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Oklahoma Business Week, a one-of-a-kind, award-winning summer camp designed to expose high school students to the world of business, is set for June 5-9 at East Central University.

Camp participants, those who have completed grades 9-12, become part of a “company” and work together in various events and competitions. Meanwhile, they will have the opportunity to interact and learn from business leaders from across the nation.

Confirmed speakers for 2016 include: Alan Marcum, executive vice president of Devon Energy; Steve Hahn, president of AT&T Oklahoma and Rhett Laubach, author and founder of

Students will gain skills in leadership, communication, team building, responsibility, money management, entrepreneurship, marketing and more.

Participants will not only gain a valuable learning experience, but will have fun in the process and experience college life for a week. Students will live in the campus residential halls for a week and participate in a variety of activities on campus.

Additionally, participants will have a chance to win a scholarship or laptop computer.

The cost for the camp starts at $150 per participant, which includes housing and meals for the entire week. Oklahoma Business Week is valued at about $800 per student. However, due to generous supporters, most of the expenses are covered, which cuts the cost for students tremendously. Those submitting applications by March 3, will get the $150 rate.

Only 80 slots for student participants are available.

For more information, including an application and a link to the video for OBW, go to or contact Dr. Stacey Bolin, director of Oklahoma Business Week and ECU’s Wilburn L. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship, at 580-559-5596.


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