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SBE Senior Opens Own Business

Scott Ramage has just a few months left until he graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Operations and Systems Management from the School of Business and Economics, but that didn’t stop him from celebrating the opening of his new business on February 5.  This unique venture is called 906 Vapor, and is an electronic cigarette lounge and vapor bar.

What is an electronic cigarette?  Often referred to as an e-cigarette, this personal vaporizer often looks much like an “old-fashioned” cigarette with an LED light on the end.  Using one of these satisfies nicotine cravings without most of the chemicals and carcinogens known to typical tobacco products.

Where did Scott find the inspiration to become an entrepreneur before even graduating?  He says that he owes some of his success to his dedicated personality, persistence, and of course, the classes he’s taken as part of his undergraduate career at Michigan Tech!  The idea for 906 Vapor originally began as a homework assignment for Scott’s Management of Technology and Innovation (MGT 4600) course.  His professor, Andre Laplume, encouraged him to keep thinking about ways to make the business into a reality.  Scott also drew inspiration from Michele Loughead’s business courses, as well as BUS 2300: Quantitative Problem Solving, taught by Roger Woods.

After graduation, Scott plans to continue his success with 906 Vapor while furthering his education.  Perhaps he may even be interested in pursuing his MBA through the School of Business and Economics!

For all of SBE’s young entrepreneurs, Scott offers some advice: “If you have an idea and you believe it will work, take the chance and give it all you have.  Even if you fail, keep trying.  The experience and knowledge gained can never be taken away from you.  It can only benefit you in your future endeavors.”

Do you have an idea for a new business venture?  Or have you recently started your own business?  Tell us all about it in the comments!


From Students: Michigan Tech is a Learning Playground….

Meet Danielle and Don. Both are students in the School of Business and Economics with different goals, ambitions and experiences. Danielle came to Michigan Tech for the outdoors and Don for his career goals. Hear from them why they chose Michigan Tech and what you have to look forward to as a student.

Danielle Boettger

“The Keweenaw is a playground for people like me. There are people here to help you if you haven’t experienced outdoor adventures before. It’s also one of the reasons I came here.”

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Donald Murray

“Being able to manage an investment portfolio as a senior is one of those opportunities you won’t have at every other school.”

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Join Us For Business After Hours in Marquette

Be our guest! Join the Lake Superior Community Partnership for Business After Hours on Monday, February 13, 2012, sponsored by Michigan Technological University School of Business and Economics from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at L’Attitude Cafe & Bistro, located at 105 E. Washington St. in Marquette.

Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres courtesy of L’Attitude Cafe & Bistro and a cash bar will be available.

By attending you will be eligible to win fabulous prizes, including:

  • An iPad 2
  • Unique copper items including: a copper paper weight, UP ornament, and UP wall hanging
  • Valentine’s prizes just in time for the holiday: Gift bag of sweets, gift certificate for flowers, and sweet strawberry wine
  • 20 x 30 inch northern lights print
Prizes for Business After Hours at L'Attitude in Marquette, MI on Monday, February 13!

What is a Business After Hours?
Business After Hours events are the area’s premier networking opportunities, offering guests the chance to meet fellow professionals and establish long-lasting relationships in a relaxed, yet festive social setting, held at some of Marquette County’s most interesting locations.

Business people are encouraged to attend and be prepared with a number of their business cards to pass.

This event is open to Partnership members and non-members alike.