Tag: AMA

Par-Tee Time 3rd Annual Golf Outing

The Par-Tee Time Golf Outing will be held on August 4th, 2012

It’s that time of year, get your golf clubs out … it’s time to golf!

The School of Business and Economics, along with the MBA Association (MBAA) and the student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), invite you to join us for this great opportunity to network with the new dean, alumni, students, staff, faculty and community members in a friendly competitive environment. Bring your friends, all are invited!

Saturday, August 4th, 2012
9am registration and practice range
10am shotgun start; scramble format

Portage Lake Golf Course
46789 US Highway 41
Houghton, MI  49931

$70/person (must be paid by August 3rd)
MTU student price – $40
Pay day of – $320/team, $80/person
Price includes golf, lunch, cart and two beverage tickets per person.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each flight (which means if you’re not a very good golfer, you are still eligible to win in your category). There will also be cash prizes for the three course games,  and a special $10,000 Hole In One Contest!

Our raffle list keeps growing, Michigan Tech departments and over 70 local businesses have donated some really great prizes … hotel jacuzzi suites, ski passes, oil change, wheel alignments, spa gift basket, Aroma Therapy Whirlpool to name a few!

To register, please print the registration form here.

You can find more detailed information, as well as  sponsorship opportunities by clicking on the appropriate links.

For questions, please call Tanya at 487-2668, or email golfouting@mtu.edu.

Change for Change – Help raise money for Michigan Youth in Government

The School of Business and Economics, American Marketing Association (AMA) student chapter is raising money for students to attend the Michigan Youth in Government (MYIG), a Conference where high school students enact as an actual government. These students write bills and proposals about Michigan’s current issues and debate on those issues. They also run for leadership positions such as Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, Lobbyists, Senators, and Representatives.

A lot of students have taken a class in preparation for this conference, and have put a lot of time and effort into this, but do not have the funds to attend. Help reward these students for their hard work and dedication by donating to the Change for Change fund.

How you can help? Check your pockets …

A little spare change can go a long way! There are RED trash cans placed all over campus to collect change or dollars to raise money for the students. Any donation is appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

Michigan Tech’s American Marketing Association Chapter Wins Two International Awards


By: Mairi Smith-Risk

Michigan Tech’s business students are stepping it up. This year two members of Michigan Tech’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter, Mairi Smith-Risk (President) and Tracy Payne, attended the 30th Annual International Collegiate American Marketing Association conference and walked away with two international awards.

Smith-Risk entered Michigan Tech’s chapter into multiple competitions including International Collegiate Chapter of the Year, Most Outstanding New Chapter of the Year, Outstanding Efforts in Fundraising and Professional Development, and the Case Competition. They competed with over 120 chapters and thousands of students from around the world. Michigan Tech’s AMA chapter was awarded Outstanding Efforts in Fundraising and Most Outstanding New Chapter of the Year.

Michigan Tech was awarded the Most Outstanding New Chapter due to the many professional development projects and activities they participated in. During the past academic year, Michigan Tech’s AMA chapter wrote a marketing plan for Challenge X, which they were awarded money for, competed in a case competition and wrote a marketing plan for McGraw Hill, developed marketing publications for the American Motorsports Team, created a promotional plan for the Library Restaurant, completed research for the Leadership Acceleration Team, and created a trade show booth and marketing publications for SAE enterprises.

Many members attended a plant trip to Chicago in conjunction with Phi Beta Lambda. While in Chicago they toured an advertising agency, a financial firm, the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks stadium, and the Chicago Board of Options. Members also attended a regional AMA conference in Illinois, worked on five fundraisers this year and increased membership by nearly 200 percent.

The trip to New Orleans for the International Collegiate American Marketing Association conference was sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund, the School of Business and Economics Dean’s Fund, Michigan Tech’s AMA chapter, the Undergraduate Student Government, Mairi Smith-Risk, and Tracy Payne.

If you would like to be involved in Michigan Tech’s AMA chapter, contact Mairi Smith-Risk at mnsmith@mtu.edu.