there’s the main theme that summarizes her time as a student: Don’t be afraid to seek out those who can help you.

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The Young Executive Scholars (Y.E.S.) from The Jones Leadership Academy of Business (JLAB) visited a Toledo accounting firm, Gilmore Jasion Mahler (GJM), on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Y.E.S. Program Explores the World of Accounting, Visits Local Firm

Nov. 15, 2022 | The Young Executive Scholars (Y.E.S.) from The Jones Leadership Academy of Business visited a Toledo accounting firm, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM), on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Y.E.S. students’ time at GJM was spent learning about the firm, various career paths in the accounting field and how accountants investigate fraud and solve problems.

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Congratulations to information systems major, Pawit Sornlaksup, for earning Mid-American Conference Player of the Year honors in his first season as a Rocket.
Junior Accomplishes Dream of Playing College Tennis in the U.S.

Nov. 23, 2022 | Congratulations to information systems major, Pawit Sornlaksup, for earning Mid-American Conference Player of the Year honors in his first season as a Rocket.

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Introducing the 2022 Business Student Ambassadors.
Introducing the 2022 Business Student Ambassadors

Nov. 21, 2022 | The John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation's Student Ambassador Program features a select group of involved, driven and passionate ambassadors to provide prospective UToledo students with feedback and guidance.

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The University of Toledo Family Business Center will celebrate its 30-year milestone Monday, Nov. 14, at Stranahan Theater and Great Hall.
Family Business Center Celebrates 30 years of Growth

Nov. 14, 2022 | The University of Toledo Family Business Center will celebrate its 30-year milestone Monday, Nov. 14, at Stranahan Theater and Great Hall.

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The Neff College of Business and Innovation had the privilege of sponsoring the happy hour at the EPIC Toledo Leadership Summit.
Neff College of Business and Innovation Sponsors Happy Hour at EPIC Leadership Summit

Nov. 11, 2022 |  The Neff College of Business and Innovation had the privilege of sponsoring the happy hour at the EPIC Toledo Leadership Summit. We are so proud to partner with the local business community to continue to help build leaders in the region. We even had a raffle where Tyler Martin won two suite tickets to the Rockets vs. BGSU football game.

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Business Student Maps New Career Path Through M.B.A. Program.
Business Student Maps New Career Path Through M.B.A. Program

Nov. 9, 2022 | Crystal Camden, who graduated from UToledo in 2019 with degrees in marketing and professional sales, has mapped her way to a new career path through the M.B.A. program. She is now a graduate assistant and learning more than ever.

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Student competitors in the 2022 Internal Sales Competition (ISC).
Business Students Compete in Internal Sales Competition

Oct. 14, 2022 | The Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales (ESSPS) hosted its inaugural Sales Connection and 12th annual Internal Sales Competition (ISC) on Friday, October 14, 2022.

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On Sunday, October 9, Relay For Life partnered up with Pi Sigma Epsilon, UToledo's Sales and Marketing Professional Fraternity, to host a Bubble Run 5K.
Relay for Life partners with Business Student Organization

Oct. 11, 2022 | On Sunday, October 9, Relay For Life partnered up with Pi Sigma Epsilon, UToledo's Sales and Marketing Professional Fraternity, to host a Bubble Run 5K. The Bubble Run is a 5K run/walk, starting and finishing in the Flatlands, by the Glass Bowl, at The University of Toledo.

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The Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales has launched an apparel store.

Sales School Launches Online Apparel Shop

Oct. 5, 2022 | Proceeds from this store will go to the ESSPS Operating Fund to help the Sales School with the Sales Competition Team (SCT), student organization support, role play technology, events, faculty development, staffing and more.  

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On Saturday, The University of Toledo celebrated the crowning of the 2022 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime — Keith Nelson Jr. and Kennedy Copeland, both representing the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Business Student Crowned Homecoming King

Oct. 4, 2022 | Keith Nelson Jr., a senior studying supply chain management with a minor in entrepreneurship, has been crowned the 2022 Homecoming King. It is the first time in the University’s history both the Homecoming King and Homecoming Queen are African American students.

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The University of Toledo’s John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation will host its Fall Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Savage Arena.

100-plus Companies to Recruit UToledo Business Students at Fall Job Fair

Sept. 28, 2022 | The University of Toledo’s John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation will host its Fall Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Savage Arena.

