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Please consider the following release for The Quad. Thank you. Jim DeLucciaNov. 17, 2005


West Chester Teams Finish in Top Three of Business Challenge

PHILADELPHIA – Two teams from West Chester University placed in the top three in the 2005 Business Plan Challenge, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (PICPA) Small Business Committee.
The second-place team of Shannon Chalfant (Elverson, Pa.), Rebecca Hershberger (West Chester, Pa.), and Tim Lieb (Doylestown, Pa.) won $750 and finished behind Delaware Valley College. A prize of $500 was awarded to the third-place team of Joe Callan (State College, Pa.), Andy Forsythe (Bloomsburg, Pa.), Stacy Hall (Collierville, Tenn.), and Jamie Jones (Mechanicsburg, Pa.). Slippery Rock University and Cabrini College finished behind West Chester.
The five finalist teams were chosen from among 22 submitted business plans statewide. This year’s competition called for student teams to create a plan to expand an existing hotel or motel to include a restaurant. In the final phase of the competition, held on Nov. 12, the teams were presented with a problem and given four hours to revise their plans and present them to a panel of CPAs. This program is designed to give students a real-world feel of how CPAs help small business clients succeed.

Contact Communications Manager Meg Killian at (215) 496-9272, ext. 186, or Communications Director Maureen Renzi at ext. 185 to set up an interview with a judge or Small Business Committee member, or e-mail We have sent you this press release based on your media profile at BurrellesLuce Media Database Online. You can edit your profile at

Founded in 1897, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants is a professional association of more than 19,000 CPAs who work in public accounting, industry, government, and education. PICPA is the second-oldest and fifth-largest state CPA organization in the United States. To find a member CPA in your area, visit our Web site at and click on CPA Locator. Students and educators can visit PICPA’s specially designed site to get the latest information about careers in accounting and the CPA profession.


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