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PBL Presents Two Community Awards


The Williams Baptist College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business society presented two community awards at its March 27 awards ceremony, held on the Williams campus.

The Business Owner of the Year award was presented to local businessman Danny West.  West was selected for the award as a result of opening Art and Culture frozen yogurt shop and The Dark Side coffeehouse, and for starting a weekly open mic night at the establishment.

“He gave students something positive to do off-campus,” said the WBC department of business chair, Summer Deprow.  “Danny is also the feature entrepreneur in our Digital Video Production event at the state PBL competition April 11-13.  This year’s theme for Digital Video was to profile a local entrepreneur.”

The Business Person of the Year award was given to Michael Polk, vice president of First Security Bank in Jonesboro.  Polk has served as a consultant and mentor to Heather Parson, WBC’s assistant professor of business, as well as the college’s students that are majoring in finance.

PBL officers and the business faculty selected the awards recipients.

Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge.

 PBL President Matthew Schweri presents Danny West his award.

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