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Danielle Lutman, '15, '17, has been awarded the The Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum award.

Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum Selected

Sept. 26, 2022 | Danielle Lutman, '15, '17, has been awarded the The Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum award. The  award is presented to a University graduate who is 40 years of age or younger in recognition of outstanding achievement in their career while providing leadership and noteworthy service to the Alumni Association, University or community. This award is named in memory of Ed Schmidt, a 1942 alumnus and a longtime supporter of The University of Toledo's Neff College of Business and Innovation.

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Study Abroad Course Provides Students Opportunity to ‘Dip Their Toe’ in International Travel.

Study Abroad Course Provides Students Opportunity to ‘Dip Their Toe’ in International Travel

Sept. 23, 2022 | The focus of the study abroad class is on the economic, political and cultural aspects of the countries the students visit. And as part of the trip, students have guided tours to various companies and tourist sites. The class is a 10-day trip, including travel days, that provides three credit hours to undergraduate and graduate students. A group of 25-30 students normally participate each year, and while the class is part of the Neff College of Business and Innovation, it is open to all students in the University.

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The IOTM Department hosted its annual 'Meet, Greet and Eat' event in the Savage Arena Grogan Room.

I.O.T.M. Department Hosts Fall 'Meet, Greet and Eat' Event

Sept. 23, 2022 | Roughly 100 students, alumni, recruiters, industry professionals and information systems and supply chain management faculty gathered in the Savage Arena Grogan Room to network, reconnect and of course, eat! 

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Steven Klar, '69, is the College's 2022 Distinguished Alumnus.

Outstanding Alumnus to be Celebrated at Sept. 30 Homecoming Gala

Sept. 22, 2022 | Steven Klar, 1969, has been named the College's 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Mr. Klar is the president of The Klar Organization, a diversified real estate development firm centralized in New York City. Klar has a long list of charities and humanitarian efforts he supports, including the endowment of the Klar Leadership Academy at UToledo in 2014.

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The University of Toledo John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation has been recognized amongst the best undergraduate programs in business in the country, both on-campus and online, in the 2022-2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings..

UToledo Recognized Among Best Business Colleges by U.S. News

Sept. 13, 2022 | The University of Toledo John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation has been recognized amongst the best undergraduate programs in business in the country, both on-campus and online, in the 2022-2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings.

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The Sierah Joughin Memorial Scholarship recipients have been determined: Savannah Wagener (left) and Christina Norman (right).

Sierah Joughin Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Two Outstanding Business Rockets

Sept. 8, 2022 | Congratulations to Savannah Wagener (left) and Christina Norman (right) on being selected as the recipients of the 2022 Sierah Joughin Memorial Scholarship presented by Justice for Sierah.

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Dean Anne Balazs and Dr. Bashar Gammoh meet Carley Mercer, senior human resources major and intern during their visit to Kripke Enterprises.

College Leaders Visit Kripke Enterprises

Sept. 2, 2022 | Dean Anne L. Balazs, Ph.D. and associate dean of graduate programs and research, Dr. Bashar Gammoh, visited Kripke Enterprises, Inc for a tour with UToledo Family Business Center member, Matt Kripke. There, they also met Carley Mercer, senior human resources major and intern at the company.

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First-Generation College Student’s Life Experiences Fuel Interest in Marketing

Sept. 1, 2022 | Ricardo Flores Jr, a senior majoring in marketing, came to The University of Toledo as a first-generation college student. Through campus involvement, hard work in the classroom and giving back to the community, Ricardo continues to embody what it means to be a successful Business Rocket despite a lack of guidance early in his collegiate career.

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2022 JumpStart Program

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) named 'Outstanding Student Chapter'

Sept. 1, 2022 | The UToledo chapter received national SHRM‘s highest honors, the Outstanding Chapter Award, for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Welcome back, Business Rockets!

Aug. 29, 2022 | Dean Anne Balazs, Ph.D. welcomes back Neff College of Business and Innovation students to the fall semester.

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2022 JumpStart Program

JumpStart Program Marks 25 Years of Helping Freshman Business Students

Aug. 25, 2022 | From Sunday, Aug. 21 to Wednesday, Aug. 24, a select group of incoming freshmen launched their UToledo career with the help of the JumpStart Program.

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Last Updated: 12/7/22